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|3 years 25 weeks ago||It doesn't seem to be a problem||
It doesn't seem to be a problem for the University of Minnesota.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I'll be the first to say it.||
I'll be the first to say it. Hiring a head coach isn't exactly rocket science.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Official.||
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Fitz staying put||
Source says Michigan tried to meet w Fitzgerald, but he came off road to meet w NW AD and reaffirmed committment.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||When Josh Groban make fun of||
When Josh Groban makes fun of you for listening to Josh Groban it IS embarassing.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||This screams "desperate need to compete with Michigan-Alabama"||
MSU added Alabama in 2009. So unless you are talking about specifically matching schedules in 2012, I'm thinking no.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||"AT LEAST WE'RE FUN TO WATCH"||
Actually, that was a direct quote from Rich Rod.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||1-2?|
|3 years 40 weeks ago||It sounds like Michigan||
It sounds like Michigan Messenger didn't have All of the facts when it constructed its narrative. It seems to me that the truth lies somewhere in between. Two new pieces of infermation came out tonight. A statement from Dunnings and a release of an interivew transcript. I think bad decisions were made all around.
Statement from Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III
As Prosecutor, I have prosecuted numerous prominent persons – including police officers, attorneys and athletes. In each instance, I believe that our office has handled the case regardless of status, and shown neither favor nor prejudice to any person.
I declined to prosecute a recent incident that occurred on the MSU campus. I would like to explain the reasoning behind this decision.
The Assistant Prosecutor (Debra Bouck) who initially screened this case met with the woman who reported the incident. At this point, the case was still under review. Ms. Bouck explained the legal process. As is the standard practice of this office, Ms. Bouck also questioned the Complainant regarding specific details of the incident, which were not covered in the police interview. This was done so that the young woman would understand the types of questions that she would be called to answer should the matter go to court, and also because we need to know the answers to those questions in evaluating the case.
Following this interview, Ms. Bouck indicated to the young woman that she still needed for the police to speak with a potential witness before any final decision was made. Following that further investigation, Ms. Bouck called her to indicate that no charges would be filed. Ms. Bouck also indicated the rationale for her decision and that the young woman could come in to meet with her to discuss this matter. Ms. Bouck then reviewed the case with Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick, who agreed with the decision.
There have been numerous reports that indicate that one of the two men “corroborated” the story told by the woman. However, the prosecutors who reviewed this case examined not only the police report, but also the actual interview of one of the men. I have attached transcripts of the police interview with one of the accused men. You can see from the transcript of the interview with the man that he did not, in fact, corroborate the facts necessary to substantiate a criminal sexual assault charge.
Based on our review of all of the materials, including the police report, actual interviews, and the specific details that were elicited directly from the Complainant, our office reached the conclusion that no crime had been committed. We therefore made the decision to decline to bring charges against the two young men.
State News & Quotes from Suspect Interview
Based on the transcripts from one of the men interviewed, Dunnings said the man did not corroborate the facts necessary to “substantiate a criminal sexual assault charge.”
In the transcripts, the interviewee tells two detectives the victim never explicitly asked either of the men to stop while having sex.
“She didn’t say stop,” the man told the detectives. “She was like, ‘I’m done.’”
According to the transcript, the man also told detectives that when she said she was done, he stopped, but the other man allegedly involved “talked her into” continuing. She could have stopped, he told detectives during the interview.
“The tone of her voice was like, she was done, but then he talked her into it, and she just let him go,” he said. “So I mean, I don’t really. I mean see, so like, I guess he talked her into it, but she, she could have stopped.”
He also told the detectives that he told her “I wasn’t going to make you stay there.”’
“I mean, like, if she wanted to leave, she could have left because, like, I wasn’t going to make her stay there,” he says in the transcript.
The interviewee told the detectives that when he spoke to the victim after the alleged incident, she said she was “alright.”
“I was like, ‘Are you alright?’ and she’s like, ‘Yeah. You alright,’” the man told detectives. “She just told me, like, basically, like, ‘You was alright. Don’t worry about nothing.’”