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McNabb and Trotter Found Guilty! (1 Viewer)

Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :X

Losers.

 
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I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough.
I think the judge did create a stink originally
 
Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :X

Losers.
I had another word in mind, but it gets down to the same thing.lol @ about $300 in fines. That's like charging one of us a quarter. Yet another example of why fines should be a percentage of one's pay, not a set amount.

 
Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :X

Losers.
I had another word in mind, but it gets down to the same thing.lol @ about $300 in fines. That's like charging one of us a quarter. Yet another example of why fines should be a percentage of one's pay, not a set amount.
So the jobless teenager that gets pulled over for speeding doesn't have to pay anything?I think my 16 year old brother who's already acquired two speeding tickets would like the sound of that.

 
I was thinking of ball players actully, not the entire public, but re. your question, you could have a minimum amount which is greater if you make at least X per hour/year.

 
I was thinking of ball players actully, not the entire public, but re. your question, you could have a minimum amount which is greater if you make at least X per hour/year.
You can't do that, it's unconstitutional. 14th amendment says everyone deserves "equal protection" under the law. Making them pay more of a fine would be just as bad as letting them off; you would be doing either as a result of their job/pay, thus denying them equal protection.
 
I was thinking of ball players actully, not the entire public, but re. your question, you could have a minimum amount which is greater if you make at least X per hour/year.
You can't do that, it's unconstitutional. 14th amendment says everyone deserves "equal protection" under the law. Making them pay more of a fine would be just as bad as letting them off; you would be doing either as a result of their job/pay, thus denying them equal protection.
That's debatable. Repeat offenders get treated more harshly. Judges take circumstances into account, etc. Men who commit sex crimes are treated more harshly than women who do. Besides, charging a percentage could be viewed as equal protection.

It's not open and shut that it is unconstitutional.

 
Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :X

Losers.
Now I certainly don't want to spoil everyones fun here but it seems to me that the animosity directed at McNabb is a bit misplaced. He got fined because it was his vehicle. He was in the hospital at the time and his advisor had borrowed his car. It's not like the ~$300 fine is going to break him but it certainly doesn't seem like he actually did anything wrong.
 
Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :X

Losers.
Now I certainly don't want to spoil everyones fun here but it seems to me that the animosity directed at McNabb is a bit misplaced. He got fined because it was his vehicle. He was in the hospital at the time and his advisor had borrowed his car. It's not like the ~$300 fine is going to break him but it certainly doesn't seem like he actually did anything wrong.
And Trotter said that his vehicle was parked by a valet. Hopefully the shame of the entire thing will be enough so that athletes and "big shots" like McNabb's "advisor" will make sure their vehicles are parked legally from now on.
 
I was thinking of ball players actully, not the entire public, but re. your question, you could have a minimum amount which is greater if you make at least X per hour/year.
You can't do that, it's unconstitutional. 14th amendment says everyone deserves "equal protection" under the law. Making them pay more of a fine would be just as bad as letting them off; you would be doing either as a result of their job/pay, thus denying them equal protection.
:rolleyes: Funny the IRS doesn't see it that way.

 
I was thinking of ball players actully, not the entire public, but re. your question, you could have a minimum amount which is greater if you make at least X per hour/year.
You can't do that, it's unconstitutional. 14th amendment says everyone deserves "equal protection" under the law. Making them pay more of a fine would be just as bad as letting them off; you would be doing either as a result of their job/pay, thus denying them equal protection.
That's debatable. Repeat offenders get treated more harshly. Judges take circumstances into account, etc. Men who commit sex crimes are treated more harshly than women who do. Besides, charging a percentage could be viewed as equal protection.

It's not open and shut that it is unconstitutional.
It is not even remotely debatable. How would you even charge a % and what would it be for?? Just moving violations? If a 50 year old man goes on a embezzles $20 million from a company, should he serve a % of time relative to his life expectancy???
 
Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :XLosers.
Now I certainly don't want to spoil everyones fun here but it seems to me that the animosity directed at McNabb is a bit misplaced. He got fined because it was his vehicle. He was in the hospital at the time and his advisor had borrowed his car. It's not like the ~$300 fine is going to break him but it certainly doesn't seem like he actually did anything wrong.
I agree that Trotter looks a LOT worse than McNabb according to the news reports. However, doesn't McNabb also have some responsibility for the actions of his "employee"? If one of the members of the Philadelphia Eagles jumped into the stands and started knocking some fans around, you think that the Eagles organization and/or the NFL would not be liable in addition to the player (at least in a civil suit)? As I've read in a LOT of other threads, where there is "smoke" there is generally "fire". If McNabb's employee is parking McNabb's vehicle in an accessible parking space, then my guess is that said employee must think it is "okay" or that there will be little/no consequences for those actions. I'm sure McNabb will do 3-4 photo shoots with kids in wheelchairs over the next several months and all will be forgotten by the time he is asked to re-up for his Chunky Soup ads. I'm just saying :no: As for Trotter: :hot:
 
LOL @ asking if McNabb and Trotter should be suspended. Look, I know it'll illegal, but it's not that big of a deal...people park in handicap spaces all the time who aren't handicapped.

I never do it personally because I have a couple older relatives in wheelchairs, but I do know that probably almost everyone has done it once, maybe a few other times in their lives. In fact, when I read that McNabb and Trotter were found guilty, I opened the article to see what it was for ....and I thought ".......That's it? Where's the big story here?"

 
I never do it personally because I have a couple older relatives in wheelchairs, but I do know that probably almost everyone has done it once, maybe a few other times in their lives.
that's why you don't do it? :thumbdown: i'm guessing you're wrong about how many people have done this. my guess is that 1% do it regularly, and 10% have ever done it.

 
I think the biggest story here is why a couple of multi-millionaires went to court to contest a couple hundred dollar fine for something they did.

 
I think the biggest story here is why a couple of multi-millionaires went to court to contest a couple hundred dollar fine for something they did.
That is why this whole story is stupid. No arguement here on the fines or what they did, to me it was clearly stupid and disrespectful.But they did not contest the fines, in fact they both pleaded guilty and sent their representatives to court to pay thier fines. That is when the judge demanded that they show up in person to pay the fines - hence the 2nd court day (yesterday). From there we have the circus environment, media coverage and surely wasted tax money in extra security, police etc.

 
I was thinking of ball players actully, not the entire public, but re. your question, you could have a minimum amount which is greater if you make at least X per hour/year.
You can't do that, it's unconstitutional. 14th amendment says everyone deserves "equal protection" under the law. Making them pay more of a fine would be just as bad as letting them off; you would be doing either as a result of their job/pay, thus denying them equal protection.
That's debatable. Repeat offenders get treated more harshly. Judges take circumstances into account, etc. Men who commit sex crimes are treated more harshly than women who do. Besides, charging a percentage could be viewed as equal protection.

It's not open and shut that it is unconstitutional.
It is not even remotely debatable. How would you even charge a % and what would it be for?? Just moving violations? If a 50 year old man goes on a embezzles $20 million from a company, should he serve a % of time relative to his life expectancy???
Actually there are some European countries that do this with traffic tickets. Some Swede (or some Nordic gentleman) got something like a $200K speeding ticket a few years ago :shock:
 
Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :X

Losers.
At least read the article before you come off looking like TOO much of a dolt..
 
Yeah, McNabb (or his "personal adviser") and Trotter REALLY needed to park in accessible spaces, just because they are "a wee bit superior to thee". :hot: I wish that judge would have made an example out of them, as if athletes aren't egocentric and self-absorbed enough. Parking in a friggin' handicap-accessible space......and Trotter did it TWICE. Or I should say, got caught twice. Who knows how many times he actually did it. :XLosers.
At least read the article before you come off looking like TOO much of a dolt..
:rolleyes: Actually, I read TWO articles on the topic before putting a summary of one of them in the Blogger last night. You talking about McNabb's "doctor's note", or Trotter's "valet parking"? I guess I don't know how to read, but thank my lucky stars I know how to type.....LOL. ;)
 

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