Michifornia

October 19th, 2017 at 7:13 PM ^

The rest of the way.  They will definitely lose at least a couple more.  We control our destiny starting with Saturday night.  Going to be a tough but great challenge.  I expect to see a determined Michigan team against penn state.  If we beat them, it's game on the rest of the season.

GO BLUE!!

clarkiefromcanada

October 19th, 2017 at 10:32 PM ^

I just read this article.

This is his SEVENTH god damned arrest for this (including one time while not driving with headlights AND having an open container that he admitted belonging to him).

Pleaded down six other times. Six. Yes, seriously.

Anyone who thinks East Lansing PD and DA don't give players preferential treatment is an idiot.

Clearly D'antonio is a discipline focused coach (obviously it takes 8 arrests in East Lansing for some action to be taken...)

Everyone Murders

October 19th, 2017 at 6:02 PM ^

But multiple operating while license suspended charges usually speak a bit to the driver's maturity level.  Per the article, this is his seventh strike on that count.

While that was and still may be the most common "crime" in Michigan, it is generally not considered serious.  Howevah, judges get sick of seeing you after several times, so he may get punished here - which would seem to impact an already depleted Spartan squad.

Gucci Mane

October 20th, 2017 at 1:09 AM ^

Out of those 10 times I was driving illegally about 5....the other times I was just guilty of looking like someone who might have illegal things in the car. And his isn’t about me....cops in general are awful. My dad who has not committed a crime in giant life feels the same way. And we NEVER agree on anything so it must be true.

Everyone Murders

October 20th, 2017 at 9:55 AM ^

Most cops I've known (and in a former life worked with) were good professionals trying to help the community, often with little support from that very community.  It's a tough job, doesn't pay great, and I'm far from a cop-hater.  Some were great at the job, others not so much, but the majority were trying to do a good job and doing it the right way.

But there are, as you say, awful cops out there.  And unfortunately, they can smear a PD's reputation pretty quickly - especially if they're aggressively pursuing people for the wrong reasons.  It only takes one or two bad cops on a beat to make a neighborhood resentful of the force as a whole.

I understand the "blue code" but I wish there was no such thing.  The few bad cops really wreak a lot of damage on their fellow cops, and if I were a cop I'd want the ability to call them out on that bullshit without buying myself a shit-storm. 

Everyone Murders

October 20th, 2017 at 7:44 AM ^

I think his complaint boils down to selective enforcement and profiling.  Gucci's a smart guy, and undoubtedly realizes that DWLS is an avoidable offense.

I'm not excusing it, but a suspended license can be a backbreaker for some folks.  If you rely on your car for work, and lose the license (granted, 9.9/10 times for driving foolishly in the first place), you're often faced with the choice of giving up your job or hoping the cops don't get you.  And if you've ever been poor, it's not always easy to keep your insurance in place, plates current, license up to date, and feed the kids.  Again, not excusing it, but it's not as simple as many make it out to be.

None of which mitigating factors apply to LJ Scott, of course.  He was just being an entitled dumbass pure and simple (sevenfold), and deserves thirty days or so to figure out that repeat DWLS is a serious matter.

And that sense of entitlement is what makes this news, IMO.  MSU football still has a culture problem, it would seem.