Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

Tuesday morning buffet

In just a few short weeks college football returns, so I know you’ve got an appetite.

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Your Honor, we’d like to dismiss all charges.

You will be pleased to know that life with the Tunsils is heading back to normal, or at least what passes for normal.

Domestic violence charges against both Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather are likely to be dropped on Monday.

Tunsil’s attorney, Steven Farese, told The Clarion-Ledger on Friday that both attorneys mutually agreed to have their clients sign dismissal forms earlier in the week. Those forms are currently with the Lafayette County Justice Court’s clerk, officials said, and will be reviewed to be signed by Judge Johnny McLarty on Monday.

Farese said he sees no reason why the matter will not be settled then.

Matthew Wilson, the attorney representing Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, confirmed that both parties agreed to drop the charges.

The motivational stone for kissing and making up should be pretty obvious. Dude’s gotta play so dude can rake after this season.

Of course, that leaves the rock that Miller turned over when he was pissed off at the golden goose.  That’s why there was this on the record moment during the hearing which was completely irrelevant to the matter being heard by the court:

Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent dismissed a protective order Miller levied against Tunsil during the case’s only court hearing on July 14, which also presented Farese with an opportunity to combat Miller’s claims that Tunsil accepted a ride from an agent the night of the fight, which would be an NCAA violation.

Farese admitted there was an agent present, but said Tunsil left in a rental car driven by a friend named “Zo,” who flew from South Carolina to Memphis and rented the car to drive to Oxford.

Before you roll your eyes over this, look on the bright side.  If Tunsil had signed with Georgia, you can bet the NCAA would be all over Zo’s ass right now, Tunsil would be preemptively suspended, McGarity would be figuring out the necessary level of NCAA groveling the school would need to do and we’d be fretting about how many games the offensive line would be in turmoil waiting for Tunsil’s return. ‘Cause that’s how the Georgia Way rolls, peeps.

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Rapper Rico Richie

One thing that’s gratifying about hosting this blog is the little tidbits that people send me now and then (h/t Tatum).  Like this story about former Georgia Tech stalwart Reuben Houston.

A former star defensive back who dealt with a drug case while playing for Georgia Tech is facing new charges.

Reuben Houston, who once starred in the gold and white of a Georgia Tech football uniform and now is an aspiring rapper, sat in a jailhouse hearing room wearing a Fulton County Jail inmate uniform.

Documents say Houston is charged with trafficking marijuana and also faces a pair of gun charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

When Houston appeared in court, the judge told him he is not authorized to set bond for his case.

Houston’s attorney, Manny Arora, says the studio where several pounds of marijuana were found had four other people in it. When asked exactly how much marijuana police found, Arora said, “The police say 11 pounds, but that’s with all the packaging on it. So once we actually get an actual weight I’m sure it will be a little bit less.”

That’s Chantastic.  After all, this isn’t Houston’s first rodeo.

You have to hope this doesn’t interfere with life after football for him.  He’s got so much going for him these days.

Entertainment lawyer Steve Sidman, who can boast a client list of multi-platinum artists across the musical spectrum, says Houston’s prospects as Rapper Rico Richie have just taken off.

“He has a single called ‘Poppin’ that is doing just that,” Sidman said. “My friend and client has enormous, almost limitless, prospects as a rapper.”

Well, of course.  Doesn’t everyone who matriculated at Georgia Tech?

By the way, it was good to see that the AJ-C was all over this story, wasn’t it?  Er… um… you mean the AJ-C wasn’t all over it?

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“I do also believe that this is an isolated incident.”

Another day, another second chance in the SEC.  (Okay, technically, it’s a first chance, but you get the drift.)

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“We will do better. I will not tolerate anything less.”

Andy Staples points out two big differences in the circumstances surrounding the arrests of FSU’s De’Andre Johnson and Dalvin Cook.

Fisher now has the chance to back up that statement by sending a message to his players. Dismissing Johnson was a no-brainer. The freshman from Jacksonville was caught on video, and he had the misfortune of being one of five scholarship quarterbacks. Simple probability suggests he was headed for a position change or transfer anyway. Cook, a sophomore from Miami, is another story entirely.

Without Cook, the Seminoles might not have won the ACC title in 2014.

No film and an important player.  I look forward to the wheels of justice in Tallahassee grinding slowly towards a proper resolution.  Is it too late to get Cook on the FSU baseball team?

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Jimbo Fisher strenuously objects.

Gosh, if only Mark Richt had known that all it took to get folks off his back for player misconduct was to issue a statement that “…was personal. It was essentially an apology for things outside of his control.”

Bonus question:  do you think the media would give Richt more of a pass for behavior problems on his watch if he’d won a national title?

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I’ve lost control of the lost control meme.

Seriously, things at FSU have gotten to the point where it’s beyond me to engage in mockery.

And I mean this sincerely – if Herbstreit was shaking his head/wagging his finger in Mark Richt’s direction, he’s got some ‘splaining to do now if he can’t bring himself to point that same finger in the direction of Tallahassee.

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