- Sep 1, 2011
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I just saw flash across my tv that Bernie Fine moslested a ball boy for more than a dozen years, wow where is college sports headed
This one is going to be a little more complicated than the Sandusky situation. First of all, the kid was not molested for 12 years. When he turned 18, it stopped being molestation, so they are really talking about 3 years I believe, and what happened during that period. There does not appear to be any other victims, so far.
I agree it's life, but I think these college will start doing major back ground checks on all coaches organization and charity work.
Davis is also claiming there are many more victims. This might start to look more Sandusky-like.
Very true and truly awful...look at what happened within the Catholic Church for so many years. Very disturbing thing that I saw in Afghanistan is that is a commonly accepted part of the culture, particularly in the Pashtun areas. The Afghan governor of one province where I worked had two 10-12'year old boys in his entourage who were dressed in feminine makeup and attire...they call the practice "bazee bachae" literally boy playThe same place every industry is headed. These guys are in all walks of life. This isn't a college sports problem, it's a human problem.
Granted I don't know enough about it yet, but this doesn't seem to be of the same ilk as the Sandusky deal. Davis told the Cuse investigators to ask a number of different people and they'd corroborate his story. They didn't. Could it have happened? Of course. I am just a little skeptical over this case, though.
America is a peculiar country. We proclaim "innocent until proven guilty" yet allow ESPN and every other national news outlet to run Bernie Fine's image and basically proclaim him a child molester without one scintilla of evidence. Its relatively shocking that we are one of the only civilized nations in the world that does this. I dont have a clue whether fine is a child rapist or not but it is something to think about.
With all due respect, youre high. In every civilized country in the world, except the USA, the accused are protected from crucifixion in the media. The accused aren't identified until conviction in nearly every country in the world. Everyone that heard this story tonight thinks Fine is guilty. That was my point.This is such a misnomer that I see repeated everywhere and it's so wrong.
The innocent until proven guilty applies to courts. Where both Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine (assuming any charges are even brought against him - statute of limitations and all) WILL be innocent until proven guilty by a jury of their peers. That is their Constitutional right and you can be assured they will be afforded it.
There is no requirement that the public feel one way or the other. There's no need for your company to wait in putting you on leave or firing you (ask Joe Paterno). If you really think the United States is the only country to do this, and that history of all nations isn't full of such scenarios, I don't know what to tell ya.
With all due respect, youre high. In every civilized country in the world, except the USA, the accused are protected from crucifixion in the media. The accused aren't identified until conviction in nearly every country in the world. Everyone that heard this story tonight thinks Fine is guilty. That was my point.