If You’re Kenyon Martin, It’s OK to Speed

by March 12, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

I should clarify by saying it’s OK in Denver for Kenyon to drive at reckless speeds, because he’s got friends in positions of influence.

A prosecutor in the city attorney’s office apparently looked the other way when Martin’s driving habits – in 2006, Kenyon was caught driving 101 mph in a 30 mph zone – became a legal issue.

“I don’t know why he did,” said Vince DiCroce, director of the city attorney’s prosecution section.

“All I can say is that the plea bargains that (Martin) received were outside of our normal guidelines. At a minimum . . . there’s an appearance that (Martin) did receive preferential treatment.”

Russell Stone, the prosecutor in this mini-fiasco, was suspended for three days without pay.

None of this is shocking of course; we fully expect athletes and other celebs to get preferential treatement in the eyes of the law. Hell if life was fair, Lindsay Lohan would be behind bars right now.