Last May, in Charlotte North Carolina a 6’5, 280 pound man got into an argument with his then-girlfriend that resulted in him hitting her repeatedly, dragging her around his apartment by her hair, slamming her head off the bathroom floor, picking her up to slam her on a futon full of automatic weapons and then almost choking her to death while claiming he should kill her.
“I tried to get up, he pushed me, then I started fighting back, he threw me into the bathroom, I hit the back of the shower wall and fell into the bathtub where he pulled me out.”
After the brutal attack the woman, barefoot, bruised, bloody, and frightened, walked as fast as she could through the dark North Carolina night. She saw some police officers and oddly she ran away from them.
The officers pursued her.
She headed west on Fifth Street toward North Church, away from the apartment of the attack.
Officer Jeffrey Kendrick caught up to her and demanded she stop.
Crying and scared, she turned and walked toward Kendrick.
He asked her why she was crying.
“It doesn’t matter Nothing is going to happen to him anyways.”
She was right.
It took a year and a half for her attacker to be charged and arrested. He wasn’t hiding or on the run, on the contrary, he was visible and cocky 24/7 to anyone that wanted to see him.
Last year, her ruthless ex-boyfriend was convicted of assault in a bench trial, but the charges were dismissed on appeal.
The whole ordeal was expunged from his record.
“Nothing is going to happen to him anyways.”
Here are some photos of the injuries to the girlfriend.
Her now ex-boyfriend missed more than a year of work. He wasn’t hurting because he’s a multi-millionaire. Then his employers brought him back on board.
When he’s asked about the attack on his ex-girlfriend he takes a somewhat defiant stance and offers a series of sexist comments that can only be tagged as cocky and laced with narcissism. There is certainly no sincere remorse detected in his responses to questions about the attack.
His boss calls him a “real leader”.
How did this man get away with brutally beating the shit out of this woman?
His beaten girlfriend didn’t show up for court.
Why? Did she endure another ass whipping that scared her way from testifying against her ex-boyfriend? No.
Was she threatened? We don’t know.
Was she coerced? It seems so.
The girlfriend was the state’s key witness. Months after the horrific attack she refused to cooperate with prosecutors and avoided the repeated efforts of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office to find her and compel her to testify.
Money talks-Domestic Violence gets a pass.
High-end lawyers and their well-heeled clients can buy their way out of an ass whipping quicker than a New York Minute. Some folks in Carolina are wagering that’s what happened here
The prosecutor working the case told the Superior Court Judge that the girlfriend had agreed to a settlement with the boyfriend. A settlement blocked any civil lawsuits she might file in connection with the case.
Who are these players?
The ex-boyfriend and woman beater.
Dallas Cowboys Defensive End Greg Hardy
The boyfriend’s boss that heralded the boyfriend a real leader.
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones.
Jones is a major player in this story because he rewarded a very violent man with an opportunity that provides the means that will enable Hardy to do it again.
Jones wants a title badly. Absent the patience and wisdom to construct a roster able to reach that goal, he will gladly employ men like Hardy to prove to everyone that he’s going down fighting.ESPN’s Wendi Nix and our own Nina Mandellhave trenchantly pushed for enacting change by cutting off the flow of money to Jones — from sponsors and fans — but I wonder if it would even matter. [Source]
Jones’ signing of Hardy under the dark cloud of what Hardy did to Holder sends a dangerous message to all inspiring athletes across the country.
“If you’re a great athlete you can get yourself in trouble and “nothing will happen to you anyways”.
“You can beat the shit out of a woman. It’s going to cost you some bucks but what the hell-her ass was with you for your money and fame anyway. Boy, if you weren’t an NFL star she would have never come near you. Pay the bitch and this goes away. You’ll make it all back next season”.
The previous paragraph was brutal and might offend some people, however, if you think that mindset doesn’t exist with some NFL shot callers and on field ballers then you’re in denial.
Jerry Jones doubles down on embracing domestic violence. He appears to be cool with players beating up on their Mothers. As long as the player is good Jones doesn’t seemed fazed by what they do off the field.
Jones is pimping Greg Hardy which makes him just as callous and dangerous as Hardy toward domestic violence. Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo pretty much confirmed Jones is pimping Hardy in search of wins while downplaying Hardy’s violent side.
“I guess the line is when he’s no longer productive, you know? I think that’s always been the line for Jerry Jones, is he’s one to pretty much accept everything as long as a guy’s productive.”
And my dear reader there in lies the problem with some of the NFL’s shotcallers’ attitude toward the atrocities of it’s employees. If you can make them money they pretty much don’t give a shit what you do.
And every time we buy a ticket, or memorabilia related to the entities that co-sign drug users, women beaters, rapists, drunk drivers, and killers, we become enablers of these folks. Even when they admit their future atrocities and are convicted they get off the hook because of who they are and who they work for.
The NFL only gives a shit about making money and I don’t care how many charities they give to they can’t shake that fact. Their giving to shelters and where ever else they throw money is good for those needy entities, but does nothing for future Nicole Holders, Jenay Rices, Angela Bryants, Shawanda Lamarrs, Yvonne Gill-Sadlers, Pro Football’s Ray McDonald’s victims, and hundreds of others that will find themselves the punching bag for a raging oversized man that could break necks with his bare hands.
And there will be future crimes against humanity without any regards for repercussions by those that can pay the high price of impunity.