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(ESPN)   Not sure what a film about a lovable Bigfoot has to do with Ezekiel Elliott, but that's what today's NFL has descended to   ( espn.com) divider line
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2017-08-16 02:24:49 PM  
Wait, mids works for the NFL?
 
2017-08-16 02:38:06 PM  

"It's a common tactic to attempt to prove the innocence of the accused by discrediting the victim - in this case Ms. Thompson - when coming forward to report such abuse," NFL executive VP of communications Joe Lockhart said in the statement. "Common or not, these tactics are shameful."


Gloves are off now Zeke
 
IP [TotalFark]
2017-08-16 02:44:27 PM  
Ooof.  This is gonna get ugly.
 
2017-08-16 04:06:43 PM  

mikaloyd: It's a common tactic to attempt to prove the innocence of the accused by discrediting the victim


Yeah, in cases of rape, they always say, "Look how she was dressed.  She was asking for it."

In this case, she was dressed in a mask with an open mouth with fangs and a black top hat.  When she popped up out of that recycling bin next to Ezekiel, startling him, she was definitely asking for it.
 
2017-08-16 04:10:36 PM  
It's shameful to attempt to use the statements of a party to discredit that party?  How is he supposed to mount an appeal?
 
2017-08-16 04:12:17 PM  
How much did those white guys pay for him in the draft?
 
2017-08-16 04:17:12 PM  

IP: Ooof.  This is gonna get ugly.


It's been ugly.  Going defcon1.

LarryDan43: How much did those white guys pay for him in the draft?


wtf?
 
2017-08-16 04:28:34 PM  
Ah, the NFL is going to blame others for things despite its long history of lying to get what it wants. Gee, that's working out well for everyone.

/not saying Elliott is a good dude
//but the NFL's credibility is on par with the GOP's
 
2017-08-16 04:49:41 PM  
Oh man this is gonna be awkward.   NFL on one side,  alleged domestic abuser on the other side.   Who will the self righteous hand wringers of fark side with?
 
2017-08-16 04:51:57 PM  

IAmRight: Ah, the NFL is going to blame others for things despite its long history of lying to get what it wants. Gee, that's working out well for everyone.

/not saying Elliott is a good dude
//but the NFL's credibility is on par with the GOP's


or the Dems:

http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/poll-shows-democratic-party-less-po​p​ular-than-trump
 
2017-08-16 04:53:22 PM  
Usually when a man hits a woman it's in reaction to erectile dysfunction resulting from latent homosexuality. Ezerkel does give off that vibe.

img.fark.net
 
2017-08-16 05:07:00 PM  

Casey Anthony: Usually when a man hits a woman it's in reaction to erectile dysfunction resulting from latent homosexuality. Ezerkel does give off that vibe.

[img.fark.net image 850x425]


One internet tough guy here.
 
2017-08-16 05:14:22 PM  

wichitaleaf: One internet tough guy here.


Pleased to meet you. I'm Casey.
 
2017-08-16 06:07:23 PM  
Now there is a photoshop waiting to happen.

actually Harry and the Hendersons meets the Ewoks might be a good movie.

/better than the prequels anyway
 
2017-08-16 08:21:39 PM  
All of you do yourself a favor and look up the story of Nina Shahraven and Michael Irvin.  After that case, it became twenty times more difficult to get charges to stick on professional athletes.
 
2017-08-16 09:06:55 PM  

stir22: IP: Ooof.  This is gonna get ugly.

It's been ugly.  Going defcon1.

LarryDan43: How much did those white guys pay for him in the draft?

wtf?


Espn slave auction, whoops
 
2017-08-16 09:11:06 PM  
Who knew the NFL would be piss poor at investigating and meting punishment out for alleged crimes?

It's almost like that is not the NFL's job. But but but the players were committing statistically less crime than the general population! The NFL had to do something about the criminal repuation the league was acquiring and about the domestic violence that so so outraged so many people who had never watched football.

And that something was to start punishing players without regard to the criminal justice system, to hold the players to a higher standard than the general populous in order to appease everyone that was so very concerned about Ray Rice's beaten fiancée who is now his wife. But since Goodell is the one who is ultimately responsible for the league and despite the fact the league completely revolutionized the way it investigates and punishes these incidents, people still aren't satisfied.

Now they want to see the investigations themselves, they want to see the evidence despite having absolutely no right to it. The Player's association wants to attack the character of the alleged victim...I would love to have seen the Fark thread if Goodell had said some of these things about previous NFL DV cases. And the people who previously cried totally real tears for all the domestic violence NFL players weren't held responsible for are now crying their same real tears over how unfair the system is to the poor player.

The NFL should have never got into the business of moralizing. They should never have taken the step beyond "we'll abide by the outcomes of the criminal justice system, if a player is accused of DV but the courts don't charge him, he plays. If he's found guilty we'll suspend accordingly." They should never have tried to punish people that were never punished by society for their ''crimes" because it's not their place.

Now they're well and truly farked. The NFL is judge jury and executioner and the NFLPA is complicit in ceding the power to them to do that. Good luck NFL. Hopefully you realize trying to run a criminal justice system and league simultaneously doesn't work before it's too late.
 
2017-08-16 09:42:51 PM  

IAmRight: Ah, the NFL is going to blame others for things despite its long history of lying to get what it wants. Gee, that's working out well for everyone.

/not saying Elliott is a good dude
//but the NFL's credibility is on par with the GOP's


Then stop following it.
 
2017-08-16 10:22:06 PM  

LarryDan43: stir22: IP: Ooof.  This is gonna get ugly.

It's been ugly.  Going defcon1.

LarryDan43: How much did those white guys pay for him in the draft?

wtf?

Espn slave auction, whoops


Unbelievable what people will be offended about.
 
2017-08-16 10:31:40 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: IAmRight: Ah, the NFL is going to blame others for things despite its long history of lying to get what it wants. Gee, that's working out well for everyone.

/not saying Elliott is a good dude
//but the NFL's credibility is on par with the GOP's

Then stop following it.


I don't visit league sites and I don't give them money. I don't buy from sponsors, either. Guess what? I'm ALSO allowed to point out that they're a sh*tty business where I'd like.

You don't like it, kick rocks.

Thought you Pats fans were Anti-Goodell and anti-NFL "leadership" anyway. Or was that only when they were mean to you, hypocrite?
 
2017-08-16 11:22:56 PM  

IAmRight: Chinesenookiefactory: IAmRight: Ah, the NFL is going to blame others for things despite its long history of lying to get what it wants. Gee, that's working out well for everyone.

/not saying Elliott is a good dude
//but the NFL's credibility is on par with the GOP's

Then stop following it.

I don't visit league sites and I don't give them money. I don't buy from sponsors, either. Guess what? I'm ALSO allowed to point out that they're a sh*tty business where I'd like.

You don't like it, kick rocks.

Thought you Pats fans were Anti-Goodell and anti-NFL "leadership" anyway. Or was that only when they were mean to you, hypocrite?


When the fark did I become a Pats fan?!??! Lol. You've been stamping your baby booties and declaring how you've given up on the NFL. Soooooo.....you've given up the NFL, but you're going to post in every NFL thread how much you hate the NFL?
 
2017-08-16 11:35:26 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: IAmRight: Chinesenookiefactory: IAmRight: Ah, the NFL is going to blame others for things despite its long history of lying to get what it wants. Gee, that's working out well for everyone.

/not saying Elliott is a good dude
//but the NFL's credibility is on par with the GOP's

Then stop following it.

I don't visit league sites and I don't give them money. I don't buy from sponsors, either. Guess what? I'm ALSO allowed to point out that they're a sh*tty business where I'd like.

You don't like it, kick rocks.

Thought you Pats fans were Anti-Goodell and anti-NFL "leadership" anyway. Or was that only when they were mean to you, hypocrite?

When the fark did I become a Pats fan?!??! Lol. You've been stamping your baby booties and declaring how you've given up on the NFL. Soooooo.....you've given up the NFL, but you're going to post in every NFL thread how much you hate the NFL?


Look, I'm sorry. Post away but it does seem a little strange.
 
2017-08-17 04:40:15 AM  
There is a world of difference between blaming a victim because of how she is dressed, where she wanted to go hang out, whether she was partying, and blaiming a victim because the alleged victim flat out was conspiring to blackmail someone.

That the NFL chose to ignore that would be beyond comprehension except for the whole part where they conducted an investigation into air pressure of footballs without even the most basic understanding of how to conduct what should have been a high school level understanding of physics and the scientific method.  And then when they called on that BS, they punished a guy anyway because he didn't bend the knee (maybe Roger Gooddell should look at getting himself some dragons).

The Zeke Elliot case keeps getting worse the more we find out about it, and it was already bad based on the information released by the prosecutor who didn't press charges in the first place.  Not saying Zeke didn't commit the crime, but I'm going to say there is no universe in which I'd feel comfortable saying he did because the victim has been shown to be actively seeking ways to hurt/extort the man she accused.

But hey, the NFL got all that bad press from slapping Josh Brown on the wrist with a wet noodle, so damnit, they have to punish someone no matter how worthless the evidence turned up in their investigation turned out to be.

/For those not familiar with high school science, you do learn to calibrate your tools
//And that you have to use the same tools throughout an experiment
///And Zeke should still get a 1 or 2 game suspension for pulling down that woman's shirt even if he should also win his appeal on the domestic violence case
 
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