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Lawrence Tynes seeking pardon from Bush for brother


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This is a disgusting case of celebrity entitlement, the attorney flat-out admitting that they hope Tynes' fame can help them. And let's skip the whole "27 years is excessive" angle. This was his third felony conviction!

...Meanwhile, all the regular folks (some with far better cases) wait in line like everyone else.

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Bush has been rather stingy with handing out pardons, even to Republicans. This guy has a better shot of getting released after drug laws are relaxed by the next congress. That's not to say that laws will change, but the next session of congress is probably the best shot for that to happen.

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This is a disgusting case of celebrity entitlement, the attorney flat-out admitting that they hope Tynes' fame can help them. And let's skip the whole "27 years is excessive" angle. This was his third felony conviction!

...Meanwhile, all the regular folks (some with far better cases) wait in line like everyone else.

I think there are plenty of "bigger" names that are being applied for a pardon.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/artic...LxMaVEZSlDeojdA

I know it's asking much to ask for a pardon, and if I were president, I would not give his brother a pardon, but I understand why Lawrence would do this. After all, it is a person trying to do something for a sibling no matter how big of a jerk Mark is and no matter how big of a celebrity Lawrence is.

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Message to criminals. When you decide to move 18 tons of marijuana across state lines be prepared to do serious time as the feds don't play. Their sentencing is much harsher than sentences on the state level and you are much more likely to actually do the full time in the federal system over a state system. 18 tons is a major operation and it's not as though he was some street level dealer or something.

I understand why Lawrence is doing this, but I just don't see this sentence getting commuted.

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This is a disgusting case of celebrity entitlement, the attorney flat-out admitting that they hope Tynes' fame can help them. And let's skip the whole "27 years is excessive" angle. This was his third felony conviction!

...Meanwhile, all the regular folks (some with far better cases) wait in line like everyone else.

I think there are plenty of "bigger" names that are being applied for a pardon.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/artic...LxMaVEZSlDeojdA

I know it's asking much to ask for a pardon, and if I were president, I would not give his brother a pardon, but I understand why Lawrence would do this. After all, it is a person trying to do something for a sibling no matter how big of a jerk Mark is and no matter how big of a celebrity Lawrence is.

You mean like former Illinois Governor George Ryan? I can only assume the petitioners are trying to spare the state the embarassment of having its last two governors in prison at the same time.

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Bush has been rather stingy with handing out pardons, even to Republicans. This guy has a better shot of getting released after drug laws are relaxed by the next congress. That's not to say that laws will change, but the next session of congress is probably the best shot for that to happen.

You know what? Relaxed drug laws or not, he needs to sit. He was moving EIGHTEEN TONS OF WEED FROM TEXAS (Bush's home state) TO FLORIDA (Jeb's home state). As well, HE REFUSED TO COOPERATE WITH AUTHORITIES WHEN HE GOT BUSTED.

Seriously, I'm all for decriminalizing, but we're not talking an ounce for personal use. :censored: him.

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Bush has been rather stingy with handing out pardons, even to Republicans. This guy has a better shot of getting released after drug laws are relaxed by the next congress. That's not to say that laws will change, but the next session of congress is probably the best shot for that to happen.

You know what? Relaxed drug laws or not, he needs to sit. He was moving EIGHTEEN TONS OF WEED FROM TEXAS (Bush's home state) TO FLORIDA (Jeb's home state). As well, HE REFUSED TO COOPERATE WITH AUTHORITIES WHEN HE GOT BUSTED.

Seriously, I'm all for decriminalizing, but we're not talking an ounce for personal use. :censored: him.

I agree 100%. Personally I feel that laws against marijuana are WAY too harsh, and find many of the arguments for legalization to be pretty strong, but despite what I feel it's still against the law. And untill it's legalized (IF that ever happens) you deserve every bit of time behind bars that you get. Especially, as Lee said, when it's such an excessive amount of product, and the offender has multiple offenses on his/her record.

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If someone in my family was in jail, and there was anything I could do to help him get out, I'd feel that it was my obligation to do that. I don't think that GWB should pardon him, but I find it very hard to fault Lawrence Tynes for doing whatever he can (in this case using his 'celebrity') to help his family.

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I was against Lawrence Tynes using his some what fame to try to get a pardon for his brother. But when he was on 1050 ESPN Radio earlier this week and explained himself saying he is not exactly asking for Bush to pardon for his brother but to reduce his sentence, I became actually for it. He said his brother did do the crime and deserves to to serve time but 27 years is excessive, which is true, thats too much time in jail for his brother's crime. So I got a better understanding of what Tynes was asking for which is not a pardon but a reduced sentence and I kinda hope his brother gets it. Lord know if that was my brother I would ask 4 the same.

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I was against Lawrence Tynes using his some what fame to try to get a pardon for his brother. But when he was on 1050 ESPN Radio earlier this week and explained himself saying he is not exactly asking for Bush to pardon for his brother but to reduce his sentence, I became actually for it. He said his brother did do the crime and deserves to to serve time but 27 years is excessive, which is true, thats too much time in jail for his brother's crime. So I got a better understanding of what Tynes was asking for which is not a pardon but a reduced sentence and I kinda hope his brother gets it. Lord know if that was my brother I would ask 4 the same.

I would be ok with a sentence commutation if he were sentenced to 27 years for having 18 pounds. However, when trafficing 18 tons (the operative word is tons) across state lines he gets what he deserves. The federal sentencing guidelines are harsh for a reason.

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If someone in my family was in jail, and there was anything I could do to help him get out, I'd feel that it was my obligation to do that. I don't think that GWB should pardon him, but I find it very hard to fault Lawrence Tynes for doing whatever he can (in this case using his 'celebrity') to help his family.

I don't know that is always the case.

If his brother hasn't gotten the message yet, he might need to stay in jail if he is ever to turn his life around. You can't keep enabling people who don't want to help themselves.

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If someone in my family was in jail, and there was anything I could do to help him get out, I'd feel that it was my obligation to do that. I don't think that GWB should pardon him, but I find it very hard to fault Lawrence Tynes for doing whatever he can (in this case using his 'celebrity') to help his family.

I don't know that is always the case.

If his brother hasn't gotten the message yet, he might need to stay in jail if he is ever to turn his life around. You can't keep enabling people who don't want to help themselves.

You may be right, but it's still the man's family. It's very hard to reason like that when it's your own blood in there. I think that most of us wouldn't see it that way, and would think that we'd be able to provide the help that is needed, whether that truly is the case or (more than likely) isn't.

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Can't agree more, and not being in his situation I can't say what I would do.

But I have known good friends forced to cut off help from their family members who abused it, and if you really love the person at some point you just have to draw the line.

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Can't agree more, and not being in his situation I can't say what I would do.

But I have known good friends forced to cut off help from their family members who abused it, and if you really love the person at some point you just have to draw the line.

Boy, it's a good thing cocaine isn't involved...

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Can't agree more, and not being in his situation I can't say what I would do.

But I have known good friends forced to cut off help from their family members who abused it, and if you really love the person at some point you just have to draw the line.

Boy, it's a good thing cocaine isn't involved...

Cocaine's a hell of a drug...

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get the hell out of here with that. how about your idiot brother sits in his cold cell and does his time for what he did. the fact that this is even on the scroll on espn annoys me.

Agreed. I just hope Bush has a flash of sense and doesn't grant the commutation. It's been stressed in the thread before, but dammit, the man's got caught 3 times and the last time was just ridiculous. Come on now.

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