Tuesday, July 17, 2007

This is Very Ugly

The details are out about the Gopher rape scandal, and it's not at all good.

I won't get into all the details, but according to the complaint, former Gopher Robert McFields, who is already in trouble for two armed robberies he committed in St. Louis, challenged the woman to a drinking contest, where she did eight shots of vodka, while Gopher players Keith Massey, EJ Jones, and Alex Daniels did not drink at all.

Sometime later in the evening, the three players took turns with the woman, who eventually passed out on a couch. After she passed out with a BAC level of .30, which is ridiculous, Daniels then called Dominic Jones, who came over and did some stuff to her while she was unconscious, which Daniels recorded on his cell phone.

These guys need to be kicked off the team, and they need to be kicked off now. I know the whole Duke Lacrosse thing might have people a little gun shy about jumping to conclusions, but there is videotape evidence in this case.

At the very least, D. Jones and Daniels need to not only kicked off the team, but in jail (Jones has already been picked up and will be charged today.) Even Massey and EJ Jones, although there is no proof she was unconscious or unwilling when they were involved, need to be booted and possibly charged. There is no way you can tell me that when they aren't drinking, and they are feeding this woman 8 shots, that there wasn't an ulterior motive from the beginning. This wasn't two drunk college kids doing something against their better judgement (which happens), but a girl who, at best, was inebriated beyond reason, and a group of sober guys, who at the very least knew exactly what they were doing.

This is horrible. Brewster needs to do the right thing. Nobody holds this against him right now, because these aren't guys he recruited, they are Mason's guys. If he gets them off the team, he'll keep all the good will he's built up since being hired. If he keeps even one of them on the team, it will make a black mark against the program even worse.


Theory said...

It's official. Brewster kicked them off the team. Good for him.
But get this:
"The school said the dismissals do not immediately affect the four players' scholarship status or standing as students at the university, but both are subject to review by the NCAA and the school."
Holy crap. I don't see what there is to review. These guys basically raped a girl. The U of M BETTER kick them out. And they shouldn't be able to get into any other colleges except for Century or University of Phoenix Online.

Anonymous said...

I got my degree in doing your mom from the University of Phoenix Online.

WWWWWW said...

that made me laugh