Will the media turn on Peyton Manning the way they have turned on Tiger?

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  1. Tuckfro42

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    Yeah Gloat, you're right. It's all racially motivated. The media only focuses on black athletes. Just look at the Duke Lacrosse Case... Oh, wait. Those guys were all white. I guess you're wrong, then.
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    I know exactly what Gloat will say next.
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  3. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    The obvious? That those kids were basically passed off as innocent and the black woman just another 'ho'? Wish I could have counted the times "Stripper" had to be mentioned immediately following the headline.

    Wasn't hard to see coming.
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  4. Laserjock

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    I guess what amazes me is how this has reduced to a racial thing. Tiger Woods is probably the most highly recognized athelete in the world. He has his face planted on ads all over the world. His management team had created this image of the family man...devoted husband. He was and is the best to ever play his sport and was just reaching his peak [IMO]. Now, we find out he has been cheating around for years with a ton of women...a bunch of them who look like street trash [again, IMO] all while his former bikini model wife is home taking care of their two kids.

    I don't see the race issue....he unfortunately is simply a man slut who has an addiction with women, power and sex. He deserves everything the media can throw at him. He brought it upon himself.

    I sure as heck can't figure out why anyone here would find fault with his wife...she did not do anything to bring this on and there are no excuses for it.

    The media has made the term celebrity to equate to little more than an irritation anymore. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian have made their "fame" because the leak a freaking sex tape. I mean...REALLY??? That really worked??? How sad does that make our society when the likes of those two or Lindsey Lohan are everywhere you turn around.

    Kobe? Total jerk. Another athelete who made a stupid decision, probably fueled by power and ego, all while married. Deserved what he got. We are surrounded by idiots in the sports world who think they are bigger than their responsibilities as reasonable members of society. Same is true for Hollyweird.

    I could care less about the race thing....never crosses my mind because JERK is not a color. ARSEHAT is not a color. IRRESPONSIBLE CHEATING HUSBAND/WIFE is not a color. When the news broke about Tiger the first thing I thought was not "there goes another black cheater"....my first thought was "what a freaking idiot". Idiot is not color. Here is a guy who had it all. Best at his sport...money to wipe his butt with...beautiful wife and kids...loved by people everywhere. And even sadder is the number of kids who looked up to him. Now his legacy is tainted to a point it may not ever be repaired.

    A real shame and disappointment...but I don't fee sorry for him....I do for his wife and kids.
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    Interesting...because when it broke here are exerpts from the ABC news story:

    "Following accusations that several Duke University lacrosse team members raped a dancer, a group of concerned Durham, N.C., residents staged a "wake-up call" today against sexual assault.

    Standing in front of the house where the alleged assault occurred, the group beat and banged on pots and pans early this morning to protest the attack.

    Last week, DNA samples were taken from 46 members of the lacrosse team. Investigators are trying to identify at least three men suspected of raping and beating the woman, who was hired to dance at a party."


    "The women returned to the house, but were separated. The victim alleges she was forced into a bathroom and assaulted. The men also allegedly yelled racial slurs at the women."

    Sure doesn't seem to paint the kids as innocent if you ask me. Starting from day one they were painted as racist and rapists.

    In fact, several months later another ABC story had this headline:

    "Sole Black Duke Lacrosse Player Says White Teammates Stereotyped"

    In fact, I have looked over what appears to be 90+ archived national and local news reports of the incident here: http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/mmedia/features/lacrosse_incident/media_archive.html and I cannot find one reference to "stripper". Dancer yes, because that was fact as she was hired to dance at the party so its a fair statement...just like it was constantly thrown out how these players were rich white kids.
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  6. Tuckfro42

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    Revisionist History much?

    That's all I've got, cause LaserJock already Pwned you.
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    because bryant raped the chick and Rothfskdhjfger is just an idiot
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    DA in the lying stripper case from Durham NC lost his license and barely avoided going too jail. The stripper should be in prison for fale acusations, but she is obviously a nut job and so they just let it go.
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  9. Deuce Wayne

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    By posting a sole breaking story from one source? Oh yeah! PWNNNNEED!!

    And people truly even thinking Kobe raped the person shows how much the media pick and chose on that story.
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  10. Laserjock

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    First off...I still don't even understand the whole "pwned" thing, but that was not my intent. I read through many of the 90 archived stories from many sources and all I can say is that these kids were painted as racist rapists and lived with that accusation and media conviction until it turned out it was all a lie. So, I only quoted one source as it was the first story report in the list.

    I don't know that I believe he raped her...however I know its a fact he had sex with her and as a married, high-profile athelete that was about as stupid and egotistical a thing he could have done. Purchasing all that hush time from his wife with jewelry and the home just implicates him and demonstrates his idiocy even further.

    If Ben had been married and the lady he slept with had not proven to be complicit in the act by bragging to friends about it he probably would have been on fire for it.
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