Why a Judge Made Ex-Giants WR Mario Manningham Stay in Jail Over The Holidays Over a Traffic Citation (Video)

It was a rough weekend for ex-players of Michigan and Ohio State.

The judge was being a bit of a dick about this, it wasn’t like Manningham stabbed anyone, but he was forced to stay in jail over Holidays.

Municipal Judge Thomas Gysegem had a somewhat heated exchange with Manningham’s attorney, Curt P. Bogen, claiming that the receiver had failed to show up for three previous court dates.

“This is a third offense,” Gysegem said. “He has five days in, when the standard sentence in my court is six days on a third conviction. Are you sure your client doesn’t want to change his plea?”

“We do not,” Bogen said of the innocence plea.

“That’s your decision,” Gysegem responded.

Bogen also argued that Manningham was not driving the vehicle when it was pulled over last week, claiming that his wife, Latiffany M. Manningham, was behind the wheel.

According to police records, Manningham was cited for driving 44 mph in a 25 mph zone on May 22; his license had already been suspended at that point due to a child support case in family court. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court May 28; it was later rescinded upon written plea.

He was finally released on December 2nd.

Flip the page for the judge chastising him in court.

Robert Littal

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