Should Austin Watson's suspension be rescinded?

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  1. ThreeOfAPerfectPair

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    Watson's girlfriend: Incident not an act of abuse
    On June 16, a witness flagged down a police officer to a gas station in Franklin, Tennessee, where Watson and his girlfriend, Jenn Guardino, were in a parked car. Watson told police he and Guardino were arguing and that he pushed her.
     
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    Of course not. Then the league will be known to support 'wife beaters'. Seriously though, all the info we knew about the situation never really gave a picture how it all happened (aggressor, defender on The situation, how drunk was she etc)

    I doubt the suspension can be acted upon to either be prolonged or shortened anymore, am I correct?
     
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    not his wife and she didn't get beat
     
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    this is why I am so sick of this social justice first mentality in this world, so may times nobody knows the truth or facts and then here you go...such a shame that Watson's name is trashed and a family is put into a spotlight like this and hurt even further...hope they all heal and move forward.

    #freeAustin
     
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    Incident occurred according to police reports; she probably now realized that he would be losing a 1/4 of his salary now and wrote the letter...
     
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    I knew that. Thats why I put apostrophes on the side of 'wife beaters'
     
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    Nah. Watson trashed his name all by himself. Read the police report.
     
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    sorry didn't see that...
     
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    How do we know she isn't just saying this so they can get him paid for those 18 games and try and get his suspension removed?

    Also to help his reputation since this could be a career killer

    I really really hope she is telling the truth though
     
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    Most women who have been victims of domestic abuse will deny and retract statements it is called battered woman's syndrome. This piece of **** beat her, and she is afraid that she will lose the lifestyle, 18 games is nothing he should be sitting the season!
     
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    I would expect this statement, or something similar, was already provided to the arbitrator before he decided to reduce the suspension to 18 games.

    And likely to Bettman before he imposed the 27 game suspension.

    In other words, this is not a new development.
     
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    So she's either lying to protect Watson's reputation or she's telling the truth and making it even harder for victims to come forward by adding to the fear of not being taken seriously. Nice job either way.
     
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    Beat her? Really? Come on
     
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    It's just messy. When the incident occurred she was very against the police coming and really didn't want him to get in trouble. So it's a possibility.
     
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    Watson’s girlfriend just posted a statement on IG. All of the Watson detractors need to read it.
     

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    I did, there was no real abuse besides a few marks on the legs that the arbitrator obviously felt wasn't from him either...The main person involved just said she was drunk and in AA and that he never physically touched her...no problems with the NHL taking a stand, but when **** like this happens and the real facts come out it is too late for a player to get his name back.
     
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    knock it off...
     
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    What?
     
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    Wow. :eek:
     
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    Why not kick him out of the league then like Voynov was? Since the two are clearly the same on your mind as you got from the available information that he BEAT her?
     
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    Not much to make of it. She has incentive for Watson to have a long, successful career. How much of it is true is the issue but few people know.
     
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    Anyone have a link to the police report?
     
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    Why? It's not unusual for victims to blame themselves/circumstances/anything to protect the abuser with the paycheck.
     
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