Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by buck:I just think that Aldon needs to pay and that actually paying will be best for him in the long run.
Pay for what? Breaking the law?
What if the law said that he couldn't drink from a water fountain in a white neighborhood. Should he be suspended for that too? Or in that case, should we ignore the law?
Aldon Smith should pay for his DUI, don't you think?
If Aldon Smith had stated that he intentionally broke the California law on these magazine buttons as a protest against the law's violation of his second amendment rights, I would more than likely support him.
But, he has not made any such a statement.
Generally speaking when a person brakes a law they pay, and should expect to pay for their actions.
If I think that a law is stupid, say the marijuana control laws, I will bring them. If I am stupid enough to be caught, I will pay for my stupidity--and I will not waste time complaining.
I think that his gun charges should be lowered to misdemeanors and that Aldon should receive a minimum sentence; no jail time, a fine, community service, and maybe no probation. I do not think that the charges should have been felony charges.
Given the number of instances requiring the presence of the police, incidents not charges, paying a minimum penalty of a two or three games does not seem excessive.
[ Edited by buck on Jul 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM ]