closg00 wrote:Proceed cautiously here, this tap story has all the makings of a classic honey-trap. The female was dragged upstairs to the hotel room? This will end with a "settlement"
That's entirely possible. That's *still* "trouble," though. Blatche was *still* up at 4 AM (with a game that night, if I have the time line right), hanging w/ a crowd and in an environment where he'd be susceptible to a "honey-trap."
Some players can live like that and get away with it. Blatche has not shown the ability thus far in his career to live that way and remain unscathed.
A while back I saw a "home video" that featured Ray Lewis, Snoop Dogg, some women, and you fill in the rest. The lifestyles of some athletes would be shocking to the average person.
In this case it is obvious some hired entertainment was providing services and something went down. Someone, too, probably, if you know what I mean. The question arises if one of Andray's good buddies used GHB or some other date rape drug. Nothing would surprise me. Years back a former Georgetown and NBA player was implicated but never convicted of drugging and date raping several women.
This is the type of thing that makes teams leery of certain players...
I believe Andray will face civil liability charges from this. His reputation was already deservedly run over by the bus prior to this from choices he has made. This incident slowly backs the bus over whatever was left of Andray's rep. If he doesn't get successfully sued (if it comes to it--She says, "He was there and did nothing to stop it
"--which makes Blatche perhaps civilly liable); what will happen is that when Andray becomes a free agent this season his leverage will go down. What team's owner is going to reward Andray Blatche with a nice contract commensurate with his considerable basketball skills when the guy is a prison sentence, a drive-by shooting, or a stint in alcohol rehab waiting to happen
It's going to cost Blatche some money. One way or another he will pay. Blatche is innocent until proven guilty but in the court of public opinion IMO he better pay this person to quietly go away. He's guilty by association and his track record. He may have sat there and watched, too, thinking she was too out of it. Terrible stuff.
Forgive, even when you know you were the one who was in the right.