View Full Version : NBA ref to sue Timberwolves reporter for tweet

03-15-2011, 12:41 PM
Bill Spooner, a 22-year veteran NBA official, is suing Timberwolves reporter Jon Krawczynski for tweeting during a game that Spooner promised coach Kurt Rambis that he'd get the Timberwolves two points in the form of a make-up call.

"Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he'd 'get it back' after a bad call," Krawczynski tweeted on Jan. 24. "Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That's NBA officiating folks."

Spooner's suit seeks over $75,000 in damages along with both an unpublishing and retraction of the statement on the grounds that the tweet is a defamatory accusation.


03-15-2011, 02:09 PM
twitter sucks