Thompson says Florida Bar requested he get psych test

The referee for Jack Thompson's Florida Bar issues, Sheila M. Tuma, has allegedly requested that Thompson seek psychological testing and accept a 91-day suspension of his law license. The e-mail explaining the situation was sent to GamePolitics by Thompson himself. The claim could not be verified as the Florida Bar did not respond to requests for comment. The recommendation comes following issues stemming from Thompson's Bully case last year where there were issues regarding his professional conduct.

According to Thompson's email, "Ms. Tuma not only did not move off her [suspension] demand one iota, not one smidgeon, but she instead upped her demand by requiring that Thompson undergo a battery of psychological tests as part of the fabulous deal The Bar offered him ... Ms. Tuma [sic] last demand going into the mediation was a 91-day suspension, and she opened and ended with that and a shrink's couch." According to GP, this would not be the first time Thompson has been compelled to seek psychological testing by the Bar. In the '90s he also was sent, sadly in that situation he subsequently sued the Bar and settled for $20K according to his 2005 book, Out of Harm's Way. So Take Two is telling Thompson to back down and the Florida Bar wants to send him for psych testing. We'd totally watch Thompson on the couch if it were anything like Breaking Bonaduce.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.