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Old 05-04-2014, 12:11 AM
 
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I'm just not seeing a connection here. Rich people have almost always had an advantage during legal proceedings. I'm not sure how that is supposed to take the spotlight off Winston stealing crab.
Affluenza. I'm above the law because my parents are rich, because I have a scholarship to play sports, because I had a single parent, because I was born in Iraq, because I'm an illegal immigrant, because I felt like it due to my sexual endowment.

Whats the difference? You broke the law! Now lets examine the severity and consequences and point justice in the right direction since justice couldn't find it's way out a well lit one way hallway if using the Ethan Couch case as a presidence for lame excuses for adolescent actions.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:19 AM
 
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Affluenza. I'm above the law because my parents are rich, because I have a scholarship to play sports, because I had a single parent, because I was born in Iraq, because I'm an illegal immigrant, because I felt like it.

Whats the difference? You broke the law, now lets examine the severity and consequences and point justice in the right direction since justice couldn't find it's way out a well lit one way hallway.
So you think Winston thought he was above the law?
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:26 AM
 
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So you think Winston thought he was above the law?
Depends on how he was coddled. He sincerely might have thought he'd get away with it even if he was caught. Do you know who I am? Do you know what team I play for? Same as all pro/soon to be pro athletes use their celebrity, notoriety, or wealth (potential wealth in Winston's case) to get away with a crime. How many pro athletes have tried to get out of a speeding ticket, dui, domestic violence charge?

Michael Jordan in his Ferrari circa 1989 in KY comes to mind. He paid the ticket thanks to that Ky state trooper who didn't play into that wealthy celebrity crap and did the right thing. He wrote the ticket regardless of the offenders wealth, notoriety, championship rings or celebrity status.

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Old 05-04-2014, 03:43 AM
 
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Well, as an advocate for paying student athletes, maybe the guy was hungry. My university's diner closes at 7pm and 8pm on weekends.

ETA: We don't know his background, but he's from Hueytown, AL which seems to be a low middle class area. I'm not surprised.

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Old 05-04-2014, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Probably thought that since rape is apparently not punishable for athletes at Florida State, stealing wouldn't be either.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I don't know...we had a football player at the Univ. of Washington named Jerramy Stevens. Constantly in trouble, including assault, rape accusations, DUIs, car crashes, etc. He went on to an 8 year pro career. albeit was eventually 86'ed for a marijuana rap. Still the median salary for an NFL tight end is $2 million, and he held that job for 8 years.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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Dayum, folks. Give the guy a break!
I am the first to scream about how athletes get away with stuff and how academics is put on the back burner to athletics, and how too many athletes are there b/c of brawn instead of brains - and on a free ride when their brainier brothers can't get a scholarship, etc etc etc.

So I am no big supporter of athletes and colleges that are essentially breeding grounds for the NFL.

Having said all that . . . I can totally see how this would happen. HE WAS DISTRACTED!!!!! He got mobbed w/ folks asking for autographs and no doubt - snapping photos w/ their iPhones.

It was after the store closed that he realized his error. What was he supposed to do at that time of night? Go back to the store and try to tape some money to the door???? I mean . . . ??????
OF COURSE! It was ONLY a mistake. I mean..........!!!!! why can't everyone see that it was a measly mistake! It could happen to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's WRONG with you people????????????? Are you ALL racists???????????
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:05 AM
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Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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In a moment of youthful ignorance, I walked out of the store without paying for one of my items.

one of his items? so how is it that you could find the time to pay for other things but magically forget to pay for the expensive crab legs?

we are so addicted to sports in this society, these guys grow up from high school, sometimes middle school, having their backsides kissed and told they're special that they do feel they're above it all.

it's ridiculous that so many people believe him.

let's see, i'll pay for the pepper and napkins but opps, I forgot about that $32 worth of stinky crab legs under my arm, and even when I realized this at home I did nothing to rectify the situation. Buy hey, I can throw a ball at a supposed institute of higher learning.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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At least he wasn't beating his wife, murdering his kids, raping someone, or torturing dogs.
Already checked that one off the bucket list.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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He was issued an adult civil citation? Community service? Why, because he was a star athlete? If he was a regular person, he'd be charged for shoplifting and have to appear in court. As usual, there are two levels of justice in America: one for the rich or famous, and another for the average joe.
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