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had DS gone to UT, would this had been his fate??

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  1. unbiasedtruth

    unbiasedtruth Well-Known Member

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    Former Texas RB Taylor sent to jail for violating probation

    03:34 PM CST on Friday, February 15, 2008
    Associated Press

    BELTON, Texas – Former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor, who scored 15 touchdowns in the Longhorns' 2005 national championship season, will serve five months in jail for violating probation.

    State District Judge Martha Trudo on Thursday revoked Taylor's probation from a state felony drug possession charge, sentencing him to two years in jail. She then suspended the sentence for five years under a process called "shock probation," sending Taylor to jail for five months. He will remain on probation after his release.

    "This will give him an opportunity to straighten out," Bell County Assistant District Attorney Bob Odom told The Associated Press on Friday.

    Clark's mother, Ramona Clark, began wailing during the hearing and was removed from the courtroom, the Temple Daily Telegram reported. She passed out and hit her head on the floor, but regained consciousness a few seconds later.

    "At some time you ought to realize what you are doing to your mother," Trudo told Taylor. "This is your second and last chance."

    Taylor's attorney, Bucky Harris, did not immediately return a telephone message Friday from the AP.

    Taylor's college career ended after he was arrested in May 2006 and later pleaded guilty to having 4 ounces to 5 pounds of the drug in his vehicle. The drug was divided into four 1-pound bags.

    Taylor was dismissed from the Longhorns and has continued to have legal problems with multiple probation violations, including two positive drug tests, failure to report to his probation officer, criminal trespassing and entering a nightclub where alcohol is served.

    He was arrested just two weeks ago on a new charge of a possessing a small amount of marijuana, Odom said.

    In court, Harris argued that the best way for Taylor to overcome his problems was through hard work and another chance to play professional football.

    Taylor told the judge that he recently had a workout with the Kansas City Chiefs.

    "I actually had a great tryout and they are thinking about signing me (as a special teams player)," Taylor said, asking the judge for another chance at probation.

    "I'd rather be a role model and put God first in my life," Taylor said. "I lost God when I went to college and stopped going to church."
     
  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    just another in a long line (up).
     
  3. SCB

    SCB Well-Known Member

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    Can't say I like OU but love the post. By the way, I was at the CU OU game last year and I don't think the OU fans realized that they lost that game until they saw it on ESPN. What a come back. But I have to hand it to OU fan, I had at least 4 sooner fans come up to me after the game and give congratulations on a nice win. Can't say I would have done the same if I were in their shoes.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    What is it with UT running backs and drugs? :huh:
     
  5. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    That is a good point.

    Ricky Williams - we all know about him
    Ced Benson - had problems at UT
    Ramonce Taylor - ditto

    Who am I missing? None of them pulled a Najeh Davenport, but still...:smile2:
     
  6. SCB

    SCB Well-Known Member

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    Since this is a CU message board I will share this nugget with you fellas. I attended CU during the Rashan Salaam years. I had a frirend that lets just say sold various types of greenery. It was on more than one occassion that I saw RS with exercising his lungs. So I don't think UT has a unique problem with RBs and drugs. UT RBs just get caught for it more than others. :wow:
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Uh, I don't think that will shock many people. That habit helped ruin Salaam's pro career.
     
  8. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    I'm no texas apologist, but I don't think it has anything to do w/ the school a player attended. If you really want to get into that stuff, remember Rae Carruth. Great ball player, not so great person. I don't think that J-fly has anything to worry about in that he is also a receiver playing for CU.
     
  9. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I'd like to point out that smoking weed doesn't necessarily make someone an unproductive or bad person. Peter Tosh said it best:

    Singer smoke it
    And players of instruments too
    Legalize it, yeah, yeah
    That's the best thing you can do
    Doctors smoke it
    Nurses smoke it
    Judges smoke it
    Even the lawyers too

    Just sayin'
     
  10. 87toInfinity

    87toInfinity Well-Known Member

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    I think pot should be legalized (and I don't smoke btw)
     
  11. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    As I understand it, Carruth was fairly well behaved while at CU. He went off the deep end when he got to the league, made a bunch of $, had an entourage, etc. Not excusing his actions - he's exactly where he should be, IMO.

    I'm sure it's difficult for any staff to keep track of 100+ young men 24X7. But the UT point seems to be one of recruiting young men with character issues. Is it a coincidence that they've had some players at the same position with the same "preferences"? I dunno. Or should there be red flags popping up since they've had several arrests over the course of a couple of seasons? Not sure.
     
  12. 2HellNback

    2HellNback Well-Known Member

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    LIAR!

    :smokin: = 87toInfinity
     
  13. DBT

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    Wrong board for this, but NEVER legalize pot. Pot is a bad thing. The pot of the 21st century isn't anything like the pot of the 1970's.
     
  14. RalphieMalph

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    And if it were legal, it could revert back to that 1970's form since its growth and processing would be under the regulation of the FDA.
     
  15. unbiasedtruth

    unbiasedtruth Well-Known Member

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    you want the gov't to wipe your ass after a dump too ralphie....
     
  16. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Right, the pot of the '70s was nearly all-natural.
     
  17. OUBuff

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    Not sure I understand, but of course I graduated from OU. First, the title of the post leads me to believe that pot smoking and subsequent jail time would be in the future of DS had he chosen texas. Secondly, if it is a character issue with the players texas recruits, the character issue landed on our doorstep. Texas was obviously high on DS (no pun intended) I guess that should be a red flag to us or something. Or are you saying that those of high character don't select texas?

    One problem, if you expand on the subject, is that regardless of the good/bad character, decisions and judgment of each school’s players, the two schools have a far different reputation nation-wide. Texas has a sound national reputation where CU is still looked at through the glasses of a scandalous past, even if it is not deserved.

    That is an area that Hawk appears to be changing. I hope we are able to keep him around for a long while. Win or lose on the scoreboard, it looks like he will improve the reputation of the athletic department. In the long term, this should lead to recruits, money and victories.
     
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  18. BehindEnemyLines

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    Tehass seems to be getting young men who have various run-ins. It's hard to believe that there weren't some questions before they went to ut. It makes me wonder how much they're willing to overlook for high caliber players. And, no, I don't think DS has had issues in the past. Not really sure how he would have done at ut, but, we'll never know. :smile2:

    Real difference here is the media. CU was basically prosecuted by the local media. I don't think that would have happened in Austin.

    Yes, the perception is changing. Hawk deserves credit for this, along with the staff and the entire department. CU's appearance and reputation extend past the potential players - it's evident that the views of parents, h/s officials, and coaches nationwide are changing too. It will definitely pay dividends.
     
  19. sackman

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    Oh hell, I think the title of the thread was more joking than anything. We all realize that there's no direct link between UT and drug use. It's all goofy internet fodder.

    It also can't be denied that UT running backs seem to have an affinity for the gange.
     
  20. unbiasedtruth

    unbiasedtruth Well-Known Member

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    correct you are so, no more UT, than CU, OU, USC, Applachian State, Moorehead University and so forth....
     
  21. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Ya gotta be high to want to play in that backfield.
     
  22. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    :lol:
     
  23. 87toInfinity

    87toInfinity Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, when I was 15. Never do it anymore.
     
  24. MiamiBuffs

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    Ha. They have a serious maryjahwanna problem down their/there/they're in Austin. :cool:
     

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