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The latest on former Georgia linebacker Adam Anderson: Workout impresses, lawyer files for dismissal

SystemSystem Posts: 10,561 admin
edited March 2022 in Article commenting
imageThe latest on former Georgia linebacker Adam Anderson: Workout impresses, lawyer files for dismissal

ATHENS — The attorney for Adam Anderson has filed a motion that Anderson’s case be dismissed.

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,636 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Don't know what to make of it, he's either extremely unfortunate on the one hand, or extremely lucky on the other, if charges are dropped.

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    My_Dawg_RyanMy_Dawg_Ryan Posts: 383 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Just make it as some women trying to get their cut from athletes who are primed to make a lot of money and when it doesn’t go their way, call sexual harassment, etc. I know people are going to get all up in arms about this, but look at most athletes, etc who go three this and then are proven innocent…prime example, Deshaun Watson!

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    TBoneTBone Posts: 1 ✭ Freshman

    Over 20 women accused Watson. He wasn't proven innocent of anything. It's just difficult to prosecute he said /she said cases. The probability of all 20 women all lying is minimal. The probability of Watson being a scumbag is high.

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    UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I have no idea what happened in this case. Hopefully, they get to the truth and justice prevails. That being said, it is a sad reflection on our current society that people look at people of wealth as targets that can be victimized by having an innocent situation manipulated into an illegal situations with serious implications. Fills our legal system with questionable or frivolous cases that choke the system for legitimate cases in a , not always, obvious money grab. Kind of like how flopping is ruining basketball but obviously on a much bigger and more individually impactful scale.

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    UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 2022

    I have absolutely no idea what happened in the Watson case. The probability that you can find 20 women (people) who consented to a young rich athlete and then jumped on the bandwagon willing to go for an easy payday (settlement) money grab is pretty high in this day and age.

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    ChewDawgChewDawg Posts: 124 ✭✭✭ Junior

    A female goes to a dude's dorm all drunk after midnight, to the point of passing out....for what exactly? What was she looking for at that time, in that condition? The blame is 99.9% on the female. That's right...the truth is hard to accept sometimes. Political correctness can never cope with the truth.

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    1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 2022

    Also works the other way.. Some athletes feel they're above the law because of who they are and their wealth. Not condoning Watson's alleged actions, or being the jury, just stating a different view that also comes up in these cases.

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    HemingweyHemingwey Posts: 3,898 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Anderson put his career at Georgia and his future in the NFL and thereafter on the line for the sake of something of little value to him in the long run. It is hard to teach young men this wisdom, but, perhaps, his experience will serve as a teaching moment for others. (I am not commenting on the merits of the charges against him as I have no first hand knowledge of the material facts.)

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    UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,153 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    We have no idea of the nuances of this case. It is up to the judge to proceed or dismiss it. Adam's future is on the line. All we can do is wait and see what occurs. If tried, it won't be a short one for sure. At least he got to workout in front of NFL scouts while out on bond.

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    DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If Anderson weren't a UGA football player, none of us would care. And few people would be trying their best to give him the benefit of the doubt, without casting aspersions on the young lady and her integrity. Few other criminal suspects ever get the "we don't know all the facts" treatment, the way our favorite (i.e. UGA) athletes do. We never know ALL the facts in criminal cases, which is hopefully what the legal process is for. Hopefully, that will happen here. If he raped that young lady, he needs to go to prison. Period. Regardless of her condition or mental state or when she went to his room. And if he didn't rape her, he needs to have the case dismissed and he can use the legal system to seek redress.

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    ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,608 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If he’s guilty of rape, he should go to prison. That’s easy! If he didn’t rape her, prosecutors should file charges, she should be arrested, left to twist in the wind for months, and face the possibility of going before a judge and jury to determine her fate of spending a portion of her life in prison. Too many times in these cases, men who are exonerated are so relieved to be found innocent and prosecutors so PO’d that they didn’t get a conviction regardless of the man’s innocence, the woman who trumped up the charges and cost the tax payers thousands is left to go merrily on her way as if nothing ever happened.

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    E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,221 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 2022

    The accusation is rape. If he didn't do it, he didn't do it. Fine. But you don't even take whether he actually did it into consideration. Your argument is that if a woman goes to a man's place, and gets raped, well them's the breaks. Zero accountability for the guy who committed the crime. Oh sorry, you did put 0.1% of it on him.

    And as if all this weren't asinine enough, you try to make it about political correctness? Good Lord we're all dumber for having read this.

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    BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,423 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    LOL...It's an age old story with new billing. He said...she said. Was it consensual...did she change her mind...how drunk was he...who came on to who. What about the 2nd girl that popped out of the woodwork? Is that a red herring the prosecution dug up or was it a legit complaint? Did she imagine it...said she didn't realize it till the next morning...how can she be sure it was Adam Anderson?

    Nobody freakin' knows. This case is weaker than the one they had against Jameis Winston and they gave him the Heisman...never sat out a single play and the charges were suspiciously dropped. I didn't hear any outrage or finger pointing in his case.

    I highly doubt it was rape. It was more a case of piss-poor judgement from 2 intoxicated young people, neither of whom needs to pay further amends. They've both learned a valuable lesson and should be allowed to move on with their life.

    That being said...if they have evidence that this is a serial issue with Anderson...he should go down hard for it.

    See what I mean? 2 different opinions for 2 different set of circumstances and facts. Why bother giving an opinion till you know the facts? Doesn't make sense.

    There's a reason a court date has still not been set and he was allowed to basically interview for a job with the NFL. Something doesn't add up. Every accused has a right to a speedy trial and a right to face their accuser.

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    CandlerParkCandlerPark Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Great comment, UGA66. The only thing we truly know at this point is that this is a tragic story.

    By his alleged crime, by simply poor judgment or through no fault of his own, a stellar athlete at the top of his game didn't get to share in the ultimate victory with his teammates or to receive any of the post-season accolades that would surely have come his way. He was working toward that his entire life. At the last minute it escaped his reach, and he may even have lost his chance to play in the NFL. That's, like, Shakespearian stuff.

    Most importantly, IF it's true, a horrible crime was committed against a young lady that will remain a central trauma in her life.

    It's too easy for us to render know-it-all judgments (often anonymously) based on news coverage. No matter how accurate the coverage is, it will always be incomplete. Otherwise, we wouldn't need trials. But even if he's found NOT guilty or if the case doesn't go to trial, we won't really know what happened. Sometimes a crime is just too difficult to prove.

    I think we gotta be comfortable with admitting that we don't know enough about the case -- except to say that it all very, very sad.

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