Johnny Doc Finally Comments on His FBI Raid Outfit

“The good guys always dress in white,” John Dougherty spokesman Frank Keel told Philadelphia magazine.

John Dougherty, in his trademark outfit

IBEW Local 98 business manager John Dougherty wore a white button-front shirt, shorts and a Philadelphia sports hat for the announcement of the NFL Draft location today (right) — and the FBI raid of his home on August 5th. | Photos: Bobby Allyn, Newsworks/WHYY (left); Dan McQuade (right)

When John Dougherty was raided by the FBI on August 5th, many reporters took note of the outfit he wore: white button-down shirt, khaki shorts, Sixers hat. Your humble correspondent wrote a guide to dressing like Johnny Doc for your Halloween costume or everyday errands or whatever.

Dougherty, the business manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, was at the city’s announcement today that the NFL Draft would be held in Philadelphia next year. Ron Jaworski thanked him personally from the podium, saying the NFL Draft would not be held in Philadelphia if it weren’t for Johnny Doc. (Mayor Jim Kenney, for the record, said it was thanks to the hard work of a private/public partnership.)

As reporters noticed today at the announcement, Dougherty was clad in basically the same outfit today as he was during the FBI raid: white button-front shirt, grey shorts, Eagles hat. Yes, this is Johnny Doc’s outfit of choice.

Dougherty spokesman Frank Keel actually reached out to Philadelphia magazine to discuss Doc’s outfit. Now we’re running this comment below. Really.

“John would like you to know, for the record, that the only item of clothing‎ he had on today, as well as on the day of the FBI raid, was a white dress shirt because the good guys always dress in white.”

Pretty good line. But a quibble: Good guys always dress in white? Tell that to Batman and Superman! Have either of those two ever been raided by the FBI, or investigated for allegedly punching a non-union electrician in the face?

City Councilman Bobby Henon has yet to comment on the FBI raid of his offices, or the outfit he was wearing that day.

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