“Crazy crazy world that we live in.”

It looks like Deion Bonner won’t be packing his bags for Alabama State after all.

No charges will be brought against Tennessee freshman cornerback Deion Bonner in connection with a cellphone theft on campus last week.

The case will drop to inactive status, UT spokesperson Margie Nichols said Thursday, and the alleged victim in the case does not wish to pursue charges.

Perhaps it’s best to look at the seamy side of Tennessee football as a continuing episode of Law and Order where Jack McCoy’s witnesses keep getting amnesia.

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52 responses to ““Crazy crazy world that we live in.”

  1. Bulldawg165

    These type of things really grind my gears. How can people honestly cheer for a team that is so blatantly unethical and prioritizes nothing but winning at the expense of morals. It seriously boggles my mind.

    • Dog in Fla

      That’s awesome. I wonder if SOD has a sideline cooler to sit on and/or cane.

    • The Lone Stranger

      Like an old man trying to send back soup! Or wishing he was off the playing surface and back up in the relative anonymity of the press box.

  2. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Whether Bonner got his criminal case dropped or not his actions were still the same. CMR didn’t wait to see if Crowell’s gun charge got dismissed, reduced or pretrial diversion, did he? He did what he did and the facts didn’t change just because he got a good lawyer who saved his bacon on the criminal charge. That’s the difference between the SODs and Lester Miles of the world, and CMR.

    • Beer Money

      Precisely. And we have the thug program somehow.

      My favorite is always talking to the fans of said teams whose players act a fool, the law is on their side in their town and chooses not to press charges/lawyers makin’ plays, etc., then the coach acts like the player did nothing wrong and reinstates him with no questions asked. Then the fans take up for him and throw the “he was found innocent, charges dropped” card. I never once defended or took sympathy for Crowell, Ealey, King, and all of their ilk because they are morons who did things that are so stupid, there is no deffense of it…by anyone who is realistic and/or has any sense of morals or ethics. Then again I guess I shouldn’t throw Tennessee or Auburn fans into the mix on that.

    • DawgPhan

      umm…a pistol with the serial numbers scratched off is hardly the same as a missing cell phone.

      • stoopnagle

        …but it is kinda like robbing a Stop N’ Go with a pellet gun, right?

      • Macallanlover

        Not really. Whether “time to die” charges, or stolen cellphone charges, or cop stomp charges, or kicking the marine charges get dropped on not is NO different (in fact, may be less sinister) than other crimes. You either have discipline, and support it, or you watch things decay. TN fans have been excusing bad behavior for a long, long time and it has helped bring them down. Remember when Foolmer interceded with a rape victim? Or gave a RB a 4th pass on failed drug charges. And you want to be Dr. Spock and forgive all this? Poor babies. All programs have this crap going on, I am pleased we don’t turn our backs on it.

      • Dog in Fla

        …I think it was a semi-automatic cell phone

  3. What fresh hell is this?

    Well, it’s not like he stomped someone outside a bar. ;-)

  4. AthensHomerDawg

    “Crazy World” Title made me think of a chance encounter with RB at Starbucks last night. Lot of stuff going on in this song. Man how we have changed since it first came out. I smiled a little to myself as I watched him climb into his Honda mini-van.

    • The Lone Stranger

      Not a native to the region, nor a heavy audiophile so I am in the dark about Randall Bramblett. What was his deal? That stuff is awfully jiggly/Doc John-ish and not bad.

      • Normaltown Mike

        He’s a legend in Georgia rock history though not a household name. First band was mid 60’s group King David andthe Slaves. Plays tons of instruments but is most known for his sax. Toured extensively with traffic & Peter Gabriel. Maybe the Stones too? Down to Earth guy. If you get the chance, see him live.

        • The Lone Stranger

          Thanks for the background, man.

          • DawgPhan

            thanks from me as well…started down the rabbit hole of panic and randall bramblett and youtube.

            made for a decent day at the office after lunch.

            • Mayor of Dawgtown

              King David and the Slaves…..my all-time favorite party band. Anyone out there remember the Prophets? They were great during that era, too.

        • AthensHomerDawg

          You’re good. Ever wander in the Last Resort…. back in the day? The type of sax he played for Gabriel (tenor sax?) he had never played before. Apparently that didn’t matter cause he got the gig. I caught the tour/show in Chastain Park. Gabriel introduced RB and he asked him to sing one of his songs. I thought that was pretty decent. He is a talented musician. He played with Sea Level at the Georgia Theater and early on did some studio work with Cowboy (Scott and Tommy). Now who remembers Cowboy? I guess anyone from Cochran might.

          • Normaltown Mike

            Sorry To say I wasn’t around in the original Last Resort days (though I’m a regular at the “new” one).

            I’m friends with RB’s son, Isaac. He has starting playing recently & is very bluesy. Find him on YouTube.

            • AthensHomerDawg

              I found him… thanks.

              Here’s a treat. Kind of like a Capricorn reunion. I roadied for Jimmy back in the day. You know wanna be musicians have to be close to the pulse.

  5. Hackerdog

    Did Huntley Johnson open an office in Knoxville?

  6. Minnesota Dawg

    Anytime folks start feeling a little sorry for the programs in Knoxville or Auburn or the like, please recall stories such as this one and get over your sympathy. When a program like UT is down, it is often just a matter of finally getting some just deserts.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      +1. Karma’s a real bitch.

    • stoopnagle

      Sanford Stadium was not destroyed after the 2000 UT game for no damn reason. UT can’t stay down long or far enough IMO.

      • AlphaDawg

        I had just moved back stateside from a 2 year deployment, and that was my 1st UGA home game in 5 years. That is by far my greatest memory at a home game. Downtown was freaking insane that night. I ended up making out with a 20 ( I was 31 at the time) year old hottie at that little hole-in-the-wall next to Toppers. I think it was Bobo Fetts at the time?

        Great Times…..DAMN I need to get back there soon. It’s been 3 years.

  7. Coweta Dawg

    Crazy world, mad world; take your pick.

    I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
    When people run in circles, it’s a very very
    Mad World
    – Roland Orzabal

  8. reipar

    Reading the article about this case gave me a headache. You have one UT spokeperson saying she does not know the circumstances how Bonner came to be listed as a suspect and Dooley saying “he has no evidence that Bonner did anything wrong”.

    Soooo you are actually going with the Sgt. Schultz defense. I must remember to use that some time.

    All that was missing was Dooley saying that every time someone tried to give him any evidence he put his fingers in his ears and hummed really loudly.

  9. JAXDAWG

    Why did he steal a cell phone? Isn’t there a govt program that provides those for free? Such a poor decision.

    • Hackerdog

      You asked for it.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        You are a bad man. ;-)

      • JAXDAWG

        …And that is what is killiing (are has killed) the United States of America. Not just her specifically, but the millions of parasites like her. What’s interesting is that the millions unlike her will adjust their charitable donations accordingly.

        • Darrron Rovelll

          Sigh … yes distributing free phones to the poor is what is killing this country despite the fact that it is a program that has been in place since 1996.

          http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2012/02/12/are-taxpayers-paying-for-free-cell-phones/

          What really is killing this country is deliberate and ill-informed rumor mongering by partisans who would rather stay entrenched to their political point of view instead of seeking common ground with the other side to find a solution that will work for the common good of the people.

          • Hackerdog

            Good point. We can certainly all agree that free cell phones is a legitimate use of government resources. I think it’s in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. “Congress shall have the power to establish Post Offices, raise Armies, give away cell phones, etc.”

            The real question should be Apple, or Android? I mean, we certainly shouldn’t look at such a program as an example of the mentality that has led to entitlement spending that currently has unfunded liabilities of over $100 TRILLION. That would be unsophisticated.

            • Darrron Rovelll

              Hey look it is conservative “Constitutionalist” referring to the document even though it has nothing to do with the argument or context! As a “Constitutionalist”, I am going to obfuscate my lack of facts by bringing up the Constitution because the founders never intended for free phones to be given away when the document was framed. The actually never intended that the phone even be invented so we should get rid of all of them.

          • JaxDawg

            You try to sound like a smart guy but the fact is that you miss the most basic observation which is that it isn’t free cell phones that are killing america, it’s the entitlement society and the attitude that the parasites and takers are owed something. That they would rather see the handouts continue rather than see the country curtail and control the redistribution of wealth. Such arrogance and selfishness. Sure, some people need assistance, but this woman demonstrates an attitude that you so conveniently ignore, and that attitude is exactly what will eventually bankrupt the greatest democracy the world has ever seen. Do you think the Obama voter in that video wants to find common ground? How many videos have you seen that illustrate a conservative demanding government assistance? Do YOU support the woman’s views?

            The moochers have finally outnumbered the creators to the point that they can vote themselves the largesse of the treasury. We may be past the point of reconciliation you fool.

      • Maybe she should get some “Obama Teeth” and English lessons.

      • Dog in Fla

        The experts know that Obama phones come with food stamps

        The good news is that the takers have to stand in line, show 3 (three, tres) forms of picture ID plus a long-form showing they were born in any one or more of the 57 states in CONUS before they get their fully loaded EBT cards and iPhone 5’s :)

      • Dog in Fla

        Also too…Tea Party Victory Fund uber alles!

        “Now the Tea Party Victory Fund, a super PAC, has turned the misleading clip into an ad, which will run in three predominantly white Ohio counties….Left unsaid but just as obvious is that the Tea Party Victory Fund jumped on the ‘Obama phone’ video because it features a black woman. The ad fits into the narrative that minorities are moochers and that government programs transfer wealth from white people to black people. If it shows anything in microcosm, it’s that the Tea Party learned from the Southern Strategy.”

        http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/obama-phone/