Thursday, April 3, 2008

Never mind


As might have been expected, Steelers linebacker James Harrison has walked away scot-free on domestic violence charges. The Allegheny County district attorney's office dropped assault and criminal mischief charges Thursday. It appears Harrison's girlfriend decided she didn't want to pursue the case, and Harrison's attorney pointed out that his client already had completed anger-management counseling. Wow. The incident occurred on March 8, and in less than a month, all the demons that caused Harrison to whack a virtually defenseless woman have been exorcised. He must've gone to the same therapist who "cured" the Rev. Ted Haggard of his homosexuality in a couple of weeks. I just wonder what kind of woman would absolve a so-called "man" of responsibility for breaking down their bedroom door and smacking them in the face. Someone with very low self-esteem? Someone with a strong belief in second chances? Or maybe someone who heard the whistle as the "gravy train" started to pull out of the station? I can't comprehend it. Despite what Dan Rooney might say, there's never an excuse for a 250-pound man to hit a woman in the face. Anyone who does that should spend some time in jail.

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Blogger Greg said...

Sounds like the DA is a Stillers fan.

April 3, 2008 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Mike Jones said...

While I don't disagree it's a joke charges against Harrison were dropped, at least the victim had a say in the matter. I doubt the victims of the Tiger Ranch told the DA to drop the charges against Linda Bruno.

http://postgazette.com/pg/08094/870272-100.stm

She's the woman who held hundreds of stray cats on her property. Many died. Others had dieseases and suffered. Of course, charges weren't dropped against another person who killed animals on his property. Mike Vick, of course, had cruel intentions, but I still wonder if all those animal lovers out there will have the same outrage against Bruno.

April 3, 2008 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Roger said...

One more story that includes the phrase, "... my child's mother." I think another story is now in the news with Davenport, a story with the same tag line.

April 4, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Roger said...

Forgot to add one more comment. Chris Henry is now out of work, after the fifth arrest. The quote of the day from the Bengal president, "... actions no longer tolerable," or something to that effect. In other words, all the criminal actions of Henry up to the fifth arrest were OK, but the fifth one created the intolerable situation.

Do these people really think that the public will gobble up their story lines?

April 4, 2008 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Brant said...

Sad but true, Roger. Chris Henry was tolerated for so long because, like James Harrison, he is a very talented athlete. The guy has raw skills that could potentially put him in the same class as Randy Moss or Terrell Owens. Problem is, he has the maturity level of an 8-year-old and the morals of a common, thug criminal. Of course, he hardly stood out in Cincinnati, where the term "chain gang" doesn't always refer to the guys moving the down and distance markers on the sidelines.

April 4, 2008 at 12:54 PM  

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