Let's Watch Michigan Wide Receiver Csont'e York Knock the Consciousness Out of a Man with a Sucker Punch

August 12, 2014 at 3:09p    by DJ Byrnes    
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On August 3rd, Brady Hoke suspended sophomore wide receiver Csont'e York for "failure to meet team standards." Ann Arbor police later confirmed York was the subject of a police investigation.

Today, police released the video of the incident... and it's not very good for York

 And yes, it was as bad as it looks. From MLive.com:

The video shows a crowd of people outside Scorekeepers Bar and Grille, 310 Maynard St., around 2:15 a.m. on July 18. The Ann Arbor Art Fair was going on at the time, and tents are visible in the street next to the sidewalk.

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The victim appears to have not known the punch was coming. It knocked out a tooth and broke his jaw in three places, requiring it to be wired shut and necessitating the temporary use of a breathing tube, according to the police report, which was obtained along with the video via a Freedom of Information Act request.

And that, folks, is how quickly a college football career (and free college education) can go up in smoke.


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JoeAndSo's picture

Wait.  Other schools in the country have legal issues? I thought that was only an Urban Meyer thing..

Mercy is for the weak.

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Urban Nation Army's picture

Lewan is off in the background laughing. #MichiganMen

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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LouGroza's picture

What a chicken shit. That was as bad as a sucker punch gets. The poor guy had no idea it was coming. And the puncher lined him up and stepped into it. Hope there is some way to get legal satisfaction for the injured. With all the damage, medical bills will be through the roof.

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My buck's picture

Couldn't agree more. THAT was some bullshit!!!!

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thevman19's picture

Lewan, Gibbons & York...the new era of "The _ichigan Man".

The road to nowhere leads to me...

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robobuck's picture

I will always up vote trailer park boys

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

THE's picture

If I could upvote this, I would...

Drivin > Disco > Drivin.
To the people in the bathroom, how's it going in there?

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

If only he was at LSU, he would still be on the football team.  

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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Crimson's picture

pending results of the team vote.

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

With former teammates like Taylor Lewan, would the vote go any other way?

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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Crimson's picture

But you still have to say team vote.

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tommrkr's picture

dude in the camo shorts saw it coming.  see how he stepped back right as the puncher put his weight back?

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tommrkr's picture

in fact the guy who gets punched is totally being distracted by the other person who walks to his opposite side...  the guy who gets punches looks right, punch comes from the left.  nasty setup.

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kiester's picture

Looks like it was a setup by the friend for the 'knockout game'. 

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Knarcisi's picture

That dude is apparently teammate DaMario Jones. Possibly the police didn't get this tape until later, but after watching it, how can you not charge him also?  Total set up. 

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Whoa Nellie's picture

We know from all the M guys' posts that the puncher has been dismissed from the team, expelled suspended . . . but, what is happening with the accomplice?  Bueller?  Bueller?

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

cplunk's picture

So you punch someone when they are not looking, after bracing yourself for several seconds, then sprint away. What a punk a** bitch. Forget suspending him from the football team, he needs a suspension from society. Hope he gets jail time.

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FloridaBuck's picture

Took the words out of my mouth. Hope he goes to prison for a long time and gets his ass handed to him numerous times.  

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BTBuckeye's picture

Wide Receivers don't get treated well in jail....He may need to switch to tight end!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

BAZINGA!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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THEOSUfan's picture

But what you definitely don't want to be is a split end.  I'm a defensive end.

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buckeyedude's picture

or a corner back door.

 

 

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OSUmuFAN's picture

Prison is no fairy-tale world. Csont'e never said who did it, but we all knew the sisters got him. Things went on like that for awhile - prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Csont'e would show up with fresh bruises. The Sisters kept at him - sometimes he was able to fight 'em off, sometimes not. And that's how it went for Csont'e - that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him.

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Oakland Buckeye's picture

UPVOTE for any Shawshank reference!

but I would not pt Co*ksu*k-onte in the role of andy - he is head "sister" who got his.

Garbage like this makes my blood boil - they should stand his ass up & let someone break his entitled jaw in 3 places.

thePITman's picture

What good can come of a college athlete loitering with a crowd of people outside a bar at 2:15 in the morning?

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teddyballgame's picture

I tend to agree...people who are doing good things in life usually aren't out that late.

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cal3713's picture

Yep, might as well just cull anyone who stays out past 1:30. Just think of how much better society would be if those people didn't exist...

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Dread's picture

Wow Adolf! While your at it how about we eradicate anyone that has a different lifestyle, interests, or culture\upbringing than you. I can imagine it now, a world without diversity.  

While we're at... GET OFF MY LAWN!

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klfeck's picture

Or a world without irony and sarcasm

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

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BeijingBucks's picture

Dread... you fell into the chasm!

Now if only he had been grown and sexy

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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THEOSUfan's picture

If a player wants to get suspended and/or arrested there is a proven formula:

Alcohol + bar/club + past midnight

You have the freedom to do it, but is that freedom worth your scholarship and future?  Don't drink too much, avoid bars/clubs as much as possible, and leave by 12:00 AM and your chances of trouble go way down.  It's just an immutable fact of life.

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northwest_buckeye's picture

This dude should be going to prison. That's felonious assault, at bare minimum.

And of course he had to sucker punch the guy... No one associated with Michigan football has fairly beaten an equal opponent at anything in decades. What a soft bitch.

I've never said I 'hate' anyone because that would imply I had any emotion for them whatsoever.

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45OH4IO's picture

Man, the offseason sucks. Glad these guys are back at camp getting all their energy channeled into something productive.

PasadenaBuckeye626's picture

Do I make a joke about a two game suspension or about Bob Stoops actively recruiting him?

Go Bucks!

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Findog5's picture

Michigan Man!!!  So that's what it is like.  Will be interesting to see what our friends at ESPN have to say about this. 

NCFinn

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

So that's what he did.  So he's a major pussy ass piece of shit bitch.  I give Hoke credit for giving him the boot...Les Miles would be having a team vote right about now.

Class of 2010.

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OSUStu's picture

What a coward.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Amen... +1000 if I could.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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jedkat's picture

I don't even need Mindy Drayer to tell me what happened there. Have fun getting the freedom prosecuted the hell out of you.

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

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Unky Buck's picture

I would still like her drawing though...just for shits and giggles.

...

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cajunbuckeye's picture

Mindy just released this eyewitness account....

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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chemicalwaste's picture

That doesn't even look like a game of knockout. The receiver could see that one coming!

cajunbuckeye's picture

Hey! It's the best Mindy could do on short notice.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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dmurder's picture

Wait... So a Division 1 College Athlete has to sucker punch someone to win a fight?

What a joke!

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

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buckeyepastor's picture

Somewhere in Florida, people are calling in and saying, "When is Urban Meyer finally going to take responsibility for the bad behavior of players on opposing teams in his conference?   He's disgraceful."   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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Poison nuts's picture

Mike Bianchi is typing the article currently...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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GOOMBAY's picture

Jones said the victim walked up and taunted him before York punched him.

Ah, so it was self defense... Of his taunted friend... Or something.

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original buckeye's picture

That, ladies and gentleman, is a Michigan Man.

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vitaminB's picture

Is that footage from a refugee camp?

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Ann Arbor is known to look like one.  The poor souls who had no choice to grow up there, may they be in our thoughts and prayers.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Sucker punch is the act of a complete B*tch. Zonkers York = a complete b*tch. You have to hit a man when he is not looking. What a complete, pathetic, b*tch.

I called him Zonkers because he doesn't deserve to have his name spelled/pronounce right by me.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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denner's picture

I expect Al Sharpton to comment shortly.  Or not really.

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Denny's picture

Admirable internet user name, terrible comment.

Taquitos.

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NitroBuck's picture

And that, folks, is how quickly a college football career (and free college education) can go up in smoke.

Unless, of course, you play for another M-Man in Baton Rouge.  Then it gets put up for a team vote after a homer-alum judge gives you a pass, and you end up being drafted by the Bengals.

Ferio.  Tego.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Looks like York had been studying the "How to jump a guy: 101 Traing video" in Ann Arbor that featured 5 or 6 Michigan football players attacking Dontre Wilson.  I assume there weren't any other Wolverine football players with York at the time of his assault, or they would have probably thrown punches too.

Classless dude should never play another down of football for Michigan.

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kiester's picture

Is this filmed in some alleyway somewhere close to hell? Yet again, not a place I'd hang out at. 

brandonbauer87's picture

All jokes aside, this was handled well by Brady Hoke. I'm assuming this video was all he needed to show Mr. York the door. 

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Baroclinicity's picture

Whoa...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

brandonbauer87's picture

I had a really hard time finishing the sentence. 

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Baroclinicity's picture

We just started our posts the same way, that's all.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

brandonbauer87's picture

Ah...now I get it. Great minds...

Baroclinicity's picture

All jokes aside, I have a hard time believing he will remain on that team...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

buckguyfan1's picture

Well, aside from being very sad... My first thought was he could help out their shitty defense.

EDUGOON's picture

Super Wack Sauce!!!!! His boy in the Camo short's needs to get rung up as an accomplice. This is Clown Show S#@% we just looked at. Speaks volumes of this young man character. But this my friends should not surprise anyone. These same tactics were used in "The Game" this past year resulting in key Buckeye ejections!!!! We all remember that!!!! Sickening!!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

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Dread's picture

This sounds like a culture issue. Look at the video of the Bucks entrance to the big house last year. TSUN players were called over by a staff member to start shit as we took the field (can't find the video). Then we have the fight on the field started by Dontre's helmet being snatched off. There's also Lewan's sucker punch, and the punter that was dismissed after his eligibility was up. 

Did I miss anything. 

Their program isn't successful enough to get real criticism from talking heads, but anytime a guy gets thrown out of a club here the story is huge. We hear about the culture issues when Urban was at Florida, but I don't remember it being a problem until he signed on as TOSU Head coach. So it is probably Urban's fault.

I understand that these types of things happen at programs across the country, but we are starting to see a pattern here. From the looks of it there are some serious culture issues up there. I do give them credit for dismissing him, but I wonder what would have happened if there was no video ,and it was Funchess. 

Man I hope Hoke stays for 10 years. Another 10 year slaughter. 

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Dont get me wrong, Michigan has some student athletes that represent their university well and show great sportsmanship...... However, I believe there is a culture problem at Michigan.  Dontre fight, attempted pregame intimidation by chest thumping before the past few OSU matchups, Lewan, Gibbons, your Big10 Media Day player rep is a convicted felon, recruits talking sh!t before they even get to Ann Arbor.....

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Dread's picture

My point exactly. Unfortunately we don't hear enough about, or even look for the articles of positive student athletes from that team.

I do remember the story of Hoke inviting Grant Reed and his family to The Game. That one is memorable for other reasons, and doesn't represent positive student athletes.

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

What a...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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bethmowins's picture

Nice hat, Gilligan.

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Poison nuts's picture

Got a real nice sick feeling in my stomach watching that. So weak.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Brutal Brutus's picture

It's only a matter of time before Reverend Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson come to the aide of that poor innocent victim...just not certain who that is...

Fear the Nut...

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kb1's picture

I believe your comment should be in sarcasm font. ... just sayin. ...

cajunbuckeye's picture

Michigan football slides ever closer to irrelevance. We are witnessing a program in shambles.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I don't even care what school he's from. It's flat out disturbing. 

Read my entire screen name....

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BuckeyeSouth's picture

I'd be interested to hear the viewpoint of some of the Michigan fans that frequent this site.  What about it, MMan or KHolmes?

Embrace it.

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BlueBayou's picture

You can see my and MMan's thoughts on the previous thread that was up.  Here is a link to My Comment and one to MMan.  MMan actually has some additional comments in there as well.  Sorry I didn't write my comments here, but this punk doesn't deserve any more of my time unless he is let back on the team.  That will deserve another tirade if that happens.

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BuckeyeGroove's picture

Wow, what a piece of garbage. People like that are the shit stains on society. I hope he gets sucker punched like that every single day when he's being raped in prison.

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kb1's picture

That was some gang mentality shit right there. Watch as his boy slides past right before the punch is thrown. They knew what was about to happen. Gangster pussy shit.

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Rob Reese's picture

It's Rich Rod's fault.

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edr4225's picture
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Knarcisi's picture

The eye in the sky don't lie. 

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allbucksallthetime's picture

If this punk is still 'suspended for failing to meet team standards' a full 9 days AFTER this brutal assault, I will say without reservation that Coach Hoke has completely failed society by NOT kicking York off the team.  York did not violate team standards, he violated any reasonable standard of behavior in a civilized society!  I hope he goes to jail and serves hard time.  There is no place in America, or on this planet, where this level of barbaric behavior is acceptable.  Go Bucks!

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Boo-the-blue's picture

What a punk!! Typical scUM

63tinman's picture

Suspended for violating team standards? Are you kidding me? The grown and sexy thing to do is remove his punk ass from the team, school, and society. Period. If the facts play out differently, (like an alien look alike doppelgänger committed thie act on video) then give the accused a way back to the team and his scholarship.  I'm going to just go ahead now and bet against the alien doppelgänger defense working against that video evidence, though. That is absolute savage madness.

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Kurt's picture

After he's dismissed from the team he'll be transferring to LSU.  Michigan Man Les Miles has a soft spot for guys with a good left hook.

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1stYrBuckIClub's picture

I drank at Scorekeepers once in college (although I could've sworn it was called Scoreboard... or maybe I just think that whenever dealing w/ that whore Ann Arbor). That didn't happen to me. My guess is several people were talking $hit when they shouldn't have. Now one's eating through a straw and the other's asking for soap-on-a-rope for Christmas. 

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buckskin's picture

Meyer gave Hyde a 3 game suspension for his actions last summer. Let's see what Joke gives this guy for this complete bitch move.

BeijingBucks's picture

Consider the Victim had his hands in his pockets looking the other way.  A quick head check was made by the perpetrator to make sure he was unwatched before the blow was thrown.  The positions of the antagonists blocking the hallway and the obvious movement of the attacker to the blind side while his associate distracted the target verbally.  We would like to consider this attack to be pre-meditated your Honor and request the maximum penalty allowable considering they fled the scene.

How do you plead?

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

This other p.o.s., Jones, who was in on the set up should be kicked off ThemThugsUN, too. Or, at least, face a long suspension.

Obviously, York should go to prison for a while.

BME_Buckeye's picture

The Michigan Difference

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

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HoopHal's picture

If this would have happened at LSU,Alabama or Auburn the coaches would have used the old Paterno lin..."I'm not an attorney,I'll let the legal system sort it out." At LSU ,Miles would have asked the team what they thought and he would not have missed a game.

apack614's picture

It's all that damned Urban Meyers fault Ohio State is some cheaters (says ESPN)

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

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bigbaldmeany's picture

What is there to investigate? Put his butt in jail..

bigbaldmeany

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

BUH-bye.

Ya know... I was going to overlay some LL Cool J to this, but then thought that it's not deserving.

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

dalbuck's picture

This deserves severe retribution. Just watching that pisses me off.  Even if the dude that got hit goes to missagain, I'd be on a mission after that one. 

DB

buckifishr's picture

Que MMan rant in 3....2.....1......

OSUFlash's picture

Two words.

Punk

Karma

osuflash

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PancakeWarrior's picture

Brady Choke, is going to lose whatever respect he had left, which isn't much, for keeping this player on the team, at  least Urban removes players when it is just, but not Brady, this sissy is still on the team, will this be a hate crime? The other people were clearly blocking the way, we don't know what was said, but it's still no reason to take one of the cheapest shots you can, and why even punch him? I bet he will say he was called a name, without audio we only have their statements, Choke needs to step up and be a man and a human being and kick him off the team and that University needs to toss him out on his rear.

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FitzBuck's picture

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Barnsey69's picture

I don't condone violence, but it is part of our society, and every other society for that matter. Thus, it's clear that sometimes boys will be boys, talk some shit, and catch a little work. However, this type of chicken-shit, sneaky-coward stuff is inexcusable. At least face-up to the guy before you throw a punch...pathetic.

I hope his dad whoops his ass for being such a pussy.

*shakes off playground mode*

And for any athlete relying on a free education and/or stepping stone to a professional career later on, why put all that in jeopardy because you can't walk away from a drunk?

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!