Wade Boggs' attorney laughed at an offer by Margo Adams to drop her breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Boston Red Sox third baseman for at least $500,000.
"How do you print, 'Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,' in the paper?" responded Boggs' lawyer, Jennifer King of Tustin. "I haven't received the offer, but if as you say it is over $500,000, that is very funny. It won't be accepted by Mr. Boggs."
Adams' attorney, James McGee, made the settlement offer Wednesday, one day after he said he planned to return to court and ask for "several million dollars" in damages against Boggs. Adams claims that the five-time American League batting champion promised to support her when she quit her job to travel with him for much of four seasons. She further accuses Boggs of abusing the legal system by allegedly signing a formal complaint with the FBI charging Adams with blackmail or extortion.