Donna Hatcher happens to be Bri'onte Dunn's mom. She is the coolest mom in all of Ohio:
Donna Hatcher happens to be Bri'onte Dunn's mom. She is the coolest mom in all of Ohio:
Can you be the best mom, and the worst mom at the same time?
Absolutely, it's all a matter of perspective.
She's a parent defending her kid. Who cares? Blame the "law director" for buying the story and dropping the drug charges.
Uh, because it's more important to teach your kids to be, you know, honest, than it is to get them out of every bit of trouble they get into?.
The greater good. If he were to get kicked off the team he could be susceptible to more trouble. Also, it could actually be Donna's weed.
Okay, then I expect to hear about her getting charged with possession.
Don't know the exact details, but it doesn't sound like it was a lot of pot. It was probably over 100 grams, because anything less than that is decriminalized in Ohio, but no matter who's pot it was you can't get all over a mother for helping her son out of a minor brush with the law. Especially, again, when we don't know all the details, and because we definitely know the law, including police procedure, isn't infallible.
"I't doesn't sound like it was a lot of pot. It was probably over 100 grams" Do you or have you in the past even smoked marijuana? 100 grams isn't a lot of pot to have in the car to you? That's an insane amount of marijuana to have. Do your homework.
In Ohio, again, that amount is decriminalized, so the state has come to some conclusions about what an insane amount is. IMO, it's a brush with the law, and still don't fault his mother from stepping in from a parenting standpoint, which is my main point. Also, yes, my friend. Sometimes even while I do my homework, so Gatorade me bitch.
I advocate legalization, but I still can't grasp the fact that a quarter pound of weed is decriminalized. In my state, anything under 28 gm. is decriminalized and that seems kind of high to me. If you're just a recreational smoker and don't intend to sell, 7 gm. is a realistic amount to have with you.
...not that I would have any experiences in these matters....
MGoBlog would have been "I don't think 100 grams means what you think it does".
Since when is a quarter pound of weed not a lot???
Who said he wasn't telling the truth?
As a parent, you want to protect your kid. As a parent, you should also try to keep your kid from making a mistake. You can look at this as her protecting him or her protecting her own interests.
If he goes pro, she retires immediately. If he gets suspended and has a lackluster career because he's in the doghouse, she has to keep working. It's a tough call to make between doing the morally right thing and the thing that will eventually lead you to a life of comfort.
Not to say that it wasn't her pot, but it does seem awfully convenient. I wish the kid the best and hope that this is the last we hear of him communing with the cops.
Similarly to Tater's gonna Tate, Toker's gonna Toke.
please don't leave stuff like this in the car when you are loaning it to the high-profile athlete in the family.
Enabling is a drug.
Also a drug: weed.
Agreed. The worst part is, she probably thinks this is good parenting.
The kdi denied at all times it was his. She showed up to the scene and said it was already in the car, HER car, before he used it. That's all we know. Do not judge people.
There's an equally good chance she's an addicted user, feels terrible about it, but did not want her son to suffer for her mistakes.
There is almost no chance she is an addicted user. But their stories may be true.
This. Marijuana has no pharmacologic addiction potential.
You can also have an oral fixation, a reflex addiction or a habit addiction. Pornography has no pharmacological addiction potential but people get addicted to it all the same. If it affects your mind/body in any way, you can get addicted to it.
"addicted user"? Addicted user? Are you serious? You know we're talking about marijuana, right? I've smoked for a decade pretty regularly, I made some changes in my life, and now I only get to smoke twice a month. You know how much that bothers me? None at all. Save your "addicted user" spiel for kids in the DARE program, you weirdo.
So is this one of the BIG (good) news events for the Big Ten that was supposed to happen today?
If so, I'm gonna refrain from making any comments.
And you'll note the-only-slightly sarcastic quality of my OP. The story could (he said, laughingly) be completely true. This isn't even the biggest story of the week, much less the summer.
I will say this; whilst Dunn might not face any legal jeopardy beyond a misdemeanor (I confess; I'd love to see some dashboard-camera video from one of the police cruisers), he is probably not out of the woods on "violation of team rules." When the team tests your urine, and they find cannabinoids (something the police won't be doing), the test doesn't say, "it was my mom's weed."
Imagine the pay day for the person who invents a strain of weed that produces the "it's my moms weed" result!!!
Wait, so in this town, all you have to do is "consistently deny" that the drugs, guns, dead hookers, etc. in your car are not yours, and you're off? Nice.
How do you think Craig James got away with it (allegedly)?
I'm sure it's all perfectly coincidental that almost every unlawful charge against a Buckeye player is conveniently later dropped because of some sort of misunderstanding.
I bet meteorologists love Columbus for all of the "perfect storms" that seem to converge on their poor innocent athletes out there...
Dunn was pulled over in Alliance, not Columbus. And Stoneburner, Mewhort, Storm Klein and Jaamal Berry all disagree with you about how OSU football players are coddled by local law enforcement.
I guess it depends on if you believe the pot was hers or not. If it was her pot then she did the right thing in taking responsibility for it and not letting her son get in trouble for her drugs.
On the other hand, if you believe that the reason Brionte narrowly missed hitting a police vehicle (the reason he was pulled over in the first place) was because he was perhaps stoned then she is neither the best or worst mom in Ohio for getting her future cash cow out of trouble.
But she might be the smartest.
If it was her pot, the fact she felt it necessary to use an apostrophe in her sons first name makes so much more sense.
It doesn't say that she admitted it was hers, only that it was in the vehicle before he used it.
what happen and who actually "owned" the weed. You're speculating the monther is enabling her son. Also, it is unclear if the police had any reason to search Dunn.
Also, caffeine could be considered a drug.
at The Ohio State University, he'll be able to tell his mom about Arizona v. Gant, and how you should put all of that stuff in areas that are not within the immediate control of the vehicle occupants, so as to avoid warrantless searches incident to arrest.
You're giving OSU criminal justice too much credit. Know who else was a criminal justice major there? Terrelle Pryor. Dude probably can't even remember the Miranda rights, much less read them.
Pryor probably thought "Miranda rights" had something to do with his grandmother's Carmen Miranda albums.
thought some level of probable cause is needed to search ANY area in the vehicle.
Have we not progressed at all people?
any of that stuff back in the late '60s or early '70s. We didn't drink much when I was 17 either.
"minute amount or marijuana"
I'm impressed that the car was his moms and not a loaner from Jack Maxton Chevrolet.
The lady in the photo looks kinda young to have an 18 year old son.
Hopefully it's all sorted out and Dunn was exonerated of a bogus possession charge, if that was in fact the case.
There are a bunch of other Donna Hatchers in google images, who look as trashy as we would expect out of a Buckeye parent, but she is the only one who appears when you search it as "Donna Hatcher Brionte Dunn."
When I googled that, all the images that came up were images that appeared on MGoBlog. Lloyd Carr and Taylor Lewan also came up.
Easy on the insults fellas. This is Dymontes aunt. AMIRITE?
The people on here buying this story have got to be some of the most gullible on the planet. The kid got caught with weed, and he was inexplicably bailed out.
I am so thankful we have people like you who are willing to spend their valuable time to appear before us and state the obvious.
If this was my kid I would do the same thing (assuming the weed was actually his). Much better to deal with the punishment in the family then having it in the legal system and fuck up the rest of his life with a record, getting kicked out of school/losing his scholarship, etc. Unless this is an ongoing problem (and really, comn, it's pot after all) and some tough love is the last resort, I would do the same exact thing.
Isn't this Dymonte Thomas' Aunt?
Who the hell really knows the real story; none of us. If I were forced to guess I'd say he got caught with the marijuana. But, many of you say "don't be naive and think his mom is covering for her son". To that I would say, don't be so naive yourselves in not believing many more people smoke marijuana than you realize or want to realize. Young people statistics may not be so surprising but many adult-type people still get down with the stuff. Essentially, don't automatically rule out that his mom really left her own QP (quarter-pound to the layman) in the car!