Originally Posted by d_henderson1810
A) Once a beater, always a beater. They say sorry and that they will never do it again, and then they do it again.
Austin's next girlfriend after Debra also reported him for stalking her, and physically threatening her.
But you sycophants will defend anything the man does.
So Austin being a wifebeater makes it OK for someone else to be a wifebeater? How does Austin being a wifebeater make it OK for ADR to be one?
B)Why would take a punishment if you are not guilty? He didn't contest the charge, so he is considered "guilty" in a court of law.
Yet it didn't hurt Austin's standing or his position in WWE. People even cheered him showing violence towards Stacy Keibler on-screen three weeks after the Debra incident.
This one's easy. Frequently defendants enter a plea of "no contest" when the expense of a trial- both financial and in terms of celebrity- would be far more damaging than disposing of the matter quietly. You remember how the dirt sheets spent a year chronicling the Austin trial? Yeah.
No, d_henderson, beating your wife isn't OK because Stone Cold did it and some people didn't mind. And if we're going to talk in terms of your "but Stone Cold was that much of a celebrity" argument, ADR is only equal to Steve Austin if you don't count everything after he stopped getting called The Ringmaster.