Billy Clyde Puckett would call that a semi-denial.

My, these are some carefully chosen words.

Employee Michael Taphorn suffered a burst ear drum when punched by Hernandez, and initially told police he wanted to pursue charges. But he later had second thoughts, according to the supplemental report.

Taphorn stated he had been contacted by legal staff and Florida coaches about a possible agreement in the case. A Florida spokesperson told’s Andy Katz Tuesday night that “No one from the university’s general counsel’s office was involved in this matter.”

Well, that eliminates half the usual suspects.  It’ll be interesting to hear if Corch, who’s already getting his back covered by the local media (the power of Seat 37F?), issues a denial for the other half.


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13 responses to “Billy Clyde Puckett would call that a semi-denial.

  1. simpl_matter

    Tim’s going to be, ‘Well, God, God and God.’

    Boy, Spring Break with Timmy Tee sounds fun.


  2. Go Dawgs!

    Corch Meyers is too busy turning in Florida for recruiting violations and then poaching said recruits to Ohio State to really worry too much about his past transgressions. Seriously, though, mom and dad… you can feel good about sending your kid to play for him.


  3. Athens Dog

    Any time you use a Dan Jenkins analogy, it’s a good day. gators eat boogers.


  4. Bulldawg165

    I really wish that a lot of the stuff you point out, and not just relating to this specific situation, would be a little bit more mainstream. Some of this stuff is just ridiculous. I don’t know what exactly needs to be done for a burst eardrum but surely it involved at least ONE visit to a doctor, if not more. Me thinks someone paid the guy (hopefully) or intimidated him (hopefully not) so he wouldn’t pursue charges. No way would I ever not pursue charges on some massive dude that clocked me.


  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    When deliberating/speculating on whether Corch and his henchmen intervened for Hernandez, it’s worth considering that at the time Hernandez punched this guy, he was a freshman who hadn’t played yet. He wasn’t yet a star on Corch’s untouchable list, i.e. Brandon Spikes and Percy Harvey (who gusty play won him de game ball).


  6. Todd

    tack loaded wool driver


  7. Krautdawg

    All of this makes me ask: why did Urban ever get rid of Cam Newton? Cammy was worth at least one more championship, and all he did was steal a laptop. That’s a case asking for a “settlement.”


  8. Kenny Puckett

    Looks to me like somebody laid some serious whip-out on the dude.


  9. “Nobody from the 2nd shift of the janitorial staff of the Humanities Building was involved in the matter”


  10. Spike

    Athens Dog.. In Hoc?