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Witness says Thurman did nothing wrong

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Regardless of what Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman actually did, or didn’t do, to a woman at a New Jersey club, it will be very difficult if not impossible for prosecutors to make battery charges stick.

For starters, the alleged victim said she wasn’t injured.  Moreover, an eyewitness tells Emily Smith of the New York Post that Thurman did nothing wrong.

“I am a lifelong Giants fan, but am speaking out because this accuser is wrong,” 43-year-old Tim Dolan told the Post.  “I was sitting at a table eight feet away with a client and saw Thurman arrive and sit at the bar next to the woman and her friend.  They began having a conversation, and at times the woman seemed open to him and would turn to him, and other times she would turn back to her friend and show her back to him. This went on for 20 minutes. It didn’t look like they were in an argument.”

Dolan said that the alleged victim’s friend asked Dolan and others if they say Thurman slap the woman in the face.

“If I had seen something I would have said or done something, but he didn’t hit her,” Dolan said.

It all adds up to reasonable doubt, which would make it virtually impossible to convict Thurman of a crime.  Since he has no apparent prior incidents, it also will make it difficult if not impossible for the league to impose discipline under the Personal Conduct Policy.

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18 Responses to “Witness says Thurman did nothing wrong”
  1. zimaman says: May 18, 2014 11:18 PM

    Keep it coming Mike

    Great job very critical info you have scooped here

    What a sham

  2. ottawabrave91 says: May 18, 2014 11:31 PM

    I don’t understand how Goodell can punish people for being accused. anybody can get accused of anything at anytime even when they put themselves in low risk good situations

  3. posmoo says: May 19, 2014 12:00 AM

    but he does appear to be sliding that thumb up for a sneak attack booger pick.

  4. zeke2517 says: May 19, 2014 12:09 AM

    Sadly, it doesn’t really matter whether or not he slapped her. He’s paying for it either way.

  5. footballtalk1 says: May 19, 2014 12:35 AM

    I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger but….

  6. medialovesthecowboys says: May 19, 2014 12:42 AM

    Poor Thurman,

    I’m so tired of these thirsty, gold-digging, Baller-Alert-account-having pieces of trash.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: May 19, 2014 12:52 AM

    Lady told Dennis he reminded her of her grandfather. He was a creepy old perv as well.

  8. kd75 says: May 19, 2014 12:57 AM

    Bitch, get that finger out my face! I was trying to me nice to you and you get all up in my grill?

    Don’t you know who I am?

  9. simplegodfather says: May 19, 2014 2:24 AM

    Smh, so sad that many ladies do false accusations to men, just to satisfy their needs.. What they don’t seems to realized it so easy to lie, but it will/can ruin the guy life.. I wish there was a law, which give a ladies a warning for making fake reports; Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you.. Then they can able to take serious charges against false accusations reports…

  10. johnmaddenslovechild says: May 19, 2014 3:40 AM

    Cocaine is one hell of a drug…

  11. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: May 19, 2014 5:11 AM

    Eyewitness testimony from a man who thinks in such a way that he must preemptively let you know he’s telling the truth by uttering the phrase “I’m a lifelong Giants fan but…”

    Seems legit.

  12. tinytoolalldrool says: May 19, 2014 5:59 AM

    There is more than one crazy woman out there.

  13. raiderufan says: May 19, 2014 7:30 AM

    If a man hit/slapped a woman in a bar I’d like to believe one man in the place…just one…would drop him where he sat or stood. I’d have a hard time not at least giving a piece of my mind. Argue all you want but make physical contact and someone would have stopped it.

  14. biggerballz says: May 19, 2014 8:00 AM

    he should sue her for slander

  15. heisthejuan says: May 19, 2014 8:22 AM

    Kind of hard for prosecutors to make charges stick when there have been no charges filed.

  16. djshnooks says: May 19, 2014 11:57 AM

    So…he paid her off?

  17. surfinbird1 says: May 19, 2014 1:49 PM

    Dennis is an ole lounge lizard. Keep it up and mama will make a capon outta you.

  18. phillyphannnn83 says: May 19, 2014 10:25 PM

    Another example of why not only do we need to be considered innocent until PROVEN guilty in the court of law, but also in the court of public opinion.

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