When people appeal their convictions, they can be released on appeal bond so that they are not immediately in jail. It is entirely possible to be out after a conviction, so no points for you there.
I'm not calling for GH's head ... never, ever have. Just stating FACTS that he was convicted. It's not as if it "never happened." It did happen. The appeal is not automatic; if he had not appealed, his conviction stands ... A jury trial outcome of not guilty would negate that conviction. I understand that.
Those who give a sh!t about domestic abuse and violence did so before the GH or Ray Rice situation, and will continue to do so. The poster ... and simple minded ninnies like him and you ... fail to understand that the fact that we care about it isn't because of some media frenzy, or because of some rich athlete simply "removing his coked out ..... girlfriend" from his apartment. Even such a woman doesn't deserve to be abused. And simply because she was "hurt enough" or "knocked out," like RR's fiance/now wife doesn't mean she wasn't a victim. That notion is absolutely ridiculous. Like saying a rape victim who chooses to try to stay alive by not fighting wasn't raped because she didn't fight back, she didn't allow herself to be beaten to "prove" it was rape.
I know I'm one of only a few women here, so I understand that the perspective isn't shared by the majority here ... and trust me, I am NOT saying that "all" the men here don't understand the issue of domestic abuse because they are men ... some just don't get it.
That's a really sexist thing to say. I am fully aware of the realities of domestic abuse. I'm also one of the few people on here who has been to prison and can say first hand what happens to DV's when they get to prison. They get their asses beat.
But lumping in GH situation into this hot button issue of domestic violence is irrational and irresponsible. He had a crazy bitch attacking him in his house and had his fiend hold her there until the cops arrived, the cops that he called, and the cops that SHE tried to run away from when they arrived. She wasn't a victim, she was 50% responsible in a drug and alcohol fueled dispute and should also have been arrested for DV.
You can pull the I'm a woman you're a man so you don't understand card, but I do understand, I don't tolerate domestic violence, and still don't think GH is the monster the media is making him out to be.
As soon as he opted for a jury trial the conviction was thrown out, as in, never happened. Poof. Gone. Espn says he was convicted and is appealing which simply isn't true. In an appeals process, you are still going through with the original sentencing during appeals, which means he'd be doing 60 days in jail right now and be on 18 months probation. But he's not, he has no criminal record as of today, and won't until he is found guilty at his real trial in November.
The fact is the Panthers were trying to give due process to one of their players, and because of ESPN's grossly negligent representation of the facts of the case, millions of simple minded ninnies like you are calling for Greg Hardy's head.
None of this matters. Americans have such a tragically limited attention span that this will be forgotten when the next outrage shows on the news for ratings.
Nearly 3 dozen people, mainly young children, were massacred at Sandy Hook and the American public gave a poo for about a month and a half.
How long do you think Americans will care about a rich athlete removing his coked out, drunk, hysterical, gold-digging girlfriend from his apartment?
People can hashtag take a stand against domestic violence until they are blue in the face, but the sad reality is absolutely nobody will give a sh!t soon enough, your outraged self included.