24 Mar 2009

Daly fails in Florida libel case against newspaper

5:56 pm on 24 March 2009

Golfer John Daly claimed the Florida Times-Union newspaper libeled him in a column suggesting he failed "the scoundrel sniff test," but a judge disagreed.

The column asked How does Daly not fail the scoundrel sniff test? with fans saying he possessed definite Thug Life qualifications - among them domestic violence and substance abuse.

But the county court judge said in his opinion the alleged defamatory statements were opinions based upon disclosed facts, given Daly's history with law enforcement officials.