John Sweeney has employed what is known in legal circles as The Bart Simpson Defense:
I didn't do it! Nobody saw me do it! You can't prove anything!
Rather than come out all humble and honest about the ugly incident at their home last December, the Sweeneys launched into a mad fit of denial and obfuscation. The interesting thing here is that nobody doubts it's true. If you said that Mike McNulty did something unsavory like this, we'd all say, "No way! Not Mike!" But Sweeney? From the the Times Union:
"The period in question was a stressful period for our family," Sweeney said, adding that health problems may have produced symptoms that were present around the time of the police call. He did not describe the symptoms.
Maybe those symptoms include violent rage against your wife. Or maybe not. It seems more likely that in John Sweeney's view of the world, she was asking for it.
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