HERE'S a unique reason for avoiding jury duty: gone fishin' with (not for) Big Tuna. That was the reason cited by Fox football analyst Jimmy Johnson in asking to be excused from serving at a Key West federal court, according to the Miami Herald.
Johnson told U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King that he had a house guest -- Bill Parcells -- and that they were spending quality time together fishing... and possibly comparing horror stories about working for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Don't laugh. It worked.
King accepted the excuse -- just as he did another from a woman who said she had to care for her disabled brother. "We accommodate people," King said. So, after signing a couple of autographs, Johnson was off -- and back on -- the hook.