I’ve always wondered if that could happen.
And now I know.
I’ve always wondered if that could happen.
And now I know.
So, according to the father of one of the wrestlers involved in this incident at Troy High School (CA) what happened when nine boys were forced to stand in a circle outside a cabin back in January at 2:30 am was NOT hazing. They were new members of the team, they did have their hands bound with plastic wrap, were forced to eat cat food and stand in a bucket of cold water for hours on end.
But because none of the boys admitted to actually being intimidated, it really should be considered a “rite of passage” and not something awful like . . . hazing. Obviously.
‘Cause if someone’s dad says it’s not hazing, it doesn’t matter what the school says or the State of California, right?
Because of their wacky ways though, the high school has suspended two of the older boys involved in this “rite of passage.”
Source: NBC Los Angeles
And we’re talking to you, former NFL star Eddie George. We were once on an episode of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” with Mr. George, back when BadJocks was new and the idea of reporting on the bad things that athletes do seemed like a HUGE intrusion into their private world. Back then, ESPN would have never touched a story like this or a lot of the stuff that you see EVERYWHERE these days. We were, to put it bluntly, unique at that time with our raw coverage of the dark side of sports. I think the idea of the show (I was piped in via satellite from Michigan) was to get one of the good guys in sports–Eddie–to really lash into me and the stories I was putting out.
Only problem was, Eddie had never seen the site, and really wasn’t that familiar with what I did. So I had to explain it to him before we went on the air. I did get the chance to make the point that I wasn’t chasing after athletes while they were going about their daily lives . . . like the paparazzi likes to do today. Nope. We were just posting the stories that were already online somewhere. Mr. George was very gracious about the whole thing, and basically said he couldn’t understand the fascination with people’s private lives.
So, at this time I am willing to give the married football star the benefit of the doubt and believe him when he says nothing was happening, or going to happen when a little-known professional golfer Rachel Conner, 21, was pulled over for DUI at 2 am in Florida, with Mr. George in the passenger seat. According to cops, Conner blew a fairly impressive BAC of 0.137%, nearly twice the legal limit (not enough to make it into the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings). Conner claims to have only had “two vodka cranberry drinks”, but according our chart, if she weighs about 140 lbs, she would have had to have consumed at least 5 drinks in the hour before she was arrested.
George says the two are “just friends” and that she offered him a ride home and he thought she was sober enough to drive.
And we believe you Eddie.
Thanks to Dr. Gary Weitz for the link!
An update on a story we had earlier this week . . .
Does this guy regret using the laser pointer to attempt to blind the goalie for Medway-Ashland High School, or does he just regret getting caught AGAIN at a game with the pointer?
Hard to tell listening to 42-year-old Joseph Cordes who stands charged with only disturbing the peace after someone him reported him during the third period of the game.
Cordes told WBZ-TV, “I wish I could undo it. I feel like a complete jerk. It was very stupid, completely immature for a 42-year-old man to be doing that. My daughter, the humiliation I put her through is sickening to tell you the truth.”
At a time when his daughter’s team was down by 1-0, but went on to win 3-1 after the opposing goalie suddenly became a sieve. And no, MAHS won’t get the result of the game overturned.
What surprises us most are two things: that Cordes was allegedly thrown out of game just the week before for doing the same thing and wasn’t immediately banned by the school FOREVER from attending another game. The other is that he won’t be charged with assault, even though it is possible to cause permanent damage to someone’s vision when intentionally point a laser pointer at their eyes. If that happens, are they any less injured than if he had struck the kid with a baseball bat?
Source: CBS Boston
Just down the road from the BadJocks Bunker is the sleepy town of Adrian, Michigan where not much happens.
This week though, we’ve seen not one, but two members of the Madison High School football team arrested as a result of an investigation into hazing incidents last summer during football practice. Sources tell us the incidents came to light after an inadvertent Facebook posting gave away more details than intended. That lead to a school investigation, which lead to a police investigation and now the two football players have not only been suspended from school but face numerous criminal charges including five counts each of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, and 5 counts each of conspiracy to commit those acts.
Police are saying there were two victims (members of the freshman team) who were victims of these assaults, so we can only assume from the number of counts that each player was assaulted more than once. And, for those of you not familiar with the “favorite” form of high school hazing these days, the “intent to commit sexual penetration” likely refers to those accused putting fingers somewhere where they don’t belong. Cops haven’t released those details, but that is the most common reason for that charge these days–in our experience.
Former football players Troy Darnell Burr and Rodolfo Rios have been arraigned, plead not guilty, and are awaiting their next court date.
Source: Toledo Blade
We cover a lot of high school coach sex scandals on this site, and a lot of teacher sex scandals over at The Dumbass Daily. And, after a while, you think you’ve seen everything and that nothing will surprise you anymore.
Now we get to tell you about Cornelius Davis, 29 a special education teaching assistant and counselor at Brookland-Cayce High School (SC) who is accused of sexually assaulting a member of his Special Olympics girl’s basketball team. Not once, but allegedly several times as the team traveled. Eventually the girl told a nurse about the relationship.
The good news? Because each incident may have happened in a different jurisdiction, coach Davis could face charges in a number of different locations. He currently faces second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges, but that should change. Oh, and there is also probably a Special Place in Hell waiting for him some day.
Source: WIS -TV