Hey, ease up.. sometimes, they really do get shot...
If you're not selling a penalty as a hockey player then you're not doing it right. Tons for players do it. The annoying ones are those that make something out of nothing. Aka players diving like swans. That's what gets me.
Great point, however if he is guilty and she takes the settlement, she forever looks like a liar and a golddigger - even if she was telling the truth - , while he - although not 'guilty' in a court of law - will be forever tarnished.
No one wins here, either way. It's like OJ winning the criminal case, but losing the civil case.
I would think a settlement is likely. If he's not guilty, she's going to take the settlement and run. If he's guilty, she may well rather end it with something than face a jury and have to recount the most horrific thing that's ever happened to her, knowing that in such a high-profile case people will be glued to every word.
If I were in her shoes (assuming he's guilty), I'd take the money. Justice would not be served, but if you find yourself in that situation, sometimes your own peace comes before the greater good. At least he's been exposed and other women will be warned.