March 03, 2006

Smootgate and the Race Card

The latest news in the Minnesota Vikings sex cruise scandal is that two of the accused Vikings players, Daunte Culpepper and Moe Williams, are alleging racial bias, in that they were charged with crimes for their conduct aboard the boat while two whites on the boat, including the captain, were not charged.

Here's an argument I'd love to hear the lawyers make instead: rather than racial bias, the Smootgate Four are victims of the clear anti-Vikings bias long held by Minnesota law enforcement. As evidence, they could introduce the decades-long history of Vikings arrests, from the Keith Millard/Tommy Kramer DUI era, to Warren and Felicia Moon, to the "Arctic Blast" snowmobile rally, to Randy Moss and his Lexus, to the Whizzinator, to Smootgate, all the way down to Carl Eller's DUI bust last week. It's airtight, I tell ya!


Posted by Stephen Silver at March 3, 2006 12:58 AM

I, Anal too for the time being. But my days using that phrase are (fortunately) numbered.

Posted by: LilB at March 3, 2006 11:16 AM

Fortunately?! [laughs uncontrollably]

Posted by: Dave J at March 5, 2006 02:19 AM
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