You hear references to people pissing money away all the time, but it’s rarely meant literally.
The case of Seahawks guard John Moffitt is an exception. Moffitt landed in hot water last year thanks to a series of incidents at a shopping mall in the Seattle area, starting with the mall’s security staff catching him urinating in public in January of 2012. Moffitt was subsequently barred from the mall and other properties owned by the same company, but was caught urinating at the Lincoln Square mall in June and then was arrested on charges of criminal trespass in August at a restaurant at the same mall.
Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN in Seattle reports that Moffitt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct (a plea bargain resulted in a lesser charge for Moffitt, who also faced a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer) last Friday in Bellevue District Court to settle legal difficulties stemming from a series of incidents at a shopping mall in the Seattle area. He will pay a fine of $1,407 and received a suspended sentence of 24 months in jail that will not be served if he avoids further trouble.
It’s a bigger punishment than we’ve seen in other cases of public urination at a shopping mall, with or without the possibility of “uromysitisis poisoning” to explain away the breach of the rules.