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    Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    WHy are NFl players treated in the media and public's eyes as guilty before proven innocent.
    Many of you are big time Vikings fans but we immediately belived that MAC was guilty.

    People immediately believed that Vick was guilty. Before his trial even began, he was targeted by PETA and protested to the point where it was immpossible for him to get a even jury.

    I just don't understand why we can blame Mac and believe he is guilty when we haen't even heard his side of the story. And you all call yourselves Viking fans..for shame!!!

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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    Didn't you post the thing yesterday about Mario Williams being "as guilty" as Pacman Jones?

    Give it a rest man.
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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    Ummm, Vick was guilty, so not a very good comparison.

    And yes - in the public eye athletes are often guilty before proven innocent.
    It is called public image, and it is one of the things that comes along with the fame and money.
    Not saying it is right or wrong, but it is the way it is.

    Athletes like Mount McKinnie should be smart enough to know that any negative act can and will be scrutinized by the public.
    There are 1600+ other active professional players out there who manage to keep their names out of the headlines, why can people like Pacman, Chris Henry, McKinnie, etc do the same?
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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    And on the same not, Vick was not protested to the point that it was impossible for him to get a jury.
    I don't think it even made it to jury selection, and even if it did, the press coverage and protests were no where near the point that it would compromise selection.
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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    Go back an answer your other thread (where you got your ass handed to you) first.

    Please list me the names of members who said he was guilty?
    Please do so...I am dying to see this.

    While you are on your high horse, maybe you can post some guidelines on being a Viking Fan since you seem to be one and some of us apparently are not.

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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    Ultra laying the SMACKDOWN!!!
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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    WHy are NFl players treated in the media and public's eyes as guilty before proven innocent.
    Many of you are big time Vikings fans but we immediately belived that MAC was guilty.

    People immediately believed that Vick was guilty. Before his trial even began, he was targeted by PETA and protested to the point where it was immpossible for him to get a even jury.

    I just don't understand why we can blame Mac and believe he is guilty when we haen't even heard his side of the story. And you all call yourselves Viking fans..for shame!!!

    When did Vick play for the Vikings? ???
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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    WHy are NFl players treated in the media and public's eyes as guilty before proven innocent.
    Many of you are big time Vikings fans but we immediately belived that MAC was guilty.
    Isnt this the way our government is also ran?
    Now the law states very clearly your are "suppose" to be innocent until prove guilty" but you and I both know that our society is not set up under those guidelines.

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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    Didn't you wear a helmet during your playing days? Holy crapola dude! GAC.
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    Re: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

    "Json" wrote:
    WHy are NFl players treated in the media and public's eyes as guilty before proven innocent.
    Many of you are big time Vikings fans but we immediately belived that MAC was guilty.
    Isnt this the way our government is also ran?
    Now the law states very clearly your are "suppose" to be innocent until prove guilty" but you and I both know that our society is not set up under those guidelines.
    The court of law and the court of public opinion are two very different things.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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