Maya Moore tackles prosecutorial reform

There aren’t a lot of athletes who spend their offseason calling attention to prosecutorial misconduct, but the WNBA — unlike almost every other major sports league — seems to encourage its athletes not to “just stick to sports.”

The Minnesota Lynx’s Maya Moore shows up this week on Jerry Stackhouse’s online show for The Players Tribune.

There was a time she figured everyone in prison deserved to be there, she said. But no more.

  • Mike

    It’s a really great sign – and surprising – that this is being sponsored by a corporation. Most of the time the corporate interests are on the other side of the issue, with prisons being a profit center.

  • Jack

    Members of the Lynx continue to make us proud. In my book, the Lynx are by far the best sports team that this state has.

  • Mike Worcester

    Prosecutorial reform is one of those topics folks shy away from because it involves having to deal with the idea that someone out there was wrongfully convicted by a justice system we are supposed to trust and believe in. Yet as groups like the Innocence Project have repeatedly shown, it happens, and negatively impacts the lives of both victims and their families and those wrongfully convicted. Good for Ms. Moore. I hope people hear her words.

  • George Ferko

    Taking up the cause of someone you believe has been wrongfully convicted is certainly a worthy cause. I did not, however, hear any discussion of prosecutorial misconduct. I heard about weak evidence, the detective didn’t record what I presume was Irons’ confession, and missteps by Irons’ attorney. But what did the prosecutor do?