Jameis Winston Further Establishes America's Ability To Accept Violence For The Sake Of Entertainment

Jameis Winston Further Establishes America's Ability To Accept Violence For The Sake Of Entertainment

The latest allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston raise serious questions about his character.
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I’ve never been one to reach a conviction before the jury’s deliberation. I’ve never been one to rush to snap judgements and levy verdicts on individuals, usually individuals very prominent in the public eye, before a thorough investigation by the legal bodies in question.

However, the recent allegations against Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, Jameis Winston, in which an Uber driver alleges inappropriate groping and sexual contact, brings to light a disturbing trend played out throughout the NFL and all of the entertainment industry in regard to sexual violence.

Coupled with recent allegations against Hollywood fixtures Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, the allegations against Winston have become all that more troubling.

This isn’t Winston’s first rodeo, so to speak. This isn’t the first time that he’s been accused of sexual misconduct. That distinction belongs to an encounter he had with Ms. Erica Kinsman, who at the time was a fellow student at Florida State University, who accused Winston of misconduct during his redshirt season in 2012.

And all of this is not to mention Winston’s other alleged wrongdoings, including the recitation of a vulgar Internet meme in Florida State’s student union during his senior season, as well as apparent theft of crab legs from a restaurant and soda from a Burger King. Granted, those allegations are not as serious as the ones brought by Ms. Kinsman, nor the current allegations from the Uber driver.

What can be viewed in Winston’s behavior is an unfortunate and disturbing trend in the larger context of wrongdoing amongst those in these highest profile situations. While an isolated allegation might hold itself in the strictest sense to a “he-said, she-said” distinction, a repeated number of allegations has presented serious flaws in Winston as an individual.

And while some sportswriters have already pounced, citing this as an indictment of Tampa Bay’s selection of Winston, I feel it speaks to larger implications in society.

Yes, Winston has character issues; issues that seem to have carried over from his college days and followed him to the NFL. Yes, his counterpart, Marcus Mariota, drafted one selection slot after him, has statistically performed better, and has led the Tennessee Titans to jockey for position in the playoffs, while the Buccaneers are a woeful 4-6.

Yet, even more so than detriments to the game is the willingness of the nation as a whole to overlook the powerful implications this has.

While this is undoubtedly a problem not uniquely American, the alarming growth in the number of entertainers who have (allegedly) taken advantage of their status and power is horrifying.

When do we begin to hold accountable those who we pay to amuse us and divert our attention? Granted, entertainment can make much bolder and more beautiful statements than that, but because of the nebulous power associated with it, there must be a scrutiny with which we evaluate the entertainer.

How many Harvey Weinsteins or Kevin Spaceys have to grope someone before we put our foot down?

How many Jameis Winstons must we pass along, and then when we finally do condemn them, focus on their body of work or their potential rather than what has been stolen from the victim?

I’m not one for condemning the innocent, but where there’s smoke there’s fire, and where there’s a pattern of alleged wrongdoing, there’s more often than not wrongdoing.

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Global Pure Aluminum Billets Market Share and Growth in 2025

Pure Aluminum Billets in Global Market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenu
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This report studies Pure Aluminum Billets in Global Market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2012 to 2016, and forecast to 2022.

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64% Indonesian are "Unbanked", Drives Financial Technology to Ease Online Transactions

iPrice recorded there are more than 20 financial technology startups who started racing to facilitate the consumers to pay the bills.
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Based on the Financial Inclusion Index of World Bank 2014 data, only about 36% Indonesian already registered their name in the banking institution. It means 188 million Indonesian have no bank account. Despite the number is an increase from 19.6% in 2011, but bank-literacy in Indonesia is still quite low.

This data can be seen as a challenge that faced by Indonesian digital industry, that most likely requires its consumers to have a bank account. Especially for those players from marketplace or e-commerce.

Many Indonesian suffers to conduct online transactions due to abstaining from having a bank account, let alone a credit card. Although this fact may give a nightmare for online business players, that number does not necessarily decrease Indonesian e-commerce development.

Due to the biggest market in South-East Asia, Indonesia has really big potential that drives the business players to innovate certain strategies, including in payment methods.

In fact, with the rapid development of digital ecosystem triggers the presence of "fintech" startups that acknowledge consumers to conduct online transactions. This "fintech" term is short for financial technology, that according to the Dublin's National Digital Research Center, is an innovation in financial services.

This fintech innovation in Indonesia enables consumers to do online transactions without a bank account or credit card. There are startups that currently develop financial technology to facilitate consumers to pay products and services. You can say it as electronic money or electronic wallet.

There are several types of electronic wallet circulate in Indonesia, from NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, QR code, to applications.

iPrice recorded there are more than 20 fintech startups who started racing to facilitate the consumers to conduct online payments. Even corporates and state-owned companies excited to join the race with their own fintech products. These include government banks, cellular providers, to conglomerate groups.

One of the fintech startups that are now quite popular is Kredivo. Kredivo is an instant credit provider with low interest. To do the installment, consumers can transfer the money online or offline to Kredivo bank account every month. Some Indonesian e-commerce that already provides Kredivo payment methods is Lazada, Bukalapak, Shopee, JD.ID, Bhinneka.com, and Blibli.com.

Although you can say Indonesian looks "technology literate" with its internet users that reached 132.7 million in 2017. But in fact, the growth of Indonesia's digital economy is still far than neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia.

One of the causes is formed by the financially illiterate. OJK (Indonesian Financial Services Authority) has surveyed in 2016, the financial literacy of Indonesia population is only 29.66%. This means only 75 million people have known how to manage money, from 240 million of the total population. Moreover, Indonesian are culturally more comfortable holding bank notes and cash transaction.

Nevertheless, the rapid growth of technology must be followed by public awareness and education to improve the consumer protection itself, beside the regulations. Technology may be more advanced, modern and growing, but if its development is not followed by a proper education, who will gonna use it?

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