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Old 07-06-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Fred Lane's killing shook serenity of Charlotte's pro sports - CharlotteObserver.com (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/07/05/1545831/the-shots-heard-around-our-world.html - broken link)

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In fact, though, Lane’s death signified the end of that awful period of Charlotte’s pro sports life. We’ve had our share of negative sports stories in the 10 years since – the Panthers’ steroids scandal, the Hornets’ move to New Orleans, Steve Smith beating up two teammates – but none of them has approached the shock of what happened to Adams, Phills and Lane in a heartbreaking eight-month period.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Living in Charlotte, I remember that well. IIRC, he had been traded somewhere a few weeks before(Indianapolis?) but still wanted to live here.

This was also going on at about the same time as the Rae Carruth case.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Living in Charlotte, I remember that well. IIRC, he had been traded somewhere a few weeks before(Indianapolis?) but still wanted to live here.

This was also going on at about the same time as the Rae Carruth case.
I read that was a tough period for you folks. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is known to absolutely refuse to touch players with off-the-field problems. After what he had to go through in that period I can't really blame him.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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I read that was a tough period for you folks. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is known to absolutely refuse to touch players with off-the-field problems. After what he had to go through in that period I can't really blame him.
Lane didnt really have off the field problems though... he was happy to just be in the league
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I read that was a tough period for you folks. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is known to absolutely refuse to touch players with off-the-field problems. After what he had to go through in that period I can't really blame him.
I was living in Greensboro at the time this was going on. I remember it very clearly, it was a tough time for sure! It's amazing how far the Panthers have come since then....

Moving past the football field and looking at the details of this case (although I did not know him personally) through the eyes of a human being, it was very sad! I always felt horrible for his parents and daughter and could not believe his wife basically got off with a slap on her hand.... Manslaughter?? I was ashamed of the legal system.... Rest In Peace Fred Lane.

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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I was living in Greensboro at the time this was going on. I remember it very clearly, it was a tough time for sure! It's amazing how far the Panthers have come since then....

Moving past the football field and looking at the details of this case (although I did not know him personally) through the eyes of a human being, it was very sad! I always felt horrible for his parents and daughter and could not believe his wife basically got off with a slap on her hand.... Manslaughter?? I was ashamed of the legal system.... Rest In Peace Fred Lane.

Really.... She didn't go for 1st Degree? what is it self-defense or something?

wow... never knew that part
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Really.... She didn't go for 1st Degree? what is it self-defense or something?

wow... never knew that part
She was actually released from prison not long ago. Totally unfair.
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