LeBron James, star player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was not impressed by Rittenhouse’s courtroom breakdown. He released a video on Twitter mocking the lawyer’s emotional reaction to his client being found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and one count each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. Not content with simply mocking Rittenhouse, he also called for the lawyer’s disbarment.
Fans of LeBron are split on whether mockery or calls for disbarment are more appropriate. One fan said that the attorney was crying like a baby and deserved to be mocked.” But others felt that LeBron had gone too far and “put himself in the same category as Zimmerman, citing both players’ history of violent crimes.
Rittenhouse’s law career appears to be over, at least for now. A disbarment hearing will take place at the State Bar Association on June 6th, where it is expected that Rittenhouse will lose his license.
With his career as a lawyer over, Rittenhouse has said that he is considering going into professional wrestling. There were some big guys at my trial, he said in an interview, and they certainly wouldn’t have been the first to find me on a beach.
We reached out for comment from LeBron James but haven’t received a reply.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is no stranger to controversy, but even fans of the controversial basketball player are divided on this issue. The attorney was a total crybaby said one fan. Another defended James saying that he put himself in the same category as George Zimmerman. This fan went further saying, Since when is getting someone disbarred not a violent crime?
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Stephen Rittenhouse. It’s certainly not as an attorney. Perhaps he will find work in professional wrestling, though no firm plans have been announced at this time.
The State Bar Association has set June 6th as the date for Rittenhouse’s disbarment hearing.
Five years ago, Stephen Rittenhouse was a high-flying lawyer in New York City and had amassed nearly $150,000 in prize money from competing in several Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments around the world.
Today, he finds himself living out of his car with less than $100 to his name.
Rittenhouse said that the downward spiral began in early 2015 when he was arrested for allegedly killing a 32-year-old man and wounding two others after he cut them off in traffic. The case, which garnered national media attention, led to Rittenhouse pleading guilty to lesser charges and serving nearly three years in prison.
Stephen Rittenhouse said that he wants to get his life back on track and has no interest in practicing law or competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments again.
After his release from prison last month, Rittenhouse said that it took him a few months to find legal work. A law firm in Columbus, Ohio offered him a position as an office clerk but rescinded it after learning of his criminal record.
I really don’t know how to pay for food, he said during an interview with the New York Times . If my story can raise awareness on wrongful convictions and inspire others not to give up hope, I’m all for it.
Rittenhouse, who is 50 years old, said that he has considered working at McDonald’s but the only job he could find was handing out flyers on street corners. He decided against taking the gig because police officers are often near fast food restaurants and might recognize him.
The former attorney turned his attention to professional wrestling after he noticed how muscular some of the performers are. Rittenhouse said that he’s considering joining a wrestling school so he can learn to perform stunts without getting injured.