Thursday, August 17, 2006

Judge Gary McKinley, The Bengals Best Hope

Yesterday, a judge in Ohio(actually he's retired, but still able to render decisions) decided that two high school football players would be allowed to participate in the upcoming football season before serving their 60 days in a juvenile detention center. Judge Gary McKinley said:

"I shouldn't be doing this, but I'm going to. I see positive things about participating in football."

Obviously he hasn't been following the Bengals offseason woes, eventhough Kenton is only about 130mi away from the Bengals home.

The two teens involved stole a deer decoy from a man's home, and built a base to keep it upright. Then they placed the deer near a roadway, and drove up and down the road watching drivers swerve to avoid the decoy. One man, Robert Roby Jr., crashed his car while trying to avoid the decoy, and broke his neck, arm, leg and collarbone. His passenger, Dustin Zachariah, suffered brain damage.

Yeah, when you know you shouldn't be doing something like letting kids play football instead of being punished for a crime, or placing a fake deer in the road in order to watch people put their lives at risk to avoid it, then you probably shouldn't do it.

I've got a feeling that Marvin Lewis is on his way to McKinley's office right now.

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