Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

“He added that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.”

Shot.   (See what I did there?)

Two lifelong friends house-sitting east of Bend got in an alcohol-fueled argument, then a fight over a college football game Saturday afternoon, prompting one man to get a shotgun and shoot the other, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said. The Bend man was jailed on attempted murder and other charges…

Detectives learned Honey and the other man were at the home, watching the LSU-Alabama football game. An argument escalated into a physical fight, which in turn led Honey to get a shotgun with a birdshot shell and shoot the other man once in the head and neck area as the man walked away in the driveway, Bailey said.

Chaser.

Bailey added that the man was not barricaded in the home and reportedly went back inside to finish watching the game before surrendering to deputies.

What are the odds PAWWWLLL!!! books this dude for his show this week?

(h/t)

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Filed under Crime and Punishment, General Idiocy, SEC Football

This seems excessive.

One more thing to be aware of at a football game:

These overpriced beers at a football game cost the vendor more than the fan.

A beer vendor at Sunday’s Miami Dolphins game was arrested after charging a fan $724 for two beers on a personal credit card reader, according to the Miami Herald. Nathaniel Collier is facing charges of third-degree grand theft and possession of a skimming device and was issued a $10,000 bond, according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation records.

Collier, 33, didn’t use the credit card reader Hard Rock Stadium provides to vendors, according to a police report obtained by the Herald. The fan received an alert, which included Collier’s name, for the excessive charge.

I have to admit if something like that happened at Sanford Stadium, it would far more likely be due to carelessness, rather than outright criminality.

Then again, when you factor in the Magill Society contribution, three hundred and sixty bucks for a beer doesn’t seem so criminal.

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Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football, I'll Drink To That

“Why do you have to arrest him? Just because he has a warrant?”

This story, about UT linebacker Jeremy Banks’ arrest on an outstanding traffic warrant, is everything you’d expect out of Knoxville: entitled football player who doesn’t believe it’s a big deal to ignore court orders, deferential police officers picking up said entitled football player, entitled football player letting deferential police officers know he’s not above making threats for the inconvenience of the arrest (“What would you do without that badge, though? That’s all I want to know…”) and, of course, the head football coach smartly dealing with the situation based on experience.

Oh, wait.  It’s Jeremy Pruitt we’re talking about here.

During Banks’ first phone call to Pruitt, he handed the phone to an officer, who explained the situation to the second-year Tennessee coach.

Pruitt told the officer he “thought (Banks) had paid the ticket” and asked the officer, “Why do you have to arrest him? Just because he has a warrant?”

The officer explained he was legally obligated to arrest Banks because of the warrant.

“This is the silliest s— I’ve ever seen in my life,” Pruitt said during the phone conversation. “I’ve got it. I understand. I’ve worked at four places, and I ain’t ever had no crap like this except for here.

“Go ahead. Do your civic duty, man,” Pruitt said later in the conversation.  [Emphasis added.]

I can’t speak for Tallahassee or Tuscaloosa, but I’m positive Jimmy Williamson thinks Jeremy Pruitt is full of shit there.

Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall when Fulmer has a sit down with Pruitt and explains that’s not the way it was done back in his day?

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Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Crime and Punishment

Another happy ending

Is Knoxville the most crime-free city in America, or what?

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Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Crime and Punishment

“Obviously, we took a risk as we said earlier, and vetted the young man.”

Honestly, WTF is it with some coaches?  Is there some contest to see who can be the next Art Briles?

This is something:

A former Michigan State football staffer said under oath that head coach Mark Dantonio ignored his assistants’ warnings while recruiting a player who subsequently was convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student on campus and that important information was omitted from an investigation into how the athletic department handled a pair of sexual misconduct allegations involving football players…

During the course of the Jones Day investigation in 2017, another football player, defensive end Auston Robertson, sexually assaulted the girlfriend of one of his teammates. He was dismissed from the team when he was charged with a crime, and later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

Blackwell said in his deposition that multiple assistant coaches asked Dantonio not to offer Robertson a spot on the roster because he had a history of troubling behavior. Blackwell said he witnessed defensive line coach Ron Burton tell Dantonio that he didn’t want Robertson to be on the same campus as his daughter.

“So for Ron Burton to say it was that bad that he didn’t want his daughter around him, I knew he had some real serious sexual issues,” Blackwell said in his deposition…

That’s putting it mildly.

Robertson, a highly touted recruit from Indiana, was charged with misdemeanor battery during his senior year of high school. Police said he “rubbed and grabbed” a female classmate’s groin against her will in the school’s lobby. The female student told police Robertson had also harassed or touched her inappropriately on two other occasions. Robertson, who had also been arrested on vandalism charges months earlier, was kicked off the high school’s football team and banned from the high school’s campus while Michigan State was recruiting him.

Blackwell said in his deposition that Michigan State assistant coaches learned about other troubling incidents in Robertson’s past when they attempted to vet him further during the early months of 2017.

Police reports and court documents show that Robertson was involved in a string of incidents in which he was accused of sexual violence and two forceful rape attempts during his high school years. He was not charged with crimes in any of those cases. A university spokeswoman said in 2018 that the school was not aware of any of those incidents when Robertson was accepted as a student.

Uh huh.  Right.

Blackwell said that he, Burton and fellow assistant Dave Warner all suggested the team steer clear of Robertson in a meeting with Dantonio.

“I want to say [Warner] spoke with the principal and the coach … and they had nothing good to say about him,” Blackwell said. “[Warner] couldn’t really find anybody that could say anything good about Auston.”

Blackwell said Dantonio “overrode” other staff members who didn’t want him on campus, telling them he would make Robertson his “pet project.” Blackwell said Dantonio met with Robertson on a weekly basis during the freshman’s time on campus and created a special program to mentor and monitor him.

Dantonio’s deposition, assuming it ever gets to that stage, ought to be a real hoot.

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Filed under Big Ten Football, Crime and Punishment

I’m Phillip Fulmer, and I approve this message.

Yeah, here’s a real surprise.

Jeremy Pruitt announced Wednesday that Tennessee sophomore defensive back Bryce Thompson and sophomore linebacker Jeremy Banks will travel to Gainesville for the Volunteers’ game Saturday at ninth-ranked Florida.

Thompson had been suspended indefinitely following a misdemeanor domestic assault involving a girlfriend on Aug. 24. Banks was arrested this weekend after being pulled over for a traffic violation. After running his record it was determined that he had an active warrant for a failure to appear in court in Knox County for driving on a suspended license.

While it could be Thompson’s first action of the season, Banks is coming off the best game of his career in the Vols’ 45-0 win over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Banks intercepted a couple of passes and had three tackles in the win.

Thompson was a Freshman All-American in 2018, leading the team with three interceptions. Pruitt announced last week that he had been re-instated to the team and was being allowed to practice.

If you thought Thompson was sitting out this week — and remember, Pruitt’s on the road, meaning he can only take 70 — you know nothing about Tennessee football, Jon Snow.

If you thought Tennessee fans might have a problem with this, you know nothing about Tennessee football, Jon Snow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, for the win.

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Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Crime and Punishment

When you’re 0-2…

… you can forgive a lot.

Anybody surprised?

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