The media is probably vigorously looking into the histories (and local police blotters) of National Football League for the next domestic-violence got’cha.
Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident and has been deactivated for this week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Dwyer is now the third player in the NFL on what is essentially a paid leave while facing either domestic or child abuse charges. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers are both on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list.
While the announcements of players receiving pay while investigations were ongoing pissed off the most holier-than-thou media types, I also believed that it was highly unlikely the sanctimonious punditry in the news business would be the ONLY employment base were domestic violence did not occur, and thanks to the Internet hamper, here are a few examples of the media’s hypocritical dirty laundry….
2009: CNN’s Rick Sanchez alleged Hit-and-Run DUI, leaves victim Jeffrey Smuzinick paralyzed
Jeffrey Smuzinick supposedly ran out into traffic when Rick Sanchez, drunk, behind the wheel, struck and injured 32 yr old Jeffrey. A carpenter by trade. Jeffrey had severe head injuries and was paralyzed. He was in a coma for months. He underwent rehabilitation but ended up dying in a nursing home at the age of 36.
2011: Former ESPN personality Jay Mariotti charged with felony stalking and assault
Former ESPN sports personality Jay Mariotti has been charged with three felonies -– stalking, domestic violence and assault -– after he confronted his ex-girlfriend the same day a court ordered him to stay away from her, prosecutors said.
Howard Bryant, writer for ESPN, charged with domestic assault in Buckland
A senior writer for ESPN and the author of three books was arrested in front of Buckland Pizza and charged with assaulting his estranged wife and hitting a police officer who tried to subdue him, state police said.
Former WJZ reporter arrested again in domestic violence case
A former spokesperson for City Council President Jack Young and television reporter has been re-arrested in connection with an alleged domestic violence case.
New York Times Tech Columnist David Pogue, Estranged Wife Charged With Disorderly Conduct In Westport
New York Times “gadget guru” David Pogue and his wife were arrested this week after the two tussled in their their Westport, CT, home, police said. Pogue, 48, and his wife Jennifer, 47, were both collared inside the Woody Lane home about 10:24 p.m. Monday when an argument between the two “turned physical,” Westport Town Police said.
2013: KTSM anchor Adrienne Alvarez arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
Television news anchor Adrienne Alvarez was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of domestic violence, officials said.
WISN’s Dan Needles arrested in domestic violence case
WISN-TV (Channel 12) sports director Dan Needles was arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident in Waukesha, police said Monday.
WLOS reporter John Le and wife arrested, both charged with misdemeanor assault
WLOS reporter John Le and his wife, Elizabeth Alicia Le, were both arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault early Saturday morning. An arrest warrant shows the two were arrested at their Brevard apartment about 1 a.m. on Saturday morning. There is no other detail about the incident on the written report.
Greenwich Meteorologist Bill Evans, Wife Charged In Domestic Dispute
Old Greenwich resident and WABC-TV meteorologist Bill Evans and his wife, Dana, both face third-degree assault and disorderly conduct charges after an incident in their home, according to Greenwich police.
2014: Domestic violence charges dropped against former TV anchor
Former CBS Channel 2 news anchor Rob Morrison walked out-of-state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday morning with a clean criminal record after a judge vacated the guilty pleas he entered last year for allegedly choking his wife in their Darien home.
And this is just a surface scratch.
If one were to hold the outraged media to their word and standard, NO ONE who was even accused of domestic violence (because it’s NEVER the woman’s fault and they’re ALWAYS to be believed) should be rewarded with a paycheck, let alone working.
Then again, we ARE talking about liberals….
All but ONE of those accused of domestic violence are still gainfully employed while their colleagues are performing high-tech lynchings of professional football players.
Why did I go there? Because all of those under media scrutiny and ridicule are black and almost all of the working media abusers are white (or white Hispanic).
Funny how that works….