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Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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Do people really think they're going to subpoena Urban Meyer?
1. Urban is noted in the link to have been informed about Hernandez' assault
2. He should have inside knowledgeof Hernandez' other violent behaviors
3. An attorney will gain a lot of publicity for himself if he calls Urban as a witness or even seeks a deposition from him
I even wonder if the kind of "coverup" implied in the article would itself be an offense requring independent investigation. Weren't there questions raised about whether JoPa would be included in an investigation of a coverup for Sandusky?
I am not an expert and would appreciate an opinion if there are any lawyers on this board.
For those who previously asked just how Meyer was an enabler, this link is very much that. I understand the need to be PC, but if this story has truth it will spell a lot of trouble for Ohio. This is very relevant. Not sure why it is labeled trolling.... Mgoblog NSA???????
The only real difference is some bold text. It might be seen as trolling by some. Others might find it to be redundant or overrated.
To call a USAToday link and article excerpt as "trolling" is completely ridiculous. Granted, some duplicative material from another thread is present but it was added as explanation only after (or while) the post was being negged as "trolling". It was added because the comments of many posters in this thread suggested they did not read the other post or the link provided here.
fans I was with last weekend were convinced things spiraled out of control on Meyer. But it wouldn't be that hard to do some year-to=year comparisons with other college programs; if the arrest rate at UF was more or less on a par with other programs (big programs? SEC programs?) that too would be news. Forty of 121 kids in one football class, 33%, seems very high. But because it could be wildly anomalous, you've got to widen the perspective a little.
Does suggest that Tebow covered, quite literally, a multitude of sins.
Were there any red flags about Hernandez when he was in high school that should have kept Meyer from recruiting him (I'm genuinely asking; I'm not up on Hernandez' background)? Because if not, then I don't think it's fair to pin this on Meyer.
He was no more than 16 at the time of the offer (17 when he attended Fla). Reportedly, the offer was rescinded.
His father died when he was 16 years old and people have said he was involved in gangs in Bristol, CT after his father passed away. I know a guy who was friends with Aaron's father before he passed away and he says his parents were good people and they were from a middle class family, but after his father passed away Aaron was never the same and started getting into trouble. That's all coming from a 3rd party so take it with a grain of salt.
"involved in gangs in Bristol, CT"
Bristol sits right between Waterbury and Hartford both of which have a gang presence including MS13, Los Solidos, Latin Kings, and a number of others. If you don't think the surrounding areas of Bristol don't have gang life I question if you've ever been there. To an outsider you might think Connecticut is full of yuppies, I did before I lived there. But there are a number of high crime rate areas such as Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, and Bridgeport and the areas surrounding these cities. Bristol sits right between two of them.
I'm from Connecticut. Even from one of your "high crime areas" - New Haven. I lived there for the first 18 years of my life.
I'm aware of the street crime in New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport.
The idea that Bristol CT has a gang is completely fucking hysterical.
That said, he also had no actual arrests at Fla. But the USA today link suggests that at least one assaut was covered up. And serious questions also remain about whether he was involved in the yet unsolved shooting in Gainsville.
You don't need to be in a gang to commit criminal acts. I guess that's what I'd say.
I'm mostly laughing at the idea that bucolic Bristol, CT is the home of gangs.
So, just to clarify your stance, you are saying there is a high crime rate in Hartford, but you don't think there are gangs there? Or are you saying you know there are gangs in Hartford and Waterbury, but you just don't think it stretches to Bristol? Don't you think gangs, Hernandez, or anyone else for that matter can make the 15 mile drive from Hartford to Bristol or in the other direction to Waterbury?
I lived in New Haven and/or Hamden for 5 years myself. Being in that area you should you should know. Even small towns nearby like Torrington have gang presence.
Perhaps your statement needs clarifying. You said he was in gangs in Bristol, Connecticut. Now you're discussing gangs in Hartford. Which is not Bristol. It's like saying somewhat is involved in gangs in White Plains, NY, when you actually mean the Bronx.
If you live in Bristol and are part of a gang that is based in another town, how would you describe it? And, does my post require that level of detail to get the gist of the message? I said at the end of my post that the information came from a 3rd party so take it with a grain of salt. A guy I worked with knew Aaron Hernandez's father and I am re-stating what he told me. Although that is not specific to whether or not gangs are in Bristol or if it's just that people from Bristol are involved in gangs that are based in the surrounding areas, I figured the specifics are not important to the theme of the post. And because I said to take the information with a grain of salt I assumed the board would give a little latitude on the specifics and focus on the theme of the post which is that Hernandez is not from a bad place, but got involved with bad people as a result of his struggles at least in part to deal with the death of his father. This is one of the frustrating things about the board…that some not all people want to pick apart everything you say. Your point is irrelevant and that level of detail is unnecessary and distracts from the thread's discussion.
I was merely quibbling with a comment that I thought silly. I apologize that by "a gang in Bristol, CT" you did not mean that. My belaboring the point was more out of amusement of your assumption that I knew nothing about the state of Connecticut.
How do you define "gangs in _____" (insert city name here)? Is one member of a gang that lives in city enough, two, three, or does there need to be some meeting place or shared ownership building of the gang in the city limits to qualify that statement as accurate in your mind? To some people having gang members that live in your town and attend the schools would certainly constitute "gangs in _____". If you really want to argue the specifics of "gangs in Bristol" I believe you can find evidence of it enough to support such a statement even under such scrutiny.
But, you're still engaging in a discourse that is irrelevant to the post and distracting from the thread's topic.
Hernandez' future crimes but whether he knew about actual crimes--and possibly coverups of them--under his Urban's own watch in Fla. Coverups, as we saw with JoPa and Penn St, are not legal.
Likewise, suppose that Urban even just knew about the possible crimes, but not the coverups, and kept Hernandez eligible with no arrest or suspension. He then enabled Hernandez not only to continue to commit unpunished offenses but also to influence other team members, much like one gang member influences others. And many others on Urban's team were indeed later involved in crimes.
Well, UF/ Meyer will probably be named in a lawsuit by the family of Oden. UF will settle, but it would be interesting if Meyer has to give statements/testify.
I believe the reason why Meyer is being pounded on is not only is he a cheater but also good. The combination means the possibility of continued OSU football domination. The only thing worse then a bad guy is a bad guy who gets away with it. Unfortunately, the way college atheletics is set up the bad guys are getting away and will continue to prosper. Meyer is certainly no worse then a Calapari who will compete for several more NCAA championships and probably win a few more while being adored by the UK fans who only care about winning.
We are all baggng Meyer because we all see the freight train coming. It would be one thing if Meyer cheated and was just bad. But he really is a very good football coach who in my opinion is inovative and a visionary. I think we still have a shot in head to head games with OSU as long as Mattison is there. We are getting good defensive recruits and Mattison has proven he is 2nd to none in scheme and getting the most out of his players. Then again we must ask if Meyer is such a crook, why would a stand up guy like Mattison work for him?
when the opportunity to do so arose.
Also note that it is not just "we" who criticize Meyer but also many who do not have teams competing with him. Articles criticizing Meyer's in relation to Hernandez have arleady appeared in:many legitimate media outlets—from the Wall St Journal, to the Orlando Sentinel to the Tampa Tribune to Sports Illustrated to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald ,
Perhaps, as you say, Meyer is a focus because he has won in the past, but you can win by violating principles that others will not. If Meyer had booted players who committed crimes off the team--and if a Fla booster/lawyer had not been invovled in preventing arrests--then Meyer would have lost many of his best players---and it was these guys, not Meyer, who won games on the field.
FYI for anyone interested this topic is being discussed on ESPN Radio show SVP & Russillo on Monday at 1:30 PM EST.