Incredible double standard from Shanahan

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  2. White Shogun

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    Unbelievable, but par for the course. Literally a perfect example of the double-standard in pro sports today.
     
  3. Bart

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    Wow, this is a new one on me.


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2886222


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    Coach Mike Shanahan, who had pledged to release Kircus if it was determined he was at fault in the fight, said Tuesday that Kircus passed a lie-detector test administered by an expert and will remain with the team regardless of the legal outcome of his case.


    "David came to me and said, 'Hey coach, I guarantee I did not take the first swing. I defended myself. I probably used poor judgment, being at the wrong place at the wrong time.'


    "I said, 'Well David, I'll give you a chance to take a lie-detector test,' and he wanted to do that. And he passed it with flying colors, so he will be on our football team," Shanahan said.


    Kircus faces a second-degree assault charge that carries a prison term of two to six years. He is accused of punching a 26-year-old man and telling him "You don't know what I'm capable of" after a party in suburban Denver on May 20.


    Kircus is free on $6,000 bail.


    Shanahan said an expert who "does it for a living" administered the lie-detector test on Friday.


    "If he flunked the test, he would not be with us," Shanahan said. "He wanted to take the test. He said, 'Coach, if I flunk it, I won't be on this football team. If I do pass it, I'll be on this team.' I said, 'Hey, that's fair enough for me.'


    "Anybody that wants to go in there and take a lie-detector test where his career is based on whether it comes out positive or negative, I've got a good feeling" that he defended himself in the fight, Shanahan said.
     
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    "If he flunked the test, he would not be with us," Shanahan said. "He wanted to take the test. He said, 'Coach, if I flunk it, I won't be on this football team. If I do pass it, I'll be on this team.' I said, 'Hey, that's fair enough for me.'"

    seems like it was his idea, or at least he was all for it and on top of that now he will stay with Broncos for sure: "(...)will remain with the team regardless of the legal outcome of his case."

    still weird, i don't here about any tests that Vick or Jones had to take...
     
  5. whiteafflete15

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    Yeah, there's an obvious bias. White athletes are expected to be perfectly well-behaved citizens and are given second chances rarely, if ever. Blacks, however, are given much more room for error, and are always forgiven of their offenses so long as they apologize. (Not even most times.) How long would people deal with a white Pacman Jones? Blacks are expected to behave more badly than whites and are excused for that reason. I guess that's a compliment in a way for our people, but it's still outrageously unfair. If Vick were a white player, God knows he'd have gotten the boot by now.

    On my high school basketball team, I noticed that if one of my black teammates could not understand our plays, the coach would laugh and explain them to him. But if a white player did not know his assigment, our coach would explode on him. Double standards prevalent at teh high school level as well.
     
  6. speedster

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    On the other hand this could set a new standard for all the felons.You f**k-up and now you take the test and if not Kircus can scream about the double-standard.Well, probably not.
     

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