August 2nd, 2010 at 11:47 AM ^

When I first read the headline, I thought some football players beat up a little kid at his birthday party.  I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibilities.


August 2nd, 2010 at 11:57 AM ^

You never, ever, ever ditch in the laser tag line.  I don't fault the kids one bit, Imma' get my tag on, son!


In all seriousness, nate williams is on strike 2 here, if this comes to fruition, he could be facing some serious dog-house time. 

tn wolverine

August 2nd, 2010 at 11:53 AM ^

Tressel has shown in the past that he'll allow behavior like this to go unpunished. As long as you're a contributer to the team. See Alex Boone and his Drunk driving arrest as an example. He missed zero games.


August 2nd, 2010 at 12:28 PM ^

This sounds like one of those tough-guy fights where the student tries to intimidate a football player and, predictably, bites off more than he can chew.  That said, I know this has happened at UM before (see Marlin Jackson), and usually the truth comes out. 


August 2nd, 2010 at 12:49 PM ^

His story might have been the case as well.  I'm just saying that the story provided in the article was pretty thin, and I'm always a little dubious of football players attacking students (unless they are at MSU).  If they were harassing his girlfriend, then by all means he should stand up to them.  But at the same time, a kid is not going to tell the police that he might have instigated the fight, especially if he might have been drunk (which would account for him waking up at his friend's birthday party).

Feat of Clay

August 2nd, 2010 at 1:42 PM ^

When Sports Illustrated did that story (sometime in the last two years?) about the threats to pro athletes, they said the kind of thing you're describing happens a lot.   That is, some guy will start swinging his d*ck around a sports star, trying to start trouble.

Which perplexed me, because I do not see the wisdom of harrassing a large person who relies on his conditioning, strength and adrenaline for a living.   I guess the world is not filled with rational people.


August 2nd, 2010 at 2:13 PM ^

Same thing apparently happened to Jimmah last year - he was at some bar with his girlfriend (and maybe even some family members), when some guy started talking and one thing to another and the guy sucker-punched Clausen.  I guess it is a story you can tell your brahs when you are bored, but starting a fight with a guy who is probably bigger, stronger, and faster than you just seems like a recipe for disaster.

oriental andrew

August 2nd, 2010 at 12:37 PM ^

the only one who didn't realize that guy's full name was "Jerod Smalley Storm Klein" and get a chuckle out of it?

Also, was this DURING the party or AFTER the party?  If it was his party, why was the dude sleeping?  

Either way, looks bad for these fellas.  Are these guys any good?


August 2nd, 2010 at 1:25 PM ^

Titillating thread titles throw throngs of alliterative amazement about assault around Mgoblog's mundane Monday morning minutiae.



Also, those dudes are douchebags.