CHICAGO - Journalist Peter Franklin reported a deep sense of ennui stemming from spending the last 3 days of digging through the collected filings of the US Soccer Federation and US Women's National Team regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint.
"The only thing I can tell you is that I have clearly reached a stage where I don't care," stated Mr Franklin to The Nutmeg News on Friday. "There's just a mountain of legal documents that are being filed in this EEOC complaint and both sides are firmly entrenched and I'm not even certain what we are looking at anymore from a reporting standpoint."
While Franklin clearly has to file something, his determination of what that something is has changed from actual information to a general summation of the current details after seeing how much crap he has to sift through to try to find some kind of morsel of information.
"Look, I don't even know what I'm looking for, and I'm the one who actually gets to look through this stuff. And here's the thing.... I'm not getting paid any more money to spend my entire Thursday and Friday sifting through legalese and a bunch of terminology from the USSF. I'd rather write a preview of the games this weekend. Hell, I'd rather write a North American kit power ranking column than look through another document from this case. So draw your own conclusion from this and lets just wait til something else happens."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as despite his reservations, Mr Franklin continues to pour over documents until he just gets frustrated, shuts his laptop and boldly states, "fuck this".