Football player Leon Woods to be sent...
Al Bundy

Fairport, NY

#24 Sep 4, 2010
Rhonda wrote:
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It's sad to thing that you actually believe just cause he is black, that he truely meant to cause as much damage as he did just by swinging a helmet at the guy. I'm sure many people have been hit with a helmet before and not had this much damage.
And most of you white racist on here believe blacks are all on drugs, well what if he was on drugs and hit him with the helment not realizing what he was doing cause of the drugs he was on??
You whites kill people while drinking and driving and get 6 months, can't a brother do some drugs and just hit someone with a helmet and get 6 months??? Maybe he had a few 40's before the game and was swinging the helmet while he was drunk??
Your not comparing apples to apples. It comes down to intent. Woods intended to hit the ref in the face with a helmet and he intended to do serious harm. A drunk drivers intent is to get home, or the next bar. I'm not trying to minimize or condone drunk driving here, just trying to point out a flaw in logic.
Al Bundy

Fairport, NY

#25 Sep 4, 2010
Deeply Saddened wrote:
I am black and white, a mix, and you are the racist Rhonda and you too Semper, face it. And my son is a decorated war veteran, something to be proud of. He got the bronze star and a purple heart for pulling three of his buddies from an ambush under fire in Iraq and got all shot up doing it. While it was sad to see his story in the paper, I was so proud of him. I can't say the same for young Mr. Woods when I read his story. All I can say to wake you up is it didn't matter what color he was to those buddies now did it? It is racism like yours that makes me Deeply Saddened. Mr. Woods is a coward and my son is a hero!
Please extend my thanks and deepest gratitude to your son. Your right, when a hand comes down to pull you out of the fire nobody questions who's hand it is, you just hold on as tight as you can.
Al Bundy

Fairport, NY

#26 Sep 4, 2010
DeShawn Green wrote:
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This story has nothing to do with you being 50 percent black or your 25 percent black hero son, so go brag about him somewhere else, where a person might give a poop.
Your angry because the post wasn't racist enough? Thanks for keeping it real, your a real piece of work.
Al Bundy

Fairport, NY

#27 Sep 4, 2010
Rhonda wrote:
This should be a lesson for all the brothers who get angry at a ref.
Do what the whites do: go drink some beer, wait for him in the parkinglot and run him over with your car, then wait for the police to test you for alcohol, and get charged with DWI. this way you can kill him and only do 6 months.
I know you were trying to be funny but you were at least partially on the right track. I am sure that if Woods decided to go have a beer instead of destroying the refs face then he would have realized that he was not ticked off at the ref before he even got to the bar and he would not be sitting on a dime.
Straight_Shooter

Rochester, NY

#28 Sep 4, 2010
Woods might start out as a Tight End when he plays on the prison football team. But after 10 yrs, his End will be more of a Wide Receiver.

Of course Rev. Black Cherry thought Woods 10yr sentence was harsh. But McCabe will be without smell or taste and in constant pain for ALOT longer than 10 yrs.
HANNIBAL

United States

#29 Sep 4, 2010
Rhonda wrote:
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It's sad to thing that you actually believe just cause he is black, that he truely meant to cause as much damage as he did just by swinging a helmet at the guy. I'm sure many people have been hit with a helmet before and not had this much damage.
And most of you white racist on here believe blacks are all on drugs, well what if he was on drugs and hit him with the helment not realizing what he was doing cause of the drugs he was on??
You whites kill people while drinking and driving and get 6 months, can't a brother do some drugs and just hit someone with a helmet and get 6 months??? Maybe he had a few 40's before the game and was swinging the helmet while he was drunk??
Yo mama you can't even talk smack to this well..
Deeply Saddened

United States

#30 Sep 4, 2010
You're right DeShawn, this story doesn't have anything to do with color, or at least it shouldn't. Color doesn't choose behavior and that was my point. To defend this case or damn it based on color is ignorant at best. An individual's personal character is developed by the example shown by parents and reinforced by community. If you and others believe race determines the level of acceptability of behavior, we're all doomed to an unfair and unjust society. Color does not determine right and wrong. We all choose our actions based on our character. If you think it's ok to cause someone harm for any reason other than self defense, than you are wrong. The standard of a society's ethics and shared morality are founded on the basic principle that we all respect laws and obey them. If we choose to disobey these laws, we are held accountable for our actions and are punished. The reward for good behavior in society is respect. Color is not the determining factor. So how's this... don't hit someone in the face with a helmet, it's wrong and Mr. Woods will tell you the same, ask him when you see him in TEN YEARS.
Rhonda

Rochester, NY

#31 Sep 5, 2010
If Woods was drinking before the game or before he hit the guy, then he should only get 3 months, as white drunk drivers kill and only get 6 months.
How do we know he wasn't drinking?? the police never found him that day to test him.

Since: Jun 10

Clockville, NY

#32 Sep 5, 2010
Deeply Saddened wrote:
I am black and white, a mix, and you are the racist Rhonda and you too Semper, face it. And my son is a decorated war veteran, something to be proud of. He got the bronze star and a purple heart for pulling three of his buddies from an ambush under fire in Iraq and got all shot up doing it. While it was sad to see his story in the paper, I was so proud of him. I can't say the same for young Mr. Woods when I read his story. All I can say to wake you up is it didn't matter what color he was to those buddies now did it? It is racism like yours that makes me Deeply Saddened. Mr. Woods is a coward and my son is a hero!
I agree that your son is a hero. Not many people have that kind of courage under fire.

What this football player did is indeed nasty and maliscious and he could have killed the ref if he had hit him in the right spot. But Rhonda does make a semi-descent point. Some people are getting "slaps on the wrist" in comparison to this incident. Not to take up for this dueche in any way. But in my opinion there are a few people that have hit the news lately who deserve sentences like what this guy received.
Abraham

Rochester, NY

#33 Sep 5, 2010
Deeply Saddened wrote:
You're right DeShawn, this story doesn't have anything to do with color, or at least it shouldn't. Color doesn't choose behavior and that was my point. To defend this case or damn it based on color is ignorant at best. An individual's personal character is developed by the example shown by parents and reinforced by community. If you and others believe race determines the level of acceptability of behavior, we're all doomed to an unfair and unjust society. Color does not determine right and wrong. We all choose our actions based on our character. If you think it's ok to cause someone harm for any reason other than self defense, than you are wrong. The standard of a society's ethics and shared morality are founded on the basic principle that we all respect laws and obey them. If we choose to disobey these laws, we are held accountable for our actions and are punished. The reward for good behavior in society is respect. Color is not the determining factor. So how's this... don't hit someone in the face with a helmet, it's wrong and Mr. Woods will tell you the same, ask him when you see him in TEN YEARS.
How do we know that your son wasn't one of those troops abusing people at the prisons, or killing innocent people or raping young girls over there???
wease cares from Macedon

Spencerport, NY

#34 Sep 5, 2010
Abraham wrote:
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How do we know that your son wasn't one of those troops abusing people at the prisons, or killing innocent people or raping young girls over there???
RhonDUH, why do you constantly change your name?
MacfromGreece

Hilton, NY

#35 Sep 5, 2010
Oh Leon Woods you will have many friends in prison,Get that KY-Jelly ready you will need it.Just think in ten years you will be Gay and only want men.May your life be lonely and you think everyday bashing that helmet into a innocent man who never had anything against you.

maddog2008

Since: Sep 08

Albion, NY

#36 Sep 5, 2010
Abraham wrote:
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How do we know that your son wasn't one of those troops abusing people at the prisons, or killing innocent people or raping young girls over there???
I'll bet that you never had or ever will have the guts to defend this country or even your own family. Go craw back under the rock that you came out from.PUNK!!
Jack Mehoff

New Hope, PA

#37 Sep 5, 2010
Too bad this animal only got ten years. I hope he has to serve every day of that sentence3. Please make sure this animal does not reproduce! He should have been charges with a hate crime! It is time to stop coddling these illiterate jocks!

maddog2008

Since: Sep 08

Albion, NY

#38 Sep 5, 2010
Jack Mehoff wrote:
Too bad this animal only got ten years. I hope he has to serve every day of that sentence3. Please make sure this animal does not reproduce! He should have been charges with a hate crime! It is time to stop coddling these illiterate jocks!
It is a shame that blacks,hispanics,muslims can't be charged with hate crimes,only whites can be charged.Jack,does the A.G. still have the air base in Warrington? Spent way too much time there,but met many good people there.

maddog2008

Since: Sep 08

Albion, NY

#39 Sep 5, 2010
TYPO: should be A.N.G.---my bad!!!
Deeply Saddened

United States

#40 Sep 6, 2010
Rhonda. If you're asking the difference between the charges and sentencing of Felony Assault versus DUI vehicular homicide or manslaughter, the difference is intent. A person convicted of felony anything carries more severity in the charge and after conviction in sentencing, because the perpetrator is a greater risk to society. Mr. Woods could have been charged with first degree (with a lethal weapon) assault or attempted homicide based on his intent. Witnesses to the crime sited Mr. Wood's comment as he stood over Mr McCabe's bleeding face saying "That's what I'm about!", clearly demonstrated his intent. Presumably at the advice of his defense attorney he agreed to a lesser charge with no appeal in a process called plea bargaining. However, even with reduced sentencing the judge will administer punishment based again on the intent to cause harm and the potential for further harm to society. A repeat DUI in New York carries a felony charge because of demonstrated intent and potential future risk. So Mr. Wood's one time lapse of judgment in his crime in the eyes of the judicial system, demonstrates a greater level of intent to cause harm and the potential to cause future risk to society than a one time DUI conviction with manslaughter. So what's worse, a person who in a fit of rage deliberately and seriously hurts another, or a person who kills another accidentally through impairment? Deliberate or accident? On purpose or not intended? Apples to apples? NO!
Deeply Saddened

United States

#41 Sep 6, 2010
oh, and the majority of first time DUI manslaughter convicted sentences in New York is five to seven years with the majority of the convictions serving six. Mr. Woods will be eligible for parole after serving five years in state prison, if he demonstrates he no longer is a violent risk to society. Good luck with that, a guy who is "about that" might not be able to.
not again

Rochester, NY

#42 Sep 6, 2010
always a race war.. blah

Since: Jun 10

Clockville, NY

#43 Sep 6, 2010
Abraham wrote:
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How do we know that your son wasn't one of those troops abusing people at the prisons, or killing innocent people or raping young girls over there???
Becase he would have faced UCMJ and discharged and jailed. SHe would have mentioned that. It's a no-brainer(for some).

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