Speaking of juror distractions, I cannot fathom what judge would not have arranged, no, demanded, that Mr. T sit on his jury. If a lawyer attempted to remove Mr. T, it would be worth the appellate reversal to overrule the lawyer, as a pitiable fool, just to say that you'd tried a case with Mr. T.
Lawyers come and go. Judges come and go. Cases come and go. Even clients come and go. The opportunity to try a case with a jury consisting of Mr. T and 11 random fools, that comes but once a lifetime.