That was the immortal line from the movie “The Outlaw Josie Wales” (1976) in which one character, the vicious Captain Terrill, wants to pursue and kill all the Confederate irregulars who had fought against the Union. In hot pursuit of Eastwood and a wounded confederate, Terrill rejects the idea that the killing will stop once the final two “outlaws” are dead.
“Doin’ right ain’t got no end,” Terrill coldly says.
Certainly, the NFL remains in the “doin’ right” business. Witness the latest blurp of former Niners DT Ray McDonald being released by his new team the Chicago Bears after a weekend arrest for domestic violence and possible “child endangerment.”
The Bears are certainly in their right to do this. And I shed no particular tears for McDonald.
However, the NFL (both the league, and each of the individual teams) are increasingly “weaponizing” a mere 911 call. If a bitter baby-momma is arguing over something (anything!) with their NFL-player boyfriend, and they KNOW that a single call to 911 claiming assault could possibly END that guy’s CAREER….?
Well then, that’s a BIG STICK to be holding, isn’t it?
Of course, there are downsides for the momma. Her monthly checks may drop dramatically – or disappear altogether – but you never know what somebody is willing to do to “hurt” the other person.
Some might even argue that “Incident #2” with McDonald was born out of the NFL/Media spotlight of “Incident #1.”
The second woman accused McDonald of rape, while no charges were ever filed. So McDonald has now counter-sued the woman for defamation, who is counter-counter-suing him.
Her lawsuit is one hot mess. And it comes with celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred!
Not that I think she’s lying, or that McDonald is a responsible gentleman. It’s just…wow. I mean… read it!
She claims she slipped on his pool deck and was knocked out for 8 minutes. She claims he did NOT call 911, because he thought she was DEAD and didn’t want to found with a DEAD WOMAN at his house (Note to self: good point.)
However, he claims he’s got extensive security footage all around his house, that in fact shows consensual sex. He claims she’s a famous “party girl” who posts pictures of her self on social media passed out, or “fall down drunk.”
Oh, and for good measure, fellow Niners LB Ahmad Brooks has been brought into the whole mess, because she claims that HE TOO sexually assaulted her.
“Roger, over to you!”
The latest incident with McDonald is still very unclear. Did he actually touch his baby-momma? One source said he broke down a door. His own attorney said basically nothing happened. For a lot of people however, all they hear is “ARRESTED” and automatically presume some kind of guilt.
For most law-abiding folks, its not hard AT ALL to *NOT* get arrested. In fact, we do it all the time, and we’ve done it for years, this whole “not-getting-arrested” thing.
But you never know when something crazy might just happen. I remember one time the treasurer of the county where I live, was ARRESTED for “assaulting” a 10 year old kid.” Outrageous, right? And from a person of such high responsibility and authority!
Well… there was more to the story.
As it turned out, the neighbors who made the complaint to police, had been in a long running feud with Mr. County Treasurer. The case involved citing a “small red mark” on the boy’s elbow, as evidence of the “assault.”
In other words, this incident too had become “weaponized.”
But hey, with McDonald, we know he’s a scumbag and this is his “third strike” (if by “strike” you mean things that have not even resulted in a criminal charge) so “Good Riddance” as Bears teammate Kyle Long wrote on Twitter. Never mind the details. Righteous certainty, in a black and white world. It must feel so, so good.
Now, there are some people calling for PENALTIES for teams that sign players with a criminal (or in the case of McDonald, merely disturbing) history, should they get in trouble again with the law.
Oh, my. Talk about another whole layer capricious, arbitrary, and wildly inconsistent set of rules for NFL teams to attempt to navigate. Would college offenses count? Would that put Tampa already on probation for Jameis Winston? Does failure to pay child support, count as “domestic violence?” The list of “what if’s” would be as long as your arm.
Now, if only somebody could sign LB Jermaine Cunningham. That way, we’d all get the answer to the burning question: “Soooo… how many games DO you get for ‘Revenge Porn?'”
To beat a dead horse, why you insist on defending shitbags is beyond my comprehension… but you know what they say… Ya whore for shitbag defending lawyers, ya end up sounding like one.
A few points:
A) Why is it always shitbags that are accused of being shitbags? Why aren’t nice guys framed by one night stands or baby mommas? Derek Jeter should have been falsely accused by gold diggers about 300 times by now.
2) You allude to this, but why would a baby momma want to kill her meal ticket’s massive income stream by ruining his career over a simple dispute or argument?
iii) Why are you insanely worried about the NFL over-policing shitbag behavior? OMG DUE PROCESS!!!!! I’m glad the word is out that shitbags are not desired in the NFL. Five minutes ago you were mocking the league for how many shitbags it employs and coddles (why did ESPN cancel Players? Hahahahahahaha)
4) Brian got it right today (the one who always does). Having shitbags on your team is not good for business. Google Mossy Cade, Charles Martin, et al. Even James Lofton had a near career death experience in the 80’s because of boorish, immoral (even if not proven criminal…ahem) behavior. Lofton should be an icon in GB btw. He isn’t. No one under 35 even remembers him. He(Lofton) to his credit was scared straight by the whole thing and saved his eventual HOF career.
5) Give up your stupid crusade on the NFL’s war on shitbags. Worry about something useful. It’s a great war and I’m glad it’s going full guns.
PS: cue an illegible response from the blithering nimrod dick tock in 3,2,1…
Chmura will never be an icon either. Ever. A boorish jackass back in the day who, ahem, was never convicted of any crime… Move along to another crusade. I can’t stand hearing about these lowlifes in a sympathetic light…
If these guys practiced birth control, they’d be immune from these gold-digging whores.
3, 2 1 here I am miss. jordana,,,
u are pathetic.
ever hear of due process??
ever hear of guilty by a reasonable doubt?
ever hear convicted in a court of law by a jury of your peers.
nahhh according to the liberal, trans gender tree hugging feminist, everyone wins the game miss jordana if a bimbo claims you hit her, you’re getting locked up and never seeing the light of day.
Jordana u hate on czabe and this site so much yet you constantly listen to him and B&B and follow his blog…
girlfriend you are pathetic…
you type you “can’t stand hearing about these low lifes in a sympathetic light”,,, then why you following dip shit???
Were you the same kid in school who swore up and down you didn’t listen to the back street boys yet had all their posters on your wall… or was in new kids on the block???
come on girlfriend come clean with us.
It was N’Sync wasn’t it!
The stupid shitbag Ray Ray was arrested again for not simply obeying a fucking restraining order. Good god you make a complete ass of yourself with this crap. Especially when your pimp has a link on it’s website for “domestic violence” and “felonies” among several other links that complete shitbags would click on.
Move along. God forbid the NFL cracks down on amoral shitbags. I got news for ya… The best and brightest and cleanest and nicest of pro athletes have had gold diggers on them like flies on shit forever Czabe. Somehow only the complete shitbags manage to beat the piss out of them.
You’re naive or a whore or most likely, both. Or your hatred of Goodell (fine, he’s a moron, get over it, Jay Z laughs at what Goodell makes…) has clouded your judgment.
Rant over forever. Sad that you have sold your soul to what I call, the white trash south side…. Who’s the Rock Whore this year? Are you the judge???
Prince Shembo cut by Falcons after being charged with kicking and killing his girlfriend’s dog. OMG OMG NO DUE PROCESS!!!!
I’m sure he’s a fine upstanding citizen, falsely accused by a gold digger and once having cleared him name in a court of law will sue for wrongful termination.
God I hate being right all the time.
jordana go have tea with Gloria Allred nobody cares girlfriend.