This is actually a great PR move. Who is a better spokesman on Planned Parenthood Day than the guy who had an ex-girlfriend circulate thousands of flyers stating that he gave her a curable STD? This is a boon for public health in Cleveland.
You asked "What did you think of the documentary?"
How can "no" be an answer to your question?
I'll take that as a no.
Have you finished reading Yoffe's fact-check of the documentary you urged another commenter to see?
The rape kit only determines whether sex took place and whether fluids were left behind. In this case, Conley seems to have said he didn't have sex with her at all, so it will look very bad indeed if his DNA is found in the kit. Failing to find his DNA would fail to prove anything either way.
How do you prove that you didn't do something? It's very difficult, isn't it? And even if you do have some proof, others may often have doubt.
Joe Blow's neighbor had a cat. The cat has gone missing. How can Joe Blow prove that he didn't kidnap the cat and dispose of it?
It's far easier to prove to me that you did have pizza last night than to prove to me that you didn't have McDonald's, isn't it?
You're committing what is called the "argument from ignorance" fallacy, assuming that guilt is the default position in the face of the inability to determine what happened.
However, if nothing comes of this investigation, and it is unable to be proven that it didn't happen, this will linger over Conley's head for the rest of his life.
How do you prove that something didn't happen? (For bonus points, how do you do so to the satisfaction of those who already make positive claims as to what happened in this case?)
I wasn't being a pedant or a jerk, sorry if it came out that way. I made my comment because I love that we have such a system, as slow and as cautious and occasionally flawed as it is. In general, both accusers and accused will receive a fair hearing in a court of law.
The accuser is not under obligation to prove his or her claim in court. That's why we have police officers, detectives and prosecutors.
How do you prove a negative?
So you haven't read the Yoffe article I linked to? She fact-checks the documentary.
You said that he must believe "science and math" are "propaganda."
It's perfectly fine to invite him to watch the film. But what if the criticisms of the film are correct? Have you bothered with those?
There were actually some very interesting criticisms of the film. It seems somewhat unfriendly to denigrate another commenter in that way.
One of them quotes the CAA statement: "drinking 8-10 bottles of water before he went to bed,"
Assuming they just mean a standard water bottle size:
That's between 135 oz and 169 oz of water...right before bed.
That's between 1 full gallon and 1.3 gallons of water.
Right before bed.
The NFL is a private entity that has determined they will only hire people who are three years out of high school. That's not the NCAA's problem. College football players are welcome to play elsewhere or to get another job suited to their skills and needs.
Why do colleges need to outbid each other financially? Students receive many tens of thousands of dollars of value a year, including cold, hard cash.
They are more than welcome to sell their labor to the highest bidder. There are many other jobs other than "football player."
Many businesses do offer housing and books in addition to salary to employees. In fact, college football students are far, far better off than the majority of recent college graduates.
Shaking Jabrill Peppers' hand?
Yeah, definitely hand-washing time.
Isn't that what the recruitment process is for? And there's no stopping a college football player from selling his labor to any of the companies that will be happy to pay him for it.
That's crazy. The TTUN AD should call in someone who knows how to encourage better behavior in malls.
Here's a picture of Bo in an Ohio State hat. He's up in that back row, right?
Pryor is a current All-Pro receiver. I'm going to take a wild guess that more recruits know about him than Art Schlichter.
Pryor seems understandably hurt.
31,32-4 never been shut out https://t.co/weScMgq1G5— Terrelle Pryor SR (@TerrellePryor) February 21, 2017
He RTed this:
As I say below, we shouldn't assume that anyone who was victimized will engage in the same behavior, there does indeed seem to be a correlation.
Yes, it makes sense to theorize that Jerry assaulted him, too. (Though I hasten to add that we shouldn't consider all victims of molestation dangerous. They just need the mental health care we all deserve.)
Let's do some rough math. (I have a Creative Writing MFA from Ohio State, so feel free to double-check my figures.) Jeffrey was adopted as an infant. In March 2015, Jeffrey was 39, so let's just say he is 41 now. So Jeffrey was around Jerry since 1976.
Allegedly, Sandusky raped a boy in 1971 and the victim told Paterno about it.
Paterno was notified in 1976 about another boy who claimed to have a run-in with Sandusky.
If any of the many cases that took place in the early 1980s and before were true, and if Paterno knew about them, he may have done a grave, grave disservice to Jeffrey. The kid could have been taken from the Sanduskys and could have received counseling. If only Paterno had done something in the 40 years he seems to have known what Sandusky were up to...
And any job is "lucrative" in this context. Even if the salary is only the same as what the guy was getting at his high school, his resume gets a massive boost because of his time as a coach at TTUN. That's worth a lot of money.