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cronimi 12th Warrior

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Comment 17 Aug 2017

Before. I would think it could have gone down like this: 

1. Zeke wanted out of the relationship; she didn't. Argument/fight ensues, words escalate to physical action -- battery.

2. She is a jilted lover and decides to try to ruin his life/NFL career. 

3. After discussing same with her friend, they get the silly/stupid/etc. idea of attempting to blackmail him, as another avenue of punishing him. 

In this scenario, both parties are bad actors; neither is blameless. 

Comment 09 Aug 2017

I see you went with "Separate Ways". Given the theme of the article, I would've gone with "Don't Stop Believin'", but that's just me....

Comment 27 Jul 2017

Good question, Frimmel -- we may never now how many kids he has and how old they are....

One potential reason for that: Schiano’s twin sons, John and Matt, are entering their senior year of high school at Columbus Academy, as noted by Frank DiRenna of ThisWeek News.

Comment 27 Jul 2017

FWIW, I'd expect Urban to say any P5 job is "significant", so I'd include that second group as well (other than UH, maybe -- not a P5 program, but a pretty high-level job nonetheless). Seems from the reporting that Minnesota was one of them (but I may be inferring too much). Not sure of the other.

Comment 21 Jul 2017

Freeze went 7-6, 8-5, 9-4, 10-3 and 5-7 in his tenure there. Other than last year, he improved each year, and won the 2016 Sugar Bowl over Okie State. And Freeze was one of 3 active HCs who'd beaten Saban twice, and one of only 2 to do it when Saban's been at Bama (the other, you ask? Why none other than our dear leader, Urban F*cking Meyer) (Mark Richt beat Saban twice - once when he was at LSU and once at Bama). And historically, Ole Miss claims six SEC titles and three national championships. Freeze's departure, plus the NCAA investigation, may knock Ole Miss back, but to say they were never very good is inaccurate. 

Comment 21 Jul 2017

No, it was Freeze's phone number. It's not entirely clear, but it appears the escort service number first came to light as a result of a FOIA request by Nutt's attorneys in connection with the lawsuit against Ole Miss. They *thought* they'd find evidence of Freeze's contacting sports media, which would have (potentially) tied into their theory that Freeze defamed Nutt to avoid the NCAA hammer, but they found so much more.... 

Comment 18 Jul 2017

I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment, Pete, at least as it applies generally. However, I think Spiels is a different kind of litigant. Also, most (dare I say, all?) class action lawsuits are handled on contingency, so it's unlikely he's coming out of pocket to pay the law firm. (Though it looks like his lawyer is a solo practitioner, so query how long he can effectively bankroll the litigation -- perhaps Spiels will be paying/financing the litigation.) I think your penultimate statement is a large reason why he is doing this -- because those who really need the money the suit may generate are not in a position to launch this litigation on their own. 

Comment 18 Jul 2017

Look, you can believe in the cause Spiels is championing or not. But based on your comments, you don't understand that cause. He's bringing the suit as a (potential -- still needs to be certified by the court) class action on behalf of all former players, most of whom are not millionaires, to ensure that they have a say and receive compensation if their likenesses are used for non-OSU marketing purposes. The people who need this -- the many former players who may be struggling financially -- aren't in a position to launch multi-year litigation. That's why Spiels feels he needs to do it -- and also why he's already said he'd donate any of his proceeds back to the school. 

Perhaps you wouldn't go through the trouble of the lawsuit if there were nothing in it for you, and that's why you question Spiels. The fact is, though, that he is one of the most respectable former Buckeyes in history and has always represented well the university that he clearly loves. I know of no reason not to believe him, and I see no reason to question his motives.