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Tearful Backe says beating by GPD officers ended his MLB career - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 24, 2014

Tearful Backe says beating by GPD officers ended his MLB career

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  • bvresident posted at 7:24 am on Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    " I really hate it when stories fail to report both sides testimony point of view."

    I'm pretty sure that's what's happening now in federal court in Houston. It's not getting tried in the papers where editors decide what they want the public to know.

    " Some thing more must have gone on." No doubt you're right about that. I mean, you were spot on in your assessment of the Matranga/Gist trial.[beam]

     
  • RonShelby posted at 5:28 pm on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 558

    I wish someone had used their cell phone to record the original arrest. I really hate it when stories fail to report both sides testimony point of view. It runs the risk that this story sinks in ( that he just tossed his hands in the air, backed up and didn't antagonize the police in the process of performing their duties) which really sounds a bit hard to believe. Some thing more must have gone on.

     
  • mgtex posted at 2:17 pm on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    mgtex Posts: 90

    Sad that we live in a society where we think it is alright to publicly denigrate professional athletes. Professional athletes work their entire career and achieve success 99.9% of society will never sniff ... Yet, have a poor year and you hear it from the beer league little league has-beens like crazy.

    Who knows the real truth, but why hurl insults at the guy ... HAs he ever done anything to you or anybody you know? I assume not. If you are that filled with envy and hate, then I thinks it is YOU with the "wah wah wah" issues.

    Next time you or your family is mishandled in your view, and you try to make it right, how about if we insult you because you were an awful accountant before your brains were beaten in ... ??

    Look, Im not on the Backe for the Hall of Fame wagon, but come ON folks, are we that cruel of a society???

     
  • terrymoore posted at 2:06 pm on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    terrymoore Posts: 59

    Is there proof to "Backe" this testimony? We all know he wasn't doing well in his career before this happened. I know I am not there to hear both sides and am not on either side at this point but I.M.O. when you hear "BS" you know it's "BS"!

     
  • bvresident posted at 12:12 pm on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    I don't think whether he had a viable future career in baseball is going to play into the jury's consideration of whether the GPD acted inappropriately.

     
  • LV1951 posted at 11:21 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    LV1951 Posts: 36

    Backe was on his way out before all this happened! Wah-Wah-Wah! [crying]

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:41 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Exaggeration is just deception by another name...

     
  • DRS47 posted at 9:01 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    DRS47 Posts: 56

    World series highlights shown in court? Phil Garner testifying? Can't pick up a milk jug or buckle a seatbelt? Theatrics..

     
  • cougargator posted at 7:33 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    cougargator Posts: 198

    I wonder if Backe gets back on the golf course?

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:30 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    Don, if the GPD wants your opinion they'll tase, stomp, and beat it out of you. Until then, keep that pie-hole zipped and don't make any furtive movements.

     
  • Don233 posted at 2:01 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    Don233 Posts: 302

    How many time is GPD going to get away with police brutality? It's been going on for decades.