Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
I'll decline you're invitation to leave it alone, thanks. I'll hold my breath until I know what happened, in a real statement from Brooks. If you think this is about innocent/guilty, indictments, mea culpas, and bad apples you are off base. That's not my thinking at all. It's more likely this is about entitled elite athlete culture, professionalism, leadership, maturity, and accountability -- or lack thereof. I have no intention of blabbing mindless speculation. But I am not going away either. And I expect the team to show winning character in managing this. Which does not involve ignoring the incident. Rather, i am hoping that it involves asking for an accurate depiction of the actions of the individuals involved in the incident...and making decisions from there. As well as providing a public statement. Because -- unlike most employers -- that is the business the franchise is in.
I find it impossible to believe that Baalke has not asked for, in your words, "an accurate depiction of the actions of the individuals involved in the incident."
And yes, I do mean impossible
As far as I can there is no scintilla of evidence that team is ignoring or has ignored this incident. I posted Baalke answers to questions about this incident, and at no point did he say anything that indicates that the team has ignored the incident. The team statement (see below) can not be taken as evidence that that the team has ignored the incident.
"The 49ers organization is aware that the District Attorney of Santa Clara County has closed this matter. As an organization, we look forward to moving on from this situation and will have no further comment."
Since that statement was released Baalke has made it clear that:
1. He will not discuss player discipline with reporters as press conferences.
2. The team will release a statement if and when a public statement seems appropriate.
At this point, I think Baalke publicly discussing details of the incident or the details of the team's investigation of the incident would be a major error and classless, in addition to being premature.
If the league is looking into this incident, and it seems likely that it is doing just that, the 49ers should withold any final statement until the league has finished its investigation.
I am not a lawyer, but I do know that California law limits what information pertaining to employee discipline the 49ers, or any business, can publically release.
We, the public if you will, do not have the specific details of the incident but there are clearly there are mitigating circumstances that need to be weighed.
But, even without knowing all the details, I am willing to say that I do think the team should impose a 1 or 2 game suspension on Brooks. ce
Since, I do understand that my knowledge is limited, I am not in any sense demanding or insisting that the team do what I think is appropriate.
If Brooks makes any statement, you can rest assured that it will not include any specific details about the incident.
[ Edited by buck on Jul 24, 2013 at 8:41 AM ]