Found March 20, 2013 on The Platoon Advantage:
PLAYERS: Josh Lueke
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
I want to read a redemption story about Josh Lueke.  I do. Most of my friends and colleagues would rather never hear or read his name again, and I get that, and honestly, I'd be more than okay with that. But a redemption story would be pretty cool.  I mean, a real one. Not this *********.  The thing is: what we know of the available evidence pretty strongly suggests that Josh Lueke raped another person. He served 42 days for "false imprisonment with violence," but if a person has been falsely imprisoned and the imprisoner's semen turns up on the other person's clothes and inside the other person's body, that's an awful lot like rape.  And that's not "a critical mistake," as someone named Robbie Knopf says it is in the first link above. That's a deliberate act that anyone, even a child (and at 23 at the time and having gone through high school and at least some college, Lueke was no child), would know intrinsically was v...
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