Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Kasey Kahne being Sued

Kasey Kahne Being Sued

We all know the Nascar season is over, but that doesn't mean the drama stops. I am fired up about this incident. Here is the story:

At Homestead, the last race, Kasey Kahne came back from practice. He was headed back to his Motor Home in the lot. Of course it was under security. Well, there was a security guard standing by the gate. Supposedly he was told to not let ANYONE in without their credentials. Kasey Kahne was on a golf cart and tried to go in the gate. The security guard wouldn't let him and told him he needed his credentials. Kasey Kahne didn't have the credentials and said that he didn't need them because he was a driver. After the security guard wouldn't let him through, Kasey got out of the golf cart and tried to walk through. The security guard was in the way and would not move. Kasey allegedly then pushed him to the ground. "One of the occupants of the vehicle wearing a bright-colored jumpsuit became belligerent and refused to produce ID,'' Hutchinson said in his police report. There were officers that were standing near by who witnessed the incident. They quickly stopped him. He was arrested later that day, but was released on the condition that he appear in court. The security guard filed a lawsuit against him Monday. The report said that he has not been to work since the incident because of the minor bruises and abrasions. He is suing Kasey Kahne for more than $15,000 for "severe physical damages." Kasey Kahne is due in court on January 8 on charges of misdemeanor battery. The maximum sentence for this act is 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Kasey had no comment, but Rick Russell, president of Gillett Evernham Motorsports, said the team supports its driver.

Okay here is my take on this whole ordeal. I think this is ridiculous. The security guard's name is Archibald Hutchinson. He is 62 years old. At first it was just bruises, now, he is saying he has back problems and has a tear in his lumbar spine. He apparently had been letting other drivers through without their credentials. His boss threatened to fire him if he didn't follow directions. That is when Kahne showed up and this whole incident got started. I believe Kasey and Kale's story. (Kale is Kasey's brother.) Kale says when Kasey tried to walk through the gate, the guard put his hands on Kasey. Kasey pushed Archibald's hands off of him and that is when Archibald Hutchinson fell down. I don't think Kasey would have done all the things this guy said he did. Everybody says this is not the Kasey that they all know. I know Kasey is ready for things to just be normal again. I hope this doesn't turn out to be a repeat of last year. (Remember back to the cheating scandal that ruined the 2007 season.) But I don't think this will be anything, although the media is making it out to be.
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