gotgame75 wrote:Hammer wrote:gotgame75 wrote:Did anyone say he was as good as Cam Newton? I think not. Look, I want JJ to be our QB next year too, but the likelihood of that happening is getting smaller by the minute.
Actually just the opposite. Every day that goes by that charges aren't brought against JJ bodes well in his favor. RE will not uphold the campus court expulsion without charges against JJ. Fact. If they had solid evidence indicating JJ's guilt don't you think they would have charged him by now, 4 months after those alleged incidents?
I guess you and I are just going to have to agree to disagree on this one. The fact that we haven't heard anything by now doesn't have anything to do with JJ's prospects improving. I don't understand why you can't comprehend that the legal process involving the City and the University have nothing to do with each other. It seems incredibly absurd and unfair, but the Regents can uphold his expulsion without charges coming from the County Attorney's Office. Preponderance of evidence and reasonable doubt are two very different standards of proof. Yes, JJ has recourse in challenging this disparity federally, but that process can take years.
Care to make a gentleman's bet on JJ playing this year? Look, I want JJ to play this year as much as you, but I (among others) am fairly certain it's not going to happen. And the coaches would be stupid to not have a backup plan in place, even if the odds were better than they are. It sucks to admit, but JJ is likely going to be a victim of a process that is much bigger than his case alone. In a different environment, this likely would have been an open and shut case that didn't make it past the accusation/investigation stage. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Unfairly or not, our beloved program has become synonymous with all that's wrong with college athletics. And for that reason, the powers that be, from the DA's office to the Regents, no longer have the discretion they once did in determining these cases. The pressure from the outside to "make heads roll" is going to have an impact. I'm sure you are aware of the term "buyer's market"? Well from a legal standpoint, this is a "victim's market".
You can get expelled for lot's of reasons that won't send you to jail. Cheating on test for example. I think the University process and the legal process are pretty separate.