Blog Entry

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

Posted on: July 15, 2011 5:56 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 6:50 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Fresh off a story claiming that Shaquille O'Neal is caught up in some strange kidnapping/sex tape thing, here comes another doozy from TMZ. The website has obtained a lawsuit filed against Shaq on Friday that -- get ready for this -- alleges that the big man "requested and directed" multiple murders on a gang members, a record producer and a woman he got pregnant.

And even put out an order for someone to break an NBA players' shooting arm. You immediately thought about Carlos Boozer and his mysterious gym bag, didn't you?

This is super delicate, obviously, so I'm just going to let TMZ tell you the weird details.
Shaq's former pal Robert Ross -- an ex-gang member -- is suing O'Neal for allegedly masterminding a plot to have him kidnapped by other gang members back in 2008. In the documents, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Ross claims O'Neal organized and funded a series of murders and brutal attacks on people who did him wrong.

In the suit, Ross alleges, "For many years O'Neal requested and directed [Ross] to perform many personal favors and directed him to perform various tasks including, but not limited to: ordering [Ross] to kill a member of the Downtown Gangster Crips who had disrespected O'Neal in front of his wife Shaunie."

O'Neal is also accused of issuing "an order to kill a woman whom O'Neal had impregnated and paid for her abortion" and "an order to kill a renown record producer." Ross also alleges that O'Neal issued "an order to break an NBA player's shooting arm." Ross -- who never says whether the alleged hits were carried out --  is suing for unspecified damages.
Shaq's representation is naturally refuting the suit as Michael J. Kump, Shaq's lawyer, told TMZ, "The outlandish claims by Robert Ross in his civil complaint are pure fiction. Shaquille O'Neal befriended Mr. Ross in an attempt to help turn his life around. Sadly, Mr. Ross abused that friendship again and again. Shaquille's commitment to law enforcement is well-known and documented. He will not dignify these defamanatory allegations with a response."

It definitely sounds like a pathetic attempt at a cash grab on Shaq. Because the whole story certainly doesn't lean on the side of believability. I'm sure "friends" have tried this same type of manuever a bunch against famous athletes and celebs.

But there you have it. Some guy filed a civil suit alleging Shaq is a murderer. And in in a metaphorical sense as in "he totally murdered Chris Dudley on this play." Definitely didn't see this one coming.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

Doesn't Murdoch own TMZ?



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

Dudley looked like an armless droopy eyed school child.



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

If anyone's debating whether to watch that Dudley clip at the end, it's totally worth it. Watch it, enjoy it, love it, or make love to it. 



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

I believe it. 



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Wow

Regurgitating garbage from TMZ. My wife watches that crap for celebrity gossip. How is this in any way, shape, or form worth mentioning on a sports website?

Scraping the bottom of the barrel. Truly, a new low for this site. 



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2011 7:47 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

alleges that the big man "requested and directed" multiple murders on a gang members

He's a hero!  Give the man a key to the city.  Unless he's in a gang himself?  In which case we should lock him up and throw away the key.  I'm slightly kidding.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

Shaq is a punk, wouldn't be surprised at all if true



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

they are on strike and have no news

so here's some made up news


LOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL



Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

This may not be so farfetched...his hitmen can be Rodman and Artest (they love getting gangsta). He has ties to Colangelo ('nuff said), and as for the people he has put hits on I am seeing nothing but good decisions on his part (except maybe the baby momma but she shoulda had him yank out before the Big Slamdunkie). Can the Big Shaq-a-Wack be a successful hitman employer? Maybe... as long as he don't have to pay with free throws. Geez CBS...is it THAT slow of a sports day?



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Lawsuit claims Shaq ordered multiple murders

Don't think Shaq's jersey will be hanging in the Celtic rafters.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com