Blount Was “Morally And Ethically” Flawed

December 9th, 2011

LeGarrette Blount couldn't hurdle the low blows he got from the Tampa Bay media this week

Frankly, Joe’s been pretty disgusted by the harsh, ugly, misguided commentary that has come down on LeGarrette Blount in recent days after news broke of him being named as an alleged orchestrator during an alleged parking garage assault shortly after the Bucs-Lions game on opening day.

What we do know for sure, per police reports, is the alleged vicitim in this case left the scene, abandoned his vehicle, and didn’t call police until at least the next day and only for the purpose of trying to get his vehicle back. We also know, per police reports, the alleged victim doesn’t want anyone prosecuted for allegedly beating him unconscious, and the alleged victim miraculously claims to have been sitting in his driver’s seat and without warning or expectation got punched in the face repeatedly to unconsciousness with his girlfriend allegedly screaming next to him and a man sitting on his windshield — yet at the same time the alleged victim was aware that LeGarrette Blount was somehow off to the side acting as a ringleader of the two men allegedly causing damage.

Yeah, and Joe’s the Easter Bunny.

Nobody has that kind of awareness.

Former longtime TV journalist J.P. Peterson, now of WQYK-AM 1010, even went so far to say Blount was “morally and ethically” wrong for “not getting involved.”

And of Blount’s attackers, Peterson said “those are his boys. I believe he could have stopped it, absolutely I do.”

Joe wonders how long this alleged attack took. Five seconds? Six seconds? The guy’s girlfriend told police he didn’t fight back and was hit four or five times.

How Blount, or any third-party away from the action, could have stopped something like that is a mystery.

Speaking to Peterson on the air this week, attorney for the alleged victim, Chris Boss, admitted his client didn’t see much. “It’s hard to identify anything when you’re getting savagely punched in the face,” Boss said.


Joe had to laugh at the attorney crumbling under radio questioning and offering up that his office “had no contact information” for Blount and that “made him hard to reach” after the incident for follow up questioning and help learning more about the alleged attackers. Blount is hard to reach? That’s ludicrous.

If Blount somehow miraculously had time to stop what seems to have been some sort of instantaneous assault, Joe suspects the same people bashing him for standing on the sidelines would be calling him an idiot for getting involved. And if he got hurt, well, Blount would be a moron of biblical proportions and his story never would have been believed.

And Joe doesn’t want to hear the argument that it was Blount’s friends involved, so he could have done something. There’s no guarantee that these friends wouldn’t have punched Blount in the heat of the moment.

There’s nobody really stating that Blount did anything. There’s not even any detail in the police report from the alleged victim and his girlfriend that explains how exactly Blount was playing ring-leader. Nothing at all about what he might have said or did.

Not to single out Peterson too much, there were other radio hosts that put the alleged victim’s attorney on the air. For Joe, there’s no reason to give credibility to a client that hasn’t filed a civil suit and doesn’t want the police involved and, per the attorney, “just wants to be made whole.” Funny how the attorney didn’t take the opportunity during multiple radio interviews to ask for witnesses to come forward and call his office, or ask for help identifying the third man (allegedly Blount’s second friend) at the scene.

Joe feels badly for victims of any crime, but Joe also feels badly for Blount, who was beaten repeatedly the minute this hit the news.

28 Responses to “Blount Was “Morally And Ethically” Flawed”

  1. flmike Says:

    Money grab, plain and simple.

  2. Matt Says:

    Absolutely great analysis.

  3. jvato24 Says:

    Joes the Easter Bunny ??

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    case closed. this guy has nothing on blount. um, shouldnt the guy that turned your face into pulp be the one you go after. oh, thats right, that person isnt a nfl football player with a nfl salary.

  5. OAR Says:

    …hippity hoping along!

  6. lightningbuc Says:

    Sorry, but his past actions lead me to believe that where there is smoke, there is fire.

  7. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    America is all too unforgiving and judgmental.

  8. That Guy Says:

    So this guy’s attorney is Chris Boss? Of Yesner & Boss, a law firm that bills itself as specializing in foreclosures and real estate transactions? And the story was “broken” by the St Pete Times’ real estate report? All after Blount’s attorney said this guy and his attorney tried to shake Blount down for $95,000 or they’d place the story with a “friendly” reporter?

    This is all starting to make sense now. Scumbags.

  9. TD Says:

    Lightning, what past? I’m so sick of hearing about the Boise State incident. If a hockey player beats someone to a pulp, he is a tough guy. A pitcher can crack a hitter in the ribs with a 95 mph projectile, and all is good. But how dare a football player react when some clown taunts him immediately following a tough loss.
    So what’s his past? What does his criminal record look like?

  10. eric Says:

    Who was driving the Ford Expedition?

    Blount says he fully cooperated with the police.

    The police say he refused to discuss the incident. Why ?

    How come the “friends” havent come forward to say Blount had nothing to do with it?

    Who had the ownership interest in the car that was damaged? Blount?

    So, we are to believe Blount cut the guy off with his car, didnt say a word to his friends, who jumped out to beat the guy even though it wasnt their car? Did he give them a ride home?

    The girlfriend also says blount orchestrated it. She was not getting beaten unconscious. Nobody has said she was drunk.

    I sure as heck would have left that scene! Blount claims he waited two hours there. I would have hauled ass too.

    Blount claims he waited two and a half hours after the incident and the police came to speak with him. How can that be true if the guy didnt report it until the next day?

    The guy said the orchestrator was a big guy, a football player or wrestler. So, he didnt even know it was Blount – so how could he have been making a money grab? He and his girlfriend described the incident to the cops without even knowing they were dealing with a buccanneer player. So, why would they have made it up?

    The guy has four years to file suit. Well see.

    Common sense supports the victim, IMO.

  11. SteveK Says:

    If that punk money grabber knew anything about the Bucs, and LGB, he would’ve known thy Blount doesn’t even get paid that much.

    We should better pay at the end of the year. We gotta lock this dude up.

  12. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Eric waits with noose in hand.

  13. That Guy Says:

    Eric, your reading skills suck, son. Go back and read the original article–the one that the St Pete Times posted after Stephen Holder had to go and clean up after the real estate reporter’s hit job on behalf of Chris Boss.

  14. eric Says:

    @that guy sucks

    I got the info from Holders article, and the police report, and Blount’s statement.

    Where am I mistaken?

  15. admin Says:

    JOe here,

    @Eric — Blount gave a statement to the officer at the scene and it was not mentioned by that officer that he was uncooperative.

    Nine days later, Blount was contacted by a detective that had that case and the report says Blount wouldn’t comment and said he was represented by his lawyer. There’s no mention of the detective seeking a meeting with Blount and his attorney together, or any attempt to reach Blount’s attorney.

    THat’s hardly out of the ordinary or a situation where we can say he was uncooperative.

  16. eric Says:

    OK Joe,

    How can Blount have given a statement at the scene if the guy didnt report it until the next day?

    Did Blount’s “statement at the scene” include the atttack? I do not think he said anything about it. Only the damage to his car part. (sisters car)

  17. Bobby Says:

    Eric, ‘common sense’ seems to be something you lack. If you think this story supports the victim maybe you think Joe IS the Easter Bunny.

  18. lightningbuc Says:

    @eric: “Common sense supports the victim, IMO.” I agree completely and is why the victim won’t get much support on this board.

    @TD: His past is not just the Boise State incident, but also an incident with a TEAMMATE on the team (Tennessee Titans)who were giving him a chance due to him not being drafted due to his previous stupidity. His past speaks to the fact that when he is involved in confrontation, he is not able to turn the other cheek and instead likes to inflict physical punishment on the other. Basically, his past indicates he ain’t very bright and makes stupid decisions.

  19. That Guy Says:

    “How can Blount have given a statement at the scene if the guy didnt report it until the next day?”

    Eric, you knuckledragging mouth-breather, again, your reading comprehension sucks. Blount’s sister was the one who called the cops because it was her car that was involved in the hit and run with this drunk driving lowlife. The cops called him the next day to ask questions after examining his vehicle, complete with empty beer cans in the truck bed.

  20. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    I don’t understand the vitriol. What did Blount do? Absolutely nothing? Then why is this still a story?

  21. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Eric — Blount waited for cops with his sister and answered the questions from the officer, apparently only about the details of the various accidents (the alleged victim hit other cars) and general questions about what happened and about the abandoned vehicle.

    The alleged victim, per his comments to the detective, was in his own apartment at that time, not calling police. … He called police a day or two later (unclear in report) to inquire solely about finding his car, which had been impounded.

  22. jvato24 Says:

    Lightning Buc ,

    Give it up dude .. He took a swing at a player in training camp … Ya know the same thing that happens about once a week in every camp … George Johnson has gotten into fights with Dotson .. It happens each time in Hard Knocks and then they spotlight how this comes up every camp and is usually over by the time everyone goes into the locker.

    You call yourself LightningBuc … If you are refferring to the Tampa Lightning I am guessing your too big of a fan of 3/4 of the team since about 1 fight breaks out per game.

    But thats ok right because its different ??

  23. jvato24 Says:

    Wait a minute .. Why all this talk about Blount ??? Oh my bad … he was present when a Drunk guy which did a Hit and run got punched in the face …


  24. lightningbuc Says:

    jv24 – I realize that it does happen in other camps – DUH! However, when you were suspended for most of your senior year by the NCAA and then went undrafted despite your talent, then you must not be too bright to do the same thing just a few practices in to your NFL career. And while the Titans won’t say publicly that they didn’t keep him because he’s not the sharpest tool in the drawer, he did have a good preseason with them but they still didn’t keep him on their roster – just the practice squad.

    And how do you know the guy was drunk. You’re preaching we shouldn’t rush to judgment on Blount and his goons, yet now you’ve convicted this guy of drunk driving cuz he had a few cans in the bed of his truck after a Bucs game.

  25. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Blount is innocent, completely and totally. Anyone who runs off at the mouth otherwise is an idiot who cannot comprehend basic legal matters. Case closed. Moving on.

  26. eric Says:

    So, blount gave a statement to police at scene and just conveniently left out the part about cutting the guy off, one guy beating a man sensless (a fact not even in dipsute), and jumping on the guys windshield?

    Nice. That really is cooperation!

  27. Greg Says:

    I think “Eric” is a pseudonym for Chris Boss! 🙂

  28. Pete Dutcher Says:

    So let me get this straight…now football players are not permitted to witness crimes?