I'm not sure how this works from a legal persepective, but the Freep (clearly as part of an effort to save Sharp - damn that man) is reporting the Dorsey confessed and was routed through diversion programs for each cime he was accused of (yes I just saw the other post on this). I'm not sure how you get routed into a diversion program and still have an acquittal. Is this possble mgolawyers?
Dorsey Diversion Program + Acquittal?
Not for the acquittal at least. Dropping the charges in exchange for the diversion program is a possibility, though.
I am not familiar with this particular prosecutor's office in Florida obviously. But if you were handling things in Detroit, you wouldn't be getting diversion for a violent charge like this, and if you did get it, it should be wiped off your permanent record so people like the Free Press couldn't get a hold of it.
If he got a charge dropped, the prosecutor had a reason for it. If he was acquitted of something, it had to go to a trial.
I just read the Freep story. Dorsey was a juvenile at the time. You can get all sorts of crazy sentences when you're a juvenile. Like diversion and slaps on the wrist for God knows what. But there is NO WAY the Freep should be digging for police reports on something a juvenile did. That is some shady stuff right there. Juvenile records are supposed to be sealed. And even if they aren't, seriously the kid was 16. Why do we care so badly what happened to this kid when he was 16? Just to make Rich Rod look bad? Sick.
From an mgolawyer:
Where I worked, diversion programs are extremely common for juvenile offenses. Virtually every first time offender is offered diversion.
As far as the records being sealed, it is Dorsey's responsibility to have them expunged. Obviously that would have been a good idea here.
I would rather read the local chamber of commerce news letter before reading the Freep on any given day.
He was acquitted...and that is the bottom line.
Why the fuck is the Freep treating Dorsey like a fucking presidential candidate? Leave the kid alone. Fuck them.
Stop reading the freep.
University of Michigan's Class of 2014
Demar Dorsey's Lawyer
Can we take up an collection to pay for Dorsey's slander and libel lawsuit against Sharpe and the Free Press? or would that be a rules violation?
that would be an extra benefit. Perhaps that would be out weighed by the extra handicap of Freep coverage... but not to the NCAA.
I'm usually a fan of giving minors a second chance. Kids do really stupid shit, and sometimes they get caught. I remember actively thinking that a backup OSU QB should get a second chance after some dumbass stunt a few years back (Henton maybe?). I think he ended up graduating.
As for Drew Sharp--yeah, he's an asshole sports writer that has written that he is not a sports fan. How does that happen? He is the ultimate example of a lazy columnist and is a prime example of why new media types have readers.
Everything i've read so far has said that Dorsey was charged as an adult and was ACQUITTED during a November trial. 100,000 mgopoints to whoever kicks Sharpe in the nuts first.
Brian got a call from a UM Athletic Department official yesterday, and told me afterward that he was scared I had actually punched Sharp and we were going to get in trouble.
That is 100% pure Colombian Awesome right there. Where they(UM) upset about something? Or was the call completely unrelated?
Basically, it's run by the state department of corrections as an alternative to jail for non-violent, juvenile offenders.
The judge has the sole discretion whether to admit one into the program, which runs for X number of months, if memory serves me right. This isn't a program for habitual offenders, but juveniles that made a stupid choice.
We had a guy here who robbed a bunch of houses, and was put into the program. The judge was somewhat lenient in that case, however, as the kid in my instance had committed the burglaries after already having a record for a similar offense.
I wish you could comment more in some of these threads about (1) this program and (2) the area where Demar grew up.
AD should pull his credentials. If UM could pull his degree, they should.
I think Sharp knew the various facts in the story and was trying to elicit a quote from RR to contradict them.