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Texas is now reporting those two were sent back due to a violation of curfew.
Still, the police did say that there were two Texas players implicated in the sexual-assault case.
It isn't clear whether this really is two unrelated events, or if Texas is just covering it up.
I'm guessing it's the latter.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
Of course it's them and I don't think there's a cover up. UT can't arrest the two dudes. All they can do is apply team rules. After the cops were called and both of them had to come clean about what went down it became obvious they had broken curfew. Breaking curfew and getting the cops called on you for a sexual assault will get you sent back home from the trip every time......unless you're the U from he 80s.
1. If the players mentioned were suspects in this particular crime, why were they allowed to leave the jurisdiction? Just curious about this, being that I was too lazy to get up and get the remote one time when "Murder, She Wrote" was on and this came up.
2. Let me get this "straight"...Jordan Hicks' hip injury was severe enough to keep him sidelined from the bowl game, yet he's perfectly fine to go for a threesome with his buddy and their new sperm receptacle? Perhaps, his was a more passive role in the ménage a trois.
3. Why do all of these so-called expert analysts continue to label Mack Brown as the best coach in college football, when it's clear he couldn't manage a Putt-Putt golf center -- much less, one of the cushiest gigs in all the FBS? He should have been lynched by the Texas faithful by now.
4. Could this be another cover-up of a sexual assault by student-athletes (please refer to the Penn State and Notre Dame compliance literature on this topic)?
Definitely more questions than answers, as it apparently always is and will continue to be.
This is silly. Colt said arm was numb not useless. He was on national tv and you want tears. I just thought he looked really disappointed. No way a kid in that situation quits after playing that hard for that long.
This post was edited by Calou 16 months ago
There's nothing to "cover up". To start with, the players are protected by federal privacy laws. So not only does Texas have no obligation to publicize the specifics of why the players were sent home, it would be really, really stupid of them to do so, unless they wanted to be forced to cough up a large chunk of money in a lawsuit. The University of Texas didn't get to become one of the wealthiest athletic departments in the country by making stupid decisions. By sending the players home, UT is obviously cooperating in the investigation and taking whatever steps are appropriate as information becomes available.
Second, if no arrest has been made, there's nothing for law enforcement to say at this time either, other than what they have already said.
Not true. He had also done it in high school during his State championship game against Greg McCELroys team... The other team (Greg Mcelroys) was favored to win by a large margain anyways. The only game that his team "lost" when he was in high school was when he was "hurt" he said.. He repeated that over and over and so did his dad in the documentary i saw right before the Game in 2009. He is the type of person that makes excuses when it gets tough so he doesn't have to fail......
i think he purposely took a fall in the national championship game. He didn't want to fail at being the savior of Texas football.
What a load here, too.
"He is the type of person . . ." Talking like you actually know the kid.
He was definitely not as tough as the Tide. He was not ready to face the Saban machine. But he didn't quit the game in their first offensive series. Nor did he sit on the sidelines and watch Garrett Gilbert get slaughtered.
I can see your suspicion in light of the fact that almost nothing further was reported, and he seemed to have no further problems. But quitting? C'mon man!
I get your point, but I don't believe those federal privacy laws apply to matters of public record, which an arrest or publicized police investigation would be, so this isn't barred like injury information.
The bigger picture, which I didn't explain well, was that Rece Davis was talking about how Texas was claiming it was "just" a violation of curfew, as if was unrelated.
Colt never played against Greg in HS. Colt went to Jim Ned which is 2A and GMac went to Southlake which is 5A. Your post is completely false
This post was edited by bama1055 16 months ago
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
It Might be false on that part even though I thought i remembered them talking about it in the movie with there fathers. But everything else is true...
You always talk so highly about Texans and if someone bad mouths one you get all mad. You have lived there so long you have become as arrogant as the rest.
This post was edited by wrightman1 16 months ago
First of all, they haven't been arrested. Second, as far as I know, the police didn't release their names. So the two players' names aren't a matter of "public record", only public media speculation...which, although could end up being 100% true, still is only media speculation, and the university absolutely cannot violate students' privacy just for the sake of confirming matters being speculated on by the media. Rece Davis can comment on rumors out there all he wants...as long as he doesn't make any accusations towards the players, he isn't libeling them. He has no obligation under FERPA to protect their privacy.
This post was edited by airharper 16 months ago
So you know for a fact that Colt faked an injury twice in order not to play in games? Seriously? And the taking up for texans part is laughable. I was not sticking up for anyone just pointing out incorrect info.
I follow what you're saying, and it's normally true, but what matters is the source of the information. HIPPA protects information that comes from medical records, which clearly doesn't qualify. FERPA are DOE regulations that cover educational records, so you have to look at how an "educational record" is defined.
From the ed.gov website:
"The term "education records" is defined as those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.
FERPA generally prohibits the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information derived from education records. Thus, information that an official obtained through personal knowledge or observation, or has heard orally from others, is not protected under FERPA. This remains applicable even if education records exist which contain that information, unless the official had an official role in making a determination that generated a protected education record."
Since the allegation came a) not on campus and b) from an outside police investigation, the information did not come from a record maintained by the educational institution, and no educational official had a role in generating the record. Therefore, the information should not fall under FERPA. This differs from the norm in large part because these sort of charges are usually tied into school misconduct hearings or campus police, which could be covered as they are part of the educational institution or its agents.
Still, you may be right that there is an argument for just being paranoid about litigation. But the point is that there is no real oblication to keep this information confidential. Even if they were, they still are free to disclose nothing say "we are aware of the speculation, and won't comment at this time." As it is, they seem to be releasing misleading information.
General Overview of FERPA information regarding the rights of students.
This post was edited by Huskypup 16 months ago
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