Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

You get what you don’t pay for.

As we all know, Title IX, among other things, requires universities to spend athletic scholarship dollars in proportion to each gender’s participation.

“According to a VICE Sports analysis of EADA data for 2014-15, the most recent reporting year, at 30 of the 65 schools in the Power Five conferences the proportion of athletic aid awarded to women falls short of their participation rate in sports by two or more percentage points. At 16 of those schools, the disparity is at least five points.”

Care to take a shot at guessing which schools are the two worst offenders?

In the business, that’s what we call a “tell”.  Oh, and by the way


Filed under Crime and Punishment, See You In Court

He was just a little bit bad.

Yeah, file this under “Lessons Learned”.

Multiple sources told the Baylor board of regents on Monday will consider a one-year suspension for football coach Art Briles.

It’s unclear if there are enough votes to bring back Briles as football coach at Baylor in 2017. But the push to have the regents vote on a one-year suspension for Briles on Monday is being driven by some of the biggest big-money donors at the school – many of whom helped fund BU’s $300 million football stadium that opened in 2014, sources told HD.

Sources said Briles met with some key figures associated with the school last Thursday about the possibility of a one-year suspension as the Bears’ football coach. It’s unclear how Briles would feel about the move, sources said.

I take it for granted Briles’ feelings are the only ones that matter here.


UPDATE:  Even if you read the above with the Chip Brown discount – again, not an unreasonable approach to take, by any means – there’s also this.


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The difference between Athens and Gainesville

So, we get a BB-gate update in which Rochester and Clay’s attorney Kim Stephens expresses the hope that Rochester and Clay will be allowed to enter a pre-trial diversionary program, which would result in the charges levied against them being purged from their record upon completion.

Somehow, I think we’d be hearing something stronger than hope if you took out the words “Kim Stephens” and substituted “Huntley Johnson” in their stead.


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Baylor’s gonna Baylor.

Lesson learned, eh?

Baylor has kept intact its assistant coaching staff after removing coach Art Briles despite an investigation’s multiple findings that football coaches had inappropriate conduct and influence in school assault investigations…

But the 13-page “Finding of Fact” prepared for Baylor by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton includes five references to coaches or football staff engaging in behavior that stifled school and criminal investigations into serious allegations, including:

• Meeting directly with a complainant or their parent and not reporting the alleged misconduct.

• Abdicating their duties under federal protections for student welfare, health and safety by not reporting incidents to the university or suspending players without explanation and helping them transfer.

• Seeking to maintain “internal control” over discipline of players and diverting cases from the student conduct or criminal proceedings.

Those instances helped reinforce “an overall perception that football was above the rules, and that there was no culture of accountability for misconduct,” the summary stated.

Maybe Art Briles was a real control freak.  Maybe the staff has taken the Nuremburg defense.  As long as everyone left means well, I’m sure it’ll work out.


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Rising in the polls

Georgia is kicking some Fulmer Cup ass, my friends.

Thanks, Colorado.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

You’re having a helluva month, Baylor.

Like there ain’t enough going on in Waco already, two members of Baylor’s 2016 recruiting class have been suspended for a violation of team rules.

I know what you’re thinking.


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Now Baylor is concerned about the victims?

You will be shocked, shocked to learn that the school’s interim president David Garland announced today that the Pepper Hamilton report will not be released in its entirety to the public.  Why?  If you picked for the most cynical reason possible, give yourself a cigar.

We respect survivors’ freedom to choose whether, when and how to share their experiences and will support survivors who choose to share their experiences publicly. The details of these individuals’ experiences will not be discussed publicly by the University.

That is so nice.  Too bad the school wasn’t as sensitive when it really mattered.

Of course, when it comes to a full report, the joke’s really on us.

Pepper Hamilton’s report was delivered in the form of an oral presentation that fully and comprehensively presented the individual and aggregated findings and the evidence supporting the findings.

I guess we’ll have to take his word on that.


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