Ahhhh, we will be fine.
If the truth were to conclusively come out that the accuser was intentionally setting Zeke up, as his camp suggests, then someone should go to her job and have her suspended without pay for a comparable amount of time. But, of course, that won't happen. Accusations like this can forever ruin the accused's reputation even without much merit, yet there appears to be little long-term backlash for false accusations. Now there is the legitimate concern to harshly treating those situations that in may result in a chilling effect on actual victims coming forward, but there has to be some sort of balance for their to be some equity to the situation.
Why no Ellison offer? What's the hold up? Anyone have any insight or theories? Purely a numbers thing with the scholarship crunch?
I know they're the bad guys, but that Wiscy tunnel with the lights and all was pretty sweet.
I hope that Coach Meyer and the University always take good care of Marotti and make sure he is valued commensurate with the ongoing impact he has on the program.
I'm going with it probably being production of alcohol. He always struck me as the type who'd be running a little 'shine.
In all seriousness, good luck to him in whatever is going on with him.
So we all listened to the very hard-to-listen-to 911 call from the Dunn matter, correct? There was undeniable raw emotion present in that call, real hurt could be heard in the tone of that woman's voice.
I just listened to the 911 call from Zeke's accuser and it compared to the Dunn call could not be more different. She has a cold, calculated tone. She is even seemingly kind of flippant in her answers. The bottomline is that there isn't the same kind of raw emotion in this call.
I have all kinds of speculation and theories swirling in my head as to motives, what could have really happened, etc., but I will keep that to myself, as the search for truth on those matters belongs with law enforcement and the rest of the justice system. I just wanted to point out the stark contrast between the calls. It's worth a comparative listen.
I'm not following....please elaborate. Seriously just curious as to what you're thinking the coincidence/relation may be
Regardless of fan affiliation, any time I see four witnesses present at the time of the alleged incident and none of them witnessed an assault, I am skeptical. Maybe it's the defense attorney bias in me, but regardless of whether this was Zeke or random TUN player, I'd still be extremely skeptical with the victim's allegations being outweighed 4 to 1 by other statements.
Upvote simply for use of this phrase:
suck the sweat off of the dead man's balls
I take issue with your comment in that I haven't seen really any "excuse Schiano" comments. The majority of the comments that you are presumably incorrectly labeling as such have simply been those most rational ones that ask that more than the two sentences of a deposition that leave the rest of the story very much untold be considered before condemning Schiano. If it comes to fruition that he knew and essentially did nothing and posters on hear continue commenting the lack of evidence, etc or any other excuse Schiano sentiments, then by all means, use the hypocrisy comment. Until then, the comment has really no place based upon the comments I've been reading int his thread.
Excellent point and the kind of man I believe LJ to be. Granted, I don't know him from Adam and he could be fooling us all, but my gut feeling is the contrary and that he is a positive force
Very astute point and probably the most troubling. The fear of job security, career blackballing, etc is not justifiable, but at least something most of us could see as a factor. Once out of that regime, the doors should have been blown off the place by each and every one of them with firsthand knowledge.
It's not a play out of their book at this stage. At least not for me. For me it comes from a place of not unfairly and prematurely lumping Schiano in with the worst scum of child rapists and those who cover up the same who are essentially equally as guilty. Those types of premature conclusions can severely damage one's reputation and snowball into all other types of hasty consequences. That's very different from the JoePa truthers and their use of the "playbook" in that they employ it even after unequivocal evidence to the contrary of their defenses. The testimony here does not say that he did nothing after witnessing whatever he did it did not witness. I agree with you that he needs to come clean on all of it, and as said before, if any of it is true that he didn't take significant action on what he saw, then let what comes to him come as deserved. I'm just saying let's not condemn and shun him and lump him in with the child rapists just yet.
There was absolutely no testimony under oath that Schiano "did exactly that." I'm not saying you're wrong in your feelings if that does turn out to be the case, but all we have is one singular (and VERY secondhand) event of Schiano purportedly seeing something and mentioning it to a peer with nothing further. That's very different than unequivocal testimony that after Schiano discussed with peer he absolutely took no further action. If the latter is true, then he deserves whatever is coming his way. However, let's all patiently await all the facts before we unfairly lump Schiano in with child rapists and cover-up artists.
Official sworn under oath testimony, correct, but it's far from wise to assume as certainty that just because one is under oath and under the penalty of perjury that they always testify truthfully.
Thanks. Was just about to post this. that was my original source anyhow.
Indiana Football: Amazingly Bad for 100 Years!
Just my $.02, but maybe it's not so much about what you're saying, but how you're saying it. Maybe unjustified mischaracterization and attacking of your statements in the past have led your current comments to be defensive and condescending, because that's how they read to me. Like I said, just my two cents.
You win. Flawless execution and absolutely the most accurate description of every last one of us in that moment.
Guess he's not getting drafted by the Falcons....
So great to see all the family so proud and happy. Great day for all the young men out there signing their LOIs today! Welcome aboard!