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Opening Arguments

A slap in the face of justice

I'm not one of those sexists who think women can never be guilty of abuse, even when the alleged victim is a hulking brute of a footbll player. But this story is still a little eye-popping:

An Indianapolis woman faces one misdemeanor count of domestic battery and one misdemeanor count of battery after an alleged assault on Indianapolis Colts linebacker Tyjuan Hagler.

Alana Mosley, Hagler's ex-girlfriend and mother of a child with him, according to a probable cause affidavit, went to Hagler's home at 2 a.m. Nov. 11 and kicked the door and rang the doorbell. When he opened the door, Mosley allegedly slapped him with an open hand.

He's not a kicker, for goodness sake, or even a quarterback or running back, but a linebacker, one of those monsters like Alex Karras who punched out the horse in "Blazing Saddles." And she's charged with domestic battery over a slap? She must be have one wicked hand. Unless there's more we're not being told, this seems like a lot of criminal justice chasing very little criminal wrongdoing.


Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports


Bob G.
Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:50am

Welcome to TODAY'S version of:
"And Justice For All", Leo.


Fri, 12/05/2008 - 12:23pm

Since he's not allowed to bring his size into play when dealing with Ms. Mosley, I think the criminal charges are appropriate. I'm sure he's physically capable of throwing her through a window. But the law doesn't permit him to take physical action against Ms. Mosley. Since the law has limited his ability to respond, I think it's appropriate that the law respond in his place.

Leo Morris
Fri, 12/05/2008 - 12:43pm

Point taken.