Mike Milano, a former walk-on running back, assaulted Michigan hockey player Steve Kampfer last fall in a late night altercation. Yesterday, at the conclusion of his trial, he was acquitted of felony assault charges, but convicted on the misdemeanor count.
OT: Former RB Mike Milano Convicted of Misdemeanor Assault
Hat tip to Brian at Mgoblog's UV, right?
I'm ODing on OTs
I remember this dude. Mallet, Minnesota game. We were whuppin' em, so they played a lot of back ups. He came out and I did a double take. TINY!
He came out and I did a double take. TINY!
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!1!!!1!!
When it comes to brawls where everyone, participants and witnesses alike, is hammered, facts may be sparse on the ground. What exactly happened? Could it have been self defense? Perhaps the jury felt if someone is injured, someone else must be guilty and so were acting outside of available facts. The standard is reasonable doubt, and the judge may have felt it was exceeded.
That's what happend here. Kampfer was being extremely less than kind with a lady friend. Milano got involved. Two guys fought, the loser got hurt, so the winner is to blame. The judge heard conflicting stories from witnesses on Kampfer's side. The jury had to punish somebody when a person gets sent to the hospital.
They just felt like they had to. Or some felt that way very vociferously and the rest decided screw it, I just want to get out of here, let's reduce the charge to a misdemeanor and call it a day.
Stealing stories from Brian and posting them here. Geez, the Scout-ness of this board is growing like a cancer.
Who'd a thunk?
But when I go to a blog, I kind of read it before I post stuff or contribute. I know, that's a strange philosophy.
But that's OK--most people who subscribe to Scout or Rivals (meaning they PAY for that shit) don't read it before posing either. Hence, 33 threads on the same topic day in and out.