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Each incident is unique unto its own. With the Miller case we have video of him bloodied, drunk, vomiting, on the premises, this is an open and shut case and I’m sure the police provided the 49ers with more than enough information. This was also Millers second run in with the law, so he gets no benefit of the doubt. McDonald was accused but it was more of a he said/she said situation, and yes, in those cases where it isn’t an open and shut case (which I do believe the chargers were dropped or along those lines) you wait it out, you go through the process. And Aldon, as much as he was screwing up, was only a problem unto himself.
Also, don’t act so naive to think that this is something new. This mindset has been going on for millenia, this is not something new to sports, or to the 49ers. ..
Is your point here that the Niners are “no worse than anyone else?” Super, but what happened to “winning with class?”
Regarding Smith, he had three DUIs. How is that only a problem for the driver?
Up until the point of his release, Smith hurt no one but himself. Yes, there was a chance he could have done something much worse, but you can’t hold him responsible for what could have happened as opposed to what he did.
The 49ers are the strangest franchise in the NFL now. They combine politics and criminality all in one. I would say like the old Raiders..only those old Raiders- and A’s- won. The 49ers are like the drunk in the curb yelling look at me.
Seems you are the one combining politics and criminality. They aren’t the only team to have players arrested over the last few seasons (not even in top 5…cowboys cough cough). And one guy taking a political stand says nothing for the team he plays.
Yes,I combine. Neither are about pro football and cause nothing but team anxiety. Not good things.
“All credit”? No.
The 49ers organization, such as it is, deserves only contempt, maybe a little scorn thrown in for the sound. The dwarf prince & his minion are fools of course, but in the story of Bruce Miller there is a darker truth that just doesn’t allow for anything like irony. And Jim Harbaugh should get a mention without a doubt, and the shame that goes with it.
Supposedly ol’Bo, Harbaugh’s tough guy mentor, only asked our hero one question when he announced his coaching career: “Got a fullback?”
Well, Miller was that fullback, and he’s taken thousands of hits since then in various ol’Bo offenses. He’s 29. So almost done in the “game,” even before he went insane last weekend and started fighting over sandwiches. And I’d bet the house my bank owns that Bruce Miller has a (very) advanced case of CTE. Everything stupid, violent, utterly illogical that he did–all fueled by alcohol, true–is tragically a textbook CTE “reaction.” Any Steeler fans out there? You all know this plot…again & again…hell, half your offensive line from the glory days went mad. And every last fan in title town said those losses were REALLY a shame.
It is a shame. But what, at this point, did any of us expect? The kid is broken. He’s going to prison. And, legally, he should. But the more interesting question to ask is who exactly were the accessories to those crimes. I can think of a few immediately.
The term is bloodsport.
Welcome to Rome.
And do you think, even at night, even very late at night, the dwarf prince or his minion or nobodyhasitbetterthanus Lucky Jim, or any of the tens of thousands of other “football men” who continue to get so very rich off this “game” really give a damn about the Bruce Millers of their world?
Come again? Gladiators were slaves. NFL players are handsomely paid.
Well no problem then!
Try an ethics course, even a night class will do.
Are you ever a drama queen, fanning the flames of blame. The guy screwed up, Epictetus.
Kevin Lynch gave a laughable statement to CBS radio at how shocked he is. That’s Kevin’s KNBR gig on his mind..and keeping it.
Besides Millers history..Kev never heard of the mean drunk?
I grew up hearing OJ was a great guy from the media. None ever reported his violence with woman in his history before he cut an ex wife’s head off.
I bet you never heard of racist, white cops planting evidence either.
White cops planted evidence on Bruce Miller???
Ever hear of Black cops planting evidence?
Thought so. Move along rat.
Black cops planted evidence on Bruce Miller?
Miller gets a pass cuz he’s white. But KAP is wearing those socks! Lynch him!!!
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.