Former Ballplayer Brooks Robinson Seeks $9.9M From Tribe Over Fall

By Curt Anderson | April 16, 2014

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm
    mikey says:
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    “Attorney Jack Hickey is asking the tribe to waive its immunity for Robinson, who otherwise might be limited to only $200,000 in a lawsuit.”

    Oh sure, I’m sure the tribe will just waive that so they have to pay through the nose instead.

    • April 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm
      Joe Altobellis says:
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      Mikey……… it never hurts to ask.

  • April 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm
    Libby says:
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    Why should he expect immunity to be waived for him? Is he something ultra special?

    • April 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm
      nomesaneman says:
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      Yes. He is considered by many as the best 3rd baseman ever. “The Human Vacuum Cleaner”. He was also a kind of an ironman in games played — entire career with the Orioles. Before Cal Ripken, there was Brooks Robinson.

      Bummer he was hurt.

      • April 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm
        Libby says:
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        So what? He’s a good ball player??? That qualifies him for waived immunity? What is this world coming to?

        • April 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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          My answer was to your second question – the ultra-special part — not the why question. I have a soft spot for the humans who perform at the highest level, whether they are ballplayers, mechanics, plumbers, blue-angel pilots or insurance people.

          Didn’t meant to hork anybody.

          • April 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm
            Libby says:
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            No horking. Just sick of Americans putting athletes up on some kind of pedestal like they cured cancer or something. Someone’s good a playing a sport and all of a sudden they’re worth $15M and have celebrity status. Same with actors. They poop just like the rest of us!

      • April 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm
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        And, nomesaneman, if you ask anyone, I am considered to be the PL agent in CT ever!!! OK–so I exaggerated a little bit..but in my mind, I am. Happy Easter Monday, everyone!

        • April 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm
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          ***BEST PL agent in CT ever….

  • April 17, 2014 at 11:07 am
    Patrick Russell says:
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    Would you not do the same if it was your father or yourself that was injured? Does it make sense that this organization that generates billions of dollars of revenue each year is protected from all lawsuits that any other organization would have to be responsible for?

    • April 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm
      Libby says:
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      It is the same for all governmental agencies. A tribe is no different.

  • April 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm
    Mike Collins says:
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    Waiver not likely to happen. Custer’s relatives have been tied up in court in the Dakota’s for years trying to get damages from Crazy Horse and the Sioux Indians…………..

  • April 21, 2014 at 11:00 am
    jack bailey says:
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    In order to sue a sovereign nation, which the noles are, you must seek their permission to do so. Since the noles (tribe) all participate in the profits of the casino, not going to happen. Plus the insurance carrier the casino has is not going to let them waive the rights. If they do, there will be much higher premiums to pay.

  • April 22, 2014 at 10:28 am
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    I can imaging the conversation. Jacki – Please pay me $9.9Mil instead of $200,000.
    Tribe- Ok. Give us all our land back first.



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