More on Tyreke’s suspension

Tyreke Evans learning he's been caught on tape.
Why did they not follow the other car?
I can’t decide where I stand on this (horribly old, I can’t believe I’m taking about it, wish I was cool like…) Tyreke Evans speeding/suspension story.

Kings guard Tyreke Evans was suspended for one game without pay for his reckless driving charge on May 31, the league announced today.

This made the news originally, but was quickly passed up by other sports stories. Then, the video was released and things started back up again. And now the NBA decides it wants to crack down on these misbehavin’ kids.

Also suspended by the NBA were Brandon Rush of the Indiana Pacers and Kenny Hasbrouck of the Miami Heat. Rush was suspended for five games for violating the league’s anti-drug program and Hasbrouck two games for driving while intoxicated.

I tend to lean on the side of “these kids need to learn their lesson” as it is frustrating to read one story after the other about professionals athletes making bad decisions. And, although no one was injured in the incident, there were some seriously close calls what with the bobbing and weaving going on between the two cars. On the other hand, is this suspension in response to the action or the publicity of the video and subsequent renewed media attention? That is, is this like rubbing your dog’s face in the mess he made in the living room twenty minutes after you’ve cleaned it up?

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9 thoughts on “More on Tyreke’s suspension”

  1. I lean on the side of “what fool is giving these people their money to watch them play basketball” and “who the he11 cares what these idiots are doing”?

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  2. If Sacramento is serous about becoming a “world class city” then you just have to live with the occasional sports stars racing around in a Mercedes supercar.

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  3. I don’t follow the NBA closely enough to be able to discuss its policies about player behavior but my hunch is that the NBA is wack and that this is exactly like you said, rubbing Tyreke’s face in the poop but only after the NBA’s mother in law noticed the stain and posted it to YouTube. Or something like that.

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  4. I’m miffed that millionaires can speed and just shrug their shoulders if they get caught. Like many other countries, let’s tie our penalties for speeding to the income of the individual. The ultra-rich pay ultra big fines.

    As far as the seriousness of the crime, speeding is one thing…. racing at double the speed of traffic on an Interstate with the weaving and such is flat out dangerous and ridiculous. Perhaps someone needs his car confiscated?

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  5. Why should the rich be punished more because they make money? I have to disagree with that. If they are rich enough to shrug of fines & pay the extra insurance costs and spend time in jail then good for them.

    Equality is an american value, that means that everyone has the same rights AND penalties. While we may not quite make the mark in all cases, we need to work to uphold this value in as many circumstances as possible in order for it to work at all.

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  6. As the self-anointed national representative for the domiciley challenged, please pay me money for your offensiveness. The International Muckraking Permanent Address Impaired Defense Fund Opposing Revising Legislative Initiative Financing Enactments (a.k.a. “IM PAID FOR LIFE”) will protest unless this site issues an apology for use of the term “hobo,” and a check. You don’t want 250 homeless being set on you, much less boycotting your . . . err . . . website.

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