Utah Jazz all-time player John Stockton writes letter to DC court vouching for January 6 riot

NBA all-time great and Hall of Famer John Stockton continues to raise eyebrows with his controversial comments and behavior in support of right-wing causes.

The former Utah Jazz star and NBA all-time leader in steals and assists was known throughout his career for wanting to stay out of the limelight and out of the spotlight. on himself.

Those days are apparently long gone as Stockton, who now resides in Spokane, Wash., continues to find himself in the national news cycle for airing his views on highly controversial topics.

Months after appearing in an anti-vaccine video and then supporting Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving’s anti-vaccine stance, Stockton recently penned a letter to a federal judge in support of a woman who was arrested in July for participated on January 6. 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.

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“Janet Buhler is one of the nicest people I have known,” Stockton wrote in a letter submitted to federal court in Washington, D.C. “…I have never heard her raise her voice or confront who whatever. In fact, she’s quite reserved. She’s smart and good company. I frankly can’t imagine Janet knowingly breaking the law, or being involved in anything destructive, ever, no matter how situation. In my opinion, Janet Buhler is a person of quality and character.”

Buhler, 58, is the wife of former Jazz Team chiropractor Craig Buhler, who Stockton said in the letter has been one of her closest friends for 17 years.

Janet Buhler was arrested in Salt Lake City last July after being charged with five counts by federal prosecutors. The charges stemmed from the fact that Buhler was allegedly at the Capitol on that historic day in January with his stepson, Michael Lee Hardin, who is a retired Salt Lake City police officer.

Last January, Buhler accepted a plea deal, accepting a single misdemeanor charge of marching, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol building, with the other charges to be dropped at sentencing. Buhler is expected to be sentenced in DC federal court on June 1. She faces up to six months in prison.

Stockton’s letter is believed to be among 25 in total sent in support of Buhler by family and friends that were submitted to the court as part of a sentencing memorandum filed Wednesday by Buhler’s attorney. The legal team asks Buhler to serve probation instead of jail time.

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