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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by dyemeduke, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    Just in case any of you were wondering...or wanted to read. Here is Bud Peterson's response to my email regarding what I feel is unfair punishment towards Sipili.

    Dear Mr. Lee,

    I wanted to respond to your concerns regarding the recent disciplinary actions of one of our student athletes. I hope you understand that I cannot comment directly on this situation or the actions taken with respect to any of the other students or individuals involved in this incident, but I did want to respond to some of the points raised in your e-mail.

    This is a great time for the University of Colorado at Boulder and athletics is an integral part of the tremendous progress we are making. We are expanding facilities, including the recent opening of the Atlas Building, the Wolf Law Building, and will soon formally dedicate the new Koebel Business Building and the newly renovated Football Locker Rooms and Football Practice Bubble; we have started construction on the Visual Arts Complex and the Basketball Operations Center; and are in the planning stages for a New Biotechnology Building and a Basketball Practice Facility. The number of freshman applications has increased 16% in just the past two years and this fall’s freshmen class exceeded last year’s (which was one of the largest, best qualified and most diverse classes in CU history) in both quality and diversity. Our athletic programs are continuing to improve, with outstanding new coaches in FB and both men’s and women’s BB, that compliment our seasoned coaching staff in other sports, many of which continue perform at the very highest levels. This is a coaching staff that represents the types of people and programs we want to build here at CU and I am very confident that we are on the right track. Mike Bohn is dong a great job of building momentum and support for all of these programs and I believe is receiving strong support from both me, personally, and from the entire university.

    I know that you and others are concerned that this particular student athlete has been singled out as an example. While I can’t talk about the specifics, I can assure you that this is not the case. His case has been treated in exactly the same manner as would be the case for any other student here at CU. We are proud of our student athletes and on numerous occasions when I have met with them, have told them how important they and the programs they represent are to this university. As a former student-athlete myself (I attended Kansas State on a football scholarship and in fact played in Folsom Field in ’73) I think I understand the pressures these young men and women face every day. That said, they do have a unique role as ambassadors and must recognize the impact and scrutiny of their actions. This does not imply different treatment, but does present increased responsibility.

    I believe that one of the biggest changes underway at CU, is the full and complete integration of athletics into the fabric of the university, something Mike Bohn and I have been working on very hard for the past 14 months. I believe we are making progress and that we will continue to do so. Through this partnership, we have built a strong base of support among the faculty, the entire university, and the broader statewide community. I hope that you will continue to be part of that base of support and will continue to support our university and your teams here at CU.

    Again, thank you for your e-mail, I hope this helps to answer some of your concerns. My wife, Val, and I are down on the Pearl Street Mall every Friday night before home games and attend many of the CU sporting events. If you have a chance, please stop me sometime and say hello, I would look forward to meeting you.



    Regards,

    BP



    G. P. "Bud" Peterson

    Office of the Chancellor

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    914 Broadway

    Boulder , CO 80309-0017

    Ph: 303-492-8908

    Fax: 303-492-8866

    E-mail: Bud.Peterson@Colorado.edu
     
  2. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    i feel as if i have read that response somewhere else before this....:huh:

    nice to see they are giving a lot of thought to the responses regarding this issue. :sad1:
     
  3. IDBUFF

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    Was that sincere or a long polite way of saying "piss off"?
     
  4. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I'm sure Bud Peterson is a great guy. But that letter is very patronizing. He talks about all the great things going on in athletics as if that will deflect the injustice done by the tribunal. Frankly, I'm over it. But I can't stand patronizing crap like this letter. The tribunal, thats what they are, intentionally screwed a "football player." Thats all there is to it. They singled him out because of who he is and what he represents. I guarantee that other kids have been caught fighting and not been punished. GUARANTEE!

    My daughter, during her freshan year, was invited over to a friends dorm. She walked in the door. There was beer in the dorm. Several kids were drinking. Almost as soon as my daugher entered, the RA came to the door. My daughter had not even touched a beer. The RA hates my daughter. The only person in the dorm that was charged was my daughter. The RA accused her before the Board of Judicial Affairs. She had no defense. She was reprimanded and put on 1 year "probation." It was really no big deal, but it just shows how ****ed up that board is. Kids can just be railroaded with no impunity or defense. My daughter was in the wrong, technically. But the really guilty kids got off scott free. A person with a vendetta singled out my daughter and the tribunal bought into it. That is why this whole deal pisses me off.
     
  5. west coast

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    **** uptight RA's and chancellors, talking about weaving athletics into his framework of the university. The univ. can **** right off, if we didn't have a football team you could level the ****ing place and start over. I think I'm just tired of jackasses like this that pretend they give a **** about sports.
     
  6. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Yes, that's a form letter. Someone at netbuffs got the same response. Whatever. It's pretty much over, no?
     
  7. DBT

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    Well, I wouldn't go that far. :lol: My girl is getting a great education. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    what are you talking about? if the university didn't have a football team, the university would still exist. history proves that.


    ease up G. "RA"'s?
     

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