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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

The Sports World on the Patriot Act

Via Atrios I see that TalkLeft had a post the other day quoting David Stern on why he thinks Kobe Bryant should keep playing despite being accused of rape:

"We don't have a Patriot Act in the NBA. That means that you're innocent until proven guilty. If every time someone was accused and there were allegations, they were required to stop their life, that wouldn't be a good thing. That could be their choice, but they shouldn't be forced to."

A commenter ("Not Ed Meese") mentions a similar crack that was made with regard to the flap over Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan lying about Jake Plummer's injury in San Diego last Sunday:

"Tony Kornheiser was interviewing a Denver journalist about Broncos' coach Mike Shanahan lying about an injury to the quarterback. His take, more or less: 'I don't see what the big deal is. It's just football. We're not talking about invading another country or anything.'"