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treblings 12-19-2011 05:55 AM

On-line petition to have Bob Hewitt removed from the Hall of Fame
 
Here´s the linkhttp://www.sportscentral.co.za/onlin...of-fame/13569/

MonfilsMadness 12-20-2011 01:59 AM

Hope it gets plenty of signatures.

treblings 12-20-2011 01:06 PM

quite a number of former pro players on that petition list.

Rock Strongo 12-20-2011 01:23 PM

I honestly think he shouldn't be removed as his personal life shouldn't reflect his achievements on court. Sure, what he did is unthinkable and unforgivable and shouldn't be a part of anyone's life but for the sole reason of it going out over what he did on court, I refuse to sign this.

monomer 12-20-2011 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Rock Strongo (Post 6183999)
I honestly think he shouldn't be removed as his personal life shouldn't reflect his achievements on court. Sure, what he did is unthinkable and unforgivable and shouldn't be a part of anyone's life but for the sole reason of it going out over what he did on court, I refuse to sign this.

Wow.

This was part of his "professional life" if the allegations are correct. He did this as a coach.

Tshooter 12-20-2011 09:13 PM

"as his personal life shouldn't reflect his achievements on court"

So for purposes of discussion assuming a player was racking up one **** for each Major title, we don't factor in the outside activities at all ?

I don't think that's how it actually works:

http://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/eligibility

"Players are elected based on their records of competitive achievement, with ancillary consideration given to sportsmanship and character."

[Emphasis added by me]

BTTURNER, this is where you jump in with another misguided lecture on due process.

autumn_leaf 12-20-2011 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rock Strongo (Post 6183999)
I honestly think he shouldn't be removed as his personal life shouldn't reflect his achievements on court. Sure, what he did is unthinkable and unforgivable and shouldn't be a part of anyone's life but for the sole reason of it going out over what he did on court, I refuse to sign this.

I believe the point of a hall of fame is to have people that the majority of the players would want to represent them.

By that statement I do believe that, while accomplishments are a major factor, it is a subjective choice to have a person in the hall of fame. If enough people don't want him as a representative then he should be removed.

MonfilsMadness 12-21-2011 02:22 AM

One of the worst things an adult can do is to sexually take advantage of a teenager or child.
It's paedophilia pure and simple and there's no place in tennis for anyone like that, least of all the Hall of Fame.

hoodjem 12-23-2011 06:11 AM

Should we wait until after the trial?

Or should we just lynch him now?

Limpinhitter 12-24-2011 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by hoodjem (Post 6188202)
Should we wait until after the trial?

Or should we just lynch him now?

He didn't deny it! I say we Mussolini him!

Chopin 12-24-2011 10:02 PM

Is this actually going to court?

Limpinhitter 12-25-2011 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Chopin (Post 6190640)
Is this actually going to court?

Statutes of limitation would probably bar any civil or criminal proceeding at this point.

li0scc0 12-25-2011 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Limpinhitter (Post 6190980)
Statutes of limitation would probably bar any civil or criminal proceeding at this point.

tell that to Jerry Sandusky.

Chopin 12-25-2011 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Limpinhitter (Post 6190980)
Statutes of limitation would probably bar any civil or criminal proceeding at this point.

I thought as much.

jaggy 12-25-2011 01:08 PM

Kick the scumbag out of it

Limpinhitter 12-25-2011 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by li0scc0 (Post 6191214)
tell that to Jerry Sandusky.

Do you know what the statute of limitations is for such a crime in Pennsylvania? I don't think it's 30 years.

Andyroo10567 12-25-2011 02:09 PM

Signed. :)

andfor 12-25-2011 02:19 PM

Signed. This guy needs to be removed from the HOF.

darrinbaker00 12-25-2011 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by andfor (Post 6191297)
Signed. This guy needs to be removed from the HOF.

If that's true, then so does Bill Tilden.

Limpinhitter 12-25-2011 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 (Post 6191473)
If that's true, then so does Bill Tilden.

You had to go there!


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