I guess that "putting himself in that position" is a shot at me. Look, I think he's innocent on both charges, but after this shit most non-steeler fans are going to think he's a rapist.
Oh, honey, did you think I was taking a shot at you?? My most sincere apologies. I was not taking a shot at you, cause if I was, you wouldn't have to guess.
I was using the phrase you used in quotes because I still don't know what it means. You initially made it, I asked what you meant by it. I still don't have an answer.
And I'm not wearing black and gold colored glasses. I'm wearing criminal defense attorney glasses.
What do we know?
We know he was out clubbing with friends.
We know he was surrounded by fans, signing autographs, etc.
We know some of these people were women.
We know he was at the Capitol City club.
We know the victim/accuser was also there.
We know she filed an assault charge.
We know she was examined/given a rape kit at the hospital.
We know Ben is being investigated and is cooperating.
That's it, unless something has happened today while I was working.
As an attorney who has worked primarily in criminal defense, I tend to still believe innocent until proven guilty, especially when I have a lack of evidence.
We don't know if he touched this woman.
We don't know if he was alone with her.
We don't know if she was actually assaulted, sexually or otherwise.
If he was alone with her, he's stupid.
If he touched her, other than to shake her hand, he's stupid.
If he went into a bathroom with her, he's stupid.
If he had sex with her in the bar, he's ultra stupid and should become a Bengal immediately.
And yes, Preach, if I were his attorney, confidante, friend, family member, anyone close to him, then I'd advise him to stay his ass at home forever, or until he dies, whichever comes first.
And yes, Brinker, I'm in full agreement that he needs consent forms and a personal bouncer with video camera to fully record any future interactions with anyone who is female in the future.
But I am NOT looking at this through black and gold glasses and I am NOT taking a shot at Merman.