Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jocks in Trouble

First Duke. Who knew Lacrosse was so big? Anyway, as a lawyer I think Nifong should go to prison for a long time for what he did. I don't buy into the "wall of silence" idea that we see in some professions. Cops, doctors, lawyers, soldiers. Too many think there is some kind of code that covering up for a bad guy is required if he's in your group. But they are not members of the group. They are criminals who have infiltrated the group, and should be taken out and shot like spies in wartime.

So it is with Nifong. I don't know if he is a criminal who became a lawyer, or a lawyer who became a criminal. But he's a criminal now, and he should do time.

On now to the University of Minnesota, where things are heating up. Three jocks. (The more traditional football type.) Sexual assault. One victim.

Everyone is walking on eggshells this time around.

Anyone stuck for a good term paper topic, here you go.

Post Script

After some mixed feedback on my Joe Francis post, a little clarification.

First, I think kids/young adults should enjoy that time of their lives to have fun, get drunk with their friends, skinny dip, hook up together, etc., before moving onto adult responsibilities. You only live once and God gave us a capacity for joy for a reason. So use it.

But there are always creepy individuals that we need to watch out for. They'll turn carefree fun into something dirty or humiliating. Joe Francis and his ilk remind me of a verse from an old Tom Petty/Mike Campbell song that Petty sang with Stevie Nicks.

There's people running 'round loose in the world
Ain't got nothing better to do
Than make a meal of some bright eyed kid
You need someone looking after you

That "someone" should be us grownups. I'm just sayin'.