TallyStiller disagrees with ChadmanOriginally Posted by Chadman
Ben's reputation, conviction or no, deserves what it will receive as much as it deserved to be built up over his ability to win football games. He'll never be convicted given the circumstances surrounding his case... not in a million years, but it's not about that. Rape isn't a sex crime, it's about power. The power relationship between a hulking, multi - millionaire athlete and a 20 year old college sophomore is so skewed that when he takes her into a womens' bathroom at a club, even if she went in willingly, and treats her like a porn star, she comes out feeling dirty and used. Even if what happened doesn't meet the legal definition of rape, it surely does in her mind... and if the accusation and public scorn that comes with it takes away some of the reputation, fame, and money of the person who abused that power, to me it's all good.
Will Ben have the chance to restore some of that reputation? Absolutely. Regrettably, as with Tiger Woods, much of it will come back if he wins games... but more will return if he wins games as a humbled, changed person. Frankly, if we win another Super Bowl and he keeps running around doing crap like this, I'll feel about like ***s fans must have felt when they found out that their Super Bowls were hopelessly tainted.