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In the wake of outrageously boorish behavior by high-profile individuals, I'm repeatedly stunned that so many apologists step forward. No matter what the transgression—even double-murder perpetrated with a butcher's knife—some courageous soul will hatch a conspiracy theory or end run that shifts the blame away from the guilty party.

Forget the facts—there's really a gaggle of shrouded faces bent on destroying the falling idol.

Either it's the so-called Establishment working to undermine a growing threat to its control or it's the Media mischaracterizing the story to paint a certain person a certain way or some other such nefarious fantasy.

Jay Cutler's not really the bad guy, it's the anything-Patriot loving reporters and talking heads that slanted the situation against him. Michael Crabtree isn't being ridiculous, it's simply an effective use of leverage against the Antebellum Age-style National Football League Draft. Neil McGuire wasn't being a spineless coward, he was overwhelmed by personal issues and looking for a spark.

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