Something about the wives of professional sports figures screams delusional. They will cat fight other wives over disputes that the men would settle on the field, like real men. Among the other effeminate gaffes was Gisele Bundchen addressing some hecklers following the Super Bowl loss for her husband, Tom Brady’s Patriots by calling out the rest of the team. It seems that whenever the wives, girlfriends, or significant others of professional sports figures are brought into the limelight, it is ugly.
Then there were the millions wasted on New Jersey Nets PF Kris Humphries seemingly five minute marriage to Kim Kardashian, laughable – because sister Khloe and F Lamar Odom married after a week and are still together. Of course, the idiots in the seats booed Humphries mercilessly. SG Kobe Bryant was addled during a sexual assault case and had numerous affairs against his marriage and is cheered, while the faithful and now engaged LeBron James is booed for doing exactly what a free agent is allowed to do.
Celebrity marriages are to be taken about as seriously as the Children’s Crusade. While who marries who in the world of film, tv, and music stays on the rag magazine’s at the checkout of the local Food King, the ladies of the sports world usually cause publicity ruination for their husbands and their teammates.
Take into account the most egregious of all: Dottie Sandusky. Sometimes, women (and men) can grow heated and make mistakes with either voice or fist. So, yes, Gisele’s mistake was dumb – but it was a heat-of-the-moment type deal. Her husband just lost one of the most legacy building, pivotal games of his life, and it can largely be attributed to some otherwise reliable players making critical mistakes. So why, after all this time that the Sandusky couple spent together mulling over the fifty one counts of child molestation is she testifying for him?
This is a man who used his status to work with a charity that specifically brought him close to children. One of the telltale signs of a child molester is their repeated efforts to work in places close to children. Of course, this is not an indictment to the thousands in this country who break their backs (and their banks) to keep the youth alive and well. I have a feeling that outside of the pomp and glitz of the sporting world, a lot of our wives and girlfriends (in my case, a fiance) would throw us out in a feverish scream if we were subpoenaed for child molestation. If a guy is caught shoplifting, gets in a fistfight, or gets a traffic ticket, a forgiving and strong lady may look beyond these errors in judgement.
Sandusky spent years molesting children, and his wife is going to support him? It would be one thing if Sandusky is the best player in the NFL, or a long-tenured basketball coach, but he is an assistant coach. How much money could he have made? It is not about the financial loss.
This is the denial stage of grief, in which Dottie Sandusky has lost her mind and her spirit and is blindly representing a child molester for the sake of saving him. In all my studies into forensics and the courses I have taken with the police departments to learn what I can about stopping these acts, nothing surprises me. I have seen cases where the wives of rapists are in on the act, or just look the other way. That is a major claim, and one that is not even close to solidification, but in a lawsuit as cryptic and criminal as Sandusky’s expect the worst.
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