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|4 weeks 6 days ago||JT Barrett (redshirt||
JT Barrett (redshirt freshman) is the backup, although I think he's going to be on a short leash. It's been pretty close between him and Cardale all summer.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Tim May is usually pretty||
Tim May is usually a pretty reliable source. Shit shit shit shit shit.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||As far as Wayne State goes,||
As far as Wayne State goes, it's pretty common for public meetings laws to have an exemption for discussing personnel issues, so long as the vote is public.
|33 weeks 5 hours ago||It did.||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||There's no question. Yes,||
There's no question. Yes, yes it is.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||His avatar makes me head the||
His avatar makes me head the voice of the owl in the tootsie pop commercials. Which begs the question, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I was wondering the same||
I was wondering the same thing about how he knew which flight they'd be on. Maybe there's only one flight between Baton Rouge and Los Angeles?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||In what context is this not||
In what context is this not creepy?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||They probably can't say||
They probably can't say anything about what they told Hoke to say to avoid violating a student's privacy rights without violating the student's privacy rights.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||The company where I work has||
The company where I work has a software package that monitors who accesses any protected or confidential files, and what they do while they're there. It makes it much easier to investigate misconduct.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Could also be a teammate or||
Could also be a teammate or friend of Gibbons, but yeah, there's a problem if an employee is leaking stuff.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I'm impressed by the Daily's||
I'm impressed by the Daily's reporting. They're actually doing some pretty good investigative work.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I'd say the fact that Gibbons||
I'd say the fact that Gibbons was expelled is a pretty good indication that he violated a standard.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||To quote my crim law||
To quote my crim law professor, "If you're worried about a drunk girl waking up and accusing you of rape, then don't hook up with random girls at bars."
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Is Michigan one of the states||
Is Michigan one of the states where the force element is satisfied by the force necessary to achieve penetration, or however it's worded? I'm not a criminal lawyer, but I seem to recall that at least some states interepreted thrusting or entry as sufficient force to meet that element.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. I was starting to||
Yeah. I was starting to write something else, changed my mind, and deleted all of it but that sentence for some reason.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I'd say that Gibbons clearly||
I'd say that Gibbons clearly violated a standard. Did his actions rise to the level of sexual assault? Maybe not. Were they grossly inappropriate and deserving of sanction? I'd say yes. Student-athletes are representatives of the university and are held to a higher standard. I mean, do we as a society really want to say that it's OK to take advantage of drunk chicks, but not OK to be five minutes late to practice?
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Soo, in your mind, it's bad||
Soo, in your mind, it's bad to make schools take rape allegations seriously, rather than just sweeping them under the rug? Thanks for clarifying.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I don't see how he's blaming||
I don't see how he's blaming the rape victim. He's pretty clear that the onus is on Gibbons as far as knowing whether there was consent or not.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||In the words of my crim law||
In the words of my crim law professor: "If you're that worried about a drunk girl waking up the next morning and accusing you of rape, don't hook up with random girls at bars."
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Student-athletes have to sign||
Student-athletes have to sign a waiver giving coaches and the NCAA access to their academic records, which would include disciplinary records.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||It's a very limited waiver,||
It's a very limited waiver, as can be seen here in Section 2:
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Probably not, unless she was||
Probably not, unless she was sexually assaulting lesbians. Although this investigation may expand once they start digging.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I can't say I'm shocked by||
I can't say I'm shocked by this. Penn State has a history of not self-reporting anything that would make them look bad. For instance, I think the last time they self-reported to the NCAA pre-Sandusky was in 1985.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||S1, are you representing||
S1, are you representing Gibbons or Lewan, or do you have a connection to whoever is representing them, assuming they have counsel?
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I agree it's troubling if||
I agree it's troubling if that's how Bo's school interprets the standard of proof, but the actual standard is preponderance of the evidence. If his school is interpreting the rule differently, that's a problem with his school, not the standard, which is that there must be a preponderance of the evidence that the accused committed the violation. I'd also note that he indicated his approach to these cases changed from assuming he'd always side with the complainant to acknowledging how nuanced and difficult these cases can be after he went through his training.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Ok, I see what you're saying||
Ok, I see what you're saying now; I thought you meant public in the same sense as a jury verdict being public. It's a legitimate concern, but at the same time, I think holding student conduct departments to the same standard as an actual court is unreasonable. I don't know the answer, but I'd suggest that this case is an outlier for a lot of reasons, including Gibbons's relatively high profile.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||It's the same standard as in||
It's the same standard as in the vast majority of civil cases, which can also have serious consequences.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, I agree with you on||
Oh, I agree with you on that. I'm just saying that the Ohio Supreme Court (and I suspect most other courts) read FERPA as protecting a fairly wide range of documents beyond what most people would consider "educational records." Of course, the Ohio Supreme Court gets a lot of things wrong.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||It's not really a public||
It's not really a public finding, especially if the offender isn't suspended or expelled.