UCONN Grad class of 1970, living in Brookings OR
- Aug 26, 2011
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He goes after him big time, and raises a point that not a lot of people are really talking about in regards to JB: Doyel's point is that when JB so vehemently attacks an accuser, it prevents any other potential victims from coming forward. I think that's a fair argument
No I wouldn't and I don't want JB fired either. But unfortunately I think it will happen and not because of the comments Doyel is referring to but the comments Davis made that JB observed Fine and Davis in a hotel room in a questionable situation. These comments were not given credence when Davis first made the story public ten days ago. I'm not sure JB can deny them any longer.If it were the same situation at UConn, would you want Calhoun to be fired?
No I wouldn't and I don't want JB fired either. But unfortunately I think it will happen and not because of the comments Doyel is referring to but the comments Davis made that JB observed Fine and Davis in a hotel room in a questionable situation. These comments were not given credence when Davis first made the story public ten days ago. I'm not sure JB can deny them any longer.
There is just so much blame to go around....
That having been said, I would like to open up ESPN for their just due in terms of "What did they know and when did they know it?"
A "news" organization was sitting on that tape for 9 years?
To me, this is totally different from Paterno, in that as far as we know Boeheim was unaware of any verification and truly believes his friend in leiu of any evidence.
With that said, the termination could occur for the reasons that Doyel laid out. It did seem a bit rash and ridiculous that Beoheim attacker the accusers, the question that SU administration will have to consider is whether that mistake should be his downfall. I tend to think not.
What a weird, incestuous, strange, bizarre situation though.
I wouldn't jump on this bandwagon right now.
ESPN is going to come out smelling like a rose when it's revealed that the DA and SPD knew what was going on way back in 2003.
Some of Davis's claims were bizarre and weird, such as that when he called up the investigator, the investigator already knew he was talking about Fine. Apparently, Davis's friend (the current manager of a big hotel right off Cuse's campus) had already called the authorities and alerted them. The answer they gave Davis when he called, KNOWING what he was calling about, went against protocol. You were not supposed to brush off such accusations because they were beyond the statute of limitations. The DA used this fact in an attempt to insulate himself, but now that the Feds are involved, the case is totally out of his control.
As I initially stated, there is plenty of blame to go around....and if the police, the DA, and the entire criminal justice system in that entire city/county/state is corrupt, that is a pretty big story. One that a news outlet might be interested in investigating.
It is by way of being their entire purpose in life.
For a news outlet (ESPN) to have sat on the "smoking gun" evidence (the tape) for 9 years....fundamentally supporting the criminal perpetrator(s) and the corrupt law enforcement bureaucracy.... Well, that is a pretty big story, too!
And I would hope that ESPN, for the above cited reasons, would NOT come off smelling like a rose....
They were an active part of the cover-up, for practical purposes.
I thought the same thing about these comments when they were said.
I was thinking, 'man, Boeheim better be right cuz these are some damning statements.'
Termination in my opinion, should be considered.