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  • 27 days ago
Apart from the question of whether a Florida judge will exclude from evidence in the solicitation case against Patriots owner Robert Kraft the "sneak and peek” surveillance video is the question of whether the traffic stops used to identify alleged defendants during the operation pass legal muster. They apparently don’t.The goofy (yes Rex Burkhead Jerseys 2019 , I’m editorializing) effort by prosecutors to seek a finding that Kraft’s lawyers be held in contempt of court for their questioning of the officer who made the traffic stop has led to the disclosure of comments made by that officer when stopping another suspect on the same day Kraft was stopped.When the officer asked on his radio, "Anybody got anything better than pulling out of that plaza?” to justify making the stop of the other suspect, whose stop came just before Kraft’s, another officer said that the other suspect had driven "like an angel” after leaving the plaza. At that point, the officer who made the stop of the other suspect said, "Alright I’ll come up with something when I tell him.”In other words, the officer who pulled over the car in which Kraft was riding after leaving the spa had expressed an intention to fabricate a reason for stopping another suspect ensnared in the same solicitation trap on the very same day.The prosecutors complain in the contempt motion that Kraft’s lawyers had questioned the officer during a recent hearing as to whether he had vowed to "make some sh-t up,” a distinction without a difference regarding the admission the officer made (apart from the profanity). Kraft’s lawyers explain in their 15-page opposition to the contempt motion that they weren’t aware of the exact quote because the prosecution had failed to surrender the body cam footage, despite being properly asked to do so. Kraft’s lawyers used the differently-worded phrase because they relied on information from the lawyer for the other suspect, who had seen and heard the body cam footage in that case.Regardless of what happens in Kraft’s case White Adam Butler Jerseys , the fact that he has fought these charges so aggressively has exposed to public view multiple instances of alleged police misconduct in Jupiter, Florida. If Kraft’s case had simply been resolved quickly and quietly, proof of these apparent abuses of power, both as to the phony traffic stops and as to a videotaping scheme that allegedly invaded the privacy rights of more than 30 innocent persons who got massages and nothing more, may have never come to light. FUN FACT: Today in "getting old is real and it can happen to you”, J.C. Jackson was 7 years old when this song came out:Note to self: ask Tom Brady for his tips on how to defeat time.Fast forward to the present, and comparing J.C.’s rookie season to Malcolm Butler’s rookie campaign really only holds water for as long as it takes Brady to release a football, as our fearless leader Bernd Buchmasser detailed right before Christmas. Not only is Jackson playing more than double the snaps that Butler did in their respective wet-behind-the-ears seasons, J.C’s been targeted more while allowing fewer yards and picking off 3 passes compared to Butler’s goose egg in the INT category. And if Passer Rating allowed is your thing, when J.C. was targeted (at the time when Bernd did the research in week 14) Adam Butler Jerseys 2019 , he was allowing a 37.9 passer rating compared to Malcolm’s 116.3.Reminder: passer rating goes all the way up to 158.3. 37.9 is hung over Blake Bortles.Meanwhile, after the customary bye week in New England that’s been a welcome chance for the Pats to lick their wounds and get in some full-pad practices, J.C.’s about to suit up and presumably hold down his CB2 spot in his first-ever playoff game after almost not even making it through college and on to an NFL roster. And if Stephon Gilmore’s more the "I let my play do my talking” type, let’s just say Jackson falls much, much closer to the Jalen Ramsey, prime Richard Sherman brand of...let’s call it "confidence”.From NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry:And some more from NESN’s Zack Cox on having a target on his back as a rookie:With the Pulpit crew expecting the Chargers to stick with their 11-personnel sets (1 back, 1 tight end, 3 receivers) for most of the afternoon, that usually spells prime time for New England to be trotting out at least 5 defensive backs to counter, if not more - ironically White Elandon Roberts Jerseys , just like Los Angeles bamboozled the Ravens with basically a full-time 7-DB plan on defense, the Patriots have had their fair share of luck this year bringing back the old-school-is-new-school Amoeba look that also features 6, 7, or 8 secondary players blitzing and playing "out of position”. (the air quotes are only there because, at the rate the league is going, what even is a "linebacker” anymore, really? Bill’s as close to cracking the code to truly positionless football as anybody.)So one way or another, JC’s more than likely going to see a whole lot of time on the field on Sunday, and one can only assume he’s as FIRED UP as Phillip Rivers. Maybe even more!
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