Fans remember beloved role of Jussie Smollett in ‘Mighty Ducks’ after guilty verdict
After Jussie Smollett was found guilty on Thursday, December 9 of organizing a hate crime against himself, many people on the internet recalled that the “Empire” star once played the role of a child actor in the movie “The Mighty Ducks.”
The film is hailed as one of the favorite movies for fans of hockey on VHS, and which went on to inspire an NFL team in the real world. Smollett, who made a name for himself as Jamal Lyon in “Empire,” was a member of “The Mighty Ducks,” playing the role of Terry Hall. His character was a hockey player from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who played for the District 5 Ducks, along with his older brother Jesse Hall. Terry was playing attacking and wearing number 1.
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What was Jussie Smollett convicted of?
The Cook County Circuit Court jury deliberated for nine hours. Smollett, 39, has been convicted of five of the six counts of disorderly conduct he has faced, one for each time he has been accused of lying to police. The charges carry a three-year prison sentence, although legal experts say Smollett is more likely to get probation and be ordered to do community service.
Special Prosecutor Dan Webb called the account of Smollett’s story “ridiculous.” After the verdict he said “Mr. Smollett would not have lost this case like he did today unless the jury found he lied to them.” Smollett’s lead defense attorney Nenye Uche said: “I don’t think for a second that justice has been served today.” Smollett declined to speak to reporters as he left the courthouse.
“I can’t believe how far you’ve fallen since The Mighty Ducks”
People who had never been aware that Smollett was in “The Mighty Ducks” were amazed at how far it had come. Others were just disappointed. “Jussie Smollett was in The Mighty Ducks. He’s never going to hell,” said one, while another noted, “Did Jussie Smollett play in mighty ducks?” A third joked, “I didn’t realize Jussie Smollett was in Mighty Ducks until today. So he took Bombay’s advice and took the plunge.” The next one said: “People forget that Jussie Smollett was in Mighty Ducks too.” Another commented: “Did you know #JussieSmollett was in The Mighty Ducks (1992)? I bet he was the best on the team when their strategy pretended to be hampered.” Another added: “@JussieSmollett Justice has been served. Can’t believe how far you’ve fallen since The Mighty Ducks. Using the race card. Pathetic Jussie Smollett convicted of lying to police about racist and homophobic attacks. “
One commentator tweeted: “Did anyone else know Jussie Smollett is Terry Hall of the Mighty Ducks? Mind blown ….” hate crime hoax. He performed best in Mighty Ducks. “One person responded by saying, ‘#JussieSmollett’s contract for The Mighty Ducks was probably wrong typed to read The Mighty D ** ks.” Another said, “Dang, first Goldberg gets caught for theft in the shop window, and now little Terry is guilty of trying to start a race war under false pretenses. I’m telling you, these Mighty Ducks don’t sound like junk material. #JussieSmollett #Coupable #Justice #QuACKattack. “
Jussie Smollett was in The Mighty Ducks.
he will never go to hell
– CHRIS FOXX (@FoxxFiles) December 10, 2021
Has jussie smollett performed in mighty ducks?
– Someone Googled (@someonegoogled) December 10, 2021
I had no idea Jussie Smollett was in Mighty Ducks until today.
So he took Bombay’s advice and took the plunge. @ShooterMcGavin_
– Russell Dozier (@ russ_dozier88) December 10, 2021
@JussieSmollett Justice has been served. I can’t believe how far you’ve fallen since The Mighty Ducks. Use of the race card. Pathetic
Jussie Smollett convicted of lying to police about racist and homophobic attack https://t.co/nZ5Xux9Blp via @Yahoo
– Fan of #LGM Whovian & Mets 🌊🌊 (@ Gman0830) December 10, 2021
Did anyone else know Jussie Smollett is Terry Hall of the Mighty Ducks? Mind blown ….
– The nicest guy here (@mryeahno) December 10, 2021