mackbru

May 22nd, 2018 at 10:38 PM ^

Leave it to someone here to blame the Free Press for simply covering a story that's obviously worthy of story. The Freep isn't endorsing the suit; it's just covering it, okay Donald?

mGrowOld

May 22nd, 2018 at 11:12 PM ^

Just read the article.  It's about as fact-based with no editorial slanting as anything you could write.  Not quite sure what the OP thought the Freep should do here - maybe not report on it for some reason?

LIke a bunch of foIks here I dislike the Freep for a lot of reasons.  This is NOT one of them.

BlueCube

May 23rd, 2018 at 4:23 PM ^

poorly written, but I took this as a sarcastic take that an MSU athlete is suing MSU (the school that sees and does nothing about sexual assaults) for being too strict.

Maybe I'm missing something.

Schmoe

May 23rd, 2018 at 6:44 AM ^

This could be interesting.  Anything to stir the waters over there and make people look closely at how the sparties handled things can be a good thing overall. 

Spork

May 23rd, 2018 at 7:21 AM ^

Mumphery hired a lawyer from a firm called "Bogas & Koncius."  No word yet on whether he's retained counsel from "Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe"...

njvictor

May 23rd, 2018 at 7:31 AM ^

"The disciplinary process and ultimate finding were motivated by an anti-male and anti-athlete discriminatory bias"

I didn't just read that did I?

hunterjoe

May 23rd, 2018 at 9:11 AM ^

Mabye, just MAYBE this is the doings of MSU.  They told the kid to sue them to make them look like they take these things very seriously.  Backhanded way for them to say, "Look, we're VERY harsh when it comes to serious issues.  We even got sued because we were so harsh."  

Okay, so I'm sure that didn't really happen, but it wouldn't surprise me with the incompetent leadership there.  

Mgostats

May 23rd, 2018 at 10:58 AM ^

Gotta love the reference to "Ingraham County".

 

FWIW, Rusty Hardin is a pretty big name in Houston legal circles.  Has represented Roger Clemens and several other local pro athletes. 

Roanman

May 23rd, 2018 at 11:11 AM ^

And appropriately reported as well, as much as one might choose to hate the Freep and want to attend the auction at which it is liquidated for pennies on the dollar, followed immediately by the personal possessions of certain bankrupt ... financially, we already know about the intellectual and moral bankruptcies ... members of their former sports department who are then left destitute and find themselves homeless and living in a Starbucks.

But I digress.

If you read the piece, whatsisname had used up his eligibility, making him a convenient target of a program desperate to look like they are doing the right thing, despite what the universal you might think. I suspect that discovery will tell the truth here when questions about notification/service are answered

remdog

May 23rd, 2018 at 12:16 PM ^

is an absolutely horrible post.  Absolutely horrible.  The plaintiff may have a legitimate case and has a right to a fair hearing.  And this has nothing to do with Michigan sports.

Feat of Clay

May 23rd, 2018 at 2:54 PM ^

Given the absolutely disastrous track record seen around the Nasser cases, we should applaud when MSU appears to seriously address an incident of sexual assault on its campus.  But we should not accept as "unbelievable" the concept that when they do handle a case, it will only err in the direction of leniency.

I have no idea if this man's claims have merit, but the idea that no accused student  could in any way be ill-served by MSU's process is hardly "unbelievable" to me.

PointaMinute

May 23rd, 2018 at 4:16 PM ^

Two-hundred professors signed a letter demanding that the president of the University of Southern California resign amid allegations that USC failed to properly respond to complaints of misconduct by a gynecologist who worked at a student health clinic for 30 years

Gr1mlock

May 23rd, 2018 at 5:32 PM ^

Newspaper accurately and without commentary reports news story!  What a disaster, clearly they must be stopped!  This is unacceptable!