Storm Klein Reinstated

Submitted by MichiganMan2424 on August 23rd, 2012 at 8:51 PM

According to reporter Tim May for the Columbus Dispatch, Storm Klein has been reinstated by Urban Meyer and will be with the team this year.

Tim May @TIM_MAYsports

The Dispatch has learned that, barring a late complication, Storm Klein has been reinstated to the Ohio State football team.

Comments

G0B1U3

August 23rd, 2012 at 8:52 PM ^

Color me shocked...jk. If I were an OSU fan I would be giddy, fortunately I am not. In all seriousness he's a good player that will undoubtedly strengthen their D.

kaykaybroke

August 23rd, 2012 at 8:54 PM ^

Really just builds depth. He was behind Curtis Grant as of the spring, and he's already behind in fall camp workouts. Typical Meyer is EVVIIILLLL stuff though.

 

RakeFight

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:26 PM ^

Might be pertinent to include that the charges of domestic assault he was facing were dropped.  He pled guilty to disorderly conduct, got probation, is back on the team, but is now suspended.

1464

August 23rd, 2012 at 8:56 PM ^

Screw it, play Touissant.  Alabama wouldn't hesitate to do likewise.  ND slaps the wrist of a cop assaulter.  OSU pulls this while on probation.  The entire SEC conference does worse on most weekends. 

Integrity is gone.  May as well put our best guys out on the field too...

1464

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:17 PM ^

College football is no longer an extra-curricular activity.  It is a business.  The only way that gets reigned in is if the NCAA grows a pair and starts enforcing penalties for everything.  Even that would be disingenuous, as the NCAA culture pushes teams so hard to succeed and then puts a lot of arbitrary rules in place that indirectly prevent that success.

The student athlete system is now a joke.  Those that use it as scripture are the butt of that joke...

B-Nut-GoBlue

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:30 PM ^

Pretty much can't agree with you more.  I don't know if you initially meant this more tongue-in-cheek, but there's much truth to what you're writing, regardless.  I've been saying all along that I think Fitz will play the majority of the game (based on nothing but personal speculation).  I understand Hoke is a great leader and mentor to these young men but part of me thinks he knows this game/sport is essentially a business.  His job in said business: to win games.  This may all get taken the wrong way by some of you, I'm sure of it.  I don't think these players should be given free passes.  They deserve punishment for their negative and deleterious actions.  But it's out of our control (as fans) as to what the punishment for these collegiate  athletes is.  Coaches dole it out and we sit back and watch (and "critique").

Aziraphale

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:52 PM ^

Everyone else in the world is worse than you, Michigan. You're the last bastion of purity. Commissar Hoke would never do something so base like to reinstate a player charged with breaking and entering before his legal status was resolved.

Keep defending all that's good and holy, and the rest of us will bask in your radiance.

Aziraphale

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:18 PM ^

To decry a lack of integrity or morals or some diabolical motive in everyone else's actions while ignoring one's own unprincipled actions is myopic and self-serving. This isn't really about the school, it's about fans trying to posture as though the school is somehow above the fray, that to play Touissant would sully the school's name.

There's quite enough of this gamesmanship as it is, and more colorful metaphors to describe this kind of "contest". But this kind of grandstanding is dumb and should stop.

Michael Scarn

August 23rd, 2012 at 8:58 PM ^

I always like my team's coach to react really harshly for show and then relent when it turns out he overreacted.

If Urban Meyer is still the coach at OSU by the time the next summer Olympics are played, I'll be shocked.  

Scarlatina

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:44 PM ^

OSU's 2nd game is against UCF, who are predicted by Phil Steele to end the season ranked #15 overall. They're also the favorite to win C-USA, and I believe have been given better odds at an upset than Cal. They definitely aren't a top-tier team, but they shouldn't be scrubs either.

denardogasm

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:44 PM ^

Except now everyone in this thread is doing the exact thing your brother in law was just doing... Strange reactions in this thread considering we have guys suspended currently whose status is still up in the air, and considering Klein's charges have been dropped.  Why would he be suspended for the year if there's no more case?  This thread is making us look pretty foolish.

denardogasm

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:11 PM ^

Still dropped.  Did he probably do it? Yes.  But that doesn't really matter if she's too afraid of the lunatic Buckeye fans to do anything about it, which I suspect is part of the issue.  Such is life down here in Ohio.  I don't know of any coach who's going to suspend a guy for something he's not convicted of.  This isn't the NFL.

Yeoman

August 23rd, 2012 at 11:09 PM ^

Dez Wells was just expelled from Xavier for something he wasn't convicted of and apparently isn't even going to be charged with. And, needless to say, he was removed from the basketball team about a millisecond after he was kicked out of the school.

Every case is different, of course, but it isn't true that there always has to be a conviction before there are any long-term consequences.

Yeoman

August 23rd, 2012 at 11:47 PM ^

Didn't think that one needed a /s.

But it's still an example of an athlete that's out even though the (alleged) victim (allegedly) declines to testify against him. I don't mean to suggest this is what should have happened to Klein--from the rumors out there, there's a world of difference between the two incidents--but not getting convicted isn't, and shouldn't be, the end of the story in every case.

ColsBlue

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:44 PM ^

“The charges that would have violated our core values have been totally dismissed."

So, disorderly conduct is within the new core values at Ohio.  Good for other star players to know where the line has been drawn.    

go16blue

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:28 PM ^

The level of Urban hate around here is pretty ridiculous, if it were RCMB saying these things about Hoke we would all laugh at them. I have my own reasons for disliking the guy, but no matter what decisions he makes people around here find a way to hate on him. In this specific case, I think he handled it very well. Most of the charges were dropped, so no shit he should face a lesser punishment. And he's still getting punished for a relatively minor crime. My only gripe would be kicking him off the team before the legal system worked itself out, but outside of that what has Urban done that Hoke wouldn't?

1464

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:20 PM ^

I can't fault him for this specific exchange, but the man is a total scumbag.  Read the ESPN article on his situation.  The guy regularly disregards his family and has his head up his own ass so he can walk around smelling his own shit.  If my son ever ends up being some football super recruit, I wouldn't let him play for Urban even if he was the coach of Michigan.  His priorities are out of whack, and even though ESPN tries to paint him as a victim, he still comes off sounding like a complete dick.

I would poke fun at Hoke if he was the OSU coach, but I wouldn't despise him simply for coaching our rivals.  I know that emotional reactions are unpopular on this blog, but the dude seriously rubs me the wrong way.

Dubs

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:34 PM ^

I'm kind of in the same boat in regards to Urban and find this whole Storm Klein situation to be "meh."

But on the other hand, I figure if this raises some eyebrows to folks or media members who see this at only face value, and they question the "core values" of OSU and Urban's ethics, I will have absolutely no problem with that.

no joke its hoke

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:26 PM ^

Welcome Storm, you are now part of "The Circle of Trust".

                                                                                                          Urban.