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Opening Arguments

Here, kitty, kitty

Forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but this basketball player sounds like a real -- well, you know:

In a spat over a cat and her kittens, Carolina Panthers punter Jason Baker, Carmel, is slated for court Wednesday.

The Indiana native is hoping to wrest $2,000 -- and 8 percent interest -- from a former Carmel neighbor for kitty-cat damages to his home's crawl space.

And the mean kitty scratched up one of his trees, too. I'm no legal expert, but I side with the neighbor. Feeding a feral cat is not the same as claiming ownership of it. If I feed the birds in my back yard, am I responsible if that makes them so well-fed and sassy they decide dirty up your windshield?

Posted in: Hoosier lore


Kevin Knuth
Tue, 02/20/2007 - 6:04am


Jay Baker is a Fort Wayne native and graduate of Wayne High School.

He plays FOOTBALL, not Basketball.

And yes, this does make him sound like a, well, you know. But hey, he is a kicker!

Leo Morris
Tue, 02/20/2007 - 6:47am

Ooops. On the other hand, if he plays football, he's an even biggger you know.

Tue, 02/20/2007 - 2:38pm

NFL, Leo, not NBA, but I see you've already been told. Don't you wonder what the entire story is? He wants to be known as a jerk, I guess.