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Culpepper Cleared of Charges

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  1. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    [FONT=arial,] QB Culpepper cleared of misdemeanor charges in boat scanda[/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,]MINNEAPOLIS - Daunte Culpepper was cleared Tuesday of misdemeanor charges stemming from a party boat scandal in October.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,]The Miami Dolphins acquired the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback from the Minnesota Vikings on March 15 for a second-round pick in 2006.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]Now Culpepper can play for his new team with no distractions after a Hennepin County judge cleared him of any misdemeanor charges on Tuesday.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]Culpepper was one of four members of the Vikings accused of misdemeanor lewd conduct while on a cruise boat in Lake Minnetonka on October 6. Culpepper maintained his innocence all along.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]However, Judge Kevin Burke denied a motion to dismiss charges against running back Moe Williams of the Vikings.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]The other two players charged - cornerback Fred Smoot and tackle Bryant McKinnie - will have hearings on Thursday.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]Culpepper, 29, tore the ACL, MCL and PCL in his right knee in an October 30 game at Carolina.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]That didn't stop the Dolphins from making a trade for Culpepper, sending Minnesota a second-round pick in this month's draft.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]Last season, Culpepper threw for just six touchdowns with 12 interceptions in seven games before suffering the injury. His value to the Vikings on the field diminished when veteran quarterback Brad Johnson led the Vikings to a 7-2 record.

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    [FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]After signing a 10-year, $102 million contract in May 2003, Culpepper rewarded the Vikings with a monster campaign in 2004, completing 69 percent (379-of-548) of his passes for 4,717 yards and 39 touchdowns with 11 interceptions en route to garnering Pro Bowl honors for the third time.[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]​
  2. t.o.boys81

    t.o.boys81 New Member

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    Yeah, and O.J. got away with murder.
  3. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    and you're boy T.O. is just misunderstood.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Maybe TO can't spell. :rolleyes:
  5. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I think Daunte is vastly overrated as a QB... that notwithstanding, a lot of people -- especially in the press -- owe him an apology.

    His reputation did not deserve the trashing he got over this.
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Because they reported that he was suspected of and charged with a crime?
  7. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I think it's pretty clear that he was subject to a media feeding frenzy that was largely due to the fact that he was the most high-profile person at the party.

    He was obviously at the wrong place at the wrong time... but that doesn't make him a thug or a criminal. Reminds me of the rap Irvin faced several years back... he was an easy target.
  8. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    or maybe can't recognize a typo. the spelling is correct, by the way.:rolleyes:
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    And how many times did you hear reporters apologizing to Irvin and E?
    Of the days and days of them ripping the two, how many days were given to clearing their names by the press?

    Sad to say but reporters and the media are quick to rip a person, rarely as fast or with equal gusto in apologizing.
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    No, it's a spelling error.
  11. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Oh totally, I agree.

    It's just ridiculous that the media is allowed to convict a guy in the press... trash his reputation... and then quickly move along if they're wrong.
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Although I hate the spelling nazi stuff.

    I do believe he is talking about

    your - as in not mine but yours

    as opposed to you're as in you're going to the bank.
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    He was suspected of a sex-related crime. Should anyone be surprised by media attention, much less think they should apologize for it? I really don't think so. It received so much attention because it was a "sex cruise". Daunte received the most attention of the group because he has the highest profile. No apologies needed. I have no way to know, but I suspect he was aware beforehand what sort of situation he was putting himself in.
  14. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I hate spelling nazis myself. I just thought it was humorous that he misspelled a word that drastically changed the meaning of his sentence when he himself was speaking of someone being misunderstood.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Culpepper is small potatos compared to the big fish Sean Taylor. He belongs behind bars.
  16. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Good for the phins.

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