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Vagrant

Member Since 28 Nov 2008
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In Topic: Hardy Case Dismissed

09 February 2015 - 12:08 PM

I've been in civil and criminal court many times but that doesn't make me a lawyer so I'm going to ask the benevolent judges that sit in session on the huddle...

Two parties agreeing on a settlement (with no proof yet that they did) means fug all in a criminal case. Settlements are for civil cases. The DA can still press charges against Hardy, but the case was dismissed because their leading (only) witness has been a lying flake since before the bench trial even started so the DA knows that she can't be relied on to make a case?

 

Correct. A settlement would mean nothing in a criminal case. However, paying off the star witness of the prosecution to take a vacation and not be available to her lawyers or to the court means that they have no recourse but to rule against her in the proceedings. Hardy being able to buy himself a not guilty verdict means a hell of a lot more to his career than however much it cost him to have her disappear. Because if you'll remember, this "flake" made every single one of her other court dates before mysteriously dropping off the face of the earth. Not just chilling at home, either. She's making it damn sure that she isn't going to be found for this.


In Topic: Hardy Case Dismissed

09 February 2015 - 11:37 AM

 

 

 

 

 

If this is the case, tell me why he waited until the day of his trial, to pay off the witness?  Couldn't he have done that many months ago and played this past season?  That makes absolutely no sense.

 

 

All evidence suggests that they haven't been able to get in touch with Holder for many, many months. Last contact being in October. Looks like he did exactly that. But you can't get a case dismissed until the accuser actually "no shows" on the trial date. That's why the trial date being bumped past the end of the season meant that we weren't going to see Hardy on the field this season.


In Topic: Hardy Case Dismissed

09 February 2015 - 11:34 AM

It's funny how people think this means none of this happened. What you're seeing is Greg Hardy taking some of that cash he didn't work for and paying Holder to make it go away. Jerry Richardson's money going towards some woman's blow habit is just as insulting as Greg being found guilty in the first place. I still have zero doubts he did it, or else this "civil settlement" to make her leave town wouldn't have been required.

 

Greg made a smart financial investment. Take a few million and leave town, let me get my not guilty verdict, and we'll all be happy. That's why you pay the lawyers.


In Topic: Should we be the North Carolina Panthers? Map says yes

06 January 2015 - 02:16 AM

I'll recognize SC as part of the ownership of this team when they start footing the bill for the stadium. Until then, it owns to the state of the taxpayers that do.


In Topic: Should we look at bringing in a new kicker this offseason? Or stick with Gano?

04 January 2015 - 04:05 PM

Clear signs of a franchise spoiled by great kicking for its entire existence. Kasay to the uncertain years after his departure into Gano. Gano has missed a few this year no doubt. Ones he would rather have back. But you can't throw out the baby with the bath water. He's the best in the league on the kickoff and keeping the ball away from returns on special teams. He's also one of the strongest legs in the game, giving us a chance from unreasonable distances. Those two factors alone are enough to put up with SOME inconsistency. He'd be the first to say this wasn't his best season, but we've seen him kick much better than this. The tough thing about being a kicker is that you're asked to make about 30 plays a year and if you have an unsuccessful outcome on more than 3 or 4 of them, your season looks terrible. He's the same kicker he was last year. He'll be fine. The least of our concerns at this point.