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CompleteColorado.com carries an interesting story today about high-powered defense lawyer Harvey Steinberg, the attorney the Broncos organization often calls on when players find themselves in legal trouble. Steinberg, it turns out, also represents notorious gangster Brian Hicks, an associate of the man charged yesterday in the murder of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.
(T)he Broncos have the money to hire any lawyer in town, yet they insist on patronizing the very lawyer who might end up defending someone who is allegedly closely linked to the murder of Darrent Williams? They insist on patronizing someone who defends a gang member who very well may have cast a veil of silence across all of Denver? Technically, no, it is not a conflict of interest. But it's close enough that it should turn the stomachs of those who miss their slain teammate.
Furthermore, does Rosalind Williams (Darrent's mother) know of Steinberg's representation of Brian Hicks? What would (or does) she think about Steinberg also being the go-to attorney for Shannahan, Lynch, Brandon Marshall, etc.?
Because Steinberg rarely returns calls to the media, those reporters who find themselves face-to-face with the attorney should ask him who is paying for his defense of Brian Hicks. If the work is pro-bono, then is it possible that Hicks' defense is being underwritten by the Denver Broncos?
Read the whole story here. -- Joe Tone