April 19th, 2012 at 2:08 PM ^

He may well just not have been aware that he was receiving mail from the court...In any event, this is a fixable situation.  People should read the whole article.  This sounds a lot worse than it is, though it obviously needs to be resolved.


April 19th, 2012 at 2:15 PM ^

Its definitely fixable but why, why would someone allow it to snowball to this point?  If you crash into something, doesn't rational thought lead one to the conclusion that payment for the damage is going to be necessary?  Legal procedure be damned - if you break something that someone else owns, rectify the situation before you get sued and then service cannot be effected and then a warrant gets issued.





April 19th, 2012 at 2:21 PM ^

I'm sort of repeating myself here from the Mike Adams thread, but this just strikes me of the actions of a young and dumb guy* who thought he could somehow get out from under all this.  Maybe he didn't know that he was being recorded (or that there was a witness or whatever).   He should have handled things differently if he did indeed injure the gate (I love the use of the word "injure" in the statute), but the issuance of a bench warrant makes it sound like he's a danger the community, and there's no reason to believe that (as I realize you appreciate). 




*I was a member of that club.


April 19th, 2012 at 2:54 PM ^

I agree about talking past each other, and I never would have thought about that case in relation to people's gates being broken. Apologies to anyone who made that connection, I assumed section38 was speaking about people with ownership interests in gates. In that light, it was very funny to me.

As far as WWI goes, we do need to be more aware of the impact of our MGoJokes. I wouldn't want the Austrian Arch-Duke paying for my idle jokes.


April 19th, 2012 at 3:02 PM ^

I agree with you on that young and dumb comment.  Its true.  But I just cannot get over the fact that these athletes have a HUGE support network around them at all times.  Especially football players with all the coaches, teachers, student support staff, teammates, etc.  All the kid needs to do is ask someone for help, for advice and the situation is likely resolved quickly and easily.  Maybe I'm just being unrealistic and kids will be kids.  It just blows my mind that these athletes have lapses of judgment when so much is riding on them keeping their noses clean.



April 19th, 2012 at 3:24 PM ^

I worked as a valet parker with Victor Hobsonin in college, and he hit a construction barrier and just parked the car as if nothing was happened, walked back and sat down. Being too terrified / awestruck to actually ask him about it, I buffed as much of the scratch out of the car as I could (using my collared shirt) and also just proceeded as if nothing had happend.


April 19th, 2012 at 3:40 PM ^

Hey, he can always refuse to incriminate himself.  Of course, he'll still be prosecuted.  (I assumed his situation had already been resolved and was interested in how it turned out.  You know, in case I have to escape my parking garage after hours and not have a bench warrant for my arrest issued.)



April 19th, 2012 at 10:41 PM ^

My ummm "friend" broke one once. It was taking over an hour to get out a parking garage because they had a person literally quit and walk away from a valet at a Bar Mitzvah out East. The valet company therefore didn't have anybody within 50 minutes of the site who worked for them except this kid who was on the phone with someone telling him he's not allowed to give out keys. Their rule was if they parked it they have to get the car, which they put in a parking garage. So "this friend" grabbed the keys of the rental car off the rack, found the car, and went through the damn barrier, which didn't like break off or anything -- it just got pushed against its motor by the car until it was in its raised position. Some of the other guests of the Bar Mitzvah are probably still waiting for the damn valet guy.


April 19th, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

I can;t see this as being a big deal.  He'll pay a fine, get slapped on the wrist and move on.

A college kid losing mail is not exactly uncommon.


April 19th, 2012 at 3:19 PM ^

If you're talking about the completely unsubstantiated rumors that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU, you're dead wrong. First of all, no one ever suggested CRAIG JAMES KILLED SIX HOOKERS AT SMU. Furthermore, there is no basis for the accusation that CRAIG JAMES KILLED HOOKERS at all.



April 19th, 2012 at 2:40 PM ^

Sounds like he wiill get this taken care of and probably serve a team punishment (up to a game suspension). However, how can ESPN run this story if they don't know for certain if it is that Jerald Robinson. I understand it is probably him, but ESPN should at least verify this somehow or communicate with the Athletic Dept


April 19th, 2012 at 2:42 PM ^

You're alone in a parking garage. There are no workers present.

It's late, you just want to get home, do a little studying and prepare for that Coral Reefs quiz in the morning.

You drive up to the gate, insert your ticket, and wait for the gate to open. It doesn't.

"Where are the gate operators?"



Suddenly, the seriousness of your situation dawns on you. You panic. If you don't make a move now, you'll be a prisoner of the parking garage until morning.

A mix of determination, moxie, and sheer terror propel you to slam your foot onto the accelerator screaming, "No motherfucking gate can hold Jerald motherfucking Robinson in!" 

You can feel the engine explode with power. The vehicle lurches forward, smashing your captor into fragments which spill onto the pavement.

The glorious roaring of the night air blasts your eardrums as you whizz toward home.


Ben from SF

April 19th, 2012 at 3:43 PM ^

Jeraold Robinson had just spent an hour studying biology with his blonde, leggy, ex-volleyball player turned tutor in the football office.  He just realized that his fiance's book club meeting has just ended, and he needs to be home now to keep the child support police from digging into his scholarship check. 

He drive his harley up to the gate, insert his stained ticket, and wait for the gate to open. It doesn't.

"Where are the gate operators?"



Suddenly, the seriousness of his situation dawns on him. He panicks. If he doesn't make a move now, he'll be a prisoner of the child support laws for 18 yrs.

A mix of determination, moxie, and sheer terror propel him to accelerate the harley toward the gate, "No motherfucking gate can hold Jerald motherfucking Robinson in!" 

He felt the engine explode with power. The vehicle lurches forward, smashing his face into the gate, breaking it into fragments which spill onto the pavement.

Realizing what had happened, he called his tutor, who then arranged for a cover-up with a campus cop...