Tuesday, March 15, 2005

A tale of two sportsmen

NZ Cricketer Daryl Tuffey is filmed receiving oral sex.
An All Black with the same nickname as a Baltimore Orioles baseball player assaults his pregnant wife.
One will have their name splashed all over the pages of the papers, and become the object of scorn and derision.
The other receives full name suppression and no conviction from our judicial system and any punishment by his employer for his actions remains confidential.

If the All Black's assault on his wife been recorded on tape would there have been more publicity?
If Tuffey was a member of an evangelical church would his punishment have been lighter?
Why do NZ Cricket disciplinary procedures receive more publicity than actual court proceedings concerning a rugby player who committed an actual crime?
But most importantly, Why is the Tuffey tape not available online?
(The link will be here first once it is)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know you're breaching the name suppression by using the All Black's nickname, right? 

Posted by Anonymous

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Anonymous said...

I'd give Tuffey a medal for promoting cricket as a sport safe to be played by heterosexuals. And the Beige Brigade should add a milk moustache to their outfits in tribute! 

Posted by Uroskin

Anonymous said...

Where's the incentive to become an international sporting hero (tuffey) if you're not allowed to accept the affectionate ministrations of attractive sports fans? 

Posted by llew

Anonymous said...

The reason the AB got name supression was to protect his wife, not him.
And does anyone know whether the girl Tuffey got with is hot? 

Posted by Greg Stephens

Anonymous said...

Greg's right, that's the important question. Will she attend stag nights also? 

Posted by llew

Anonymous said...

DO we know it's a "she"? 

Posted by llew

Anonymous said...

perhaps its both. eeeewwwww yik 

Posted by sagenz