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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    Glad to see clearer heads have prevail. I was waiting for the Mac haters to rear their heads.
    No sign of them?
    everyone just doesnt want him to get suspended

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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

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    He returned to a bar that he had a police escort out, then returned only to end up hitting the bouncer over the head with a metal pole. How is that overblown? He is the one that returned to the seen of an earlier conflict, which makes him the agressor, which is agravated assult, which is a felony. Overblown? Not likely.
    So you were there?
    Or are you the judge and jury?
    The article just points out that reports coming out might have been inaccurate, and they may have been we don't know.
    Why don't you wait until the court date before knowing what happened.
    Didn't quite work that way for any other sports figures in recent memory...hmmm.
    The court of public opinion will ALWAYS pass judgment before the judicial system does.
    Which is one of the main reasons that in a jury trial, the judge usually sequesters the jury...so that they can't read the newspapers.
    That is just the way it goes....not right, but realistic.
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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "Schutz" wrote:
    "Chazz" wrote:
    He returned to a bar that he had a police escort out, then returned only to end up hitting the bouncer over the head with a metal pole. How is that overblown? He is the one that returned to the seen of an earlier conflict, which makes him the agressor, which is agravated assult, which is a felony. Overblown? Not likely.
    So you were there?
    Or are you the judge and jury?
    The article just points out that reports coming out might have been inaccurate, and they may have been we don't know.
    Why don't you wait until the court date before knowing what happened.
    Didn't quite work that way for any other sports figures in recent memory...hmmm.
    The court of public opinion will ALWAYS pass judgment before the judicial system does.
    Which is one of the main reasons that in a jury trial, the judge usually sequesters the jury...so that they can't read the newspapers.
    That is just the way it goes....not right, but realistic.
    Too bad most jury trails start about 6 monthst after ESPN has beat it to death and public opinion has already made up their minds. ould you imagine if PPO was his jury pool. OMG...he would do life!

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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    McKinnie.

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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    my dad said about BidMck, "He will wake up now that he's under the wrong kind of attention. He'll see the amounts of money leaving for other players who are proving their worth on the field, and keepin their noses clean off the field.
    You'll see. this will be a break out year for him, and he'll struggle to prove that his off the field probs are over.. at least till he gets a new contract."

    i'm kinda with him, at least hoping that bigMck realizes this.. otherwise.. it's gonna be a long season..

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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    i hope its true, but it could just be spin as usual.
    i mean what are they gonna do come out and say he was acting like a crazy person.
    and the bit about the vikings being more active to get a tackle in the draft is kinda crap.
    i mean we didn't have much leverage in moving around, and the run on tackles went pretty quickly.
    unless he's talking about reaching for one.
    my feeling is he's getting charged so something happened.
    would it be the first time something got blown up and it's not as bad as we think it might be, sure.
    i would just prefer not to deal with it at all.
    i'm one to expect the worse so that if it turns out not to be bad, and no suspension is required i'm super elated.
    cuz as much as i dog mckinnie, bottom line is if he's there to start the season we are in much better shape than if he's not.
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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    Glad to see clearer heads have prevail. I was waiting for the Mac haters to rear their heads.
    No sign of them?
    What clearer heads? Heads of people who were not even there?

    The police were called & he was told to leave by a police officer for a reason the first time & arrested for a reason the second time. Let's not forget that.

    Nowhere in any of the other reports did I read of anyone else getting arrested in this incident.

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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    "singersp" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    Glad to see clearer heads have prevail. I was waiting for the Mac haters to rear their heads.
    No sign of them?
    What clearer heads? Heads of people who were not even there?

    The police were called & he was told to leave by a police officer for a reason the first time & arrested for a reason the second time. Let's not forget that.

    Nowhere in any of the other reports did I read of anyone else getting arrested in this incident.
    There are always 2 sides of 1 story but as you said, he was arrested for a reason.
    This article makes people believe it wasn't a big of a deal but in reality we just don't know and have to believe the eye-witnesses.
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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    "Mr-holland" wrote:
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    "kevoncox" wrote:
    Glad to see clearer heads have prevail. I was waiting for the Mac haters to rear their heads.
    No sign of them?
    What clearer heads? Heads of people who were not even there?

    The police were called & he was told to leave by a police officer for a reason the first time & arrested for a reason the second time. Let's not forget that.

    Nowhere in any of the other reports did I read of anyone else getting arrested in this incident.
    There are always 2 sides of 1 story but as you said, he was arrested for a reason.
    This article makes people believe it wasn't a big of a deal but in reality we just don't know and have to believe the eye-witnesses.
    I'll take the side of the eye-witnesses over friends that may not have even been there. There have been no mention of friends at the incident that I know of.

    What we do know is that McKinnie used a pole to assault him. What's probably being blown out of proportion is the extent of which that pole was used. Did he beat him with it or did he simply throw it at him?

    Remember the chair incident in the Vikings locker room? The first reports made one believe that he picked it up & hit another player with it ala the WWE, but when it came out at the end of the day Taylor (I believe it was him) threw the chair in his direction & it actually hit McKinnie instead of his intended target. (Forgot who that was).

    Either way you look at it, McKinnie was involved in a brawl which violates the Code of Conduct. I expect some type of punishment, but to what extent won't be determined until after the findings & the ruling happens in court.

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    Re: McKinney incident:Overblown?

    Hey, I was back there on page 1 or 2 saying I hope its not what we think!
    Sure we're better with him than without him at this point, but the fact remains, that he is a great run blocker, but not so agile nor swift against speed rushers in pass blocking!!
    Perhaps, even overpaid judging by his lack of consistency in that department.

    Yeah, I guess it came down to them not thinking Carl Nicks or Tony Hills or any of the OTs left later in the draft were going to offer a better option than what we already have (Hicks and Chase or Marcus?) should McKinnie be suspended and/or in jail for part or all of the season.
    I don't see our lack of picks as much of a hinderance, given the three trades we were still able to make to move up and get the guys we wanted.
    If they really saw it as a problem, we could have pulled a move like DENs last year, trading a 3rd next for a 4th now...or some such thing.

    IF he gets off, it very well should be a freakin wakeup call!!
    Most of us don't get the oppurtunity to make millions a year while playing a game!
    Depending on how this pans out, he could find himself teetering on the brink of the end of his career.
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