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BIGH2001

Member Since 26 Nov 2008
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In Topic: Panthers claim OT Jonathan Martin

Today, 08:14 AM

Moving up in class lol

In Topic: GDT: Nets @ Hornets

25 March 2015 - 08:24 PM

30-40. What a bunch of cocksuckers

In Topic: GDT: Nets @ Hornets

25 March 2015 - 08:23 PM

Clifford draws up another magical end game play

In Topic: NFL files lawsuit against Mecklenburg County for Hardy evidence

18 March 2015 - 10:51 PM

This could be an interesting case from a legal perspective. Does the public (otherwise known as the NFL) have the right to access court records in a case where the defendant was acquitted?

My guess is the NFL is suing so that they can say they did the best they could to get evidence on Hardy. Whether they get the information they are requesting might be irrelevant.

There's a difference in court records (citations, dismissal forms) and evidence prepared by attorneys for use in court. Court records themselves are public record. The NFL is trying to obtain evidence in the DA's possession, including police reports which are protected from disclosure by north carolina law. Remember when Goodell said he was prohibited from asking New Jersey police for the Ray Rice elevator video? Same type of law. Apparently he has now changed his stance and is willing to sue to get the information.

In Topic: NFL files lawsuit against Mecklenburg County for Hardy evidence

18 March 2015 - 07:55 PM

I don't see the problem. In order to finally give him a suspension (if at all), they need to see the evidence they haven't yet seen. The evidence the original judge saw. The evidence that caused a verdict that Hardy got moved to a jury trial. Evidence that was never shown because the case was dropped. All the want to do is see the evidence. The County refused. So they got sued. Pretty simple.


There's also the law that allows trial preparation materials and law enforcement reports to be shielded from disclosure. Just because the NFL might want to have the information doesn't mean that they have a legal right to get it.