Equality was one of the fundamentals on which this country was based off of, equality in all aspects of life, especially under the law. So aside from not being a multi-millionaire nothing should separate me from Kobe Bryant or Peyton Manning or Manny Ramirez, under the law that is. Then why is it that athletes can get away with murder and only be under house arrest for a few days, or deal drugs, and only have to pay a miniscule fine?
I don't know what it is about being an athlete but you get preferential treatment if you are a professional athlete. How is it that even though everyone knew O.J. Simpson killed his wife that he didn't go to jail until years later? I mean it's not as if evidence was scarce. He wrote a dang book describing how he would've killed his wife.
The power of money...Ahh Kobe Bryant 2003 rapes a woman, the charges are suddenly dropped. I guess he wasn't guilty afterall, o wait he paid the lady to drop the charges and then bought his wife a diamond ring to say that he was sorry. Ben Roethlisberger is going to be the same story, I mean noone lies about being raped. Who would want to lie to the world about being raped? But Big Ben will weasel his way out of this one and just pay the lady to drop the charges just like Kobe did. Just another "Get out of jail free card" for an athlete. They must come free as a signing bonus. I got to get me one of those. Maybe I'll just juice up on steroids and get good at baseball, make my money, go to court, "forget english" and get away with perjury.
How come Donte Stallworth can kill a guy drunk driving and go to jail for not even 30 days yet the man who stole Lance Armstrong's bike goes to prison for 3 years? How about that for a conversation over lunch in prison with a criminal in jail for life. "Yo, man what you in for?" "Dawg I stole a bike." The real difference which makes what Stallworth did so much worse is that the bike was recovered, the life was not.
What do you think the man who stole the bike would've gotten if he had stolen my bike? Maybe a $100 fine. Our justice system has many flaws and athletes benefit from these flaws. Why should Stallworth get less time in jail for committing the same crime someone else committed?