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Grand jury drops sexual assault charge against Torii Hunter’s son

Feb 27, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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Torii Hunter‘s son, 18-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter, will not stand trial for sexual assault charges after a grand jury declined to indict him today.

McClinton-Hunter was among five Prosper, Texas high school students arrested last May for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting an underage girl. Police made the arrest following what they said was a five-month investigation of other incidents, but the victim later recanted her story.

Hunter’s co-defendant, Garrick White, was indicted on charges of unlawful restraint of a child.

  1. zacksdad - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Looks like money talked, allowing the bullshit to walk. Wonder how much this cost daddy Torii.

    • nolanwiffle - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      You’d likely do the same for Zack.

    • Old Gator - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      Other than your atrocious cynicism and rotten outlook on life, what in particular convinced you that the kid was actually guilty when the victim admitted she was lying bout it? How, for example, did Torii Hunter’s BIG MONEY get to the grand jury members who declined to indict the kid? You got details, I assume?

      • yankeesgameday - Feb 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM

        He is saying that Tori paid off the girl to recant her story. Without her testimony the grand jury couldn’t do anything. And it isn’t overly cynical to think that since this is something the wealthy have been able to do since we invented wealth: buy off your enemies.

        In this case the enemy was a gang raped teenage girl who I hope held out for at least seven figures.

      • Old Gator - Feb 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        That’s an archetypal narrative, yes. We’re talking about a particular teenager – and girls who fabricate or lie to get even with people for various reasons is also an archetypal story. Fact is, no one has any evidence yet that Torii paid anything to anyone but his lawyers. And if the cops had five month’s worth of solid evidence, including her prior testimony, recanting her story would have gotten her slammed with a perjury charge. I don’t see anything about that here. Looks to me like her “word” was the whole story, since the grand jury didn’t think anything else was solid enough to pursue an indictment.

      • Kevin S. - Feb 27, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        There’s a big difference between recanting and admitting you were lying before. You do nobody any favors by trashing the alleged victim.

      • Maxa - Feb 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

        I don’t see zacksdad’s suggestion as necessarily cynical. At least, I don’t see why it would be more wholesome to suggest that the alleged victim lied about rape in order to extort money or win attention. It strikes me that that is the cynic’s response (the male cynic, anyway).

    • koufaxmitzvah - Feb 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      Thanks for providing an example about why I don’t come here for my baseball news anymore.

      Stay classy, Zakadoodle.

      • cosanostra71 - Feb 27, 2013 at 4:56 PM

        If you don’t come here anymore how did you comment here?

  2. fanofevilempire - Feb 27, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    you recant your own story, how can I tell that you are not a liar.
    kid is innocent but he will always hair he was accused.

  3. smurlasstache - Feb 27, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Quite an offseason for Tori. First he makes blatant homophobic remarks (that have flown under the radar), and now he pays to get his son cleared of rape charges. Father of the year candidate. What a scumbag.

    • idolized1 - Feb 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

      I’m not saying that I agree with Torii’s remarks, but he is entitled to his opinion – Whether you like it or not. That does not make him a scumbag.

      Torii may or may not have paid the victim off, and only a few people will ever know that. BUT… IF he did it, it was because he was trying to salvage his sons life/career. He knows damn well he wouldn’t go to Notre Dame on a football scholarship If he was in prison.

      That does not mean Torii agrees with it or isn’t unhappy with him, but do you really think a majority of the parents out there would let their kid go to prison if they could prevent it?

      Again, that does not make him a scumbag.

      We all know what (supposedly) happened was wrong, but nothing Torii said or possibly did here makes him some kind of lowlife…

      • nolanwiffle - Feb 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM

        Uh…’ve got the wrong son here. Torii Hunter, Jr. is going to Notre Dame on a football scholarship in the fall, not Darius.

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