Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ray Rice

In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Ray
Rice talks alongside his wife during
a news conference at the team's
practice facility in Owings Mills, MD
(Patrick Semansky AP/Photo)
I've been following with great interest the news regarding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his well-documented case of domestic violence. If you've been living under a rock here's a link to get you caught up. The most interesting quote regarding this case came from former teammate and mentor, Ray Lewis, “I’m disappointed. This is personal for me, so I’m torn because this is a young man I really took up under my wing and tried to mentor to make sure he had a successful career and stayed away from things like this. Seeing this video, let me be very clear with going through this personally, a man should never, ever put his hands on a woman. Bottom line. We can speculate about a lot of things but what we need to make sure is very clear is what we saw on this video is him putting his hands on a woman and that’s where it’s personal for me.”

Friday, July 25, 2014

Introducing......The Aftermath

The following are my recollections, observations, and opinions. Take them for what they're worth.

"A couple of months ago I started a 'living' blog post in which I chronicled what I believe to be misdeeds by my former brother-in-law toward my sister Heather, her children, and my family. Approximately 48 hours ago, I received a 'cease-and-desist' letter from his lawyer, threatening to sue on his behalf if I didn't remove the post, despite my assertion that every one of my statements was, or could be, proven in a court of law. Well, as you can see, the post has been deleted to avoid any further legal action. In my opinion, only a coward would pay someone else to fight his own battles.  Despite this, I feel that some justice was served in this short time, and I am content with the belief that this man's lies will lead to his eventual undoing without my help. What baffles me is that despite the despicable skeletons this man hides in his closet, he continues to bad-mouth those who have the key to the door."

Thanks to everyone for your support in this matter, and thanks for making this the most popular post on TFC!