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Jamal Crawford’s dogs lead to lawsuit with landlord

Apr 7, 2011, 10:16 AM EDT

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It’s been a rough year for Jamal Crawford.

On the court, his game has taken a step back as he has tried to get used to the concept of ball movement in Larry Drew’s offense and not just going isolation all the time. (To be fair, it seems most of the Hawks have struggled with this.)

Then there’s this, via TMZ. And anytime you are in a TMZ headline, it’s not good. Especially if the words “dog urine” also are in the headline. (Hat tip to CBS Eye on Basketball)

Crawford had rented a large Atlanta area home, and had to put down a $20,000 deposit. He got none of it back upon moving out. That money (plus attorney) fees is in dispute, but the landlord is willing to say why she is keeping the money.

But according to MyFoxAtlanta.com — the landlord says she’s going EASY on the guy — because his massive doggies — 2 bull mastiffs and a Rottweiler — relieved themselves all over the home … we’re talking #1s AND #2s.

In fact, the landlord claims the designer blinds are stained with dog pee … and she has to replace the carpets because the smell is unbearable. She claims the dogs also chewed up several banisters and doors … and the plumbing needs to be replaced because the sinks were clogged up with dog food.

Maybe it’s time to buy, not just rent, Crawford. Just saying.

That said, no idea who is in the right here. Other than the dogs, who one way or another were just doing what dogs do.

  1. thestudiokida - Apr 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Dogs are property and property rights are guaranteed by the constitution but when you demonstrate that you are unable to responsibly maintain certain types of property than it should be taken away from you.

    I feel bad for the dogs.

    • rapmusicmademedoit - Apr 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM

      they should take the dogs away and give them to Mike Vick.

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