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Barkley Lawyers Up, Opens His Mouth

1/5/2009 4:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Round Mound of Rebound has finally found ... a DUI lawyer!

Sir Charles just hired Scott Maasen, a criminal defense attorney in Scottsdale who specializes in DUI cases -- and the guy is already going on a serious PR offensive.

So far, Maasen has already launched an independent investigation into the case and managed to get the basketball star to finally talk about it:

"Mr. Barkley, who has no prior DUI convictions, believes wholeheartedly in the court system and is cooperating fully with the court's process. Mr. Barkley wishes to thank family, friends and his ardent fans for their tremendous outpouring of support during this difficult time."

Barkley is set to appear in court on January 20.

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JLG    

So a few weeks ago Sir Charles calls out the way things are at Auburn, and we all know its true, but he forgets to watch his ever move. The former Gov. of New York went after the banking industry, and look what happened to him.
If you take on the cream of the established money in this country you have got to watch your back and squeak when you walk brother. They will get ya, oh yeah they will get ya,
BUT, you told the truth and are fighting the good fight so do not stop, never stop. It hurts, I know, but you get back up, and when they think you’re done, you swing again, and again, and again.
Keep fighting Big C, there are a hell of lot us out here fighting the good fight with you.

2061 days ago
2.

Dollar Store Diva    

Will there be any explanation as to why the hell he pouring out baskets of sweat? I dare his lawyer or him to explain.

2061 days ago
3.

jan    

Don't know what kind of man he is, but cheating on his wife makes me think hes not a very good one.. Although you gotta give him credit for telling the cops the truth or maybe he is just plain stupid!

2061 days ago
4.

Flake    

I see the race card coming.

2061 days ago
5.

If TMZ had the whole story....you would understand    

I was a huge Charles fan! HUGE!!!! Could not wait until he ran for political office. I was a HUGE supporter of his, but it is all gone now!

2061 days ago
6.

savon    

Yes, huge racist. Actually, a fat racist. Poor barkley........Auburn doesn't even want you, pig.

2061 days ago
7.

Tango    

Take a page from Kiefer Sutherland - be a man - plead guilty - take your lumps and get on with your life.

Bon chance.

2061 days ago
8.

billyboyhere    

Gosh has he turned out to be one dumb overgrown blowhard. Please no more MJ bantering on the Oprah show or other appearances----now he will only be viewed as a man seeking oral sex from white women.

He is atrocious..put a large fork in him---he's done and is no Sir Charles. Maybe, Sir Suck Charles.

Check the man for venereal disease of the mouth

2061 days ago
9.

mary    

Why should he get any support from loved ones or fans?He was driving drunk and endangering the lives of innocent people.Since when is that worthy of support?

2061 days ago
10.

Hon. Barney Frank (D-MA)    

Barkley is one of the biggest losers out there.

2061 days ago
11.

boone315    

You have to love the so called "justice system" He was seen driving drunk, he tested positive for driving drunk, he admitted to driving drunk but because he has money for a high powered legal skunk, he is not guilty, got to love being rich

2061 days ago
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Get a life    

8. I was a huge Charles fan! HUGE!!!! Could not wait until he ran for political office. I was a HUGE supporter of his, but it is all gone now!

Posted at 3:40PM on Jan 5th 2009 by I'm so over Charles right now!

ABSOLUTELY RETARDED

3. So a few weeks ago Sir Charles calls out the way things are at Auburn, and we all know its true, but he forgets to watch his ever move. The former Gov. of New York went after the banking industry, and look what happened to him.
If you take on the cream of the established money in this country you have got to watch your back and squeak when you walk brother. They will get ya, oh yeah they will get ya,
BUT, you told the truth and are fighting the good fight so do not stop, never stop. It hurts, I know, but you get back up, and when they think you’re done, you swing again, and again, and again.
Keep fighting Big C, there are a hell of lot us out here fighting the good fight with you.


Posted at 2:58PM on Jan 5th 2009 by JLG

ABSOLUTELY ABSURD

12. Barkley is one of the biggest losers out there.

Posted at 3:59PM on Jan 5th 2009 by John

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT

2061 days ago
13.

PhxGirl    

Maason? He is as good as cooked. This attorney has zero skills and will basically plead him to the minimum. Scottsdale is a tough city for DUI's so I wish them both the best.

2061 days ago
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curtismayfield    

hey chuckee,

say goodbye to makin' eazy mo' money from dat eazy gig you have
(had...LOL) @ TNT doin' yo b-ball shiznit smack !!! yo ma
brotha...you
can have ma cell, coz it be empty soon...gonna be free
to make mo' money in da NFL when i git outta hizzee !!!

mykillvix

2061 days ago
15.

curtismayfield    

this dude's got "BLING SPLATT" & he even got no "bling
in da
grill". he jus' stoopid !!! he got a low enough IQ, that hizzee brain
went KABOOM on it's own !!!

if you're not schooled on what "BLING SPLATT" is...get busy and
school yo sef, & not play wit yo sef !!!

Praise be to einStinE and his theory of 'The Cause of Pre-Mature
Death among Rappers is BLING SPLATT',
waYneNutoN

2061 days ago
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