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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    Not much of an assault. No don't put your hands on a fan though, MLB needs to sit him down for awhile.

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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Assaulted? Really? No.
    Watch the video at exactly 28 seconds. He wasn't tangled up with the guy. He was mad and he did what he did. Call it what you want. I call it assault. Really.
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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    It's a sad commentary on society when a slight bump resulting in no physical harm immediately gets labeled "assault."
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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    It's a sad commentary on society when a slight bump resulting in no physical harm immediately gets labeled "assault."
    We are a society of victims... except those dudes in the Viagra commercials, they got it under control.

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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    It's a sad commentary on society when a slight bump resulting in no physical harm immediately gets labeled "assault."
    I'm with you.

    Morgan may have reacted an little gruffly but I don;t think what happened was any big deal. They got tangled up and he gave a little push when he jerked his arm away. Hardly a capital offense
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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    yeah - the guy is a jerk and his actions proved it but I don't call it an assault

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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    Assault? I didn't see anything like that. Doesn't look like a big deal to me. It will probably be forgotten quickly if Morgan and the fan just keep quiet and don't a big deal of it.
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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    At least he didn't do any somersaults
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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    It doesn't look like assault to me, but it's still not good. The fan did not reach into the field of play, and he had every right to try for that ball because it was in the stands. For Morgan to push him (I don't think it was assault, still uncalled for though) and then continue yelling and jawing with the guy is absolutely ridiculous.

    Not that any of this is surprising from Nyjer Morgan. He's been one of the biggest punks in the game for a few years now. Kudos to the fan for not backing down either.
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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    That's not assault. There was absolutely no intent to harm, nor would anyone have been hurt by that love tap.

    Morgan acted like a child, for sure, but that's a weak argument for assault IMHO.
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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    Not exactly Ty Cobb. Just dumber than what Chapman did.

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    "Nothing major. Everybody might blow it up a little differently. But just one of those plays where I thought I could have had the ball, and their fans are helping out their team."
    Pretty sure it's not a normal human instinct to sit passively in the line of a fly ball hoping an outfielder reaches out and saves you. No one was helping out any team there. I understand the heat of the moment, but you would think he'd realize the other perspective at some point.

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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    I love fans making it hard for the other guys to get fouls though. Always face palm when everyone runs away from the ball and gives them a ton of space. Unless it's a Red going for the ball of course.

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    Re: Nyjer Morgan - that's Assault brother!

    Assault is the wrong term, Nyjer committed simple battery.

    At common law, simple battery is a misdemeanor. The prosecutor must prove all three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

    an unlawful application of force
    to the person of another
    resulting in either bodily injury or an offensive touching.

    Simple battery may include any form of non-consensual harmful or insulting contact, regardless of the injury caused. Criminal battery requires an intent to inflict an injury on another, as distinguished from a tortious battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Assault is the wrong term, Nyjer committed simple battery.
    Thanks. Battery I can agree with. I don't want to blow it out if proportion. Its just the disrespect for the customer that burns me most and Nyjer needs to realize it. Cardinals RF Tyoshi Shinjo once flipped the bird to the moon deck one night when I was sitting there with my kids. I didn't appreciate that either. Maybe I am just over sensitive to players disrespecting fans.
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