So much for vigilante justice in Nashville, Tennessee.
A Vanderbilt University football player’s plan to recover his stolen iPhone sparked a shooting outside a Nashville Target on Monday night and led to two of his teammates being shot, according to police.
The shooting, which took place at the store at on White Bridge Road, stemmed from an arranged meeting between two groups — a trio of football players and the thieves who Metro police say stole the phone and fired the shots.
Both groups brought weapons, police said, although one side — the players — had only a pellet gun.
As of Tuesday, the shooting suspects remained at large and both injured players were expected to recover, police spokesman Don Aaron said.
When pellet guns are outlawed, only football players will have pellet guns. Or something like that.
I don’t know if you’ve been following the latest sexual assault mess at Michigan State, but one aspect of it goes to show that sometimes there’s a price to pay for dumbassery.
Michigan State University police walked former football staff member Curtis Blackwell out of the football building in handcuffs in early February, minutes after determining that he interfered with their investigation of a reported on-campus sexual assault weeks earlier.
Blackwell told investigators he had spoken with two players later identified as suspects about the incident days after it occurred on Jan. 16. That was before MSU police and the university’s Title IX office knew about the alleged involvement of the two players, records show.
Blackwell didn’t tell police or university officials about his discussions with the players until police interviewed him Feb. 8 at the Duffy Daugherty Building.
In a report submitted to prosecutors, which the State Journal obtained through an open records request, police wrote that Blackwell “took it upon himself to investigate” the incident, interviewed suspects and did not share that information he received with police or MSU’s Title IX office.
“I wasn’t doing an investigation or anything,” Blackwell told police. “I was just trying to find out exactly what happened.”
He’s not a police officer. He just plays one in the athletic department.
You’d think that hiring a strength coach who oversaw a process that led to three players going to the hospital, got suspended for a month as a result and caused the school to restrict his control over his own S&C program would be enough to make a head coach sensitive enough to avoid discussing the subject, but that’s not how Willie Taggert rolls.
He maintains that media accounts at the time mischaracterized the nature of the workouts and believes neither he nor Oderinde acted improperly.
“We know we didn’t do anything to try to hurt our kids. We’d done [the same program] everywhere we’ve been and never had a problem,” Taggart said. “I think our guys just overworked themselves and didn’t hydrate. … They were trying to impress the new coaches.”
Player shaming. It’s what you do when you’re a dumbass head coach ineptly trying to cover his own ass. See if those kids are willing to run through a wall for you in the future, Coach.
Nobody said you had to have common sense to excel in college sports.
I’m sure Boston College is the only school ever to enable a knucklehead’s drug habit.
This one might be even better.
I don’t know who Dorsey’s agent was, but, jeez, dude, maybe you should have gotten to know your client a little better beforehand.
Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey demonstrates that tone-deafness in Waco is not a gender-based affliction.
UPDATE: Oops. Sorry!
Unfortunately, as great as things started with the Rose Bowl, the evening had to end with the Sugar Bowl. The game itself was a clunker, as Auburn typically got off to a good start and then gradually disappeared.
Along the way, we were treated to an embarrassing defense of Joe Mixon by Brent Musburger.
Brent is apparently unaware of the Rule of Holes, as he went on later in the broadcast to defend his comments.
Meanwhile, the fans didn’t want to be left out of the fun.
Nice shit show, guys.