Now we’re into the children and sex scandal witch hunts era…
Trust me, there’ll be more – this is a great news grabber. Yes, the Penn State story with Jerry Sandusky seems to be tragically real. And it makes all of us sick. However, beware of the "burn’em at the stake" mentality that usually accompanies from these horrible events.
Yesterday came part two. Not to be upstaged, Bobby Davis has accused Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of abusing him over a 15 year period starting when he was 12 or 13 (he’s 39 now). This was backed up by his half brother who was abused years ago as well.
But unlike Penn State’s Joe Paterno, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim came out immediately and said it was bullshit.That Davis had lied before and was just in it for the money.
Know what, I tend to believe Boeheim.
Because of the time line and the horrible interview I watched with both young men on TV. Both guys were all over the road, and few specific details other than Fine repeatedly touching their "private parts," Not altogether convincing.
Although the ESPN reporter who investigated Davis’ claims 8 years ago said the details of his story were "remarkably consistant."
Look, back in the day some little girls yelled, WITCH and several people got hung and burned at the stake. I should know. During the ever popular Drug Kings era, I was said to be the leader of the KC Drug Mob by two informants.
THATS ALL THE FBI HAD, NOTHING MORE.
So I was indicted, became the poster child for cocaine use in KC and faced life in prison.
And 99% of the public believed the lies. It was sorta fun to listen to them burn the witch – the witch being ME. I got no interviews with the feds for three months and meanwhile the media kept pounding me.
My crime was I snorted coke like 20 million other adults on the weekends. So "lets hang him."
Finally, a good assistant U.S. attorney and my lawyers interviewed 35 people who did tell the truth. All of them said, I WAS NOT A DEALER..some admitted to using with me, some were big name people from sports and entertainment. They all told the truth. Finally the two informants, who gave them me to save their own asses, took lie detctor tests and failed.
See, they were the ones caught with coke and other drugs, not me. I barely knew them.
So what’s the point? Lets see what comes out first before we start hating on coach Fine. There will be more of these now and some of them will undoubtedly be true. However some may not be true.
So lets not start burning the WITCH just yet. We do have a legal system, let it go to work. Remember in America you are innocent to proven guilty. Yeah,, right.
Look, nobody wants someone to get away with this kind of crime, but when this becomes the "battle cry" of the evil do-gooders, laws change and innocent people can get jacked.
Remember OJ Simpson? Yes, he killed both of those people, that was clear to anyone who went to the sixth grade in school. Yet he was quitted. But because of that case, women now can simply point at YOU and say, "He hit me" and brother you’re under arrest. Simple as that, no evidence needed.
If a man says, "She hit me," good luck. Her word is golden yours isn’t And I don’t want to see that happen again. As we all know OJ got his later. Simpson will be in his 70’s when he gets out of the Nevada State Prison, where he’s doing18 years today for kidnapping and theft.
As for the Gary Pinkel DUI, well I think most of us have driven home a bit drunk before. He made a mistake, but nobody was hurt and he was not crazy drunk, so give the guy a break. He’s being punished and I doubt it will happen again.