06 August 2010

Way to go, dude

Big thumbs up today to Roger Huerta who, in case you haven't heard, intervened - hard - in a situation outside of a club in Austin.

To cut & paste from TMZ, from whence came the story:

27-year-old Huerta -- who was once featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated -- was in front of a bar in Austin around 2 AM on Saturday morning ... when some other people began fighting. Roger was near the scuffle ... when he saw one of the men involved punch a female who was standing near the ruckus.

Once Huerta sees the woman collapse to the ground -- he instantly tries to confront the attacker saying, "You just punched a f**kin' girl."

Moments later, Huerta takes off his shirt ... slams his hat to the ground ... and rushes after the man.

Chaos ensues and people scramble after the fighters, blocking the camera -- but seconds later ... a shirtless Huerta can be seen finishing his attack on the other man ... who is sprawled out on the street.

People rush in to aid the bloody man on the ground -- who eventually gets off the pavement -- as Huerta walks away from the battle ground.

Austin PD tells TMZ that officers were called to the scene -- but so far, no arrests have been made.

Huerta's manager tells us, "I have not spoken to Roger yet about this incident, but I can say that it's in his nature to be very protective of women."

While I'm a little confused as to why Huerta took the time to take off his shirt and his hat before he went after the guy - who, I should point out, appeared to outweigh him by easily 50 pounds - I'm impressed by his stepping in. Solid work on his part. There's flat-out no excuse for sucker-punching a girl, ever.

(okay, so I can think of cases in which it might be necessary. But this, so far as can be told from the video, sure doesn't appear to be one of them.)

There's also flat-out no excuse (with the same disclaimer) for letting somebody else sucker-punch a girl... or, really, anybody who's weaker than themselves. Well done by Huerta - count me as a fan.

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