Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/12/14
An Oregon pimp is suing Nike for $100 million — claiming that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning that said they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man. Sirgiorgiro Clardy alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy's 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, reports The Oregonian.  Clardy, a 26-year-old  Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute.Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by a jury in early 2013. The victim received stitches and plastic surgery — and Clardy's defense: It's gotta be the shoes.This adds a new twist to the Air Jordan legacy — because Nike usually leaves all the violence up to customers waiting for their new kicks at your local mall.Clardy, lifelong criminal who is representing himself, hand wrote his three-page complaint from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institutio...
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