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Lawyer: McGee Concussion To Blame

Scott McKay, defense attorney for Sen. John McGee, provided a statement after McGee entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor this morning: “Senator McGee is an outstanding person and a dedicated public servant who has served Idaho citizens with distinction for the better part of the last decade. Like all of us, he is not perfect and he made a mistake when he drank too much following a recent golf event. However, Senator McGee’s behavior after leaving the golf course was affected by factors beyond the consumption of alcohol. He fell after leaving the golf course as documented by bruising and cuts on his knee and a significant bump and laceration on his head. Senator McGee has been examined by a respected neurologist who has concluded that as a result of this fall, he likely sustained a concussion prior to the events leading to his arrest." More from Eye On Boise here.

Question: Are you buying what attorney McKay's trying to sell -- that a concussion was responsible for Sen. McGee's strange behavior?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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