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Body of Ed Reed’s brother recovered

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The body of Brian Reed, brother of Ravens safety Ed Reed, has been recovered from the Mississippi River.

The 26-year-old Brian Reed jumped into the river on January 7 while trying to elude police after he was pulled over on suspicion of driving a stolen car.

“It’s been tough, but God is good. To have found our brother today brings closure and knowing that he’s in a better place,” Ed Reed said.

The Reed family has issued a statement thanking the divers who searched for Brian Reed’s body, as well as the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Department and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department, who were involved in the search.

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  1. huskerguy says: Jan 26, 2011 9:55 AM

    Regardless of the circumstances… I can’t even imagine what his family has gone through. I hope this brings them all closure.

  2. edenprairiemn says: Jan 26, 2011 9:59 AM

    “knowing that he’s in a better place.” ??? I don’t mean to judge, but who said he is in a better place? I mean, he was running from the po po…

  3. georgegabriel9 says: Jan 26, 2011 10:01 AM

    Sad news to hear. Thoughts are with the Reed family at this time.

  4. SpartaChris says: Jan 26, 2011 10:07 AM

    My condolences go out to Ed and the Reed family.

  5. xstaticonradio says: Jan 26, 2011 10:17 AM

    RIP

  6. tkebean says: Jan 26, 2011 10:18 AM

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dead Reed.

  7. andyprough says: Jan 26, 2011 10:31 AM

    @edenprairiemn says: Jan 26, 2011 9:59 AM

    “knowing that he’s in a better place.” ??? I don’t mean to judge, but who said he is in a better place? I mean, he was running from the po po…

    ======================

    So, you think the Big Guy checks with the local police before opening the Pearly Gates? You think he runs a background check from one of those websites for $34.95?

    That’s not how it works. Read your Bible – specifically the New Testament. Something about accepting His son as your savior, and forgiveness of sins and all of that.

  8. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 26, 2011 10:32 AM

    Condolences to Ed Reed and his family.
    What makes this all so much worse, is that it was unnecessary and avoidable.
    It didn’t have to be like this.

  9. bravin4evr says: Jan 26, 2011 10:34 AM

    I have been through the lost of a sybling. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through that, no matter what the situation is or was.

  10. bw82b says: Jan 26, 2011 10:34 AM

    Prayers go out to the entire Reed family.

  11. hooterdawg says: Jan 26, 2011 11:04 AM

    “And how much did all this searching cost the taxpayers?”

    More than Robert Kraft would pay you to pick up the last of the plastic chowdah bowls before the lights are turned off on another ‘dynasty’ season.

  12. oldschoolfootball says: Jan 26, 2011 11:06 AM

    No doubt a sad story and my thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man but…
    Brian Reed was man enough to (allegedly) steel a car; he should have been man enough to face the consequences of being caught.

  13. effthaeffinjetsgofins says: Jan 26, 2011 11:06 AM

    andyprough says:
    Jan 26, 2011 10:31 AM

    That’s not how it works. Read your Bible – specifically the New Testament. Something about accepting His son as your savior, and forgiveness of sins and all of that.

    =============================

    So I have to go to the Bible to see how it all works?

    The Bible tells me my invisible soul will burn indefinitely in a lake of fire or I will live on streets of gold and there will be a crystal sea. Something that is such a human desire is what the Eternal Lord promises? I’d rather have a Crystal Ship and hang with Lemmy in a lake of fire.

    And why specifically the New Testament? Is the Old not God’s exact words as well? I guess the killing of women and children as directed by God is better left as quiet as possible.

    Oh and the virgin birth, just like the 12 messiahs that came before Jesus. And the 12 apostles.

    Ever wonder why God’s number system is so similar to Sun mythology? Lots of sevens and twelves.

    LOL, Weak-minded sheep.

    LOL!

  14. 1historian says: Jan 26, 2011 11:07 AM

    Firejefffishernow & crashkobra

    “He among you who is without sin – let him cast the first stone.”

    Condolences and prayers to the Reed family in this time of grief.

  15. dolphinfannc says: Jan 26, 2011 11:23 AM

    Good Job andyprough!!! It’s about time somebody had the guts to tell it like it is without sugar coating everything.

    Condolences to the Reed family for their loss. May God grant them grace and strength they need.

  16. rechid says: Jan 26, 2011 11:30 AM

    @effthaeffinjetsgofins: So I have to go to the Bible to see how it all works?

    The Bible tells me my invisible soul will burn indefinitely in a lake of fire or I will live on streets of gold and there will be a crystal sea. Something that is such a human desire is what the Eternal Lord promises? I’d rather have a Crystal Ship and hang with Lemmy in a lake of fire.

    And why specifically the New Testament? Is the Old not God’s exact words as well? I guess the killing of women and children as directed by God is better left as quiet as possible.

    Oh and the virgin birth, just like the 12 messiahs that came before Jesus. And the 12 apostles.

    Ever wonder why God’s number system is so similar to Sun mythology? Lots of sevens and twelves.

    LOL, Weak-minded sheep.

    LOL!

    ====================================

    Awsome. Just awsome!

  17. rushmatic says: Jan 26, 2011 11:32 AM

    My first thought was, “Why is everyone so solemn?” He’s clearly a miscreant who as doing the wrong thing — and paid for it.

    Then I realized that was cruel and ridiculous. If it were my brother, regardless of the circumstances, I’d be heartbroken.

    Tell you one thing, though. He’s not in a better place. Your religion was only created to explain things that couldn’t be explained before telescopes, microscopes and hell, even stethoscopes were invented. Life is better than death.

    RIP.

  18. 7370355q says: Jan 26, 2011 11:32 AM

    According to the original article Brian Reed had mental problems which could have contributed to his irrational decision of attempting to escape from the police

  19. darinkm says: Jan 26, 2011 11:35 AM

    effthaeffinjetsgofins says:
    Jan 26, 2011 11:06 AM

    LOL, Weak-minded sheep.

    =====

    It takes a much weaker mind to fall for the devil’s tricks and go with the crowd.

    reminds me of a movie quote “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he doesn’t exist”

  20. rechid says: Jan 26, 2011 11:37 AM

    Pssssssssst: God isn’t real. It is a coping mechanism so weak human beings can have somebody steer them morally in the right direction, instead of doing it yourself. It also helps weak people deal with dying cause you people are unwilling to accept when you die, that is it.

    It is all good just don’t throw that make believe crap our way. Thanks.

    His brother is in a better place. The ground where he can no longer be a problem for society. Now that is the truth.

    Oh Ed Reed is a douche too. If my brother was missing, trust me if I loved him then no stupid football game would take precedence over that. Glad you used your bro has a motivational/publicity tool. Awsome.

  21. Deb says: Jan 26, 2011 11:37 AM

    I’m thankful for the family that the body was recovered so they’ll have no lingering doubts about his death and can have the closure they need to move on. My condolences in the lost of their loved one. Even deeper condolences to those posting here who continue to function in life despite the loss of their humanity. May the God they will face one day have mercy on their bankrupt souls.

  22. clinttaurus says: Jan 26, 2011 11:42 AM

    “knowing that he’s in a better place”

    you guys are reading too much into this…he was simply referring to the fact that his brother is no longer in Louisiana…

  23. firejefffishernow says: Jan 26, 2011 11:46 AM

    Apparently sarcasm doesn’t go very far on this site. If you are willing to steal a car and get caught, what in the hell makes you think they would just shut the car off and turn himself in? Beside the point, I find it amusing some of you hypocrites cry out damnation over stealing a car and evading police. Sad thing is, he was being pursuited because his car matched another vehicle. For someone who can quote the bible at me, I hope god judges you the same way for all your sins, lest you be perfect.

  24. ctiggs says: Jan 26, 2011 11:49 AM

    a lot of you on here are ignorant racist bastards, some stuff may be funny in till it happens to you or you do it for a living i worked the coast guard pulling bodies out quite often no matter what they did or didn’t do the whole point is to save a life, when i heard this story i knew it wouldn’t turn out good RIP

  25. geezohman says: Jan 26, 2011 11:52 AM

    RIP, (my dad dies few weeks ago, it was tough and we were not even that close)…

    Meanwhile, i implore that people (with money) help more people get their lives together.

    Help by paying their therpist sessions, donation to AA for example…
    and I’m not pointing specifically to Ed… everyone…

    This PAST recession has put MORE people INTO poverty LEVELS… more children on the street with 1 million more home FORECLOSURES this year.

    WELL OFF athletes need to HELP even MORE !

    Bill Gates is enlisting Billionaires to give back more and more money to charities ! Go down to the next level of ‘millionaires’…

    Like Troy said this past off season in his search for meaning of life etc… WIN your SOUL of your life !

    Compasssion, and random acts of KINDNESS will make every one feel much better than themselves.. PAY it forward..

    so start by saying… GO STEELERS (just joking)

  26. shotgunformation5wide says: Jan 26, 2011 11:54 AM

    My prayers go out to the Ed Reed family. Also i like to give thanks for having such courageous and wonderful people in our emergency service department. With the Mississippi River being over a mile wide in most places …Over 7 miles long at its origin …. its speaks volumes of their skills…. in that they even found him.
    ————————————————-

    @ effthaeffinjetsgofins:

    Without getting too “Churchy”. Lets talk about what we do know. First,
    we use 100% of our brain but we are not using it to it’s capacity and/or potential. So to try to understand a higher power would be like trying to get online with a Commodore 64. That’s where faith comes in. Second, the Bible teaches love …. and its that same love that keeps the average person from assaulting you, robbing you and creating a civilized society …as I am pretty sure if it weren’t, you wouldn’t be able to hide behind a computer ….as people like you would certainly have your arse handed to you daily. In short sir … Thank GOD!

  27. crashkobra says: Jan 26, 2011 12:15 PM

    So people should be forgiven for the bad decisions they make because they were not born into a perfect situation or because they have mental problems that made them this way? What about the other 250 million Americans that have the same issues and mental problems but seem to make the right decisions? I’m not perfect and do not claim to be but i have not stolen a car, robbed someone or killed someone. If you do not want the punishment don’t do the crime. Like i said before i feel for the family and friends of the victim. How did he know that a car was stolen similar to the one he was in? Someone that didn’t have anything to hide would have stopped, let the police do their work and went on their way.

  28. darinkm says: Jan 26, 2011 12:18 PM

    rechid says:
    Jan 26, 2011 11:37 AM

    Pssssssssst: God isn’t real. It is a coping mechanism so weak human beings can have somebody steer them morally in the right direction, instead of doing it yourself. It also helps weak people deal with dying cause you people are unwilling to accept when you die, that is it.

    ==============================

    That is alot easier to believe.. because then you can live however you want without thinking there are consequesnces for your actions.

  29. imjinbrdgr says: Jan 26, 2011 12:28 PM

    AMAZING!!! So many people on here with the answers to lifes biggest question. It’s not about whether or not you believe in the Bible or forgivness or anything else. These are personal choices and no matter what they are they give no one the right to be the ultimate Judge of anyone else. Ed Reed lost a brother who for whatever reason was on the wrong path in life that led him to a tragic end. What ever happens to his soul, if there is such a thing, no one on this earth can possibly say. My heart goes out to the Reed family for there loss. Thats all anyone can really say.

  30. commandercornpone says: Jan 26, 2011 12:32 PM

    considering there could have been some animosity between the reeds and the sheriff’s department, the reeds took the high road on this.

    it isnt the cops’ fault he did what he did.

  31. giablommi says: Jan 26, 2011 12:46 PM

    I feel horrible for writing this, but I am sure he is in a “better place” considering his body is no longer floating in the Mississippi River.

    A couple weeks worth of water does some pretty grotesque things to the human body (so I’ve heard).

  32. chopper150 says: Jan 26, 2011 12:46 PM

    Better place=Mississippi????

  33. mrgroovesd says: Jan 26, 2011 12:50 PM

    Kinda sad that his brother died like he did. It makes you wonder why it had to happen like that. Ed is in the NFL making millions while his brother is still committing crimes. But we’ll never know the situation that the Reed family is in.

  34. giablommi says: Jan 26, 2011 12:51 PM

    andyprough says:

    That’s not how it works. Read your Bible – specifically the New Testament. Something about accepting His son as your savior, and forgiveness of sins and all of that.
    ^^^^^
    Hey andyprough, how about applying your same holier-than-thou foregiveness-is-wonderful views toward Bill Belichick, rather than parroting the same ad hominem attacks, distortions and/or lies over and over again?

    You H Y P O C R I T E.

  35. cav2ya says: Jan 26, 2011 12:55 PM

    honestly, What would make you jump into the Mississippi? stealing a car? getting caught. maybe.. thinking you could get away by doing so..

    it’s scary, but I’m sure 99 out of 100 would do the same..

    It’s sad that such a tragedy came from something so foolishly man made.. (ie, stealing a car is against the law)..

  36. theravenlives2 says: Jan 26, 2011 12:58 PM

    “And how much did all this searching cost the taxpayers?”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Wow, this so typical of a lot of the boneheaded comments you see on this site. Just let the fingers fly without thinking.

    First of all, the police searched for a day or two, then gave up. The REED FAMILY – no doubt bankrolled by Ed – paid for a PRIVATE company with sonar to come in and find the body.

    So the answer to your totally ignorant and insensitive question is: ZERO.

    Second, I lost a wife four years ago and I’m still having trouble dealing with it. As some of the intelligent posters on here have said, it doesn’t matter what he did…he was still someone’s brother, son, nephew, uncle, etc… They family wanted closure, now they have it.

    Lastly, before you make an ignorant comment like that, why don’t you think first. I don’t know what kind of life skills you have (though I bet picking up the garbage in the trailer park may be one of them), but I can see that compassion isn’t one of them.

    RIP, Brian Reed

  37. richm2256 says: Jan 26, 2011 1:28 PM

    Deb says:
    I’m thankful for the family that the body was recovered so they’ll have no lingering doubts about his death and can have the closure they need to move on. My condolences in the lost of their loved one. Even deeper condolences to those posting here who continue to function in life despite the loss of their humanity. May the God they will face one day have mercy on their bankrupt souls
    ——————————————————–
    How superior of you, Deb.

    Again.

  38. richm2256 says: Jan 26, 2011 1:44 PM

    theravenlives2 says:
    Wow, this so typical of a lot of the boneheaded comments you see on this site. Just let the fingers fly without thinking.

    First of all, the police searched for a day or two, then gave up. The REED FAMILY – no doubt bankrolled by Ed – paid for a PRIVATE company with sonar to come in and find the body.

    So the answer to your totally ignorant and insensitive question is: ZERO.

    Second, I lost a wife four years ago and I’m still having trouble dealing with it. As some of the intelligent posters on here have said, it doesn’t matter what he did…he was still someone’s brother, son, nephew, uncle, etc… They family wanted closure, now they have it.

    Lastly, before you make an ignorant comment like that, why don’t you think first. I don’t know what kind of life skills you have (though I bet picking up the garbage in the trailer park may be one of them), but I can see that compassion isn’t one of them.
    ———————————————————
    While I’m very sorry for your loss, how dare you catergorize me as a trash-picking trailer park resident. Simply because I’m not as syrupy sweet as you are?

    For your information, I am a VERY compassionate person, for people who in my opinion DESERVE it. For instance, if some innocent soul was killed by Ed Reed in his drug-addled attempt to escape from the police for stealing a car.

    THAT person deserves my compassion.

    Brian Reed, in jumping into the GD Missisipi River (!!!!!!!!) in an attempt to escape capture, deserves NONE of my compassion. He made bad decision after bad decision, and the consequences of his stream of poor decision making is that he caused his own death.

    As I said when this topic first arose, I LIVE this pattern with a very close relative, on a daily basis, where people like you only READ about it. This person is very much like Brian Reed, and I would not have compassion for them if they met a similar fate, either. I KNOW how this behavior affects those closest to the “victim”, don’t you DARE tell ME how I should feel towards people like Brian Reed.

    Pompous jacka$$.

    And though my “taxpayer” post was deleted, I stand firm by the belief that ANY family’s “closure” over a relative they failed to get help for, in the end costs taxpayers the bill.

    If any person here believes that Ed Reed paid one dime for this search and NOT the taxpayers, show me ONE source that backs that up.

  39. dkhhuey says: Jan 26, 2011 1:50 PM

    It sucks to lose a family member and to that I say my sympathies to the Reed family for their loss.

    On a reality side – who cares? If you choose to be a thug and perform thug and illegal acts – there are consequences. Had he chosen to lead a legal productive life, this story wouldn’t be printed. As it were, he chose to steal a car and try to outrun the cops instead of facing the consequences of his actions.

  40. Deb says: Jan 26, 2011 2:48 PM

    richm2256 says …

    how dare you catergorize me as a trash-picking trailer park resident. Simply because I’m not as syrupy sweet as you are?

    I’ve known people who collect garbage for a living and I’ve known people who live in trailer parks. The insult was to them.

    You accuse me of being superior because I’m sorry for people who use the death of a player’s brother to make snarky comments, to pass judgment on a person they know almost nothing about, and to decide guilt or innocence with only snipets of information from the newspaper.

    By your own admission, you could care less about witness testimony, test results, and investigative findings. As an ex-cop, all you care is that someone has been accused doing something and that makes them scum of the earth in your holier-than-thou mind. Unless people live up to your draconian ideas of personal morality, they deserve all bad things that happen to them and you’ll hound them like the dogs of hell.

    The reason I feel for Ed’s brother is because I’m honest enough about my failings to know that, but for a twist in fate at birth, I could have lived his life. But you were absent the day they handed out humility and compassion, so you can’t imagine ever doing anything wrong. No matter what you want to tell yourself or how much you want to slam me, you’re the one with the superiority complex.

  41. richm2256 says: Jan 26, 2011 3:25 PM

    @ Deb:

    The day I need YOU to talk to me about hunility is the day I follow Brian Reed into the river.

    The discussion was about Brian Reed and people like him, not Ben Roethlisberger – whom you can’t leave out of ANY subject – and I have an ongoing daily experience with a person just like Brian Reed. I don’t need your sidelines BS condemnations nor your criticism or lectures of what it’s like to deal with a self-destructive personality like theirs.

    Stick your “holier-than-thou” liberalism up your a$$, honey.

  42. BC says: Jan 26, 2011 3:37 PM

    Terrible event. Tragic. But at least the family can be there for him and honor him in his death. Regardless of what HE did wrong personally, his family has a chance to grieve as a group.

  43. stairwayto7 says: Jan 26, 2011 4:31 PM

    The dead body of a criminal found..so what! “God is good? Fof helping him steal the car?

  44. rushmatic says: Jan 26, 2011 6:37 PM

    darinkm says:
    It takes a much weaker mind to fall for the devil’s tricks and go with the crowd.

    reminds me of a movie quote “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he doesn’t exist”
    _______________

    White noise and parroted bible-study talk. How original. Are there any religious people who are thinkers out there?

  45. rushmatic says: Jan 26, 2011 6:41 PM

    @Deb via richm:

    It’s because every single post you make is thoughtful, yes, but reeking of condescension. Maybe you don’t mean to, but I’ve been quietly annoyed by your posts for many months now. Just a thought.

  46. rushmatic says: Jan 26, 2011 6:42 PM

    @Deb via richm:

    It’s because every single post you make is thoughtful, yes, but reeking of condescension — as if your opinion is the last. Maybe you don’t mean to, but it is what it is, as you might say.

    I’ve been quietly annoyed by your posts for many months now. Just a thought.

  47. richm2256 says: Jan 26, 2011 7:04 PM

    Deb says:
    You accuse me of being superior because I’m sorry for people who use the death of a player’s brother to make snarky comments, to pass judgment on a person they know almost nothing about, and to decide guilt or innocence with only snipets of information from the newspaper.
    ———————————————————
    Yet you don’t have any problem feeling sorry for Brian Reed despite knowing just as much from those same “snippets” as I do. You can form YOUR opinions, but I’m wrong for forming mine?!!!

    You also have no issues passing your own judgment of “skank”and “gold digger” on the women who have accused Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Favre of sexual improprieties, based on those same “sinppets” that you are criticizing ME of using.

    The word I am looking for is “hypocrite”.

    Deb says:
    I’ve known people who collect garbage for a living and I’ve known people who live in trailer parks. The insult was to them.
    ——————————————————–
    Then your complaint should be with the person who THREW that insult at me; theravenlives2

    NOT with me.

  48. richm2256 says: Jan 26, 2011 7:32 PM

    Deb says:
    You accuse me of being superior because I’m sorry for people who use the death of a player’s brother to make snarky comments
    ———————————————————
    Actually Deb, I accused you of acting superior because you placed yourself above people who had less sympathy for Brian and Ed Reed than you, when you said:
    “Even deeper condolences to those posting here who continue to function in life despite the loss of their humanity. May the God they will face one day have mercy on their bankrupt souls.”

  49. Deb says: Jan 26, 2011 7:54 PM

    @richm2256 …

    Uh-oh … looks like I struck a nerve.

    I never mentioned Ben Roethlisberger. He’s your obsession, not mine. You’ve demonstrated the same attitude about every player mentioned on PFT who has any legal issue and about Brian Reed. And your ridiculous assumption that you’re the only person dealing with an addict is … well, typical rich. Life hasn’t put me on the sidelines for many battles. I’ve already said dealing with addicts–and sometimes watching them die–has been a big part of my life and I’m well aware that, even when straight, they are the world’s greatest con artists.

    The one thing that won’t help is staying in the addict’s orbit and playing the martyr … which seems to be your thing.

    You picked the fight with me on this thread, rich. So you do the shoving.

  50. mrssmith says: Jan 26, 2011 10:32 PM

    Before everyone judges the situation I would suggest you read the article first.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/01/for_ed_reed_and_family_closure.html

    1) the sheriffs did stop searching and the family brought in (and paid) for a private search and rescue team

    2) All of the initial speculation of him running somone of the road or stealing someone else’s car or being handcuffed does not seem to be accurate now. Family reported the car stolen (actually unauthorized use) as they knew he was mentally not together that day.

    According to Champagne, a deputy spotted Reed and the missing car on the side of River Road in St. Rose. Reed told the deputy he had run out of gas. Champagne said the deputy offered assistance, either to get gas for him or to drive him to another location, but Reed refused.

    “It was an amicable conversation,” Champagne said. “(Reed) said he had a friend and that he would take care of it himself.”

    Reed and the deputy then pushed the disabled car off the main road and Reed began to walk away.

    Just then, Champagne said, a call came over the radio reporting the unauthorized use of the car and the deputy called Reed back for questioning.

    Champagne said Reed did return to the deputy, who began to pat him down.

    “At that point … he chose to pull away and basically jog off,” Champagne said.

    Riding in his unit, the deputy followed Reed as he jogged up the Mississippi River levee. The deputy then got out of the car and saw Reed enter the water with a splash.

  51. Deb says: Jan 26, 2011 11:04 PM

    @rushmatic …

    But you’re not being condescending when you post things like: “White noise and parroted bible-study talk. How original. Are there any religious people who are thinkers out there?

    Many of your posts have annoyed me, too. That attitude can creep in with any of us.

    My issues with richm2256 are long-standing and my hostility for him was provoked by many vicious posts directed toward me long ago. However, I do appreciate your thoughts, so otherwise, I’ll work on it.

  52. Deb says: Jan 27, 2011 12:02 AM

    richm2256 says:

    Actually Deb, I accused you of acting superior because you placed yourself above people who had less sympathy for Brian and Ed Reed
    ————————————————-
    You keep talking about me having sympathy for Brian Reed. I never said that. I’m talking about having compassion for a grieving family. He wasn’t Clyde Barrow. He apparently was dealing with addiction and/or mental health issues. But my sympathy is for the family grieving his loss. People can think what they want about Brian Reed, but must they come onto a public forum his family might see and make tasteless comments? That’s all I’m talking about. Let people grieve in peace no matter what their son/brother did.

    As for Roethlisberger … the only time he was on my radar before all this was during games. I researched this stuff obsessively because of my own history and was shocked and angry to learn what a jackass he was. However, the evidence shows he did not rape anyone. And I do know someone well-positioned on that investigation, which is why I’m so confident in that. If you read my comments in succession, you’d see my hostility toward the accuser escalated over time. That’s because a) my knowledge of the case facts increased, b) the case closed (those involved cannot comment on open investigations), and c) a lot of personal attacks were being levied at me.

    Have only myself to blame for blurting out my history on here. But when you’ve been through that kind of experience and see evidence that women have lied about rape, you get hostile … especially when you’re the target of vicious attacks on their behalf. I’d worked hard to get past my experience and suddenly was right back reliving a lot of that nightmare. You cannot begin to understand the anger I feel toward them because you have not walked in my shoes.

    I always sided with accusers until my brother had a case where a woman lied for such a stupid reason, which he got her to admit. Then I started researching. Lying about rape is a lot more common than you know. At least Andrea McNulty (Nevada) has real issues; she had a breakdown unrelated to any of this and has been a psychiatric in-patient. But these sorority sisters … it was all a game to them. The DA said he hoped they learned their lesson (not something DAs say about real victims). I hope they get their karma.

    Roethlisberger may be an ass, but he’s no predator. He’s an immature jerk, and I pray this has prompted him to grow up. He needed a comeuppance but no man deserves to be labeled with something like this when he didn’t do it. Think what you like. But leave me alone about those women. I’m struggling enough with it and would like to forget I ever heard of them. God will deal with them in his own time.

  53. rushmatic says: Jan 27, 2011 7:31 PM

    @ Deb
    No, I don’t believe I’m condescending in the same way. Also, one post doesn’t prove anything about my demeanor or intentions. Poor form.

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