posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 12:33 AM
Does ANYONE have any info on what the "lewd and lascivious" acts in question allegedly were? That term is so vague that many of us criminal defense
attorneys feel it violates the Constitution's ban on criminal statutes which are so vague a person of reasonable intelligence cannot figure out what
is, and is not, banned by the statute. But a lot of states have such "lewd-and-lascivious" laws.
Anyway, are these four guys supposed to have gotten down and dirty, and very loaded, with some hired, consenting pro babes on this boat? If so, who
cares? That's between them and their wives, and maybe the local cops and their coaches, but I could care less if they were snorting something instead
of drinking booze, you know? (Easy for me to say, since I don't do either and haven't had a drop in 25 years, but I realize the snorting part is much
more serious in the law's eyes.) Or are they supposed to have gotten down and dirty with 15-year-olds?
Or is it something in between the first example, which most of you, I assume, would agree is up to their bad judgment to do, and the second
example--which I assume most of you would agree is depraved and warrants time in prison?
I mean, I keep hearing about this boat "incident," but I've no idea what is alleged to have taken place there, and in particular, whether it allegedly
involved some type of SEXUAL ASSAULT. As my two examples show, it could be anything from behavior that's really nobody's biz except that of the
players' wives, to behavior that should land them in prison for a long time. Until we know what's alleged, it's not much of a story. Is it?
But here's what I think the BIG story is. Are they waiting until the season is over to make clear the scope and seriousness of the conduct?
If so, shame on them. I mean, even Kobe Bryant, who is about 100 times better at what he does than any of these guys, didn't get that privilege. If
this IS a really serious matter, I hope it's not being kept hushed up, and their derrieres aren't being kept out of jail, until their season or
playoff run is over. If THAT is what's going on, shouldn't the cops, prosecutors and team executives in question do a bit of time themselves?
Anyone suspect that may be what's happening? Or have all the details of the alleged "misconduct" been aired, and have I just missed all of the