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Old 10-13-2010, 03:06 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Retarded is sending death threats via text message when you have no parents, and football is your only shot at getting an education, and an outside chance at making the NFL.
Retarded mistakes are something a ton of kids make. Condemning this one so you can feel better on saturday's when wearing your Florida Gators t-shirt is, well, retarded.

There was literally no harm done. The entire situation was blow out of proportion.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Retarded mistakes are something a ton of kids make. Condemning this one so you can feel better on saturday's when wearing your Florida Gators t-shirt is, well, retarded.

There was literally no harm done. The entire situation was blow out of proportion.
Actually I condemn them all, considering I'm an alum who's donated MUCH more than $18 to UF for a Nike t-shirt so I can "feel good" about my alma mater. I'm guessing you didn't actually graduate from Florida, or Oregon, or whatever bandwagon has some space left.

Meyer's so-called stance on violence against women rings hollow.

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Retarded mistakes are something a ton of kids make. Condemning this one so you can feel better on saturday's when wearing your Florida Gators t-shirt is, well, retarded.

There was literally no harm done. The entire situation was blow out of proportion.
These are the types of things that can get you charges in ordinary circumstances. People who work with victims and perpetrators of violence will tell you it almost always starts with things such as this and escalates.

I sincerely hope the kid has learned a lesson and keeps his emotions in check. The plain and simple fact is that Meyer comes off as all talk in this instance.
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Actually I condemn them all, considering I'm an alum who's donated MUCH more than $18 to UF for a Nike t-shirt so I can "feel good" about my alma mater. I'm guessing you didn't actually graduate from Florida, or Oregon, or whatever bandwagon has some space left.

Meyer's so-called stance on violence against women rings hollow.
I haven't graduated yet genius.

And cry about it to someone else. He's on the team, and he's playing. May as well get over it now.
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I haven't graduated yet genius.

And cry about it to someone else. He's on the team, and he's playing. May as well get over it now.
Color me shocked you're still HS/college aged.

You should stop by our tailgate near Little Hall this weekend.
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Color me shocked you're still HS/college aged.

You should stop by our tailgate near Little Hall this weekend.
What the hell's so funny?
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There was literally no harm done.
Bull****.
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There was literally no harm done.
threatening to kill someone is "no harm done?" my guess is you aren't prelaw.
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What the hell's so funny?
Your adolescent thought process for starters....
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Your adolescent thought process for starters....
Typical, and unoriginal. I expected better.
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Meyer shows true core values by reinstating Rainey

Florida coach Urban Meyer, who let talented touchdown-maker Chris Rainey return to practice this week -- one month after Rainey threatened his girlfriend's life -- talks about players like family. They're his children. His sons. In real life, of course, Urban Meyer has a son of his own, and he has two daughters. And so, for a change, I want him to think about this:

Don't think of Chris Rainey as his son.

Think of Chris Rainey's girlfriend as his daughter.

Rainey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor stalking after sending the following text message to his girlfriend: "Time to Die B-tch."

Is Chris Rainey back at practice this week if he'd sent that to Meyer's daughter?

We'll never know, and good for that. I don't wish ill will on Meyer or his family, but I do wish the single most visible man at Florida -- my alma mater, if you didn't know -- would stop embarrassing UF grads like me who wonder why he's considered such a strong leader when in reality he's weak. Soft. Pathetic.


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Two Fla. fans gator chomping each other. I think you should both go ask LG and get his expert legal opinion.
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@ Rainey being described as a "talented touchdown maker"

Everything else in that article I agree 100% with.

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Typical, and unoriginal. I expected better.
When someone your age disagrees with someone my age over something you don't have an appreciation for or a clue about (parenthood), it's all the validation I need.

Keep living son....it will all make sense one day.
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Two Fla. fans gator chomping each other. I think you should both go ask LG and get his expert legal opinion.

Here is my opinion:

1) Rainey entered into a deferred prosecution program. While I haven't bothered searching for the details, this no doubt involves a lot of counseling and anger management type of classes.

2) Meyer spoke to a number of professionals in the area and discussed options with them.

3) The girl was talked to and asked for her input (not by Meyer, directly) and she advised she had no concerns.

4) Meyer trusted his own impression that Rainey is not a violent person but is prone to speaking without thinking about what he's saying.

5) In the end, the alternative is to toss the kid to the side of the road for one mistake. A big mistake, yes, but is it the kind of thing that, at his age, should result in him losing the kind of opportunity he has at UF?

While I agree with those who say that Meyer has generally been too lax with players in certain situations (and I speak in particular of gun offenses, which I view as much worse than this), on this particular occasion if the prosecutors, the professionals, and the victim all agree that he deserves an opportunity to try again, then I support that.
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