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Alex Rodriguez Guilty Until Proven Innocent for Pitch-Tipping

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

We live in a country that prides itself on cute little slogans. One that is applied to our court systems is "innocent until proven guilty."

This line is meant to demonstrate our legal system and that one must provide evidence—irrefutable evidence—that someone broke the laws of our country and prove beyond all doubts that this person committed a crime.

In other words, there exists an assumption of innocence (although the "guilty/not guilty" plea rather than "innocent/not innocent" is somewhat odd).

But that is the legal system of the United States of America. In the court of public opinion, the tag line is "guilty until proven innocent"—and to many people, unfortunately, this is the only...

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