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Dee Dub
04-01-2010, 06:14 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d ... nfirm=true (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8174779d&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true)

NW Steeler
04-01-2010, 06:58 PM
Given that it has taken as long as it has, do you think that there will be NO charges filed?

hawaiiansteel
04-01-2010, 07:03 PM
Given that it has taken as long as it has, do you think that there will be NO charges filed?



here's hoping... :Cheers

phillyesq
04-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Given that it has taken as long as it has, do you think that there will be NO charges filed?

The length of the investigation doesn't necessarily mean that charges will be filed. If there was an abundance of evidence (for example, if the "rape kit" at the hospital showed strong evidence of assault), charges could have been filed immediately. The DA may find that even after investigators looked into all avenues, there isn't enough evidence to make a case.

papillon
04-01-2010, 10:56 PM
Given that it has taken as long as it has, do you think that there will be NO charges filed?

The length of the investigation doesn't necessarily mean that charges will be filed. If there was an abundance of evidence (for example, if the "rape kit" at the hospital showed strong evidence of assault), charges could have been filed immediately. The DA may find that even after investigators looked into all avenues, there isn't enough evidence to make a case.

Here's hoping for that scenario and Ben gets to OTAs very soon. :Cheers

Pappy

NW Steeler
04-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Given that it has taken as long as it has, do you think that there will be NO charges filed?

The length of the investigation doesn't necessarily mean that charges will be filed. If there was an abundance of evidence (for example, if the "rape kit" at the hospital showed strong evidence of assault), charges could have been filed immediately. The DA may find that even after investigators looked into all avenues, there isn't enough evidence to make a case.

I'm with you on that. But it seems like if they were going to press charges that they would have by now. Hopefully they have done a very thorough investigation and are about to close the case. Fingers crossed on that. Now Ben needs to never leave his house again!

steelfin
04-02-2010, 01:41 AM
I think it means Ben will have a new nick name...Big Ben-dover....

But lets hope not....Unless he is guilty...then he deserves whatever punishment comes his way...

He is still a dumb f@ck....

kindlecatsb'ng
04-02-2010, 08:16 AM
http://postgazette.com/pg/10092/1047350-66.stm

Doesn't sound like it is completely closed per this article in today's PG.

Wish it was. Cannot believe that this seclusion and stress will not affect Ben on some level. Ryan Clark said in his interview on ESPN that when they hit the field, Ben is totally focused.

Between this and Holmes, the season may start out to be a little rocky.

JAR
04-02-2010, 08:46 AM
This part is interesting.

Asked whether investigators have encountered any difficulties in their probe, Mr. Bankhead replied, "No, other than with the media.

"There are a lot of people out there reporting things and repeating things that just are not true. They'll be eating crow later. It may taste delicious like Thanksgiving turkey now, but later on, when the facts come out, it'll taste like eating crow."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/10 ... z0jwk1vy8O (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/1047350-455.stm#ixzz0jwk1vy8O)

Mister Pittsburgh
04-02-2010, 09:39 AM
This part is interesting.

Asked whether investigators have encountered any difficulties in their probe, Mr. Bankhead replied, "No, other than with the media.

"There are a lot of people out there reporting things and repeating things that just are not true. They'll be eating crow later. It may taste delicious like Thanksgiving turkey now, but later on, when the facts come out, it'll taste like eating crow."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/10 ... z0jwk1vy8O (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/1047350-455.stm#ixzz0jwk1vy8O)

Just think if they come out when the investigating is done, and totally make this chick look like a money grabbing hoochie. Would be hillarious if they came out and said Ben did nothing wrong at all and this drunk chick was just gold diggin' and in reverse, they press charges on her for making the whole thing up or something. Probably never happen but I would laugh if it did.

JAR
04-02-2010, 09:42 AM
This part is interesting.

Asked whether investigators have encountered any difficulties in their probe, Mr. Bankhead replied, "No, other than with the media.

"There are a lot of people out there reporting things and repeating things that just are not true. They'll be eating crow later. It may taste delicious like Thanksgiving turkey now, but later on, when the facts come out, it'll taste like eating crow."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/10 ... z0jwk1vy8O (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/1047350-455.stm#ixzz0jwk1vy8O)

Just think if they come out when the investigating is done, and totally make this chick look like a money grabbing hoochie. Would be hillarious if they came out and said Ben did nothing wrong at all and this drunk chick was just gold diggin' and in reverse, they press charges on her for making the whole thing up or something. Probably never happen but I would laugh if it did.

It looks like his statement is a good sign for Ben since we don't even know who the girl is and she hasn't been dragged through the mud like Ben has.

Actually, your scenario is what I've thought all along. They should charge these people who make up stories and ruin people's lives, it may help put an end to it.

Shawn
04-02-2010, 01:05 PM
This part is interesting.

Asked whether investigators have encountered any difficulties in their probe, Mr. Bankhead replied, "No, other than with the media.

"There are a lot of people out there reporting things and repeating things that just are not true. They'll be eating crow later. It may taste delicious like Thanksgiving turkey now, but later on, when the facts come out, it'll taste like eating crow."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/10 ... z0jwk1vy8O (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10092/1047350-455.stm#ixzz0jwk1vy8O)

I agree this might be the most telling statement yet from authorities. Lets look at this statement with three presumptions.

1) Lots of evidence...Ben looks guilty. How many reporters went out on a limb to defend Ben? Will these guys be eating crow? Did they present a huge problem to investigators? This scenerio makes zero sense.

2) Some evidence...not really clear one way or the other...maybe enough to prosecute. Well when the facts come out...no one would be eating crow. It still could go either way. Again, makes no sense.

3) Lack of evidence...or even evidence that Ben was being victimized. This makes the most sense considering the public lashing Ben has received. Alot of reporters would be eating crow and looking very foolish.

Guys...this might be the best news I have read.

feltdizz
04-02-2010, 09:02 PM
Does the media ever eat crow? If they do it's usually on page 14 in a 7 pt. font.

frankthetank1
04-03-2010, 01:51 PM
Does the media ever eat crow? If they do it's usually on page 14 in a 7 pt. font.

no they never eat crow. they dont care what the outcome is. its better headlines if he is guilty but as long as they get to sell their faulty journalism and throw dirt on ben's name then they have accomplished their goal. i doubt ben will be brought up on any charges but it doesnt matter. his rep will always be damaged now

MeetJoeGreene
04-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Does the media ever eat crow? If they do it's usually on page 14 in a 7 pt. font.

:Agree

If it gets really bad, they will write some sort of editorial justifying their actions. And since they are writers or speakers, it will sound plausible except for those who are cynical/skeptical of the media.