Birthday Boy Beaten by Buckeyes [update: no charges]
They better transfer to MSU, where Dantanio will allow them on as soon as they're released.
When I first read the headline, I thought some football players beat up a little kid at his birthday party. I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibilities.
Ok, so maybe he wasn't a little kid but the article said that the victim was at a birthday party thrown for him.
Everybody murders, everybody wants to be first in line for Laser Tag and Pizza.
Seems like this guy is beyond the doghouse, he needs to be off the team. Both should probably be off the team.
Tressel has shown in the past that he'll allow behavior like this to go unpunished. As long as you're a contributer to the team. See Alex Boone and his Drunk driving arrest as an example. He missed zero games.
I didn't take my math classes at Michigan, but I don't think 1 incident makes a trend. Besides, what's the big deal? This isn't something major like a practice time violation.
Your criteria are that there needs to be trends for punishment? Well, I guess you have experience with Clarett and all.
I think not a fan of blue is streching to make his point here.
If it wasn't for stretching.
the OSU Office of Compliance has stated that the University hopes to average one secondary violation PER SPORT per year so this really isn't a big thing in Columbus...
because assaulting someone is nowhere near as bad as mandatory stretching.
So what does Kevin Grady say about Rodriguez?
Grady was suspended, albeit for one game. I don't see your point.
EDIT: Jesus, it's a fucking question....I'm just wondering what your point is.
Something's weird about the victim's story but still, it's only a misdemeanor?
No theft. No life threatening injury. It's a good thing it's only a misdemeanor or our current jail problem would be overloaded with 6 months for every drunken moron who threw a punch.
That program defines it
This sounds like one of those tough-guy fights where the student tries to intimidate a football player and, predictably, bites off more than he can chew. That said, I know this has happened at UM before (see Marlin Jackson), and usually the truth comes out.
Who knows, maybe that's the truth.....but where in the given article is that possibility illustrated? The victim claims the two players were harassing his girlfriend and he said something to them. If this is in fact the case, who wouldn't have done the same thing?
His story might have been the case as well. I'm just saying that the story provided in the article was pretty thin, and I'm always a little dubious of football players attacking students (unless they are at MSU). If they were harassing his girlfriend, then by all means he should stand up to them. But at the same time, a kid is not going to tell the police that he might have instigated the fight, especially if he might have been drunk (which would account for him waking up at his friend's birthday party).
plead guilty, but was acquitted and won the court case in civil court.
When Sports Illustrated did that story (sometime in the last two years?) about the threats to pro athletes, they said the kind of thing you're describing happens a lot. That is, some guy will start swinging his d*ck around a sports star, trying to start trouble.
Which perplexed me, because I do not see the wisdom of harrassing a large person who relies on his conditioning, strength and adrenaline for a living. I guess the world is not filled with rational people.
Same thing apparently happened to Jimmah last year - he was at some bar with his girlfriend (and maybe even some family members), when some guy started talking and one thing to another and the guy sucker-punched Clausen. I guess it is a story you can tell your brahs when you are bored, but starting a fight with a guy who is probably bigger, stronger, and faster than you just seems like a recipe for disaster.
Par for the course in Columbus
Typical Buckeyes, cant wait to crush them on the field this year!
the only one who didn't realize that guy's full name was "Jerod Smalley Storm Klein" and get a chuckle out of it?
Also, was this DURING the party or AFTER the party? If it was his party, why was the dude sleeping?
Either way, looks bad for these fellas. Are these guys any good?
that's just too bad. Jerod Smalley Storm Klein is a much more interesting name. Yay for editing (or lack thereof).
The article says both played in all 13 games. Are either of these guys projected to be starters this year?
Interesting that the article has been taken down.
if it were about Michigan.
Local radio (97.1) now reporting the two players are suspects. NBC 4 has pulled the story (likely under heavy pressure from Lord Tressel. Watch how quickly this story disappears.
Titillating thread titles throw throngs of alliterative amazement about assault around Mgoblog's mundane Monday morning minutiae.
Also, those dudes are douchebags.