Via Brandin Hawthorne's Facebook, Justin Feagin has won his case back home in Florida. Hawthorne also shouts out the haters.
If you want the exact text, seek it out on Facebook.
Can't find any immediate media confirmation. Take it FWIW.
We all know Facebook is the most reliable news source, anyway. I don't need to see any sort of confirmation.
a+ journalism andy. keep it up...
Happy to help.
Starting March 10th, Facebook will no longer be available for you to use. If any of you have a problem with this, please see me in my office.
I don't get it. Was Hawthorne supposed to be rooting for a conviction here?
Feagin was kicked out of school for attempting to deal Cocaine. Probably not someone Rich Rod wants one of his players to be publically associated with.
Oh and there's the use of the N word which I'm sure Rich Rod loved.
OMG college athlete uses the N word. I'm sure Rodriguez will be floored.
You don't know that he was kicked out for attempting to deal cocaine. Rodriguez might have thought there was never any cocaine, that Feagin was just hustling the guy. Or maybe Rodriguez thought he wasn't guilty, but the press that would come from it would be untenable. Maybe it was a combination of one of these and Rodriguez thinking the kid was a knucklehead. Bottom line: you don't know.
OK fine - Feagin was kicked off the team for supposedly pretending to set up a cocaine deal for a known pot dealer. I think there's enough there to kick him off the team. Just the fact that he took the guy's money, was associating with the guy in the first place, and in doing so became the motive for arson is enough for me,
Someone from the mgolegal squadron out there may be able to comment on whether conspiring to sell cocaine is the act of taking someone's money for the promise of getting them some cocaine whether you are just taking their money, or you actually intend to ultimatley give them cocaine.
I agree that that was plenty grounds to kick Feagin off the team. From what I've read Feagin had had other issues too. I second your request for help from the mgolegal squadron.
If I were a coach, I would prohibit all of my players from having Facebook, Myspace, etc. accounts. Nothing but trouble for young athletes.
I'm not a Facebook user. I tried it for a little while, and then my privacy settings disappeared, and I was no longer comfortable using it.
However, telling people they can't use Facebook or any other social media doesn't really strike me as kosher. I'm in the military, and my guys are able to update their pages from Afghanistan if they want to--just not on the government computers. How many of the guys on this site that are "friends" with recruits and football players would be okay with their boss telling them that company policy was to delete all accounts? Those folks are getting paid! Players are not paid.
Beyond that, it raises all sorts of freedom of expression issues that universities are loath to touch.
Maybe you're just kind of joking, but seriously, players have every right to be on any social media site they want to be on.
This topic fires me up...whew, time to have a drink.
The only answer is more internal control! Treat them like automatons! RR doesn't really care if his players are happy. What matters most is what people on internet blogs will think!
That's what I said!! Obviously 18 to 20 year old kids love not being able to hit on that cute chick from down the hall via electronic means because their coach arbitrarily decided that he shouldn't because he might do something stupid additional phrase to make the sentence longer than it already was without additional punctuation.
He can be BrahBrah1.
OP took out the original facebook message. Sad face.
Sorry if my edit of the text of his post deprives you of the posbang you so rightly deserve.
I didn't follow the trial, but maybe the prosecution never produced evidence of there being any actual cocaine. That's always been a possibility that's been kicked around in these parts.
Why did you delete the text?
I took it down because I didn't want to be pulling a Mark Snyder and taking what an unsuspecting kid posted on FB and blasting it all over the internet.
post what he said?
Please find out exactly what current players can and cannot do in terms of social media. Are they free if they use monikers/fake user names? However, obviously, that somewhat defeats the purpose of social media, since no one can find you unless you already know them and invite them to be one of your friends.
That's exactly what a lot of people do. Especially in certain professions.
I only want to talk about players who play for Michigan.
one of the "I agree to...." that scholarship athletes had to sign included a part against having a facebook/myspace page
For a while they went under fake names, seems like that might have been changed
If this news is true, do we welcome him back onto the team?
...because every time an MSU troll/RR hater mentions him in any of the various forums, it can be pointed out that he wasn't convicted of anything.
If, of course, it is true...