Thursday, August 07, 2014

Greg Oden Arrested In Lawrence On Domestic Battery Charges

Greg Oden (Provided Photo/IMPD)
Various local news reports say former Lawrence basketball standout and NBA player Greg Oden was arrested early this morning by Lawrence police on domestic battery charges. News reports indicate Oden is accused of punching a female victim. Oden told police he had dated the victim over the past couple of years but had recently broken up with her. Oden has been booked into the Marion Co. jail and is preliminarily charged with battery. Oden most recently played for the Miami Heat this past evening, which recently released him as a free agent.


local landlord said...

Black NBA players assaulting women seems to be a thing this year. My patience is wearing a little thin on the subject of black men and crime. These NBA players are men of privilege with money and jobs and stature in the public eye. Children look up to them as role models. I get tired of seeing them beat women to the ground. This is Indiana and I like to think we still have standards. This guy belongs in jail. And the Judge that releases him on bond with what will amount to a slap on the wrist is part of the problem not the solution.

Anonymous said...


How about schools teaching women manners, gentility, grace, civility, deportment, submissiveness?

Speaking generally, and not at all to the facts of this case, would you pop off to a guy pushing seven feet and weighing over 250 lbs.? How about picking on a guy who has to be physically and mentally prepared to play 90 top-level heavily physical professional athletic matches a year? Neither would I. Why should women be given a free pass to do something so stupid?

I notice these sports guys get into fights with other men far less than problems occur with women. Why is that? These guys could win just about every fight with a guy, but that doesn't seem to happen very often.

Chivalry is dead, and good for that. Women are doing far better than men. Women outnumber men in the workplace; more women are enrolled in college than men; women have every preference in divorce court, and yet women still claim some sort of disadvantage?

Women don't like fists, and guys don't like annoying, yammering nagging. Women can handle an hours-long screaming session far better than she can handle a straight right, and a man can handle a punch far more easily than he can suffer a single unpleasant, unhappy, nagging gripe.

How about this truce: women never say anything disagreeable, and men never use their fists? Deal?

Don't complain about "you can't possibly equate violence with words." Words are violence that cause men great stress and physical harm and reduce lifespan. The damage from verbal abuse is permanent, starts at the moment it is suffered and is cumulative on every subsequent incident of verbal abuse. Being nasty is violence and abuse that should be forbidden to the same extent that physical violence is.

Men compete physically, and women compete verbally. Self-preservation demands one to be mindful of what the other person is bringing to a dispute.