VH1 (ended 2007)
|following the conviction of nick hogan in his accident case, the court has sentenced him to 8 months in prison and 5 years parole. is it enough or is it too much?|
|if he was tried as a minor. he may have been tried as an adult given his actions.|
while i defend the show, i can not defend the recent actions of nick and hulk. apparently nick has some sort of idea to create a new reality series based on how he deals with life after jail. i have problems with this.
1. he should not be allowed to profit from his crime.
2. they are making light of a serious situation.
3. he thinks that him being in jail for 8 months is going to make him a different person to the point that he should get a show.
4. he thinks that he is that important that anyone cares.
5. we do not need another reality show.
I hope Nick, Terry/Hulk, and Linda are publicly ridiculed, bad mouthed, and lambasted even after all that's happened.
Some people may ask how can I or where do I get off judge them like I do?
A: I was stuck living with three idiotic drunken troublemakers during the last few months, and have had to deal with the effects of their rotten behavior.
B: I've seen what life is like for families of the victims of drunk/wreckless driving.
C: Because I know enough not do what Nick did.
D: I don't have kids and I already know Terry/Hulk and Linda's faults as parents. Good parents do everything they can to prevent their kids from doing what Nick did (sh*ty and wreckless driving, getting drunk before he's ready in age or maturity, etc.). Plus, good parents at least make an effort to not raise spoiled brats and to teach their kids to have a sense of responsibility.
Pluss, nipping path of behavior on the bud now may keep Nick from doing the same thing again and getting himself killed or worse.
"Living with drunken idiots", sounds like you were living the dorm life. I know the feeling all too well.
What really irks me about the hogans is that they are coming off as media hungry people. i was always a fan of hulk hogan, but as of late the whole family seem to be doing anything possible to get their names in the news.
a recent news article says that linda is petitioning to have hulk placed in jail for not paying his half of a condo in las vegas. this is just another way of bringing them to the forefront. also she wants him put in the same jail as nick. this may be so he can protect his son in jail. then their is the whole hulk hogans celebrity wrestling thing which is just plain stupid.
fame has destroyed this family and they are thinking that more of it is going to fix things. they need to stay out of the public eye for a while. each member has to do their part.
hulk needs to stop trying to extend his career through endorsing dumb products. he and linda have to keep their divorce a private matter and stop slinging mud and each other much like the sheen/richards divorce.
brooke, who may the be the only one to get away from this relativly OK needs to keep her distance. show support for the family but stay out of the drama. and this brooke hogan knows best thing may be a bad idea.
Nick, this pretentious little brat for whom i have lost what little respect i had, needs to sit down and shut up an stop worrying about how much fame he is going to get. he did this horrible thing and rather than own up to it he wants to use it to get fame. he is in jail to learn a lesson, not to brainstorm. he thinks it is hard bing in jail. well gee whiz you think. thats the point. if it was easy in jail, then no one would learn anything from it. it is not a spa treatment, its punishment meant for your to fear committing future visits. he was man enough to do what he did, to drive like a maniac, but he is not man enough to live with the consequence.
basically it runs like this. Nick hogan has been loving cars for a while and even became an amatur race car driver in the drifting sport. he likes to drive fast and has gotten into trouble before this including speeding multiple times. and we are talking some serious speeds in the excess of 115mph. now he did have some points put on hsi licence for this. basically nick has been warned and yet disobeys the rules.
now here is where the real trouble starts. on august 26, 2007 nick was driving his supra with his unbuckled, pit crew member jahn graziano who was at the time 26 and marine. the car spun out of control and crashed into a median and a tree. grazianos injuries have left him in a state that he will need lifetime care.
Nick was charged with a felony for reckless driving involving a serious bodily injury, which is a 3rd degree felony usually punishable by up to 5 years in prison plus fines. nicks attorney tried to convince the judge that the accident was not speeding (a reported 60mph in a 40mph zone with twists and turns) and focus more on the fact tha graziano was not wearing his seat belt. nick pleaded no contest to the charges.
nick was sentenced to 8 months in prison, 500 hous community serivice, probation and had his licence suspended for 3 years.
Now this part is the kicker. In May of 2008 TMZ got hold of some tapes that were of a conversation between a jailed nick and his father and another with his mother. in these conversations both nick and hulk bad mouthed graziano saying he got this from god because of the things he did. and linda bad mouthed grazianos mother saying she just wants money and not justice for her son. nick and hulk also spoke of plans for a reality show that nick could have when he got out of jail focusing on his life adapting to the outside after prison. which you can read my comments on that in a previous post.
in june nick tried to get house arrest until his 18th birthday which the judge denied. he was moved to juvenile lockup until july 27 when he became an 18 year old and was moved to the adult intake unit.
so thats the basic info about it. while the speed of the accident is a question, the best predictor of future behavior is past beahvior and nicks past behavior des not bode well for him. but it is not only the accident that has caused the fury, it is his attitude over it. he seems more worried about himself and getting a television show then what has happened to his victim and learning from his mistakes.
but this has not only affected how people feel about nick, it reflects things about hulk. I like many was a hulk hogan fan. but this calls into question his morals.
brooke has since seemingly stayed her distance from this mess and has tried to get her own life on track, all be it on a relaity show of her own.