In light of the November 4, 2016, sentencing date for convicted Vanderbilt rapist Brandon Vandenburg, the only question is; Head injury?
Head injury because Nothing changes! Brandon Vandenburg, the once nationally hailed football playing, “honor student,” three years later, remains unable to process his decision to facilitate the gang-rape of the woman he was dating. A woman who trusted him. The best Vandenberg can offer is, “it doesn’t make sense.”
So what has Brandon been worrying about?
Vandenburg’s chief worry, as expressed from his phone calls, is being in his prime years for making a fortune playing football. That Brandon processed. That he understands. Consider Brandon’s jailhouse conversation with Brandon’s equally dimwitted father, Rod.
Links for each of Vandenburg’s jailhouse with his parents and a female friend, are here.
Gotta wonder why at least one of Brandon’s four clueless attorneys didn’t float a possible “head injury” defense during the initial trials. (On appeal, it’s too late.)
But it appears although Vandenberg has new counsel, they’re still keen on the loser, “Devil Alcohol” defense, that failed Twice before. (As we used to say out West. “If the horse is dead — get off.”)
Am also baffled that neither the DA or Judge Monte Watkins asked any of the defendants (two remain) whether – while out on bail, whether they enjoyed a cocktail or seven.)
Have maintained from the onset that Vandenberg’s defense team committed malpractice. (And Fletcher Long committed a felony – so now he’s a radio host and not an attorney.)
However, the defense continues. As quoted in the Tennessean:
“It is likely that Vandenburg’s alcohol use will be discussed. His defense lawyers, Randall Reagan of East Tennessee and Albert Perez of California, portrayed Vandenburg during trial as a young man overcome by pressure to drink”
So glad neither jury bought in to that. As demonstrated in the screen-shots I grabbed before Brandon and friends locked down their Twitter and Facebook accounts; Brandon was never pressured to drink. Brandon and his crew had been drinking and manhandling drunk women for quite a while.
So why any attorneys would even consider citing Pressure to drink – is beyond absurd. It’s malpractice.
Brandon’s friend’s father was right
The disgusted father of one of Brandon Vandenberg’s friends was right in 2014, when he texted, “Nothing has changed” to now; 2016.
Everything in Brandon Vandenberg’s mindset remains exactly the same.
So for the record, “Nothing has changed” sums up Brandon Vandenberg, and his family, best. Vandenberg’s victim will move on. The sentencing is a box to check in her life. (A life that has already changed for the better.)
But Brandon Vandenberg and his parents seem doomed to remain frozen in denial.
Because if nothing changes; nothing changes.