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No charges for Steven Jackson

Rams running back Steven Jackson recently was accused of assaulting the mother of his child in March 2009, at a time when she was nine months pregnant.

According to TMZ.com, authorities in Las Vegas will not pursue charges, based on a lack of evidence.

It doesn’t mean that Jackson didn’t do it — it only means that prosecutors fear that, in the end, it will be difficult if not impossible to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The alleged victim, Supriya Harris, could still file a civil lawsuit against Jackson.  In civil court, a much lower standard of proof applies, as O.J. Simpson once learned.

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14 Responses to “No charges for Steven Jackson”
  1. bearsrule says: Feb 9, 2010 6:00 PM

    Her story didn’t add up, and I’m not I’m not surprised at this. But, your comment concerning whether he did it or not works both ways. True, this doesn’t mean Jackson didn’t do it. However, just because she accused him, doesn’t mean he did.

  2. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 9, 2010 6:03 PM

    “It doesn’t mean that Jackson didn’t do it — it only means that prosecutors fear that, in the end, it will be difficult if not impossible to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”
    Where you a prosecutor? It may not mean he didn’t do it but a just pressing charges does not mean that he did anything either. Innocent until proven guilty. Come on lawyer!

  3. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 9, 2010 6:06 PM

    Florio what is your deal? why do u always assume the worst of NFL athletes…i bet it would make u jizz your pants if u could be the prosecutor assigned to the case

  4. GoBrowns19 says: Feb 9, 2010 6:21 PM

    Wow, what a surprise. Not.

  5. This is not news says: Feb 9, 2010 6:40 PM

    I think we all know by now that much of the stuff ‘reported’ here may or may not have actually happened.
    In fact, why don’t you just drop the word ‘News’ from ‘Latest News & Rumors’?

  6. the real deal says: Feb 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    I am sick of these scum in the league, get some class fools!
    It makes me sick we can’t have chad ochocinco celebrations but we can have marsawhn lynch abusing women right along side stephen jackson….
    what gives

  7. schlicht says: Feb 9, 2010 7:11 PM

    That probably why Florio isn’t a lawyer anymore.

  8. oh the usual says: Feb 9, 2010 7:11 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    February 9, 2010 6:06 PM
    Florio what is your deal? why do u always assume the worst of NFL athletes…i bet it would make u jizz your pants if u could be the prosecutor assigned to the case
    Of course he would jizz his pants to be the assigned prosecutor in this case. What prosecutor would NOT want to take a shot at a multimillion dollar star athlete that is up for assault charges on a woman that is 9 months pregnant, whether he actually did it or not. I’d question the prosecutor that wouldn’t want this case.

  9. piccolo says: Feb 9, 2010 7:16 PM

    The fact you’re quoting TMZ, the same idiots that chase celebs that are celebs only because their parents are rich, just points out once again how much a douche you are.
    Pic
    “Mike Florio: The Glenn Beck of MSNBC”

  10. DonkeyRider says: Feb 9, 2010 8:09 PM

    Florio, you must be an honors graduate of the Vince McMahon school of publicity. You knew full well when you posted
    ” It doesn’t mean that Jackson didn’t do it…” that you would get responses to a non story, so congratulations on that bit of fine journalism. I have a few questions you might be able to answer for me.
    First, what is the legal standard for having done something? Charges being pressed? Being found guilty? Being acquitted? Reaching a plea agreement? Indisputable visual evidence?
    Second, do you sit around with some homemade NFL MadLibs and just plug players names and potential crimes in until you hit on something that sounds good?

  11. IAVikefan says: Feb 9, 2010 9:39 PM

    @Piccolo: Get it right… Florio isn’t the Glenn Beck of MSNBC… they can’t afford to get anyone that popular or correct. All 7 veiwers can’t possibly afford it.
    And since you’re trying to accusing him of fostering B.S., why don’t you call him the Keith Olbermann of PFT.

  12. pkrlvr says: Feb 9, 2010 10:14 PM

    WarrenMoonGoat, why the hell would Florio not assume the worst. More than 50% of the NFL is made up of uneducated thugs with more bling than brains who got to where they are because of natural athletic ability and absolutely nothing else.

  13. CanadianVikingFan says: Feb 9, 2010 11:55 PM

    hmm, another OJ reference.

  14. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 10, 2010 5:09 AM

    @ IAVikefan
    Brilliant! Coulnd’t have said the truth more clearly than that.

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