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Cowboy I agree with you, Why is NASCAR suspending Kurt when no charges have been filed. Yet last year they stuck behind Tony Stewart when a Murder charge was hanging over his head. I guess a gold digger is worth more than a kids life. And I'm not saying NASCAR should have suspended Tony, It's just if you are going to suspend someone pending charges and a trial, then what Tony was facing was a whole lot worse than what Kurt faces. I don't hold to any man hitting a woman.
What bothers me most is that NASCAR just said they are going to wait until the case is completed before they take any action. Then, a judge says "it likely happened" and now he is suspended. Innocent until proven guilty be damned! Looks like it's not just NASCAR, as Chevy has severed ties with Kurt Busch also....this is going to be a long, messy situationHow about a fully relatable example, in 2013 Travis Kvapil is ARRESTED for domestic abuse, yet nothing happens to him at all. This is fully a result of Kurt Busch being a big name and domestic violence being the new hot button issue.===========To look on a brighter side, it's going to give my fellow NYer Regan Smith a chance to see what he can do in that car for awhile....maybe even the full season with the way this is looking.
Jones noted that Driscoll presented false testimony that conflicted with that of a chaplain who saw her immediately after the alleged assault and said he didn't see any marks or bruises on her. Jones nevertheless said he didn't believe Driscoll's false testimony amounted to perjury or intentional falsehood.The judge concluded that Busch did not appear to be a prototypical batterer who uses violence to subjugate or control, but that the incident instead was most likely a "situational" event in which Busch was unable to cope and to control his tendency to act out violently in response to stress and frustration, causing him to "snap."At the same time, however, Jones said he believes there's real possibility that Busch will lash out again."Given respondent's passion for his racing career and his intemperate and frequently violent reactions to seemingly minor racing setbacks, the court finds that there exists a likelihood of future acts of domestic violence against petitioner in the event that respondent's racing career is damaged or destroyed as the result of his having been found to have committed an act of domestic violence in this case or any subsequent criminal prosecution," Jones wrote.
What will be sad is how FOX will play this come Sunday. It will be NASCAR is right to do this blah blah blah, Not one person, will speak out against it. I bet on NASCAR radio the sheep over there are saying how right NASCAR is. Isn't it amazing how fast our rights have faded over the last 6 year? We are no longer innocent until proven guilty, we no longer have true freedom of the press, because if the press speaks out it is censored by the rest of the media outlets, The PEOPLE of the States no longer have a right to live under the laws they wish to live under, it goes on and on and yet no one wants to talk about it or are afraid to stand up and talk about it. Express your opinion and if it isn't the popular opinion then you are attacked. Now off my soapbox.
That means NASCAR needs to suspend the following individuals because they may show an act of aggression against their wives/girlfriends sometime in the future.Denny HamlinJeff GordonMatt KensethCarl EdwardsBrad KeslowskiJoey LoganoJimmie Johnson Kyle BuschClint BowyerBrian VickersKasey KahneKevin HarvickAric AlmirolaMichael WaltripDale Earnhardt Jr.Danica PatrickKyle LarsonAustin DillionPaul MenardAll of these Drivers have shown tendencies to get highly upset after an on track incident. Therefore according to this Judge, they just might have a tendency to hit their wife/girlfriend at sometime in their life, and if that MIGHT happen then NASCAR needs to suspend them.
Great posts in this thread and I agree with just about all of it. The major difference between this incident and Kvapil where NASCAR is concerned is that, when Kvapil's domestic violence incident happened, this issue wasn't front-and-center like it's been post-Ray Rice. Obviously, if proof is uncovered that Kurt Busch is guilty of abusing Patricia Driscoll then the suspension should occur. But to do it now, before he's found guilty of anything is simply NASCAR playing "cover your ass."Anyway, go Paul Menard.