It’s become an endearing tradition at SEC Media Days – the legal maneuvering between Philip Fulmer and what seems like the entire Bar of the state of Alabama always comes to a head in Buhmin’ham.
And so they meet again. LawVol has all the sordid details.
I don’t know about you, but for some reason whenever I hear the words “Phil Fulmer” and “subpoena” together, it always brings to mind one of the greatest scene stealing moments in the history of American cinema…
… Wilford Brimley as US Assistant Attorney General James Wells in Absence of Malice.
James A. Wells, Assistant U.S. Attorney General: Tell you what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna sit right here and talk about it. Now if you get tired of talking here, Mr. Marshal Elving Patrick there will hand you one of them subpoenas he’s got stuck down in his pocket and we’ll go downstairs and talk in front of the grand jury… Elliot? Jim?… Fine. All right, Elving, hand whichever one of these fellas you like a subpoena and we’ll go on downstairs and talk in front of the grand jury.
District Attorney James A. Quinn: Gallagher’s a government witness.
James A. Wells, Assistant U.S. Attorney General: Wonderful thing, a subpoena.
It’s the way he pronounced “subpoena” that really made it special for me.
So we’ll see what happens leading up to the Auburn game…