Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
Quote Originally Posted by NW Steeler
Actually, it was in response to the whole post. I can't believe that some people are ready to run Ben out of town when he has never even been charged with any crime of any sort. Cutting or trading Ben to "allow" Dixon to become our franchise QB is insane. We are short two Lombardi's without Ben.
Very correct. No doubt Ben makes really stupid decisions but as pointed out he has not been charged or convicted of ANYTHING.

I have to wonder if the folks willing to run Ben out of town would like there bosses to fire them if they did nothing wrong and were just accused of something? Would you be so willing to see your own lives and careers ruined if you never had anything proven that you did something wrong other than make bad choices?

I think too many people are more worried abouth the grief they get or read on message boards than letting justice run its course.
This is just it, though... people who live in the real world ARE held responsible for their bad choices - all the time. Ben is insulated from his because of his fame, and because people enjoy watching him do what he's very good at professionally, he has a legion of enablers.

Regardless of whether there was "consent", I'm comfortably certain that if it was known in my community that I had treated a twenty year old college student from a small town in Georgia like a porn star in a women's bathroom at a club while I was on my last vacation, I'd find myself jobless very shortly thereafter... and it wouldn't be a straight out "you're fired". In the real world, there's the awkward, uncomfortable process in which you KNOW your employer wants you gone, but can't fire you yet, so they're working on building the case to fire you for "cause" that really has nothing to do with why they're firing you.