Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Double Standards

A lot of things about sports bother me, the main one is the double standards for athletes and the law. Some examples

Mike Vick - funding and hosting DOG fighting = 2 years in jail, ruined public image
Ray Lewis - murder of a HUMAN = 1 year PROBATION, $250,000 fine
Donte Stallworth - DUI MANSLAUGHTER = 24 DAYS in jail
Plaxico Burress - Illegal weapon = ~2 years in jail for shooting himself in the leg

there are more, including Rampage Jackson running over a pregnant woman on a sidewalk, and almost no one finding out..

This is just ridiculous.. like if a non-celebrity was charged with dog fighting vs murder, murder is considered much worse than dog fighting. However, when Vicks story broke the public just went nuts, absolutely nuts and it was blown way out of proportion. People saying he should never play in the NFL again.. really? These same people dont know Ray Lewis's story, or Donte's. There is no way anyone could honestly say dog fighting is worse than murdering a human, however if you ask about Mike Vick vs Ray Lewis, people will say Ray Lewis is a WAYY better person, didnt fight dogs, didnt let people down. yea thats because that dont know about Ray's murder charge..

And thats that..

1 comment:

  1. The legal system is such a joke DUI manslaughter less of a crime than dog fighting.... what a joke