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No laughing matter

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Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem spent another day on the witness stand defending himself against allegations he defamed radio rival Todd "MJ" Schnitt.

Things quickly got heated when MJ's attorney began asking Bubba about accusations he made about MJ taking bribes on his radio show, also referred to as "payola."

MJ's attorney was not satisfied with Bubba's answers and challenged his memory.

"Mr. Schnitt's morning show aired it on FLZ, was that your testimony?"

"That was one of my determining factors," Bubba replied as the two spoke over each other.

MJ is suing Bubba for defamation, accusing Bubba of taking his verbal assaults and jokes too far.

Things got testy between the two when MJ's attorney showed Bubba and the jury a "Photoshopped" picture depicting MJ's wife Michelle carrying her husband over her shoulders.

Bubba said he had nothing to do with the photo

"I know we had an MJ ‘Photoshop' situation on my website. It was done by listeners. Nobody on my staff participated," he said.

Bubba said he couldn't tell who was depicted in the fake photo, so MJ's attorney challenged Bubba to take a good look at the Schnitt's in court.

"Is that Mr. Schnitt's face?"

"Mr. Campbell, with all respect, it's not that clear. It really is not. I don't think anyone is this courtroom can say as such," Bubba replied.

-- Watch the trial live at: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/category/235312/live-video

-- FOX 13's Gloria Gomez is live tweeting from the courthouse. You can follow her at https://twitter.com/ggome13.

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