Would you want Lady Justice to wear a blindfold if it was Bama & Saban?

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
March 11, 2019 - 4:17 pm

Lady Justice. Not to be confused with Lady Gaga or Lady and the Tramp. In case you haven’t met her, she’s the lady dressed in a toga and wearing a blindfold while holding a scale. The blindfold represents objectivity, in that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without any fear or favor, regardless of money, wealth, power, or identity; blind justice and impartiality. ... In her left hand, Lady Justice holds balanced scales, which represent the weighing of evidence. She can’t see and doesn’t care which ways the scales are tilted; right and wrong will be weighed on their own merit.

That’s what I thought about the Will Wade mess at LSU. Why is the FBI investigating this? Why would the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York be so concerned with recruiting violations for NCAA basketball? Why are the forces that be punishing the Tigers? Why is Lady Justice peeking through her blindfold, tilting the scale against LSU? Then I got to thinking…

What if the same thing was going on with Alabama football? What if Nick Saban’s voice had been heard on a secretly taped phone call? What if Saban was talking about recruiting a certain key player? What if the conversation turned to divvying up the amount of cash to be given to the player and his family? Would I still be as outraged that the FBI was involved?

I think I would still be outraged. I would be outraged that ONLY the FBI was looking into this. Why not the local police? State police? David Hammer? CIA? NSA? Sheriff’s office? Constable? NCAA? Judge Judy? Anybody with a badge? Do I want Lady Justice to be BLIND? ABSOLUTELY NOT!! That Tide isn’t crimson. That tide is one of greed, scandal, lawlessness, cheating, abuse of power, etc. They need to be punished and severely.

Lady Justice may be wearing her blindfold, but I’m not. Does that make me a hypocrite? Yeah…but at least I’m honest.


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