Shame on FSU. First rape and now this?

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    Nov 15, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    So apparently FSU believes it is alright to rape. They also believe that it is alright to flee the scene of an accident and turn a criminal charge into a ticket!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/sports/ncaafootball/for-an-fsu-football-player-a-hit-and-run-becomes-two-traffic-tickets.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/sports/ncaafootball/jameis-winston-hearing-is-postponed.html?action=click&contentCollection=College%20Football&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

    And I'm not just posting this because I'm a Gator. This makes me want to stop watching football.
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    Nov 15, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
    Football - the most justified form of violence and crime that ever existed, second only to gladiator arenas of ancient times.
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    Nov 16, 2014 3:38 AM GMT
    sftgfop saidSo apparently FSU believes it is alright to rape. They also believe that it is alright to flee the scene of an accident and turn a criminal charge into a ticket!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/sports/ncaafootball/for-an-fsu-football-player-a-hit-and-run-becomes-two-traffic-tickets.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/sports/ncaafootball/jameis-winston-hearing-is-postponed.html?action=click&contentCollection=College%20Football&module=RelatedCoverage®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article

    And I'm not just posting this because I'm a Gator. This makes me want to stop watching football.


    +1, unfortunately that is the case, universities now with big pockets of college futbol, media endorsements, and $$$ and they will protect their cash flow endowments, to continue even to circumvent the law or make friends with the local authorities to turn the other way around. I recalled similar incidents when I was going to Jacksonville University in N. Florida and University of Florida and Florida State battling for college players, and big$$$, so nothing has changed, just the players.
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    Nov 16, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    The Trailerhassee Police Department is pretty effective at covering up the transgressions of players on the football team. However, I am pretty sure this type of cover-up from university police departments and athletic departments is not uncommon.

    I am sure Jimbo Fisher will give the players a half game suspension during one of their cupcake games if the publicity gets out of hand.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 16, 2014 6:07 AM GMT

    Because the person at fault was a big name college football player so obviously both the Tallahassee police and FSU are going to cover it up and basically lie about it. College football is big business in Tallahassee just like it is in other state capital/university towns like Columbus OH and Madison WI. Any legal charges would interfere with the athletic schedule which could hurt financially which could even hurt the local economy so they say. It is all double standards.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 16, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    Many schools greatly over-emphasize spectator athletics, often to the neglect of education. At the University of NM in Albuquerque, the football coach is even paid considerably more than the president of the university and that is not unusual.

    Here in NM, the head football coach has an annual salary of $763,000, and at some other universities, the football coach has an even higher salary.

    The highest paid person at UNM is the Health Sciences Dean who has a salary of $450,000.

    I cannot be certain that these figure are exact since they may have changed somewhat, but in any case they don't seem to indicate the highest possible sense of values.
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    Nov 17, 2014 6:11 PM GMT
    And look who's the new #1 on both the AP and the coaches' polls. Most fans don't care how many thugs are on a team as long as it's a winning team. I guarantee you there weren't many empty seats in the stadium due to moral outrage. Let them have a losing season and you'll hear a bigger outcry from fans.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 17, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
    I live in FSU country and will agree, there is zero interest in education at that school. It seems like we're going the way of the Romans, increasing division between the haves and have-nots but keeping the lid on things with entertainment for the masses.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 18, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI live in FSU country and will agree, there is zero interest in education at that school. It seems like we're going the way of the Romans, increasing division between the haves and have-nots but keeping the lid on things with entertainment for the masses.
    That is the negative trend that is going to strip the US of its premier leadership role in the world. Too much emphasis on spectator ball sports and not enough emphasis on education. A very sad and troubling trend indeed.