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Comment 15 Nov 2019

This is all spot on. Garrett would probably fare better in the courts than with the NFL. In Ohio, the important pars of a self-defense claim are:

  1. that the defendant was not at fault in creating the situation - pretty obvious that Rudolph was the initiator, even most Rudolph defenders admit he started it but claim that doesn't matter
  2. that the defendant had a bona fide belief that he was in danger and force was necessary to escape bodily harm - a person pulling on your helmet, kicking you in the groin, then charging at you while his associate held you by the collar would definitely count as a bonafide danger that required force
  3. and that the defendant did not violate their duty to retreat or avoid the danger - initially Garrett was unable to retreat because Rudolph was holding his helmet, then once Garrett got to his feet he started to back away while being held by DeCastro when Rudolph charged him and grabbed him

You can probably add-in the fact that Pouncy was standing a few feet away, ready to pounce on Garrett to the case that it was a bonafide threat and force was required. No way any prosecutor would touch this case. Garrett was the one initially attacked while he was outnumbered, he did try to retreat, but he was restrained from retreating by associates of the attacker. In the eyes of the NFL the fact the Rudolph started it was moot but in the eyes fo the law that is paramount. 

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Thanks! I will take you up on that offer. 

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Oh gotcha. Thanks for the info on Regent street. We definitely want to check out some of the student crowd areas on gameday. Thanks!

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Oh thanks for the heads up. 

But I am sure they will complete the construction early or on time and it won't be an issue. (internet sarcasm disclaimer)

Comment 26 Jul 2019

THANK YOU! This is the break down I needed. Yeah, I am definitely looking towards the Capital square for hotels. Do not plan on doing any driving once we get settled in for the weekend. We definitely want to check out the college scene for a while, but will probably end up somewhere more age-appropriate at the end of the night. 

And I am not worried about the weather. We rotate who gets to pick the game each year and it was my turn to pick this year. I specifically wanted to go somewhere for a colder game because all of our other games have been in warmer areas or earlier in the season. So this will be our first true cold-weather game. I am from the Akron area, but a couple of the guys in the group are from the southeast (Florida and NC), so I want to show them what a real football tailgate looks like. 

Hell yeah, we have room for one more! Just about everyone in the group is married, so we will be right there with you, lol. But would welcome a quasi-local to the group. 

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Niiice, thanks for the info. We are all flying in from different places, so this would be a great solution for all the flight time variables. Can't thank you enough!

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Thanks for the info. How were the flights to Madison? We were thinking of flying into Chicago then driving up and getting a hotel close to the stadium, so we could just walk or uber over and not have to deal with gameday parking. 

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Ha, we are going for the Iowa game on 11/9. A couple of guys in the group are from Florida, so this will be there first time with a true cold-weather game!

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Thanks for the info, I will put those bars on the list and will check out the Hyatt! 

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Haha, no worries, I appreciate the info!

Comment 15 Sep 2018

WVU was the bet one so far. We went to the game where unranked WVU upset #4 Baylor and the entire experience was insane. Definitely the best actual game we have been too and everything with the tailgate was awesome. The one thing is that it can be tough to find a place to stay in Morgantown on game day, so you really have to plan ahead. 

Comment 15 Sep 2018

NC State tailgate was great. One of the guys in the group went to NCST, so he had some connections that we used and he set everything up. We went to the Clemson game, which was a close loss, but that did not dampen the mood after. It was packed and we had a spot next to a Clemson group and there were no issues, everyone was friendly and food was great. Would recommend.

Comment 15 Sep 2018

Thanks! Oklahoma is not one that I had thought about much, but that's a good suggestions. Helpful to know that its works to stay in OK City since we will all be flying in most likely. Appreciate the suggestion!

Comment 01 May 2014

I believe you are missing the point of the investigation and of the DOE actions. The purpose is not to kick certain individuals off campus or to punish schools.  The purpose of the investigation is to motivate schools into setting up systems to appropriately handle sexual assault reports on campus in order to protect every student.  The Gibbons and Winston cases are both perfect examples of what the DOE is trying to prevent.  In both cases the university botched the investigation.  (to understand what I mean read this or this) And in the Winston case the police botched their investigation too.  That is the issue, the fact that school are not handling/investigating these reports correctly and by doing so they lack the ability to properly punish or exonerate the accused based on the facts collected (because no facts are collected in many cases)  

Many schools lack the resources, competence or desire/will to adequately handle these cases. Most administrators at universities are educators and academics that studied once subject and do not have training to handle these very serious and difficult situations.  What the DOE is trying to do is force schools to put the proper resources in place to handle and properly investigate these cases and to create a safe environment for all students.  

Comment 19 Feb 2013

The ACC was doomed the second they signed their contract with ESPN.  That contract pays the schools less then the B1G, SEC, PAC and Big 12 and it gave ESPN the conferences 3rd tier rights.  FSU realized that the ACC left a ton of money and the table and that is why they flirted with the Big 12 and it is also why FSU and MD voted against the 50MM opt out fee.  They both realized that the ACC left money on the table and they wanted to have an option to bolt for greener pastures if the opportunity presented itself.  I think when MD jumped it opened some eyes in the ACC.