March 22, 2006
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Now Tank Carter has even more time to think about how much he enjoyed that Super Bowl party.
A judge increased jail time from six months to five years for the brother of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Tyrone Carter because he failed to report to prison on time for driving with a revoked license.
Tank Carter went to the Super Bowl instead and said he had no regrets.
He was to report to a Broward County prison on Jan. 6, but decided against it when his brother told him the Steelers had a good chance of going to the Super Bowl.
"Even knowing what I know now, I would do it again. It was the greatest game in my life," said Carter, who watched the Steelers beat Seattle from the 50-yard line in Detroit on Feb. 5 and partied with rapper Snoop Dogg after the game.
Tyrone Carter said he would have done "the same thing" for his brother.
The two have been close since growing up in a rough section of Pompano Beach and winning the Super Bowl meant "we finally made it together," Tyrone said.
On Tuesday, Broward Circuit Judge Stanton S. Kaplan upped the jail time.
Rumpole says, North Of The Border Judges…must be something in the water.
What do Dade Judges have to say about this?
Assuming the Defendant is just stupid….and had a dumb but human reaction to an unusual situation.
Is it really fair for him to sit in prison until 2011?
Wouldn’t 364 have been sufficient?
What if the Steelers make the Super Bowl next year….what lawyer wouldn’t love to go before Kaplan with a motion for a furlough?
See You in court….but as we have said before….just not north of the border.