CASEY AT THE TWEET
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Posted by el duque at 7:20 AM
Today's submission comes from U.S. Appeals Court Justice Bill Madden, penning his decision in the Southern District Daily News on CHILDREN OF U.S.A. vs A. RODRIGUEZ. In his ruling, Justice Maddon invokes the Chandra Levy statute of 2001, contending that when a celebrity on media trial declines interviews, he/she is, in fact, admitting guilt. The venerable justice writes:
If A-Rod truly is a victim here, his reputation smeared, his career in such jeopardy, then why is he in hiding? Why isn’t he shouting to the world he is innocent? Why isn’t he calling his teammates, assuring them all these damning things they’ve been reading about him — purchasing HGH and testosterone from Bosch's clinic, receiving house calls for personal injections from Bosch — are all B.S., made up by forces out to destroy him? Why hasn’t he reached out to the commissioner of baseball, Bud Selig, to tell him the same thing?
Judge Madden's reason is ironclad. Clearly, A-Rod - by merely issuing a denial, and by not touring the talk shows with Kleenex in hand- is pleading guilty. And the Judge notes that A-Rod's worst crime - as they always are with monsters - is against the children. The children of America.
What about those kids he addressed... If he's so innocent, don’t you think he owes those kids a personal assurance that he’s still everything he portrayed himself to be?
It hurts, thinking of impressionable kids who read the A-Rod attacks and wonder, "Why isn't he talking to Ellen?" Meanwhile, elsewhere at the Southern District court system, three Daily News judges today teamed for a story that portrays A-Rod as a paranoid conspiracy nutjob, obsessed with the idea that the Yankee brass (historically, Madden's go-to sources) and MLB are out to hang him.
Sources say the embattled Yankee star is “scared” that bigger forces are at work to try to discredit him and sink his career. Holed up in Miami, Rodriguez has been huddling with an army of lawyers and PR people as the performance-enhancing drug scandal enveloping him intensifies.