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Kobe On Mike Rice

A lot of people are weighing in on the Mike Rice situation, including now Kobe Bryant, who told Jim Rome that "I would have smacked the hell outta him."

We're not knocking Kobe here - we agree with him - but at what point does it turn into piling on? Whatever his faults, what Rice did is not as disturbing as, say, Michael Vick. Vick was forgiven.

Presumably, if he is sincere, Rice will be as well.


That's not to say he should be trusted with a coaching job again, just that at some point, he should get the chance to repent and be taken seriously if he does.