Well, Court of Law is moot here since there is a CBA in place. Said CBA sets the standard at "More probable than not" rather than "Beyond reasonable doubt" like a court would. So the burden of proof here is much less strict here. As for the MN differences, the punishments against the Pats (Not Brady) may be more in line with theirs if the Pats weren't repeat offenders. As for Brady, most of his punishment stems from his failure to cooperate, not the actual tampering with the footballs. Arod got an entire season for that, 4 games seems pretty lenient in comparison.
They were caught cheating in 2007, and those actions were in place since 2000 when Brady took over. 7 years later, they're caught cheating again. So the pats were cheating at least 8 of Brady's 14 years as staring QB, that would be a pattern imo.
Had the Patriots not been caught cheating their way to 3 Superbowls prior to this, then yes it would be blown out of proportion. This seems to be another example in a pattern of behavior by that franchise though, so I think its actually a bigger deal than its being currently made. Comparing it to tat-Gate is misleading too given none of the Tat 5's actions were done in an effort to gain a competitive advantage.
Maybe Tom was mad he got caught cheating and took it out on his phone.
I think your legacy is tarnished when you're a QB who is deemed great because he wins, but has never won anything without being caught cheating. He's still one of the best QB's in the game, but doesn't need to be mentioned in GOAT discussions.
If they didn't have a history of cheating their crying may be more sympathetic. Since they do, it comes off as whiny BS.
That new Point Break looks so painfully awful they should just call it Caddyshack 2.
I agree with the OP, these remakes need to stop. Have they ever remade a classic movie and done it better the 2nd time? I can't think of 1 example.
I set that f'n thing off the 1 and only time I worked out there. I was approached and told I need the set the weights down in a "respectable manner" going forward, I asked what the respectable way to lower dumb bells from the incline bench was and couldn't get a straight answer. I joined LA Fitness the next day.
Def isn't broke, just wants to get out of paying that lawsuit.
Again, no one is saying the girl is innocent but that doesn't excuse his behavior. Given Meyer's track record at OSU, he'd absolutely remove anyone dumb enough to do the same thing from the team imo. If he were smarter, he wouldn't be in this situation but ignorance doesn't excuse criminal behavior. She is a child, he's not. Thats why he's serving jail time. He never should have put himself in this position, and her bad decisions don't exonnerate him from his. He'd be removed from the team because of his poor decisions, not because she lied to him. Pretty sure CFB teams warn players about stuff like this, at least I know OSU does.
A CFB player hooking up with 15 year old girls on Tinder doesn't just "sound bad", its a criminal act. One he is responsible for, and one imo he would most definitely be removed from the OSU football team for. Ask Se'von Pittman how he thinks Meyer would handle this. Saying that Meyer would boot him for serving jail time for sleeping with a 15 year old girl is hardly crucifying him as well. I guess the Virginia Court system crucified him as well for prosecuting him for breaking the law. No one said the girl is innocent, but that also doesn't excuse his actions and her lies must not have been very believable given he was CONVICTED.
Meyer's issues at UF are well documented, but they were also at UF. Its misguided to apply his track record there to his tenure at OSU given what his track record here has been. Mewhort and Stoneburner received the same punishment as the VT RB for peeing outside. Hyde was suspended for publically arguing with a girl. Roby was suspended for defending himself after being assaulted. Had any of them had to serve jail time for what can at best be called inappropriate conduct with a 14 year old girl of a sexual nature, and at worst statuatory rape then there is no doubt in my mind they'd be gone. His track record at OSU shows that, even to an unbiased observer. We're not talking about someone who was just accused, he's already been sentenced. Its been proven his actions were not appropriate.
Given the rumors surrounding their former AND current HC, you'd think they wouldn't throw stones like this. Can't fix stupid I guess.
Carlos Hyde was almost kicked off the team for being accused of hitting a girl, he was still suspended even after video evidence vindicated him. I think its safe to say Meyer would kick any player who sexually assaults a 14 year old girl off the team. That in no way says anything about the morals of the other D1 CFB Programs.
Not really, the others you listed absolutely are but this one isn't personal imo. It wasn't personal when Kirk Barton originally said it, and I don't think it is when fans say it. Saying that you will lose to OSU at whatever school you commit to isn't a knock, its a probable outcome. Especially when a kid commits to another B1G school. If I were to say it about Mayden it wouldn't be a derogatory statement about him at all, what would it infer about him thats bad?
We can agree to disagree on that, showing confidence in beating other CFB teams doesn't annoy me.
Braxton made it official in February 2011, all the BS about him leaving was just people looking for attention. There was never any evidence he was going anywhere, but like Kevin Love/Mike Weber/Lebron..etc he was run through the rumor mill by people looking for web traffic.
- Play for OSU, or Lose to OSU
Why get that out of the way?
It's $4.3M total I believe, over 2 years. So 2.15 per.
I assume you're referring to this:
First and formost, thank you for your service. That said, I 100% agree with you.
It was, then we signed Mo Williams which ate up half of it.
EDIT: Actually more than half:
Given its Biddle saying it, I doubt he even has that much to back up his story.