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Old 05-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #21
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Default Re: Pro Athletes Above The Law?

Yea it's more an issue of money and position. The true root of most evil. Celebs, athletes, politicians, CEOs etc.
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:45 PM   #22
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Ladies and Gentlemen,.....wealth is Power. And even fame now more than ever in this 'Pop Culture' society that is now our nation.
And not all whom posses such Power are neccessarily 'worthy' of it. Be that an Athlete, Entertainer, Crooked Corporate Vampire and or Politician.

And at that end of the day most people from whatever economic demographic, are just happy simply just being "human",.... "Governed far more so by vice than they are of virtue". Ie: having no code and twisted morals (if they even posses any at all),.....is bliss.

And requires far less sacrifice and strength of character than to be honorable.
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:50 PM   #23
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Well ether its a new Pool are a donation to there retirement fund, but them judges are getting rich over this..
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:49 PM   #24
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Default Re: Pro Athletes Above The Law?

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All celebrities are above the law.

Ever wondered why Paris Hilton hasn't been thrown in prison yet? Or why O.J Simpson was let off the hook? Or why Martha Stewart served only a paltry time in jail that the "common folk" would get years for?

It's just the sad truth.
Martha actually got a sentence that was within the federal sentencing guidelines for the crime of making false statements to the FBI of which she was convicted - the federal judge that sentenced her did not cut her any slack. In Martha's case $$$ got her nothing but a great lawyer representing a very guilty client whom he had tried to convince to enter a plea. Of course that case was brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY (Manhattan) and not some local DA that runs a bait shop on the side.

And while OJ was guilty, chalk that one up to an incompetent prosecution/trial judge and a dim bulb jury that bought into Johnnie Cochran's race baiting rather then OJ's celebrity status; when Dan Petrocelli brought the civil case for damages based on the same facts he beat OJ like a rented mule and the jury found for the Goldman family.

It is all about the Benjamins and the resources to bring a case.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:34 AM   #25
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Jeremy,the fans are not at fault for a player's actions.

If you go out and shoot someone,am I at fault because we post on the same message board?Hell no.

I have a ton of Steelers merchandise,but if one of the players breaks the law,I didn't enable it.They were going to break the law regardless of if they were playing professional footbball or working a cash register at a gas station.

The people to blame for the athletes and other celebrities are not the public that watch the games,movies,television shows,or listen to thier music.It's the judges and juries that let these people get off easy with probation that most can violate and recieve little or no punishment.It's the coaches is middle school,high school,and college that get the teachers to change the poor grades so the guys can play (and the teachers that give in).It's the boyfriend that doesn't kick the athlete's ass when he find out the athlete was banging his girl.It's the boosters that give the athletes money they did not earn.

I went to Euclid High School in Euclid,Oh for my freshman-junior years.That high school is known for having a very good championship caliber football team,a championship caliber wrestling team,and has always had one of the best baseball teams in Northeast Ohio.There were teachers there who would change grades at a coaches request so a player wouldn't become inelligable.But a lot of teachers refused to do so,because they didn't want to enable that behavior in those athlete students.
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:51 AM   #26
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I decided to dig up this thread after I saw this video. It's kinda funny. Stereotypical, and the voices are impersonated poorly. check it out:


(add the 3rd w) ww.bangcartoon.com/2007/dogpile.htm
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O.J. and Paris were two of the best examples I never thought of ... good point!!
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