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Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:57 pm
Edited on: May 19, 2011 4:19 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Panthers linebacker Jon Beason has been involved in an ongoing civil trial over the past 10 days or so, as a man named George Frye accused Beason of hitting him in a Charlotte's finest gentlemen's club, the Uptown Cabaret.

Frye claimed that he told another Panthers' player he'd seen Beason and a woman doing cocaine at a Lake Norman, NC party and that Beason got really mad and hit him. Beason testified on Wednesday that he took a swing at Frye but there's "no way" he made contact.

And on Thursday, per Joe Pearson of the Charlotte Observer, the jury agreed with the Panthers player, awarding no damages to Frye and deciding that Frye slandered Beason.

As a result, the jury awarded Beason damages in the amount of ... one dollar! Why so low? Because that's what Beason requested.

"I think I'm more mature because of it," Beason said. "Hopefully, he'll learn a lesson here too. I wish [Frye] well."

Which, frankly, strikes me as the best thing about this whole trial. Look, it's outstanding that justice got her service on, and that an NFL player wasn't dragged through the mud in an instance where he was falsely accused.

But the fact that Beason took the high ground and just demanded $1, well, for whatever reason, it just kills me.

And yeah, there's probably a lesson here about "being famous and not swinging at dudes in a strip club even if they accuse you of doing cocaine" that everyone should be learning, but I can't get the past Beason basically demanding that the guy buy him a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger after forcing him to go to court for 10 days.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:00 pm
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:20 am
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Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 11:26 am
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

The Carolina Panthers philosophy has always been to avoid drafting players with character issues.  The same with free agents.  For the most part they have kept that philosophy and it has served them well.  They model their football style after the Steelers;  run the ball; prevent the other team from running the football effectively and force turnovers on defense.  As long as they stay true to their word, this team will not be a doormat for very long.  Beason is a leader on this team and I am sure there are better times ahead for the Panthers!!



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 10:54 am
 

He Still Took a Swing!

Almost everyone has left out the fact that he took a swing...That's Attempted Battery!  I'm sure the statue of limitations is not up on that one, but we're happy because he didn't take any money from someone for almost giving him the business?  That's some deal the plaintiff got there...



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 10:05 am
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

Im glad the jury wasn't fooled by Frye's accusations and attempt to get rich for something that didn't happen. Hopefully Beason learned he is to high profile of a guy now get into scuffles at bars to make it out clean. Even when nothing happens people will try to take advantage of him looking to make a quick buck. He should have atleast asked that Frye pay for his legal fees though since he dragged him to court.



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 1:01 am
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

Finally, a pro athlete we can look up to.



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:58 pm
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

Instead of a jr bacon cheeseburger, I bet he goes back to the club and puts it in some girl's g-string.



Since: Apr 18, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

Pro athletes are targets.  Those seeking attention attempt to claim the spotlight while disparaging the famous.

Good for Beason.  I like the $1 plan 



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

Got her service on? You are a tool of epic proportions, Trump sized in fact. I feel sorry for the people that know you.


Play nice, he knows he is a bad writer too...



Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Jury sides with Beason in civil trial, awards $1

Someone with "pimpslapped1" calling someone else a tool? I guess it takes one to know one.


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