Let me remind you that we live in a strange world.
In a Florida court this week, a handwritten restraining order was filed against the third overall selection in the 2014 NFL draft, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, Blake Bortles.
This, however, is not your normal restraining order filing. It appears as if this is an attempt to prevent Bortles from playing not only for the Jaguars, but in the National Football League altogether.
The plantiffs? David Rothrock and Theodore Bridgewater.
The allegations? Bortles is under the influence of steroids and also HIV positive.
The restraining order was filed from a Pennsylvania prison by Rothrock and lists Bridgewater as the co-plantiff with a P.O. Box address in Louisville, Kentucky. I hardly doubt this is Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater…. then again, you never know, anyone can file a lawsuit for just about anything.
Those aren’t the only allegations.
Not only is Bortles accused of taking steroids and human growth hormones, but the note alleges that he has been involved in some criminal mischief for which he supposedly framed Rothrock. The plantiff in this case has chosen to represent himself “pro se”, meaning he will be advocating on his own behalf.
What’s more interesting, is that in the Pennsylvania State Police database, there is a David Rothrock, who has been incarcerated since March 25, 2013 at the address listed on the restraining order. This matches the allegation in the motion filed that “Bortles is going to frame Rothrock for rape, and he did, now Rothrock is serving an illegally 8-20 years,” but there’s no way to tell if there’s any truth to all of this.
If you’d like to read the handwritten note for yourself, you can find it here.
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