God, in the form of William's left arm, apparently.
I say this because he makes such an effort to say, I love Alabama Football and thatit won't change his perception of it & that he just wants to quietly go on with his student career. Knowing how seriously out of whack it is down there, he does have legitimate concern that he will be ostracized.
victim simply says he continues to love the U of A. What is wrong with that? Wouldn't you continue to love ND--assuming you love it in the first place--even if you got mugged by an ND student or ND player? What does one thing have to do with another unless the University ignored the crime, which they haven't.
remember a case several years back in which a female student at Alabama was allegedly raped, but didn't file charges after talking to her parents. Paraphrasing what I remember, but her father said something like it was a misunderstanding and it was a "consensual" encounter. At the end of his statement to the press he said "Roll Tide"...
perhaps behind these recent events in order to expand the roster. If (and of course when) acquitted, he can bring the more talented players back and displace others.
I understand a number of the schools in SEC has implemented this strategy to boost the shadow rosters by 15+ percent.
According to SDT, they were members of the Bush Administration.
Yeah, I couldn't resist.
Despite his injuries and the alleged involvement of the Tide players, Jurgens said the incident wasn't going to alter his view of his school's football program.
“This was just a matter of chance. I'm still gonna love Alabama football. I just want to deal with this case, move on with my life,” Jurgens said. “I just want to get on with my education. I want to continue being happy here. I was happy here before, and I will continue being happy here.”
I'm sure they offered him, as did a ton of other schools. Even though it only shows 5 actual offers on this Rivals link, something's awry. No way dozens of other schools didn't offer him. ND seems to be showing up here as if to suggest it was down between these schools. Was it? Someone with more recruiting knowledge than me could correct me... An attack this level though (depending on the kids involvement), there had to have been previous incidents coming up in the recruiting process that would have suggested this type of behavior in the future. No doubt he's talented. I feel like ND would stay away from this type of character. Listen to some interviews of our freshmen. We can't know who they really are but they appear outwardly to be "RKGs." Despite an offer, it would come to pass that ND just wouldn't be the place for this Williams scoundrel and that the school he chose would be that type of place, the one that also appeals to three other now-known violent felons on the team.
is the environment these players are in. I can't speak to what sort of an environment Alabama's players are given, but in my opinion Notre Dame does a tremendous job of providing an environment where this type of thing is very strongly discouraged.
That's not to say that that Alabama encourages or allows this sort of thing, but there are a lot of things at Notre Dame, from the academic expectations and support, to the integrated dorms (our players are not held separately or above the other students), at least not from a housing perspective), to the leadership on the team. There's a culture at Notre Dame, I think, that encourages positive interaction between athletes and other students.
in the top thirty players in the country.
A great future down the drain.
I heard Reggie Brooks and Tony Rice talking to young people last night. They both repeated the statement that a college decision is a lifetime decision, not a four year decision.
I am not thinking he would be in this situation if he was at ND. Maybe he would be. Maybe my tinted glasses need to be removed.
but when you sign 25-30 kids a year, the odds of getting one simply go up.
I think the number of good apples versus bad, however, establishes the culture for a group, and that culture can often affect the direction of the in-the-middle apples.
Gotta love the good ol' boy cops down there.
much more serious charge than assault and battery.
Generally speaking, robbert is a taking by force. In Alabama, robbery is defined as a theft committed while armed w/ a dangerous weapon, or causing serious physical injury to another.
The definition you provided of robbery in Alabama is the definition of robbery in the first degree and appears to be most relevant here. The required intent for that charge is the intent to commit a theft. If you intend to commit a theft and cause injury (whether you intended to do so or not), it is robbery in the first degree.
To commit an assault in Alabama (AL apparently defines assault as most jurisdictions define "battery" and calls "menacing" what most jurisdictions call "assault"), the person who causes the injury must have *intended* to cause injury. Such an intent is not required for a robbery charge.
For assault to be a lesser included offense of robbery, robbery would have to require proof of each element required for assault and then more (i.e. the following would have to be true: if you committed a robbery, you *necessarily* committed assault). For example, if assault required A and B, and robbery required A, B, and C, assault would be a lesser included offense of robbery. But that is not true here. Robbery does not require proof of each element of assault, because it does not require intent to injure. Thus, one can commit robbery in the first degree without committing assault. For that reason, these individuals could be charged with both crimes.
Law nerd out.
And why the DA has discretion.
bring charges against players on his own team. Remember, he said he was a big Alabama fan. I am going to assume that rather than assuming somewhat more conspiratorial.
Down there, they turn the other cheek. Here, they see their name in the news for arresting an athlete. Cha-ching.
I don't know how they are with athletes, but they really go out of their way to target students.
1-5 in jail.
In the good ole days, examples were made of punks like these.
Do the crime, get a bunch of time.
If Saban doesn't kick them out of the program, he's morally bankrupt.