*ding*Originally Posted by SugarI can't speak for D, but, IMO the Steelers and the NFL are embarassed and IF they discipline Ben it will simply be because of public outcry. The man hasn't been charged with anything at all and the allegations that he did things that brought disrepute to the NFL are purely based on specious testimony.Originally Posted by LebsteelD, in your view, why are the Steelers and the NFL planning to discipline Ben? What exactly did Ben do?Originally Posted by stlrz dYou're entitled to be whatever kind of fan you want to be. The fact that you keep bringing up something that happened in one instance in your life tells me you're a little too close to the subject to be completely objective.
I think you'd be hard pressed to find a man on here who doesn't know a woman who was raped or assaulted. Unfortunately it's something very wide spread. Women react differently to being raped. Some act as your friend did, some report the crime immediately and some are somewhere in-between. You are quite correct that if she said no at any point then it is rape.
But the fact remains, she went to the police and said she was assaulted. She was asked if she was raped and she said no.
All the "C'mon man- you know he did it's" in the world don't change that fact.
Any discipline imposed is merely a show for the fans of the NFL.