Damn Saskatchewan wasn’t kidding about the roughriding. Just hope their GM wore one when he was getting his Mark Chmura on.
Sexual Harassment Panda Archives
By now, everyone should know the whole Ben Roethlisberger civil suit story, and if you dont go ahead and read this then come on back. Ok, now, everyone should also know that ESPN is purposefully not reporting on this news story, even releasing statements why they wont cover it, despite those statements being contradictory to what has been done by TWWL in the past. If you haven’t seen this discussion, read here and even here then come on back. After reading all that, I am sickened but not surprised by ESPN’s course of action here.
The utter arrogance on the network’s part to decide what is and what is not news is inexcusable. It begs the question about what kind of racial bias the network has, it brings to mind what kinds of corporate biases the network has with all of its partnership deals with the very sports they cover and the advertisers they have, and it brings to mind whether or not the network should even be as huge and powerful as they are.
They have no problem reporting about a dead for over 2 weeks Steve McNair’s blood alcohol content, for no reason whatsoever since he was the one who was murdered, but when the Super Bowl winning quarterback get sued for sexual assault, this is not considered news. When a former super bowl winning wide-receiver gets sued in a civil suit for injuries sustained during a shootout, ESPN was all over it…but not for Roethlisberger’s sexual assault civil suit.
Thank goodness I have (some of) my fellow bloggers there to give me the straight news, without the filters that ESPN seems to have. I’ve long since given up going to ESPN for news for various reasons, including those listed above, but obviously most of America has not and ESPN owes it to its viewers to report the news not through ESPN colored glasses.
Or hey, maybe ESPN is right and everyone is wrong. I mean, no one could possibly believe that Ben Roethlisberger would ever be out of control…right?
When Isiah Thomas left the Knicks, Eddy Curry was but the learner. Now he could be the master of sexual harassment. When the big man tells you to take care of the kid, you better drop to those knees as David Kuchinsky found out.
Curry is being sued by Kuchinsky, his former driver, who claims that he is owed back pay and expenses. Oh he also claims that Curry tried to get some sex on the side too.
The stunning court papers claim Curry, a married father of three, repeatedly approached chauffeur David Kuchinsky “in the nude,” allegedly telling him, “Look at me, Dave, look” and “Come and touch it, Dave.”
Curry also made Kuchinsky perform “humiliating tasks outside the scope of his employment, such as cleaning up and removing dirty towels [Curry had ejaculated into] so that his wife would not see them,” the Manhattan federal court suit says.
“Ja, you will love it when you touch it.” It gets better. Add a few racial slurs and some Plaxico Burress/Jayson Williams gunplay and we’ve got ourselves a good old fashioned Knicks sexual harrassment party.
And in a disturbing episode reminiscent of some of the evidence in the manslaughter case against former Nets star Jayson Williams, Kuchinsky further claims in his suit that Curry pointed a “fully loaded” gun at him on at least two separate occasions to keep him from complaining about his treatment.
“Look, I have one in the chamber,” Curry allegedly said.
Sit your $5 ass down before I make change. That’s so Nino Brown. It’s not clear whether gun should be in quotes as well. Curry could have been talking about his “love gun” or the mayonnaise gun he keeps in a shoulder holster that compliments the Roy Rogers holster of fries he always keeps at his side.
Of course, nothing has been proven so we can’t assume Curry is guilty unlike Isiah who we all knew was guilty from the jump. For the record, he and his lawyer deny the allegations.
His lawyer, Kelly Saindon, denied all of Kuchinsky’s allegations, calling them “absolutely untrue,” and saying he began making a series of claims for unpaid wages several months ago, upping the ante each time.
Saindon said Curry took a chance on hiring Kuchinsky despite a criminal record that includes a three-year prison sentence for a 1992 burglary in New Jersey. He also got three years’ probation in a 2004 resisting-arrest case in the Garden State, records show.
These accusations seem like the actions of a motivated sexual harasser and that makes us skeptical. Curry is world-renowned for his laziness and it’s hard to believe he could get the energy to pursue his driver with such determination. He only works this hard at the Times Square Olive Garden when he’s testing the limits of the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl.
Kuchinsky’s lawyer, Matt Blit might want to be careful. Anucha Browne Sanders ended up settling for over $11 million. Kuchinsky is suing for what amounts to barely $100,000 dollars. He might end up settling for free coffee.
Former Seattle Supersonic and Albany Patroons head coach Vincent Askew, seen here with some Patroons cheerleaders, was arrested yesterday for allegedly having sex with a 16 year old girl at a hotel in Florida. He allegedly told the girl he was a high school basketball coach (which he isnt), that he was scouting her (which he was…but not for basketball purposes) and trying to recruit her for his team (which, again, he doesn’t have). Got that?
I don’t even know if i can muster the mental strength it would take to come up with an original quip about yet another athlete engaging in yet another sexual encounter with an under-age female. Its just become too common at this point. You kind of wake up in the morning and if you don’t hear about it on the radio you wonder, “hm…something seems off today, I wonder what it is…oh right, i haven’t heard anything about an athlete sexually assulting a teenager. Today must be one of those GOOD days I hear people talk about.” Sad, just sad.
Via Captial 9 News