20 May 2005
The Dolphins signed free-agent safety Abram Elam this week. Elam was convicted of felony sexual battery in connection with a March 2002 incident with a fellow student at Notre Dame. The victim says, "[The Dolphins] can expect a firestorm. They are going to be hit. ... They're in for a world of trouble."
Nick Saban has a different take: "We felt that the reason we would not give him an opportunity here was because it would be a public-relations nightmare. I didn't think that was really fair to him based on our research in what he has done to show he has learned his lesson and having done a very positive job in trying to get himself moving in the right direction."
My own feeling is that he got a ridiculously light sentence (18 months suspended, two years' probation and 200 hours of community service), but if the justice system says he's a free man, he should have the right to earn a living in his chosen field.
1 comment, Last at 12 Jun 2005, 8:12am by MDS