CHICAGO (jGLi) – Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s webmaster is being asked by Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather, Jr.’s lawyers to be deposed as part of the pre-trial discovery for Mr. Pacquiao’s $5-M defamation suit against Pretty Boy.
Mayweather’s lawyer Mark G. Tratos is asking the help of Manny’s lawyer David Marroso to provide him contact information of Timothy Sladeck so “we could serve him with a subpoena for his deposition.”Mr. Tratos told Mr. Marroso in court papers “you are undoubtedly aware that Mr. Sladeck was former police officer, and was convicted for felonies for robberies that he committed in order to acquire steroids or other PEDs (performance enhancing drugs).
“For this individual to be closely associated with Mr. Pacquiao is unusual to say the least. For you to take the position that his whereabouts is irrelevant or of no importance in a case in which you have accused our client of intentionally defaming your client by referencing an association with steroids or performing enhancing drugs, is, on its face, laughable.
“We believe you are engaged in a deliberate “hide the ball” discovery program and accordingly, unless you immediately provide us with Mr. Sladeck’s known address, telephone numbers and all information through which Mr. Pacquiao, your client, communicates with Mr. Sladeck, we will have no alternative but to bring a motion to compel.”
The first time I heard the name of Sladeck was when an insider in Manny’s circle complained to me that Sladeck harassed her when Sladeck took her paintings without paying her. I will advise the artist to sue Sladeck for the return of the paintings and she should tell him to behave because he is just a visitor in the Philippines.
If Mr. Marroso would ask me if he should let Sladeck be deposed, I would tell Mr. Tratos, “Be my guest.”
BARRY BOND GOT SLAP IN THE WRIST FOR STEROID USE
Despite the testimony of government witness, who saw Greg Anderson handle the needle to homerun king Barry Bond, Mr. Bond got a slap in the wrist (30 days house arrest, two years probation, 250 hours community service and $4,000 fine) in the verdict of the celebrated case that accused Bond of steroid use, the same allegations Mayweather is attributing to Manny.
If Bonds is lucky, he could still get his obstruction-of-justice conviction overturned on appeal.Mr. Sladeck is only one of the personalities that come closest to the accusations of Mayweather and his father, Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and others that could link the Filipino congressman to alleged PEDs abuse that arose following his sensational and incredible conquests in the ring.
Others, who could shed light on the possibilities that the eight-division champ could be on drugs, are Manny’s two doctors, a plastic surgeon in the United States, Dr. Jeffrey Roth, and a gastroenterologist in the Philippines, Dr. Regina Bagsic.
Marroso could not understand that even after the Nevada Athletic Commission and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation have certified that Manny is free of steroids, the lawyers of the unbeaten champion are still asking him to provide them “names and addresses of Manny’s doctors in general practice or internist, orthopedic specialist, dermatologist, nutritionist, boxing commission assigned doctor, or other medical professional by whom Pacquiao has been treated in the past ten years … at least some of whom are undoubtedly based in the United States.”
Mayweather’s lawyers are also looking for Manny’s doctors, who could tell that when they conducted medical and physical examinations of Manny, they noticed signs and “symptoms” that Manny might be on steroids over the last 15 years.
RIDICULOUS FISHING EXPEDITION
And listen to this ridiculous fishing expedition into the medical history of Manny. Doctors should be able to testify that when they treated Manny a long time ago, they observed or recorded that Manny had among others symptoms as “decreased sugar tolerance and thyroid functioning; (xvi) impotence, priapsm (prolonged erection) (Manny is too young to take Viagra!), prostate hypertrophy (enlarged prostate), reduction in sperm function (baog? but Manny has four children! plus one reported outside marriage), or decrease in testicle size! (I think Manny’s bayags or balls are as big, if not bigger, than those he knocked out in the ring).”
Poor Manny just because he wanted to tell the father-and-son Mayweathers that he is clean, he will be forced to break his privacy wide open and let strangers peer into his private medical records during the last 10 years.
One other doctor that Mayweather lawyers are going to depose is a “Dr. Voy.” I hope it will be Dr. Robert Voy, the chief medical officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1985 and 1989, who testified last March before the Nevada State Athletic Commission that if there are performance-enhancing substances in the blood, they will be present “in the blood within six to 24 hours after use.”
During that discussion, Travis Tygert, a lawyer and chief operating officer of the U.S. Anti Doping Agency (USADA), said effective blood-testing to catch HGH (human growth hormone) was still “few months away,” debunking Mayweather camp’s belief that blood drawing was better than urine testing that Pacquiao insisted should be the protocol before their erstwhile agreement to face each other came apart.
Again invoking the “clean hand” doctrine, Mayweather is telling Manny if he is really losing more than $5-million for being defamed, Manny should show Mayweather his income tax returns for the years before, during, and after Manny was defamed in 2009.
Mayweather told Manny in order for Mayweather to get the whole picture of Manny’s losses, Manny should also provide the court with Manny’s fight and other contracts and endorsement deals for the last three years.
Judge Robert J. Johnston should rule very shortly if Manny should provide medical and financial records to Mayweather. (firstname.lastname@example.org)