The Denver Broncos are facing a lawsuit against the team and its owner, Pat Bowlen, after police twice ejected a Cannabis University vehicle from a Mile High Stadium parking lot, allegedly because the word “cannabis” was printed on it.
The complaint has already been amended once. But now, powerful attorney David Lane has taken on the case, and he predicts that the Broncos are headed for a loss.
the matters in question took place on the mornings of January 12 and January 19, prior to the Broncos’ victories over San Diego and New England, respectively, in a pair of NFL playoff games.
After the first of these incidents, Cannabis University’s Michelle LaMay told Westword that ticket-holder Freddy Moore of marijuana-centric 1 Blunt Radio, an Internet program, was among those who’d ridden to the game in a Winnebago emblazoned with both the program’s logo and the Cannabis University name. The plan was to broadcast during the run-up to the game — but something went wrong.
LaMay wasn’t present on the 12th, but she was listening in until the feed went down. In response to a text from her asking if there was a problem, Moore sent a reply that included “a photo of a Denver policeman on a motorcycle,” she recalls. “And there was obviously somebody else there — a representative who said their presence was ‘insulting.'”
Why? The apparent reason was the presence of the word “cannabis” on the side of the vehicle.
Read more over at the Denver Westword.