|Posted by Ark_Razor on August 10, 2014 at 3:25 AM|
First, a favorite Eagles song of mine, appropriately titled here. OK. Now to the serious stuff about being Out of Control.
Not too much to debate here. The video shows Tony Stewart hitting a fellow driver at a dirt track last night. Driver Kevin Ward died from the injuries.
The video is here if you want to see it. Don't know how long it will be up, but there is no debate about what happened.
Now, we can argue about whether or not Stewart ran Ward into the rail and whether Ward was unnecessarily endangering himself. But the video appears to show the other drivers slowing down and going to the inside, but Stewart holding his speed and taking the higher line.
Pretty incriminating to me. Personally, I think Tony needs to be put away for a number of years. I think it's 2nd degree murder.
What do I think will happen? Vehicular manslaughter. No jail time. Criminal probation. Suspension for the rest of the season.
Tony will issue an apology as part of the plea and pay restitution to the family and undergo counseling.
The one thing that is different here though is that a fellow professional was killed. If this was a pedestrian like with Donte Stallworth, nobody would care- just suspension for a year. Here though the organization might feel a need to protect their own.
In any case, we have now officially gotten out of control with our live, unscripted drama.
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