Jameis Winston is a rapist and nobody cares (from 2013)
(posted 11/30/2013…. occasionally I like to look back at how right I was about this country. Nothing has changed and Jameis is rich and famous and playing for an NFL team. Does the #metoo movement care? I never heard a peep from them.)
(*This story was removed this morning from the MTR Media sports site for “legal reasons”. Is this the same legal system that protects rapists and big-money college football programs?)
When you hear people talking about the fight for the “soul of our country” it seems like they are discussing a battle that has long ago been lost. Money rules everything. There is nothing we hold more dear than the almighty dollar.
The latest case in point?
Jameis Winston, Florida State University’s Heisman-contending quarterback.
He has been accused of a sexual assault that took place Dec. 7, 2012 but now prosecutors say a decision on whether to charge him won’t come until after the season ends. A season in which his team is 11-0 and in contention for a national championship.
Is anyone really surprised?
Watching all the ESPN commentators sheepishly discussing whether or not the fact that he raped a woman will affect his chances of winning the Heisman hammers home that we no longer care about right and wrong. If it is in our best interest, we’ll happily cheer for the bad guy.
You’re free to read the details of the case but what you’ll find will only depress you. Authorities trying to make it go away. School officials pretending the whole thing didn’t happen.
And FSU students, kids who walk the same campus as the victim, cheering for Winston at the top of their lungs each Saturday. Cheering for a rapist because he’s good at throwing a football.
Are you surprised?
The Heisman ballots have been mailed and my guess is that enough soulless sports columnists will vote to give it to a rapist. Gutless sheep.
When FSU plays Florida the pregame show will give the situation a momentary mention before plunging headlong back into what an outstanding player Winston is and behind the commentators there will be a thousand students holding up placards supporting their team.
Of course, behind those supporters, tucked off to the side, there will be a few Native American protestors who are still upset that the school mascot is a Seminole. Get in line kemosabe.
I wonder how many of these commentators will stick around if there is actually trial to hear Winston’s lawyers label the victim a drunk and a slut.
What’s one young woman compared to the great sport of football?
And finally, whatever the outcome of this abomination of justice, the NFL will be ready to reward Winston with a multi-million dollar contract. Fans will forgive and forget and be buying his jersey for their children so they can support the team as well.
Have we all gone insane?
Jameis Winston RAPED A GIRL!
Are we out of our fucking minds?!
Yes. Yes we are. There is no “soul of this country” anymore. We sold it for the low, low price of fitting into the herd. Cheering with the rest of the mindless zombies that can somehow look past “boys being boys”.
Fuck Jameis Winston and fuck Florida State and quadruple fuck that little part of me that says to just keep quiet and enjoy the game like everyone else.