Greg Oden and his lawyers are considering the invitation he received to participate on Dancing With the Stars a death threat.
“Given my client’s history of injury, it is common knowledge that Greg would likely not have survived a production meeting, let alone a dance rehearsal,” read a statement from his lawyer. “Therefore, we believe this invitation to be a clear death threat and we have alerted the authorities,” the letter concluded.
It appears the producers of Dancing with the Stars had no knowledge of the easily-injured former Trail Blazer.
The invitation suggested Oden make a grand entrance by jumping from the upper lever, roll into a somersault, and finish with a double pirouette.
“Are they crazy? My doctors told me I shouldn’t even do jazz hands, let alone all that suicide stuff,” Oden told Flu-Like Symptoms.
While Oden is pressing charges against ABC, the ginger athlete made it clear he does not want to press too hard. “That’s how bones snap,” Greg warned.