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The Nebraska football player should be kicked off..(10 posts)

The Nebraska football player should be kicked off..ClydeTri
Oct 14, 2003 9:23 AM
http://www.wftv.com/sports/2552858/detail.html

If you havent seen the video, the Nebraska football player should be immediately kicked off the team, his scholarship withdrawn at the first available point and further, criminal charges should be filed.
Agreed...No_sprint
Oct 14, 2003 9:28 AM
I'll be the administration won't get into the habit of kicking criminals off their team though, if they did, they wouldn't have a team, neither would Florida State. :)
inconclusivemohair_chair
Oct 14, 2003 9:31 AM
You see the player hit the guy, but you don't see anything that happened before that. Just because the guy is wearing a uniform of a rival school doesn't mean you can get in his face and do who knows what. That kid may have gotten what he deserved. If this had occurred between two fans, rather than one guy being a football player, no one would care--boys being boys. Because one of them is a cornhusker, it's now a crusade? Oh please....
there is no excuse for that..more..ClydeTri
Oct 14, 2003 9:36 AM
and the university should step in immediately. The player is a representative of the university. If he is not kicked off the team, the bare minimum should be he is through for the season playing, but still have to practice, but not allowed on side lines on Saturdays. This crap has to stop. Dont forget, Nebraska is the school that allowed Lawrence Phillips to keep playing after multiple charges of battering his girlfriend. It is wrong.
No excuse for a fan to be on the field either (nm)TJeanloz
Oct 14, 2003 9:39 AM
concur...sadly....ClydeTri
Oct 14, 2003 10:22 AM
concur, fans belong in stands, players on fields..sadly we may reach the day like they do in south america where they have barbed wire up around their "futbol" fields. But that does not excuse the action of the Nebraska player
No, but if you charge one, charge them both (nm)TJeanloz
Oct 14, 2003 10:24 AM
No, but if you charge one, charge them both (nm)ClydeTri
Oct 14, 2003 10:32 AM
yes, you chould charge him with whatever the trespassing charges might exist. From reading about it in major league baseball, in many cities is there is no law that fans can be charged with running onto a field in use, in some cities there are. If he could be charged with tresspass, then do, it and every other fan you can identify in the video..but the player should have assualt charges....
sure there ismohair_chair
Oct 14, 2003 9:47 AM
I agree, players shouldn't do stuff like this. Neither should fans. There should be enough witnesses to reveal what really happened (which clearly wasn't on the video). If it comes out that the fan was spitting on the player, hitting him, or otherwise abusing him, then I don't see why the player should face such draconian punishment. Certainly the fan should face similar punishment. If this is the case, the coach should explain to the player that he is a representative and his behavior wasn't proper. Make him run some laps.

If it turns out the player just decked the guy for no reason, then he should be kicked off the team, kicked out of school, maybe even tarred and feathered.

There just isn't enough to go on seeing that video, and your reaction to it is way over the top. It's like the Rodney King video, where only the second half was shown, and few ever saw the first half, where King went apeshit. I'd like to know what the player's teammate has to say. He was right next to him, so I'm sure he knows exactly what went on.
Looks like grounds for criminal charges...PdxMark
Oct 14, 2003 10:27 AM
trial will sort out the facts. If the player cold-cocked the fan without provocation, then the player should be kicked off the team.