posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 06:18 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack
I respectfully disagree, and I'm putting forth my comment in the spirit of discussion.
No, we don't know this couple, but we know the archetypes. And was this really the worst day of his life? Her life? It's facile (not of you--but me,
as I am referring to my own muddled feelings) to think that this was the first time this couple went down that road. In the video, when Rice delivered
the knock out punch, his blasé behavior was indicative of someone who'd hurt a woman before, so many times that the sight of an unconscious
girlfriend didn't prompt him to at least check her pulse. It is my understanding that if a person is knocked out, that person has, medically speaking,
had (at the least) a concussion. Was Rice so sure that she hadn't nicked an artery? That his blow (blows?) wasn't/weren't catastrophic? That her
pupils weren't "blown"?
I was just thinking...Rice is a football player. He should be familiar with the outcome of too many head injuries (though being an athlete does not
confer medical knowledge). There was no audio on the film, but the woman wasn't moving. Yet he dragged her out of the elevator, as if she were a Hefty
bag. It is his cold behavior, his air of being inconvenienced--and more, all of which is baldly visible on the film--that is chilling. Here is a star
athlete, someone that youngsters look up to. Taking away his contract and income probably won't turn him into a person who can manage his anger. One
can hope, though. Sometimes a career busting moment can be an awakening.
IMHO, of course.
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