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  •  Every time my partner and I.... (2+ / 0-)
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    grubber, Spud1

    see Kobe on TV, we say in unison "Why isn't he in jail?" because of his paying off a woman some years ago in lieu of facing criminal charges.  If he weren't so overpaid and rich, he might well have ended up in jail.

    A camel can carry a lot of gold, but it still eats alfalfa.

    by oldliberal on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 09:53:03 AM PDT

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    •  I understand how you'd see it that way. (2+ / 0-)
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      get the red out, oldliberal

      Personally based on what I read and saw, I have come to believe the sex was consensual and she was looking to profit from it. But barring some unseen shocking "evidence," it's going to always be a case of he-said-she-said in this particular instance.

      Caveat: that doesn't mean Kobe didn't cheat on his wife. But so did Michael Jordan for many, many years and he never got raked over the coals for it like Kobe has. Jordan's adultery was just as bad if not worse than Kobe's and he (MJ) constantly gets held up as a "hero." :P

    •  That's not quite the chain of events, (6+ / 0-)

      as I believe her story was falling apart and Kobe paid her the cash because he could, but for these purposes Kobe did get in trouble once for calling a ref the anti-gay f-word, so this is good to see.  Now, Kobe might have ended up in jail if he were a poor black man accused of raping a white girl, but that wouldn't necessarily mean the state had proof beyond a reasonable doubt.  

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 10:08:31 AM PDT

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