FanDuel - WFBC

May 16, 2009

Exposed: Buffalo Bills fullback Corey McIntyre has been arrested and chraged with exposing sexual organs. This happened outside a Port St. Lucie (FL) woman's home. McIntyre's agent, Brett Tessler, was quoted saying "Corey McIntyre is one of the highest character people around and the last guy who would do what he is being accused of." McIntyre himself, denies the incident.

posted by BoKnows to football at 01:51 PM - 18 comments

Police report. (PDF)

posted by BoKnows at 01:55 PM on May 16

In the report it is noted that the victim describes a black male wearing a white t-shirt and black pants, which doesn't fit wat McIntyre was wearing. Regardless, she is very quick to say "that's him". Odd, that she could be so sure given her inability to remember what the guy was wearing.

For his sake I hope this turns out to be a case of nut-job racist (my assumption as the story does not state the woman's race).

posted by dviking at 02:49 PM on May 16

Lady sounds like a whack job to me.

posted by thatch at 04:27 PM on May 16

My initial thought after reading the police report is that the woman's identification of Mr. McIntyre does not past the smell test.

posted by tommytrump at 05:20 PM on May 16

what about the police report makes her sound like a whack job (or racist for that matter)? As far as I can tell, she's complaining that she has twice in the past few weeks had a strange man masturbate outside her window (once around midnight which must have been pretty scary). Should she have kept that to herself?

Now as to whether this is him or not, I have no idea. Although the description (white shirt/dark pants/dreadlocks/muscular) isn't so different from McIntyre (silver shirt/black shorts/dreadlocks/muscular). Silver vs White is the main difference I see, as the hoodee easily could have been off at the time or even sitting on his bike.

posted by bdaddy at 05:35 PM on May 16

bdaddy, I think the point is that since she was off on the clothing, how could she be so sure, and quick, about saying "that's him"?

As to the racist angle, that was my assumption, going with a "they all look alike" slant as she was quick to call a black man guilty even though his clothes and his beard are different than what she described to the police.

His silver shirt was long sleeved, so that versus a white t-shirt, pants instead of shorts, differing beards, makes me suspect her ability to truly indentify the man who may have been masturbating outside her window.

posted by dviking at 06:23 PM on May 16

For a man's reputation to be impugned like that, I would think he'd need to be seen by the police (caught red-handed, so to speak.) Age and potential racism aside, while the fine isn't much (I assume), to be accused of spanking it in a random senior citizen's back yard could destroy his reputation and career. It seems like the thing to do in this situation would be to set up a camera or something, rather than charge him based on a shaky description. On the other hand, seemingly sane people have been caught doing stranger things.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:48 PM on May 16

Well the pants being different could be understandable since he would have had them around his ankles :-)

posted by bdaddy at 12:07 AM on May 17

There's really no way to judge whether the accusation is unfounded or not -- too little information. Although we could assume that because he's an NFL player, it's unlikely he'd do this, it's not like some high-profile people haven't done inexplicable things before. We don't even know the woman's race or how close McIntyre's home was to hers. (If she's black and from the same neighborhood, for instance, I'd put more stock in her positive ID.)

The news story isn't written in a way that inspires confidence in the reporting. When it states that McIntyre "racked up an impressive high school record," I thought it was referring to a criminal record. I had to figure out at the end that it was talking about his athletic accomplishments.

posted by rcade at 12:58 AM on May 17

Although we could assume that because he's an NFL player, it's unlikely he'd do this, it's not like some high-profile people haven't done inexplicable things before.

See Najeh Davenport, "The Dump Truck".

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:58 AM on May 17

I agree with you BDaddy silver can look alot like white depending on the distance. Sleeves can be rolled up etc.

The main things that will make or break him will be his alibi (if he has one and if that holds water) and things at the scene like DNA, shoe prints etc. if the police took that stuff.

Having said all this, I hope he didnt do it.

posted by firecop at 10:54 AM on May 17

This is a misdemeanor -- it's unlikely the cops did anything beyond talking to the woman.

posted by rcade at 06:50 PM on May 17

"Buffalo Bills fullback Corey McIntyre has been arrested and chraged with exposing sexual organs."

His or someone elses?

posted by Drood at 12:12 AM on May 18

I thought this kind of identification was invalid. Obviously, when people are given one choice, they are more than likely to choose that one person if it is remotely a close choice. That's why they have line-ups of people and for photos.

posted by bperk at 12:00 PM on May 18

I really dislike the fact that while the victim's identity in a case like this is always protected, the suspect's is splashed all over the news. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that the victim's name should be released either, but for the suspect, even an accusation means a big hit to your reputation and prejudging based on the early information. You may not be the guy, or it may be a complete fabrication by the victim, but the resolution to the case is often not nearly as widely shared of a story as the initial arrest. If they can protect one side until due process has run it's course, why not both?

posted by bender at 12:55 PM on May 18

If I were McIntyre's lawyer, I'd be pushing hard for a jury trial in this case. It sounds like there's very little evidence that would lead to a conviction. Don't fall for the line that "it's just a misdemeanor and it won't mean any punishment". Once the charges are dismissed or a not guilty verdict is returned, I'd enter a defamation of character suit against the woman. Even if damages of $1 are sought, at least it puts the incident in the public eye, and portrays McIntyre as the victim.

Of course, all of the above is predicated on all of the facts being as they were reported in the original news articles. As we are all aware, that's seldom the case.

posted by Howard_T at 02:33 PM on May 18

Once the charges are dismissed or a not guilty verdict is returned, I'd enter a defamation of character suit against the woman. Even if damages of $1 are sought, at least it puts the incident in the public eye, and portrays McIntyre as the victim.

Now, I don't like this avenue, either. If we assume for a moment that the filed police report describes an actual event, but McIntyre was not the perpetrator (which, of course, is just one of several possible scenarios), it is not her fault that in her frightened state she identified the wrong man. Opening someone in that situation up to lawsuits just serves to discourage naming a suspect in the first place. However, if she made it up, then that's another story.

Of course, that may not really be a discussion for this site.

posted by bender at 03:53 PM on May 18

If McIntyre gets off, he would just be lengthening the bad publicity by suing the woman. Unless there's evidence of a shakedown, a libel suit will just look like he's abusing the victim of a sex crime. He's pretty much screwed at this point, hands down.

posted by rcade at 05:05 PM on May 18

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.