There is no chemical substance in existence that can put out the dumpster fire that is ND.
Rees Not Charged With A Felony
This definitely sounds like the work of a little too much Wild Irish Rose.
First, he blocks Rees from escaping with a car door, than holds on to him. Maybe there is a silver lining for PurpleFace-- you might have lost a middling QB and a LB, but you gained a priority walk-on defensive player.
I don’t know. With that scouting report it sounds like he projects to O line instead.
'Seriously. "What did you do today?"
"Oh, nothing. Just stopped a guy who was running from the police, no big deal."
It doesn't matter how serious any charges will be. Like with Michael Floyd last year, I'm sure Brian Kelly will say Rees will be disciplined and then just before the season starts, he'll say Rees has learned his lesson.
You're equating Rees' importance to the team to Floyd's.
which is a pretty important position to any football team, and especially to the offense Kelly runs... so what's your point?
How was that a "cynical response"? I'd call it a fair assessment based on recent ND history with regards to how they handle player issues.
Floyd was an irreplaceable part of that offense. If he's off the field, there aren't other WRs who can step up and fill his shoes. Rees's back-up is probably not going to be nearly as big of a downgrade.
Unlike Stonum who was suspended (Red-Shirted) for the year. Yes I am aware he was later kicked off, but for violating probation.
Do not throw stones when you live at 31337 GlassHouse Lane.
What are you arguing? That Floyd's "summer suspension" and Stonum's full-year benching were equivalent punishments?
Is there a moderating status of "moron"? No? There should be...
Suspended for one year v. suspended for a spring game?
These things are only comparable in that they involve the word "suspended"
and people who have hands.
I'm not sure which is more ridiculous (or funnier): that ND's starting quarterback kicked a cop in the stomach to avoid a minor in possession ticket or that his buddy believes that his "people" are going to retaliate against the police.
Times have changed in South Bend. Part of me snickers because, really, F ND, but part of me misses the respectable program that they once had.
How about the fact that he was tackled by a cab driver?
If it turns out that Rees is found guilty of aggressive behavior toward a policeman, he should be immediately dismissed from the team by the ND administration, and Kelly shouldn't have any say in the matter. Just like with Darryl Stonum, there comes a time when a lack of respect for the legal system trumps any talent a player might have.
Michigan did the right thing with Stonum, as they have with a few other players in the past. Will ND see fit to do the right thing with Rees if he is found guilty?
Pass the popcorn, please.
Does Rees have a history similar to Stonum's?
Stonum was dismissed after 4 run-ins with the law (2 DUIs and 2 parole violations). As far as I know, this is Rees' first.
Parole is for those who have been to prison and are released without doing their max time. Stonum was on probation.
Ah yes, you're right. My fault.
I think a lot of it has to do with how Rees deals with this whole situation.
If he shows sincere regret and shame, and takes action to make up for these issues then I think he deserves a second chance. On the other hand, if he fails to do these things, or shows any hints of being aloof towards the situation, then he does not deserve this chance.
I have an immeidate family member who has been in a similar situation as Rees, so it strikes kind of close ot home with me. Yes, there should be consequences for his actions, but people should not be so quick to condemn this 19 year old kid. People do immensely stupid things at 18,19,20 years old, this does not mean that they are bad human beings, or that they should be denied the chance to redeem themselves.
Yes, young people do stupid things ... I was pretty stupid myself 30 years ago.
Yes, contrition is important.
But his "second chance" would be avoiding prosecution and potential conviction. If the facts in this case bear out that he did show aggressive behavior towards law enforcement officers, then his days of playing QB for ND should be over. Those would be proper and just consequences. As I said, his "second chance" would be avoiding prosecution in this case ... not that and playing QB and having Kelly and ND act as if it was just some sort of youthful indiscretion.
Disagree. Assuming he handles this the right way, there are other more appropriate solutions than stripping him of his childhood dream. A lengthy suspension, probation, community service, AA classes. All of those options would be sufficient punishment, and also better for Rees in the long run then simply dismissing him from the team. What he did was terribly stupid, there is no denying that, but dismissal from the team without any second thought or chance for redemption is going overboard IMO.
Well, Stonum was given about four chances before he was finally kicked off. You're making a false comparison.
It's quite comical....Notre Dame that is.....they've become quite pathetic!
but it inexplicably slipped out of his hand
The knee was "lifted" as to say, man i pulled a hammy please run into me while I'm stretching. What a crock of watered down shit.
If this had been Denard, imagine a police officer trying to catch him...
It's impossible to even imagine Denard in a situation like this. I'm so glad BK never got the chance to coach here. What a wreck.
....but they will, in their haste, lose sight of the bigger issue and they just won't get there in time to salvage the ultimate outcome, that's all. Case in point:
Don Criqui still cannot be reached for comment on this case either.
I get the feeling that Rees still has a chance to be mysteriously a reformed character if Kelly feels that he is the best option at QB, for after all, as the article mentions, at ND, you can be suspended and not miss starts - it's a great precedent if you're Tommy Rees.
That is a fantastic photo. I'd never seen that before.
I want the cabbies take on it and who he watches on saturdays! Plz god let him be a Michigan man.
Methinks ND needs to find another starting QB - fast. This Rees kid is a dumpster fire.
The Calabrese thing makes it sound like satire. "My people will get you"?
Tony Soprano sent his kid to ND.
Touchdown Jesus just put his arms down.
buttering their bread. Contrast with Josh Furman, who was facing more serious charges without hurting anybody.
I like the random extra details in the story:
No one answered the door Thursday at the two-story, light blue house where the party was held. An open can of Hamm's Special Light beer sat on a railing on the front porch, near a patio table and chairs.
Well, now that I know the brand of beer someone at the party partially drank . . . he's guilty!
I've never heard of Hamm's. Is that some low budget, can't even afford Busch alternative?
Seems to be a bit more common in the Inidana, Illinois, Wisconsin area. It's garbage. Comparable to Busch heavy.
Hamms > Busch
Hamms > Bud Light
Hamms > Miller Light
Hamms > Coors
Better than most cheap beers. Give me Hamms or Genessee over Busch, Miller, et al any day.
......Hamm's, the beer refreshing"
amazing how those jingles stuck in the brain. Now they use pop songs, but used to be Madison Ave wrote their own stuff
Hamm's is the cheapest beer sold at Campus Corner.
Your best work yet! I can't quit smiling when I look at this thing.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
He said the felony charge was nearly sure to go away, but this happened faster than I expected. One day from felony to misdemeanor, one or two more and he will be through the rigorous ND discipline process.
The cops, who have enough legal training to get them by, charge the suspect with everything they can think of. The prosecuting attorney, whose livelyhood depends on their legal knowledge, keeps whatever they think can stick. I'll take the attorney's opinion every time.
I'd be pretty scared. Rumor in SB has it as an inside job; these are Calabrese's people.