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Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:13 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2010 1:01 pm
LaceDarius Dunn's girlfriend, Lacharlesia Edwards, released a statement Wednesday -- less than 24 hours after the Baylor star was arrested for aggravated assault against her and subsequently suspended indefinitely from the team. Here is her statement in full:

"My family and I are deeply disturbed about the misinformation and half truths that are being reported by media regarding the incident with my boyfriend. He has never struck me during our long term relationship. What happened on the night of September 27 was an accident and I went to the hospital for precautionary reasons. I never expressed any interest in pressing charges nor will I in the future press charges on this incident. I am fine and my jaw is not broken as is being reported. My family and I wish to put this situation behind us. Lace and I will continue our relationship and raising our son in a good environment. I respectfully request that the District Attorney's Office dismiss these charges, and further request that Baylor University lift their suspension."

-- Lacharlesla Edwards

Now, some thoughts:

  • Edwards' claim that Dunn has "never struck" her is obviously false. He hit her on Sept. 27. People can debate whether it was accidental or just a heat-of-the-moment thing or whatever. But this much is true: Dunn punched Edwards in the face last month. For what it's worth, I'm told by sources that there is no history of domestic violence between Dunn and Edwards. That's good news. But that doesn't mean what happened on Sept. 27 didn't happen on Sept. 27.
  • That Edwards "never expressed any interest in pressing charges" is irrelevant to this case because the police didn't need her to press charges. It's easier to convict with a victim who cooperates, of course. But Edward's cooperation was not neccessary to charge Dunn under Texas law.
  • Edwards' claim that she went to the hospital for "precautionary reasons" is untrue, according to sources. She went to the hospital because she needed medical attention, period. I don't know if her jaw is currently broken. But multiple sources told me Edwards' jaw was absolutely injured on that night, and that she definitely required medical attention. She might be back to normal now. But she wasn't normal on Sept. 27, I assure you.
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Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 8:54 pm

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

Stuff happens?  I guess I never considered breaking a female's jaw as a resolution of an argument (probably just a difference in your upbringing and mentality and mine).  If Lacedarius broke her jaw because she got up in his face, he should be suspended for the season.  Something tells me that even if guilty Drew will weasel a way around that.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 1:25 pm

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

Stuff happens, if she did not want to press charges ect, then it should have been the end of it. Now these charges are doing a lot of harm to their family. Accidents and arguements are part of life as always but these laws are not right. Sometimes things get out of control, I am not defending him, but its just real life and it happens. Now he is going to pay for a lawyer and possibly loose his future over what probably was a 20 minute thing. I personally have had my wife hit me during an argument in which the police was called and they said someone had to go to the slammer. I volunteered to go that night. It was a waste of time and money over a 20 minute spat, we were young and dumb and things did get out of hand. That being said it was 14 years ago in our marriage and nothing like that has happened again. People need to stay out of relationship issues instead of blowing things up.

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:32 am

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

Parrish - I didn't realize you worked for TMZ now and are reporting on Gossip columns - pretty low for ya - is there that little to write about.  Also, I guess I never read in all the articles that you were also in the apartment that night.  I also didn't see in the police report that they named you as a 3rd party witness who was inside their apartment.   Must be bad reporting.  

I know you need to get paid to write articles in the offseason, but remember these two (no matter how bad this story might be or not be) have a 3 year old child.  So before everyone jumps to conclusions and reporting false statements, remember she also protecting her son. 

I'm obviously a BU fan, but I don't justify anyone ever hitting anyone, especially a woman.  This has put the program and Drew in a horrible situation.   Whether it was an accident like some people are reporting, or he did react after she was grabbing him and hit her, BU is in a tough spot.  I know they will take the high road and Drew will use this as a teaching lesson whether he is innocent or guilty.   The problem I've seen on so many sites is everyone is calling them  names and trying to say she did this and he did that, w/out knowing the facts. 

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty.  I like the recent quote from "The Social Network"  - where his g/f says remember when you write something on the internet - it's in ink - you can't erase it.   So Parrish - before you go off spouting junk that you have no idea about, these are college kids you are trying to ruin - I don't know if you have something against Dunn or Baylor - but remember this isn't TMZ, it's not the NBA, it's amateur athletes - so try to have some respect in your writings.  Normally you do descent work, but you are starting to write some pretty disturbing articles, and I'm beginning to see it's because you want people to react.  After all, the most juicy you make the story, the more readers you sad!!!

I have one suggestion for Sports writers this year, try to write a positive story at least once during the season. Everyone's a critic these days, do you know how many great stories there are in college basketball and all the good things happening in the off season.  Maybe do some research and start asking around for uplifting stories, I guarantee in the long run you'll start getting more readers and broadening your fan base.  

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:23 am

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

"Those names alone are enough for any judge to impose a life sentence in the state pen."

Tennessee is the epicenter of hate.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 3:45 am

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

<< Edwards' claim that Dunn has "never struck" her is obviously false. He hit her on Sept. 27. >>

You don't know this for a fact, so don't report it as fact.

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 9:22 pm

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

First off I have no respect for any guy who beats up on women.  I wasn't there so I have no idea if it did/didn't was intentional/wasn't none of us were.  So we can't say for certain what happent.

Secondly, if he did hit her, and shes trying to play it down so she, and her kid will be able to get more money in the future thats sad.  Its also makes me kinda sick that someone would risk there childs saftey for a paycheck.

Last thought.  If he did hit her, and she was doing it for money.  As much as I hate men beating women.  I won't feel one bit of sympathy for her when he does it again, again, and again.  I'll just feel bad for the kid who was unlucky enough to have a idiot for a mother.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 6:10 pm

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

I'm with Sleepy on this one.  She is doing damage control because it will affect how much money she can get from him in the future.  If she thinks she is raising her son in a good environment, she is crazy.  Marry the man that fathered the child that is a good start to having a correct environment.  But, she can't do that because then she can't get the check from the government.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:39 pm

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

LaceDariusSurprised, LacharlesiaUndecided?
Those names alone are enough for any judge to impose a life sentence in the state pen.

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:37 pm

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

TC....heck my wimminzizz like me 'ta slap 'em around every once in a while. Get their juices flowin 'iffin ya know what I mean bro.....Wink

Like you aint never beeyotch slapped some back talkin tight arse ho' before?...cmon man!......Surprised


Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:58 pm

Thoughts on Dunn's girlfriend's statement

Beeyotch prolly deserved it. Gotta keep them ho's in check. They start dissin ya', gotta slap em around a little.

Please inform any woman that you are interested in of your feelings on this subject before you date them. What an idiot.

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