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I'm a Lions fan who lives in Connecticut..so I have no silly "rooting interest" for Tyreek Hill. But I'm baffled at folks who are SO sure Hill is a "bad guy" who definitely abused his child and the child's mother-even now after the NFL decided not to punish him (thread)
Is Tyreek Hill a"bad guy"? He might be,but I don't know..cuz I don't know HIM. Know who else doesn't REALLY know Hill? I dare say ALL of the folks calling him a bad guy now based mostly (exclusively?) on his guilty plea in 2014 & his son's broken arm of uncertain origin (more)
I've read a lot about the Tyreek controversy,& I would say I've read enough to have reasonable doubt about Hill's guilty plea & his responsibility for his son's injury. While I have healthy skepticism of everything I read, this article was most interesting
Who knows? This might be a hack article. But, IF it is more true than not, then it's possible Hill plead guilty in 2014 not because he WAS guilty, but because he was scared not to. Not to pick on u @SarahSpain, but you didn't even entertain this possibility Friday on TV
It just seems when some hear a person has plead guilty in court,they assume that person had OJ Simpson's legal team instead of an overworked, underpaid public defender.Those assumers never acknowledge the risk of devastating consequences innocent defendants face in going to trial
Here's an article from Forbes explaining the problem we have in this country of innocent people feeling increasingly compelled to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit
While I didn't agree with the @clintonyates & @Stugotz790 takes on the NFL's Hill ruling either, you were the one who 3 times directly-and once indirectly-referenced Hill's "previous" dv history as the reason the NFL should have suspended Hill for what he said to Ms. Espinal
So if we CAN'T be sure Tyreek Hill is REALLY guilty of abusive behavior, then we're left with Hill's recorded statement that Ms. Espinal should be terrified of him too. Crappy, threatening thing to say-not something anyone should say, especially to his or her mate. But...
I ask you @SarahSpain, @CaseyClarkjr, and others: If u r 100% sure Tyreek Hill was ACTUALLY guilty in 2014 because he PLEAD guilty in court, are you similarly 100% sure the #Centralpark5 were guilty of rape, despite what we know now? After all, THEY plead guilty too
And, why are u not entertaining the thought that maybe the NFL had more info on Tyreek Hill's situation than any of us and made a judgement based on that information? It's very easy to criticize an important decision that you don't have to make. @woodypaige seemed to get this
Maybe the NFL's information, @Stugotz790, was completely different than the info the league had on Jimmy Smith, thus making the comparison of his outcome compared to Tyreek Hill's an apples to oranges (or maybe an apples to bowling balls) comparison.
..I grew up in a household where my mom regularly tried to manipulate my dad through me..doing things like having me call his office & tell him a lie that kids at school were saying I had no father when my dad-in truth-was a great Dad. My Dad sometimes reacted with angry words
The point @SarahSpain, is that neither of us know if Tyreek Hill said she should be terrified of him cuz he's a serial abuser or cuz he's frustrated w/having to put up with foolishness. I accept that either COULD be the case. Do you? If not, why not? The dubious 2014 guilty plea?
..Or, maybe the NFL did actually make a mistake here. But until you know what they know, how can you say? That's why investigative journalists are out there filing FOI's and asking questions: so that we can have enough information to make well reasoned, fact based judgements
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