Shakesville had an article called, "Domestic Violence, Ownership of Women, and of course Jesus!"
Team Chairman Dan Rooney of the Steelers Football team had two of his players in trouble with the law for Domestic Abuse. Cedrick Wilson it seems got into a bit more trouble with the team after his arrest, but James Harrison it seems had a GOOD excuse!
Mr. Harrison according to a police affidavit, broke down a door, broke Ms. Tibbott's cell phone in half as she attempted to call 911, then slapped her face with an open hand, knocking off her glasses.
I almost fell off my chair when I read the 'justification' over this!
"What Jimmy Harrison was doing and how the incident occurred, what he was trying to do was really well worth it," he said of Mr. Harrison's initial intent with his son. "He was doing something that was good, wanted to take his son to get baptized where he lived and things like that. She said she didn't want to do it."
How about that! Its okay to act like that if you trying to get your child baptized, and mother disagrees! We will keep him on the team, because of the 'different set of circumstances' compared to his team mate.
After people started to critize his response he attempted to change it around a bit!
"To clarify the comments made earlier regarding the conduct of our players, in no way do we condone domestic violence of any kind," the statement read. "Each incident must be considered on a case-by-case basis.
WOW he made it so much better huh? Now we can look at the domestic violence done by the players on a case by case basis.
I guess they seemed to still think it was okay to act like that. I mean we all know there are cases out there that people get charged, and they have no business being charged with domestic abuse. This 'case' doesn't happen to be one of them! I'm sorry!
I'm outraged over this! If you wish to contact the Steelers to let them know about his 'case to case' opinion here is the contact information:
Perhaps you'd like to politely email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Steelers or call their administrative offices at 412.432.7800 to let them know that condoning domestic violence for any reason is not acceptable.
Pro Football Talk has a couple of links:
Steelers Clarify Rooney's Remarks
Women's Shelter wants Meeting with Steelers
It was mentioned that he (the football player) has admitted what he was done, and is currently accepting responsibility. To bad his team can't handle that.
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