forces player to miss a game. oh, one against his own team:
OT - Dantonio cracks the discipline whip again
But I mean, he was only cruising around with an unregistered firearm. What's the big deal? He was out probably trying to prevent crime!
Sheesh, this board is always jumping to conclusions!
Er, it was a registered firearm.
Don't let facts get in the way of a overused meme
the more pertinent question may be, why does he feel the need to carry a registered firearm around on MSU's campus? how many 19 year old kids have firearm permits?
given the criminal history of his teammates, maybe packing heat isn't a bad idea.
Haven't you been paying attention to the types of people on his team? You'd carry too if you had to practice, socialize, and live with those people
What do you mean 'those people'...oh, Sparties, nevermind. Carry on.
In order to obtain a concealed weapons permit in Michigan you have to be at least 21 years of age. How does he have one if he is 19 years of age?
I even checked Ohio's laws which are the same, since he is from Ohio and all.
Just because a gun is registered (owned by the original buyer who filled out the proper paper work), doesn't mean he can carry it. You must have a CCW (concealed carry weapons permit) to have the gun in your possession while it is loaded and concealed.
In Michigan a CCW is no longer tied to one gun, it is tied to the person who took the certification class; and they may carry any gun that is lawfully registered.
As with most Spartans, is he older having served a few years in jail before college?
He was born in 1988.
Even if the gun is registered, he has a duty to let the officer know about the gun as soon as the officer makes contact with him. This is so the officer isn't surprised when they find the gun in the vehicle. BTW, what does he need a gun in E. Lansing for exactly?
One of the first lessons they teach you at Michigan State is that nothing bad can ever come from a concealed weapon. Just ask Plaxico Burress.
Having lived there for a couple of years, probably to keep the jersey chasers at bay.
you may get 98 days in jail but hell at MSU all you have to miss is a scrimage - well done sparty
Do we expect anything else givin the track record of dicipline there?
nope it's exactly what we expect and that's what makes it even more hilarious
Last Sunday at our church the Head Coach of Bucknell Wrestling spoke about how he had turned his life around. He talked about how right before his senior year at MSU he was charged with 3 counts of Possesion with intent to Deliver MJ.
He wasn't immediately thrown off the team, but was told that if he was still facing a felony he would not be attending school any longer. In a meeting with the DA his lawyer mentioned lowering to misdimeanors. DA said, 1 maybe, 2 doubtful, but 3 no way.
(Insert Church part here)
By trial date it wasn't 3 counts, it was one misdimeanor and he was a B10 Champion his Sr year.
I'm not bagging on Wirnsberger, just showing that Sparty did this long before Dantonio got there
It is pretty obvious that no MSU player will miss a game unless incarcerated. I guess Dantonio sees crime as teaching moments. Kids do stupid things sometimes, but what goes on in EL is beyond pathetic.
I don't get it. In what universe does it make sense to not tell a police officer you have a licensed weapon? What reason is there not to disclose that information? All you have to do is say, "Just FYI, I have a licensed concealed weapon in my car right now."
Considering he was driving on a suspended license, I think rationale thought was not was on his strong suits.
If you have gone to the effort to get the license, all you need to do is mention it as soon as you can to the officer.
Without a CCW, which he didn't have, unless it was properly stored in his trunk, is still a illegal.
Fortunately, we can rely on the Freep to take a righteous stand against this gross corruption -- Not!
Did you just slip in a "Not" joke there? When I was 10, my Michigan friends and I had t-shirts made that said "Go State!" on the front and "Not!" in big letters on the back. We were the coolest...that was over 20 years ago though.
I get the impression that his interview went something like this:
"What would you do if one of your best players was sent to jail, and was released the day of a game."
"Was he released before the start of the game?"
"Play him. Duh."
"Ok, great. What if it was a backup, and you had an opportunity to make an example of him."
"Play him. Duh."
"Alright, sounds like we're on the same page... Sign here."
That Dantonio guy sure is a disciplinarian, huh? /s
Sounds more like the wet noodle again.
To be fair, these things sting like crazy when you make good contact.
that's what she said.
What sick sadistic bastard came up with that yellow jagged one? That thing would hurt like hell.
Those are actually the least painful. Less surface area for the slap, and the spines compress a bit when they make contact.
BlockM, do we even want to venture a guess as to why you have such vast knowledge of the noodle...?
As long as Dantonio keeps slapping the wrist of his players, the players will continue to keep getting in trouble. Dantonio is lenient it's almost like he's encouraging his players to keep getting in trouble with the law.
You've created a cycle of disobedience, Dantonio, and it's just going to keep getting worse.
I see Saint Dantonio as an enabler. He may not encourage criminal behavior, but he certainly ls quick to let anyone who can help back on the team ASAP.
Maybe they should call it the Dantonio Cup instead of the Fulmer Cup.
'Cause every second chance deserves a second chance.
The rational Sparty? They make those?
I usually have so many loaded firearms in my car I never know where they are. It's a bitch when you have to stop quickly and my Glock ends up around my feet. Then I have to reach down to grab it while weaving down the road with a joint and ski mask in my other hand. It also makes it hard to rob the Beer Vault when I can't easily locate my favorite forgotten handgun...
That he was carrying a gun on a college campus? It should.
Owning a firearm is a constitutionally protected INDIVIDUAL right. If he owned it legally, so be it.
I have firearms in my car routinely, and have been pulled over while my firearms are legally stored in my trunk, separate of ammunition ;) ( for you mgopolice).
When asked if there is anything in my vehicle a cop should know about by the police my answer is no. I have zero reason to disclose why my legally transported firearm is in the vehicle. I lived with the blatanty unconstitutional and illegal dc firearms ban.
Good Sparty story! But I thought I the best was earlier this year when their TE Brian Linthicum got into a fight, eluded police, resisted arrest and then gets tasered only to have Dantonio suspend him for 2 spring practices. Talk about inmates running the asylum... Geez
series of the Spring Game.
Sorry SL, I thought I read he resisted arrest apparently not, my bad. According to the State News he was eluding police and they used a taser to subdue him.
Mark Dantonio is such a good man. Don't kick criminals off your team or suspend them from a real game, just don't let them practice. That'll teach him a lesson!
there ya go
Infraction for a first offense if you have a CCW permit. So why does he miss a "game", but the TE who got tased missed practices? Does FYS have a great and powerful Sliding Scale of Fail?
Some things will never change.
He would've had to sit out a lifting session too if he was under the influence. Give Mark a break.