I hope the kid didn't contract face chlamydia from Peppers' punch.
We all hope to live in a country where victims are protected and perpetrators are punished.
I do wonder what would happen if the accuser were treated like the accused in these kinds of necessarily emotional cases: named, their recent "bad behavior" broadcast in the media, prevented from earning a living...
I agree. No matter now much I dislike the team or the player, I want "my" teams to face opposing teams at full strength and on a fair basis. In football, that's a tall order. Everyone gets dinged up every week.
That sentiment goes double for high school kids who are still just playing ball.
I am so pleased that TP is doing such a great job in Cleveland. I'm guessing that the recent success gives him a little security and he'll have a place in the league for a while.
Are you being unpleasant? I spend most of my time on the site lurking and most of my posting on making fun of TTUN.
There's also missing punctuation.
They couldn't find anyone to proofread the statement?
I made this one yesterday and I selfishly want more people to see it and chuckle.
The people at Spy Magazine seem to have thought so.
If there is any silver lining in the cloud, perhaps it's that the school being extremely proactive could pay off if Gibson really did do something terrible. If others assert that we treated Gibson too lightly, we can stand behind a semester (season!) suspension.
I hate summer! It must have been something really, really bad for him to be suspended for the semester.
I disagree when you take it into the realm of employment. (These are college athletes.) How much of our lives belong to our employers? They own us 24/7?
And testing welfare recipients has been a big money loser for the few places it has been done. In Florida, for example, Governor Rick Scott (who just happens to own a drug testing company) passed drug testing for welfare recipients. There was a 2% positive test rate and the state ended up losing $40,000 on the whole deal. (Rick Scott, of course, profited.)
Depends on which account. You have the "clean" account where you tweet about how excited you are to go to class. Then you have the real account where the normal stuff happens.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't friend an employer or someone like that on my social media. Too many opportunities for misunderstanding.
I'm going to guess that some players have multiple accounts or fib about what accounts they have, so the staff is sussing out what is really going on. And yes, I'm guessing they may go beyond "monitoring."
Good choices. I'm feeling good about the season so far. The summers are always the worst time of the year for me...can it be we're almost into college football season?
Teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates did this kind of thing for decades. They had a payroll of around $18 million for years because they could. The bare minimum of fans would show and they would still make money because of revenue sharing, TV contracts and the like.
Who's got it better than Leonard Taylor?
No worries. We all love and fear our 11W mods in equal measure. :)
(And this new information about whatever the new suspensions are could be on a new "Harbaugh Cray-Cray About Suspensions" post, but that's okay.)
I do contend that no D-I athlete has an excuse to be ineligible for academics. They have every single fair and perfectly legitimate advantage at every D-I school, as well they should.
Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I saw the Harbaugh flip-out story and wished there was a dedicated thread instead of a continuation of a nearly week-old thread.
I'm just thinking of The Game. It's going to be sweet to beat him. Again.
And I saw some people spinning this story as Harbaugh defending his players. I don't think that's really what was happening.
Hope Solo still faces trial for the domestic violence charges. She has suffered zero punishment from the USWNT or her pro team.
The charges were dropped when the abused family members just wanted to move on after Hope Solo blamed every thing on the 17-year-old kid on the Today Show. The Washington courts took the rare step of reinstating charges and the case is still proceeding.
The double standard is clear. Domestic violence charges get players suspended in all of the other sports. Solo was not suspended by the USWNT or her pro team. In fact, I was nauseated by the ESPNW pieces about how Hope Solo is just "complicated." Is Ray Rice "complicated?"
She may certainly have started fights with her husband, but she is most famous because she "beat the ass" of her step-sister and nephew and has suffered no punishment from the USWNT or her pro team.
I like this. Kai-Leon Herbert, the young man who did the Walking Dead commitment video, accidentally gets sent back 30 years into the past, where he must get Bo Schembechler's help to get back to 2016.
The scene where 1985 Bo asks how Michigan did between 2007 and 2015?
Exactly how many positions can he play at the same time?