Social media can be a good thing when it brings people together for a worthy cause.
This is not one of those cases.
This time we have a couple of teenaged boys at Vermilion High School (Ohio) who were unhappy because–wait for it–they didn’t get team T-shirts from coach & AD Ben Ohlemacher at the end of the year. So they created a Facebook page where they not only threatened the coach’s life, but also threatened to break into his house and rape his wife. According to a published report one boy went so far as to say, “They would have to make up a new charge for what I’d do to him.”
Kids, a public social media site, no matter if you think it’s private, is no place to threaten your coaches and teachers. That’s for bathroom walls.
Both boys have been expelled and now face criminal charges for menacing.
This thing with Florida State’s Greg Reid gets rather complicated, but here’s the basics:
Cops stop someone driving erratically on a scooter.
Person resists arrest, takes off.
Cops find scooter hours later, track ownership to Seminole cornerback Greg Reid and call him down to ID the bike, ask him what’s going on.
Reid tells cops a friend from hometown borrowed scooter, but really can’t remember his first name, “accidentally” tells cops–in a sworn statement–wrong name.
Cops find out Reid lied to them, arrest him for perjury. Also claim he threatened a cop’s family.
Other than that, just another week for the Seminoles Crime Report.
4 freshmen Oregon State Football players decided to party Saturday night & invited 36 other underaged people. Kool-Aid must have been out of stock at the grocery store because they decided to serve alcohol to all. The “dumbass” part of the story really kicks in when the boys decided not to answer the police’s numerous knocks, doorbell rings & phone calls. Only after a search warrant was issued, did they get cited. One would think that in the time it took the police to acquire this, everyone in the party would have stopped partying & gotten rid of any incriminating evidence. Oh but no … the best charge has to be “unlawful amplified sound”. How loud exactly is that?
Is this the worst thing an NBA player has ever done? Hell, it’s not even the worst thing that an LA Laker has ever done! But still, in this day and age, it IS worth reporting when a highly paid professional athlete parks in a handicapper spot or two. But then to jump on the reporter? Why? According to someone at Larry Brown Sports they “ . . . don’t consider it akin to double homicide. . .“.
Well, let’s hope not. Like home prices, the sports-crime standards in Los Angeles are much higher than the rest of the country.