To be clear, this is all about hunch-tuning, right? Like that time when your employee is cleared of wrongdoing and knowing when to follow a hunch and launch a full counter-investigation to disprove police findings. I mean -- that's what bosses are for. Who will protect our women if prominent football coaches can't activate spidey-sense, despite never being asked for help, inject themselves into employee's relationships and wipe out the scourge of Domestic Violence that our Justice System has no prayer of doing?
He can't be the first coach mentioned everytime anyone lists underrated coaches, unanimously mentioned as a great coach, and also unable to get respect. My God! There are less than 5 people that I care about hearing from in the media. It's such an echo chamber these days... SMH
Is this good?!
Yes, maybe, no.
Let's assume that he's completely honest... Take this, the Smiths, Rueban Foster, Gareon, and Zeke -- these young ladies have no idea how much damage they are doing to actual victims of abuse. It's a disgrace! The number of actual victims that come forward is so low because of what can come with it, and now the actions of a handful of selfish women will make it exponentially harder with those to come forward in the future. It was hard enough for them to get something near justice when there was an assumption that people don't lie about being abused (which is backed by stats ~ 3% are proven false). Instead of starting with an assumption that the victim was probably abused, from now on, anytime there's a lot to gain or lose from either side we'll all cynically assume that they are trying to profit or punish. With Zeke, she said that she got the idea after seeing what happened with Brionte Dunn (a legit charge). If she saw the opportunity in a real charge, don't you think others will want to duplicate the false charges?
This is so bad!
I suspect Trolls don't want sex toys delivered to their office. People should do that. Have them sent to Brett at his new Stadium office. If they're sent to him, there, then he must have ordered them and had them delivered there. :)
Probably that he's having sex with someone other than his wife. Or, as she called it, cheating on her.
That's a tier-1 walk back.
Here's the line of thought:
"If I, media gasbag, was once convinced he should be fired after clinging to a narrative that felt good, then I couldn't have been wrong. So, despite the evidence and facts, it can't be that the complete opposite is what's deserved because I'm done gathering information. My mind is already made and I'm not willing to be further informed. So, I'll begin to soften my stance a bit, to blend in, and so that I can show parting mild outrage before slinking away to focus my rage on Maryland because I don't really believe any of these things nor do I care who it effects. My simulated outrage is a product manufactured to be compared to that of others."
Oops! You accidentally called him a journalist. Did you mean to do that? :)
Someone has to do this!
If they're delivered to him at work, then he must have had them sent there. Ol' McMurphy must be living by a different set of rules than everyone else over at Stadium... :) I really think his superior should be suspended while independent investigators get to the bottom of things. In the meantime, until we get the info, I'll come strong that he should be canned -- this unknown boss of McMurphy :)
Are there a lot of managers asking the police to re-investigate their employees that have been cleared of things?
That's life -- on the "high road"
So -- That's what Stadium is -- hehe, weird.
McMurphy will be the target, I suspect, as much as anyone else.
So... If I'm following McMurphy here, kinks and/or sneaky sex is an indicator of domestic violence? Hmm...
I know that the stumbling block for libel is usually a lack of proveable malicious intent, but does anyone know if the clear malice exhibited here combined with the earlier false reports can act as one instance?
If you wanna speculate, receiving a package doesn't mean you ordered it. I suspect that if you can access purchase history, then you can also submit an order...
I'm not ready to die on that hill, but I don't care.
On Finebaum, McMurphy was insinuating that Meyer was facilitating this stuff (which, again, I wouldn't care if he was) because Zach "played by a different set of rules", before "making it very clear" at the end that he has no idea who knew about anything? There's no reason to suspect anyone knew this.
Let's be honest. The important thing is "Police Said/She Said"
Ahem -- begins!
A classic case of "Everybody Said/She Said"
I better be seeing a Bleacher Report notification on my watch as quickly as I've been getting all these other ones... :)
I believe #1 is the crux of everything.
Meyer didn't admit to lying, just that he can see why what he said was misleading. Take the emotions and what you think you know now out of it and try to put yourself in his shoes back then.
In 2015, he's contacted by the police (possibly via Gene Smith) about an accusation and finds that Zach's been accused, questioned and cleared. He reports that as he should.
3 years pass...
While already in Chicago, away from the office, a Facebook post emerges mentioning a "felony arrest" from 2015. He's texted about it and asks the office to check on it with the police. The police have nothing on file because it wasn't an arrest, and the actual inquiry had been sealed. It was only unsealed later as interest grew.
This scenario would absolutely explain why his response to questions about "the 2015 incident" were some variation of, "What are you talking about?!"
Same. "There was nothing" implies that a phone call occurred and nothing was found because they were sealed. They were unsealed sometime over the next 24 hours. And, poof! Now, there's something.
This one's a little different, he independently posted to Facebook without the army of editors and lawyers that vet things for ESPN or whomever... I don't know if there's anything there, but I know that the normal precautions weren't taken.
I'm having a hard time with the 2015 thing... It wasn't like there was a settlement or suspiciously dropped charges. The allegations were made. He was investigated and not charged. What's that about? Either the cops covered things up or the investigation didn't find anything to charge him with, right? Are there other possible outcomes? Regardless, with that knowledge, at that time, would we have wanted him to be fired?