Mr. Yost

December 31st, 2015 at 7:26 AM ^

ASS

...and selfishly he ruined my favorite bowl matchup this season (non-Michigan). Boykin vs. Adams was going to be awesome.

Fuck that guy for that, learn how to control yourself.

BTW, he was arrested for more than just hitting the assault on the officer.

Mr. Yost

December 31st, 2015 at 7:27 AM ^

Boykin and the people with him were removed from the bar, but the fight continued, according to reports. San Antonio bicycle police officers arrived at the scene and tried to stop the fight with the help of bar bouncers. Boykin reportedly threw an "indiscriminate" punch that struck an officer.

After officers threatened to use a stun gun on Boykin, he was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and public intoxication, according to reports.

dragonchild

December 31st, 2015 at 7:44 AM ^

Maybe he did, maybe he didn't.  Let's wait for the inevitable upload of blurry footage from someone who was there with a smartphone.  I've read enough "six self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the back of the head" stories with damning video evidence to the exact contrary of law enforcement's story to raise an eyebrow whenever the police claim a black guy assaulted them.

They have so little credibility these days, I want proof or STFU.

Mr. Yost

December 31st, 2015 at 7:54 AM ^

He's not going to get all of that information out in his favor in a matter of 2 days.

I couldn't care less what happens a week from now, you weren't reading correctly...this is about ME and my personal enjoyment of college football. Not what did or didn't happen.

My point is you can't put yourself in that position at all. Now his coach has to suspend him until the facts come out.

If the fact come out in his favor...great. It helps his NFL draft stock and he doesn't have it on his record.

But regardless, he's not playing on January 2nd. Because if he did and the facts DIDN'T come out in his favor, well, no coach in the country is going to risk that. Especially for a kid who's career is done. Except maybe Jimbo Fisher, maybe.

It's not like they can say "we'll wait for the facts to come out" and then suspend him next year if it doesn't turn out well for him. There is no next year. He gone unless that footage you're talking about surfaces in the next 24 hours and he's shown helping some old lady across the street while this scuffle was taking place.

Everyone Murders

December 31st, 2015 at 8:00 AM ^

Mr. Yost and how the world relates to Mr. Yost!

I can see that you're the victim here.  It's plain as day.  I hope Boykin has the decency to send you a note of apology.  In the meantime, please accept this sincere (and totally platonic) internet hug. 

Hey - have you been working out?

bigike

December 31st, 2015 at 9:42 AM ^

arrest take place daily in the United States. Many of them recorded with dash cameras, body cameras and cell phones. Yet, you place doubt in law enforcement because of the hand full of times an officer makes a mistake and it makes the national news. 99% of the police are the good guys and I have to believe Boykin did something to deserve his arrest. Dragonfly, to state that police officers have little credibility, is just plain ignorant.

BornSinner

December 31st, 2015 at 10:18 AM ^

There is a significant amount of video evidence that has come out going against what law enforcement says on a continuous basis to legitimately question them regardless of race (see most recent California cop shooting white car crash victim twice on dash cam video and still not getting prosecuted).

 

Now is this Boykin case one of those cases? Probably not b/c we've all seen this rodeo before every year prior to big bowl games (even if Thabo Sefolosha got shafted by police). College kids are stupid. Plain and simple. 

 

dragonchild

December 31st, 2015 at 10:14 AM ^

I don't think anyone has any problem with recorded arrests that were conducted lawfully.  Which may well have been the case here.  But professionals in many other fields consider vigilance to be routine, even necessary as a counter to their own fallibility, so I find it telling that you consider accountability to be offensive in this context.

This hyperbolic shriek for blind faith doesn't bolster my confidence in law enforcement.  When someone says "you need to trust me/us/them" I only get more suspicious because that phrase is never used without ill intentions.

dragonchild

December 31st, 2015 at 11:12 AM ^

It's quite telling that you're personally offended that I don't trust a police report on blind faith.  Let me put it bluntly:  I trust NO ONE on blind faith.  Even my closest friends are held to standards of responsibility, and I consider them friends precisely because they embrace that accountability.  In a more vocational context, the best professionals don't even trust their own judgement.

The more you scream that any opinion other than complete abdication of vigilance is "pure bullshit", the more it looks like my reasons to be suspicious are perfectly justified.

The Mad Hatter

December 31st, 2015 at 12:00 PM ^

I've worked with many former LEO's and I can tell you they are no more or less trustworthy than the average person on the street. One point in their favor, or against depending on the circumstances, is that they are very loyal to each other and those perceived as "their guys".

I will say that the Fed's are typically smarter and more level-headed than the local guys.

People shouldn't blindly trust any authority figure, but nor should they automatically assume the worst.

Mr. Yost

December 31st, 2015 at 7:46 AM ^

I'm sooo salty, I can't get over this. I wanted to watch that game sooooo bad. And this selfish guy took that away from me.

I was playing my dang butt off, and the (Boykin) is SCREWIN' IT UP!

They even had these sweet endzone designs...

 

Mr. Yost

December 31st, 2015 at 7:58 AM ^

I enjoy college football and it's almost over. Can you not tell that I'm only being halfway serious?

And no, there are other games I want to see outside of Michigan which is far and away the most important to me. But that's why I watch college football every weekend and stay up past midnight on Saturday getting my fix for the week.

This was a big matchup and it was my favorite matchup outside of the Michigan game. Is that really a crime to be "salty" or disappointed that one of the best players and star QB for one of the teams isn't going to play?

If it's Panthers/Patriots in the Super Bowl and Tom Brady or Cam Newton didn't play...I'd be a little salty about that too (unless I was a fan of the other team). Should I only be concerned about the team I root for in the NFL?

Michigan doesn't even play on January 2nd, our season is over by that point.

Blue Carcajou

December 31st, 2015 at 8:07 AM ^

Yes, it's a crime to be salty. Yes, you should only care for one college football team. Yes, you should only be concerned about the only team you root for in the NFL, and yes, that team should only have Tom Brady on it.

And yes, if you couldn't tell by now... I'm only kidding.

BlueCube

December 31st, 2015 at 7:52 AM ^

Cleveland will be in the market for another quarterback and he seems like a perfect fit.

Text owner and say you want to play for them. What could go wrong?