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Dear Roetzel & Andress

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 93042
Des Moines, IA 50393


December 23, 2010


Bradley A. Wright
c/o Roetzel & Andress
222 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308


Dear Bradley A. Wright,

Merry Christmas! I hope this letter finds you and yours well and that you will be able to assist me.

I’m on a fact finding mission here! As you may know a lot of people on the internet are talking about a 1972 letter allegedly written on the letterhead of your law office to the Cleveland Browns. Again allegedly, one of the employees at your firm, a certain “Dale O. Cox” was complaining about people making paper airplanes out of sports programs. The stated reason was that such a thrown missile might put out the eye of one of his party members (and as we all know, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!). Now I am presuming that Dale O. Cox is either dead or retired at this point, and it appears the letter is a matter of public record regardless, so I was hoping you could let me know if it was indeed sent and if there was a reply.

Some are questioning the veracity of this exchange, and I think it’s dumb to speculate on whether Photoshop (popular image manipulation software) was used to create the reply, when all one really needs do is ask. I promise if you let me know the truth I will pass it along to the people of the internet.

If it matters the reply basically boiled down to “get bent” which I don’t think was very nice of the Cleveland Browns.

Sincerely,


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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January 18, 2011

 

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P. O. Box 93042
Des Moines, IA 50393

Dear Mr. Jorgensen:

This is in reply to your December 23, 2010, letter to Brad Wright of the law offices of Roetzel & Andress in Akron, Ohio, in regard to whether the two letters in question from one of our attorneys to the Cleveland Browns and their letter of response are real.  According to our Chairman, he believes they are genuine, and based on the fact that a reporter talked with both Attorney Cox and the former General Counsel of the Browns and reported on their comments, would seem to verify that.

I hope that helps.

Sincerely yours,

ROETZEL & ANDRESS, LPA

[signed by JC for Eric Fleming]

Eric J. Fleming
Director of Executive Resources

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Commentary:

To be fair, at the time I asked the question, this was the only article about the original exchange. Now there’s this one.

A lot of people were speculating the original letters were done with Photoshop. I set out to prove it, but damn you, Michael Heaton, for scooping me! I had this one in the bag!

You can see by the date stamp of my original letter that I had the idea way before Mr. Heaton. Either that or I am better at Photoshop!

I still have a letter out to the General Counsel of the Cleveland Browns, but that will probably go unanswered (which is just as well, since Mr. Heaton ruined the joke!).

By Christopher L. Jorgensen

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