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  • Judge rips Tank Johnson for "cowardice" in friend's murder

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...riends-murder/

    A bush-league personal attack by a judge. What was Tank supposed to do? He isn't a doctor and as far as I know he isn't an EMT or RN. So I am not sure what he could have done to "render aid" to someone dying from gun shot wounds. I am sure he has to live with that memory to this day but to say he was a coward running away after the man he paid to protect him was shot and killed, is wrong. I can say I have never been shot at so I don't know what my reactions would be, but my first instinct sure as hell wouldn't be to stick around and find out.

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    i got shot at one time when i was 16 at a park, and i sure as **** started running.

    RIP ST

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    • #3
      Coward.....

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      • #4
        :( im no better than Tank Johnson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
          http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...riends-murder/

          A bush-league personal attack by a judge. What was Tank supposed to do? He isn't a doctor and as far as I know he isn't an EMT or RN. So I am not sure what he could have done to "render aid" to someone dying from gun shot wounds. I am sure he has to live with that memory to this day but to say he was a coward running away after the man he paid to protect him was shot and killed, is wrong. I can say I have never been shot at so I don't know what my reactions would be, but my first instinct sure as hell wouldn't be to stick around and find out.
          Ummmm...his BEST FRIEND got shot while protecting HIM. He left the scene so that he could lie about not being there so the Bears wouldn't release him. He cared more about his paycheck than his best friends life (Who got shot because of TANK!). If you run away in that situation rather than help your friend, you are a coward.

          The correct action would have been to run away briefly, find cover until the gunman ran away (which is usually quick). Then get back in there and help you friend who YOU just got shot. Tank is a turd.

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          • #6
            Internets tough guyz
            How often do you get shot at?

            He is not an EMT. He is not trained what to do.
            He would have been no help. And it is actually sad if he had stayed with his friend, he could have lost his job.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
              Internets tough guyz
              How often do you get shot at?

              He is not an EMT. He is not trained what to do.
              He would have been no help. And it is actually sad if he had stayed with his friend, he could have lost his job.
              There is nothing tough about doing the right thing. I guarantee you that gunman took off running within a minute of shooting....all shooters do that because they don't want to get caught. Following that Tank could have gone to offer any assistance he could, call for help....put pressure on his wounds. Anything. But he ran to protect his job rather than help his dying friend. A friends life is more important than your job. period. Running home to pretend you weren't there is cowardice, period.

              No its not tough...its having morals that clearly you lack.

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              • #8
                The authorities were already there. Medics.
                So what was he supposed to do? Stay and lose his job? His source of income? Because according to his testimony, he wasn't the one starting the fight it seems. He tried to stop it and break up the fight.
                As for putting pressure on a wound....you should use something other than TV as your source for medical knowledge. Most EMT's I know, would rather people at the scene do nothing because they more often hurt than help. But you only hear about the ones who help.

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                • #9
                  You only care because you're a Bengals fan.


                  Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                  • #10
                    You can rationalize what Johnson did, but that doesn't make it any less cowardice.

                    If I'm getting shot at, instinct forces me to duck and cover (or at least I would assume. Luckily I've never had the experience other than hearing shots from far off in downtown Memphis). After the scene is clear, if I see my friend lying there wounded, I'm not thinking about anything else but him. Especially not covering my own ass. Have some God damn honor. Shahin did get shot at, but he was barely old enough to drive without supervision so of course he ran. Plus, he didn't see one of his friends go down.

                    But then again, it's all stupid to speculate because I'm never going to put myself in the position where staying around a crime scene will come back to bite me in the ass like that.

                    Another issue I have is that he abandons his friend who's laying there dying because he didn't want his name involved, but then the dumbass gets busted for suspicion of DUI and gets cuts from the Bears anyway! So the whole thing was for what? One more season with the Bears. Smooth move Exlax!

                    But yeah, I don't think it was cool that Johnson got a lecture at another man's murder trial. Save the words for the killer. And yes, Johnson probably has to deal with the bad memories and guilt of what he did. But sometimes guys need to be told they're selfserving douchebags, which is apparently why the judge took it upon himself to scold the guy. Not that it probably even worked.
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                    • #11
                      Tank stayed until the cops got there. Then he left. He didnt bolt right away.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
                        Tank stayed until the cops got there. Then he left. He didnt bolt right away.
                        So he ducked and covered, stayed on/around the scene with his dying friend, waited til the cops got there, deliberately lied to them to cover his own skin despite witnessing the murder, and then left? What did he do during the time the guy got shot and the cops showed up, besides not helping his dying friend?
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                        • #13
                          What would he have done?
                          He is not a trained anything when it comes to helping a gun shot victim. That is not cowardice. He didnt start the fight.
                          The judge is grandstanding to make his name known. He has no reason to bring this up.

                          It has nothing to do with a Bengal. It has everything to do with what I see as wrong: a judge grandstanding and calling someone a coward for not being a ******* super hero.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
                            It has nothing to do with a Bengal. It has everything to do with what I see as wrong: a judge grandstanding and calling someone a coward for not being a ******* super hero.
                            Please. Tank plays for the team you like. That's it.

                            Absolutely nothing happened here. Tank Johnson has numerous convictions. The judge said some not very nice things to him. He didn't serve him with anything. He isn't being further punished. Nobody is taking away his millions of dollars. He just called him a name.

                            Why in the world should anyone care?


                            Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
                              What would he have done?
                              He is not a trained anything when it comes to helping a gun shot victim. That is not cowardice. He didnt start the fight.
                              The judge is grandstanding to make his name known. He has no reason to bring this up.
                              Wasn't Tank the one who got busted with an aresenal the size of a 3rd world country a while ago? It's unreasonable to assume he has absolutely no training when it comes to gun safety. He's not an EMT, but it doesn't take a genius to know that putting pressure on a wound or tying a tourniquet to stop blood loss helps. The only danger he has with stepping in to help the victim is if he's licensed in CPR or is a doctor, nurse, etc. Plus, since Johnson has no medical training, he wouldn't be able to tell if the shot is a mortal wound or what so not trying implies he just didn't care enough his friend's life. Not to mention if the guy was still conscious when the attacker left, it'd would've been honorable to stay with the victim during his death despite not being able to do anything. He may've done that though, I dunno.

                              C'mon Bengals. He's either incredibly self-serving or incompetant. Don't see the need to defend the guy. So what if the judge scolded him? That's what judges do. Tank could've done more. If not having the training is what stopped him, then he could've called the police and had a qualified person talk him through some basic to help stabilize the victim until medics got there. He didn't do that, but instead of getting in trouble for straight up lying to police, he ended up with a lecture. Yeah, the judge is the bad guy.
                              Still Team The Ke$ha!!!

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                              Damn Ke$ha is sexy.

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