knownone wrote:While this may turn out to be true, what is clear to me is PFT doesn't understand how the law works.
It doesn't actually matter if the officer wants to press charges or not. All that matters is whether or not the prosecutor wants to prosecute. Typically if there is no third party witness and the the victim doesn't want to press charges, then the case is dropped because they have no evidence and an uncooperative victim. In this case, the prosecutor has evidence, so if they wanted to make an example out of him they could.
With that said, I'd be surprised if they did anything.
The OBJ video (with the ass-smacking clearly in view) is all over Twitter. There's absolutely no doubt he did it. And yes, the DA could prosecute even if the victim doesn't want to. Being that his face is all over the Internet with him getting smacked on the butt, with any court proceedings meaning his name, maybe address will get out there with reports clamoring on his lawn, fans jeering that it wasn't an assault really, he probably didn't think it was worth it.
It doesn't mean OBJ was in any way right about this.
We all know this would have gone down differently had he smacked a woman, even though they've been let into locker rooms for over 30 years now to do their jobs on an equal opportunity basis. Which means that prohibited conduct has to be gender-neutral to keep it, well, equal.
This incident, along with blatantly doling out hundies to NCAA-eligible players, was OBJ's signal that he doesn't really care about consequences, much like AB. He's gonna keep pushing it until the league pushes back. They should now, not only for themselves but as a way to dissuade him from going down the AB road.