LBS- Florida International tight end Jonnu Smith has played his last snap of college football because of an argument with his girlfriend that turned violent.
Smith, FIU’s best NFL Draft prospect, suffered severe burns on his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm on Halloween when his girlfriend Mary Gaspar threw a pot of boiling water at him. Gaspar, who is five months pregnant with Smith’s child, has been charged with aggravated battery.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Miami Herald, Gaspar told FIU police that she and Smith had been arguing throughout the day over the lack of attention he was giving her. Gaspar admitted to boiling a pot of water and pouring it over Smith after she had been sitting in his dorm room “feeling extremely emotional and stressed.” Gaspar also said she hit Smith with her open hands after he did not react as strongly as she would have liked.
Am I supposed to treat the dude who had his first layer of skin melted off like a victim? Is the what we are doing here? Painting his pregnant girlfriend who - rightfully or wrongfully - felt neglected like she's an overly emotional psychopath? Because I don't really see much of an argument here. Mary Gaspar is an overly emotional psychopath. The problem is she has every right to be because she's carrying a human fucking being in her stomach. I don't want to victim blame or endorse the use of scolding hot water to get your point across, but this is one is Jonnu Smith. You leave a pissed off pregnant woman to - quite literally - stew alone in her anger then you're basically asking to get your cold heart defrosted in the most painful manner possible. I've never even put a bun in the oven, but I know that oven can preheat itself when there's a chemical imbalance that's turning it into a certified schizo.
I might have some compassion for this dude if his future baby mama launched a frying pan at his head, or was domestically abusive in some other off-the-cuff way that he couldn't possibly have seen coming. However, that wasn't the case at all. He gave this broad far too ample of an opportunity to work herself into a frenzy. Shit, the amount of time it takes to heat water is basically the sole reason I go out every time I am craving pasta, and this dude is fresh off an argument turning his back on a mentally unstable woman while the temperature literally and figuratively rises to a boiling point. Maybe he didn't deserve to be treated like a succulent Maine lobster, but he certainly was complicit in it happening.