Re: Proposed New MLB/NFL rule
posted at 2/23/2014 5:04 PM EST
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
No offense, but what about the presumption of innocense?
Let's just imagine a young woman who has been jilted by said player decides to get even & cry "rape." Not that that woud ever happen???? i.e. The Duke lacrosse players.....
Now I grant you, the majority of women who would claim such a thing, would absolutely do so with merit. Still, your proposition is absolutely made on the presumption of guilt, and should be rejected by anyone with a respect for constitutional rights.
Again..... no offense, as perhaps 90+% of the time, this silly rule would be a just one, as the guilty would receive quick justice. Not so much for the 10-% who would be grievously harmed.
Before you go off on me being a knee-jerk liberal, intent upon protecting the "rights" of the guilty, & ignoring the victims, think again. I'm all for putting away those who would prey upon the innocent. Take child molesters for instance. If found guilty, they should never again see the light of day. Lock them up & never let them out! If proven guilty, they shoul be "fixed" & locked up for good! I'm absolutely dead set against "protecting the guilty!" Remy's kid never would have had the option of being out on bail. Never would have had the option of having that restraining order removed. If there is significant evidence that someone poses a danger to one person, or the public at large, then I'm all for keeping them behind bars. A player busted with some pot? Not so much!
I agree on some of what you say but my idea is to have players think about what they are going to do or where they are going. Players too often do what they want with out regard for the consequences. If they know that an arrest will immediately put them on the sideline with NO money they just may actually think before they get drunk at the local strip club or take that girl to their hotel room. The idea is about prevention.
would you get drunk at a club then drive home knowing you are out of work for some period of time??