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Sweet Jesus. I need to talk in short bullets for possible comprehension. Let's try this again before you suffer a stroke.
When I said "quoted above," I referenced your prior post and the article you quoted therein. That was quote of that TE's impression of Incognito as a rookie. Read your post prior to the quoted post, in which you quote a portion of the article itself. That language, quoted from the article by you, was not a reference to the complaint by the woman, which I stated was "last year". Incognito is not himself a rookie, so react a little less and read/think a little more.
I won't explain the law, because your head appears to be hurting from the gasket you blew in reacting to my post. The investigation into the woman's complaint was last year and nothing happened. Why? Because the woman was victimized in front of a crowd and the police illegally squashed it out of love for Incognito? Or perhaps because the police found no probable cause to pursue criminal charges after a full investigation, as legally would have to be the case when presented with a complaint of sexual assault?
The hypothetical (using the conditional word 'if', as you appear to believe I offered some additional 'fact' of consensual sex not in the article) was of how that can happen, and frequently does in life, without a real problem criminally or civilly. If you wish to swallow parts of stories and partial facts (this 'volunteer' was hanging out with a drunken Incognito - was she working? Was she staying after hours and partying? What happened during the entirety of this encounter that day? How much if this large story is summarized in the few sentences offered and apparently accepted as gospel by you.} Try critical thinking (ie., questioning the stories given to you in short form) - it can be highly enlightening and makes you less susceptible to shock media stories based on less than complete accounts.
The reason consensual acts are not criminal or even actionable in tort is because both parties willingly participate. If that woman agreed to let Incognito stuff a live dolphin up her private regions, then it only becomes a matter of animal cruelty if he does so. It is not sexual assault or rape. You may find that act offensive to your sensibilities, but your sensitivity does not define the law. Shocking but true. Welcome to the wonderful world of consensual acts. There is no per se rule prohibiting contact between golf clubs and nether regions. Now take your thorazine and calm yourself.
***And before this becomes a declaration condoning violence against women, I formally disclaim any reading of my post that may be construed as encouraging acts of violence against women. The foregoing is only intended as describing lawful acts by consenting adults consistent with the law. No dolphins were harmed in the creation of this post.****
You and Andy can go on defending the sexual molester of a woman, but you left this key part out of it:
The woman, who is black, told several media outlets she has declined to talk because she had signed a confidentiality agreement.
She has a confidentiality agreement. Can you read? Do have any critical thinking abilities at all? Nice to see you're defending the dregs of society.
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You realize that an on-field fight is completely different than a guy getting suckered with a sock weapon, right?
Try staying within the bounds of rationality and common sense, or at least some level of actual sense. We've already had Shmessy and Upstater clowning themselves all over this thread. You don't need to join them.
And yet another guy who thinks molesting women is just fine.
That seems a curious interpretation of "she canít talk about the incident because she had signed a confidentiality agreement."
Signed agreement, not pending lawsuit. Maybe I'm wrong, but I took that to mean she had been paid to keep quiet -- which could explain why "nothing happened" with the allegations.
Exactly. The poster has the gall to say that I lack reading comprehension, when he leaves out the key fact in the entire story! While his fanboys cheer him on as he sweeps it under the rug. And even worse, he speculated that this could have been consensual?!?! WTF?
A fascinating point is the job requirement to physically & mentally dominate others. Most people struggle to turn that on and off perfectly.
The NFL is a business, subject to the same civil and workplace rules as the rest of society. However, the job, not unlike some law enforcement and correctional jobs, demands and rewards intimidation.
In a somewhat similar workplace issue, I once worked in a firm selling expertise. We had to get the senior experts to have confidence that they could walk into a company boardroom, full of successful people who had spent their careers in that industry, and convince them that our expert had a greater understanding. The expert needed to be convinced that they were infallably right. Then they would recommend some way of running the business that made no sense to the business managers, but they were still operating on infallability mode. It was hard to switch that on and off.
So the NFL needs to struggle with applying rules that make sense in our culture, to an organization that entertains through its creation of a culture of intimidation.
In the case of Martin, no question he is right that he should not have accept a hostile work environment. In the case of Incognito, he is rewarded for his hostility.
It's easy for those of us who live in the real world to see Incognito as a villian. It's just as easy for those of us who love the game of football to see Martin as someone who failed to see the thrill in living in that world.
I think the NFL will continue to struggle to meet the demands of societal rules and mayhem as entertainment.
"Your father was a truck driver, Ray?"
Sure it does. If the victim won't testify, the criminal case goes away. It happens all the time. Rather than go through a trial where you get dragged through the mud and there is no guarantee of a guilty verdict, the victim accepts a payment from the accused, who is looking to keep his reputation intact. It's not a satisfactory system, but it is the system...