Re: Espn outside the lines: Frostee L. Rucker is a rapist... allegedly
Originally Posted by CaptainHook
Looks like a one-sided bit of yellow journalism to me. They basically got one side of the story and presented it as fact. They also failed to mention that Rucker has a restraining order against the woman that is their primary source. Sounds to me like there is a whole lot more to this story than ESPN presented.
In regards to the 'reports' that the Bengals ignored ... so did just about every other teams in the NFL. The 'reports' were coming from a biased third party with an axe to grind against Rucker. I am sure the Bengals did their due dilligence to get information on Rucker's case from every unbiased source they could find.
Rucker might be a very bad guy ... but this bit of 'journalism' sure didn't shed any new light on the matter.
They did mention the restraining order.
Reggie and USC didn't comment. The Bengals did offer a statement. (Not that that automatically doesn't mean it's yellow journalism, but the other side was allowed to present a side). It's only yellow journalism if they didn't check out the backgrounds of the accusers and find them credible. This is very newsworthy.
And I thoroughly disagree that this isn't new information. I didn't know he was an accused rapist. They brought in 2 women, one of which allowed her face to be on camera saying he raped them. This is all new to the world.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids