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We Now Take You To Tallahassee, Florida

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by tsarbomba, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape Club Member

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    The New York Times has a new and interesting article about the police in Tallahassee, Florida.

    Apparently, football players who would normally be summonsed, arrested, or strongly suspected of serious criminal charges are given preferential treatment based on the importance of the team to the local community and to the police department.

    Reading the article, I thought of Boulder, where the very thought that the police would give special preferential treatment to a CU football player is absurd that it is beyond laughable. The cops might be more hard on a a CU football player, but I don't see the BPD or the local DA ever going easy on them based on their football status.

    Another interesting thing in the article is the poor guy whose motor scooter was brazenly stolen by a football player who lied about it to the police with impunity. The copy essentially told the victim that his name would be mud and he would be shunned on campus if he pressed charges against the freaking criminal who stole his motor scooter and caused $1000 in damage! Could that happen in Boulder? As if! I think that a CU student would laugh in the officer's face if he same thing were said in Boulder, and moreover I think that the Boulder cops would get the same reaction if CU was ranked number 1 in the country for 2 years running. Nobody in Boulder, even the most diehard CU fan, is going to hold it against a guy for honestly reporting a theft, but I guess the same cannot be said in the capitol of the Sunshine State.
     
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  2. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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  3. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    SHOCK. I am Shocked
     
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    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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  5. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    I think we've already been to Tallahassee, recently...
     
  6. Mr. Babar

    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    That's why the players there all think shoplifting and sexual assault are allowed. They are. The community should be embarrassed.


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  7. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    That woman who tweeted about winstons "**** her right in the *****" apparently got a lot of flak on campus and off.
     
  8. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    No way I'd draft Winston, not the crab legs or other **** even worse he's been accused of. It's the fact he hasn't been told no probably since he's been playing and him saying he's accountable is ****ing hilarious. Maybe he'll learn for his sake. I think he's good but not great anyway, jmho.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Hearing this about the culture and how the cops handled the guy whose scooter was stolen/damaged is eerily correlated to how the cop handled the rape investigation. People speculated (even on this board) that the cop may have been acting out of kindness when he explained the backlash that would come at her if she pursued charges, believing that maybe it wasn't a strong case and she would just be opening herself up to things that would make her situation worse Well... seems like that might just be script that Tallahassee cops read about as often as Miranda in the performance of their duties.
     
  10. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Kissmyassee in Tallahassee.
     
  11. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Glory holes in New York, Rub and Tugs in Cali, now Anal licking in Florida? You, my friend, are a Tyrannosaurus Freak! Hats off.
     
  12. FlatironsBuff

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    It isn't your hat he wants you to take off.
     
  13. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Dbt is naughty.
     
  14. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    DBT has a potty mouth!
     
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    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Its the jewel of the south.
     
  16. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    FSU is the ASU of the southeast.
     
  17. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Gem, dummy.
     
  18. CVilleBuff

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    ASU, FSU, WVU have much in common, for sure.
     
  19. Mr. Babar

    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    http://espn.go.com/college-football...tate-seminoles-look-jameis-winston-autographshttp:

    Man, when will people stop targeting Winston. He said he didn't take any money. I am sure he was more than willing to sit down for someone he didn't know and sign 1,000 items for them to make money off of selling. Seems really plausible. He has such amazing character, we all should take him at his word.

    Seriously though, I don't care how good of a football player someone is on the field, these guys getting multiple chances to continue to screw up is ridiculous. Jimbo and Tallahassee are all idolizing this guy and ignoring the damage he is doing to their institutions reputation (what's left of it).
     
  20. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    I think that Winston pisses Jimbo off actually. The kid is a moron. However a supremely talented moron. I think Jimbo is counting down the days until Winston is someone else's headache. I just know the kid is lucky Bowden is no longer around.
     
  21. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Why is that? FSU became Free Shoes university under Bowden's watch.
     
  22. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Sports agents bought shoes for the team (lot of shoes though). Not the university.

    My point was that I don't think Bowden would have dealt with the constant media headache that Winston is.
     
  23. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    I doubt they will do anything to him. What he doesn't realize is he's hurting himself. He'll find out draft day, I think he's gonna fall down the board.
     
  24. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    He isn't all that clean S2S.
     
  25. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Associates of a sports agent. Not the university. As I said. The school got in trouble for a few things that were probably "Lack of institutional control" and moved on. Bowden isn't a saint but I am pretty sure he wouldn't have dealt with Winston. Too much of a distraction for his teammates and a potentially program damaging player with his actions.

    The athletic cheating scandal was actually university wide not just Bowden or the football team.
     
  26. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    If you are a star Bowden would play you no matter what. Winston is a star, Bowden would have treated him the same way he treated Warrick.
     
  27. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    But the argument as you've framed it is how the coach deals with troubled players. dply's post demonstrates that Bowden dealt lightly when he felt the team would be affected significantly by disciplinary action.

    Sometimes it's best to concede a debate. It will facilitate your long-term credibility.
     
  28. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I think S2S is a bit younger than me too so he probably didn't see all the news surrounding FSU in the 90's. Everyone knew the Florida schools were a bit suspect. If you add in the NY times article you have to wonder what wasn't reported back then and this stuff still came out.

    It's why I wanted Paterno to have the record over Bowden because Penn State was clean. Damn I was so wrong on that.
     
  29. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    That is accurate. I missed the rise of FSU, the nasty days at "The U" and the glory days of CU.
     
  30. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    They were good times. Any CU fan under the age of 25 is a true fan. i was lucky, they won the MNC when I was 9-10. Perfect timing to become a fan.
     

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