Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

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Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby Bathgate on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:22 am

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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:25 am

Regardless of whether the racial details are true in the story, pathetic that there was zero discipline for the players going into the ND game.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:28 am

agreed
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby eddysnake on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:28 am

Regardless of whether the racial details are true in the story, why didn't they have classes like this when I went to college?

One of the women shared a class on vampires with Street
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:31 am

So you think they should suspend a players that wasn't arrested? Seems kinda dicey to me...
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:35 am

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:So you think they should suspend a players that wasn't arrested? Seems kinda dicey to me...


They were charged with assault and conspiracy prior to the ND game.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/11/02/3-pitt-football-players-charged-with-assault/
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:42 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
cheesesteakwithegg wrote:So you think they should suspend a players that wasn't arrested? Seems kinda dicey to me...


They were charged with assault and conspiracy prior to the ND game.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/11/02/3-pitt-football-players-charged-with-assault/


REALLY? Thanks, I had no idea :face:

I don't know if they are guilty or not. But I gotta give Pitt some credit for not rushing to judgement immediately, like so many people do in today's society.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:44 am

This wouldn't have happened under Todd Graham.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:45 am

So players are going out at midnight after a road football game?
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:49 am

So this is the same thing that happened to that poor capa teacher? WTF, kick them off the team immediately.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby the errey i breathe on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:49 am

eddysnake wrote:Regardless of whether the racial details are true in the story, why didn't they have classes like this when I went to college?

One of the women shared a class on vampires with Street

I took that class @ Pitt in '06 :pop:
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:53 am

these kids weren't even able to pick all three players out of a lineup.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:53 am

Troy Loney wrote:So this is the same thing that happened to that poor capa teacher? WTF, kick them off the team immediately.


I just saw the surveillance video of that....ugh
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:56 am

Troy Loney wrote:So this is the same thing that happened to that poor capa teacher? WTF, kick them off the team immediately.


+1
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:58 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:these kids weren't even able to pick all three players out of a lineup.


12:00 at night? most likely drunk? I probably wouldn't be able to either.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby pensfan1989 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:58 am

Apparently the "victim" hesitated to go to the police and has since dropped the case.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:07 am

The timing of the whole thing doesn't add up either...

Pitt played Buffalo (in Buffalo) at 3:30 that day. The game was over at 7PM. I have never been in a college football locker room, but I imagine that they are in the locker room for about an hour until they leave the stadium, so it's now 8 o'clock.

According to mapquest, it takes between 3 hours and 40 minutes and 4 hours and 30 minutes to get from Buffalo to Pittsburgh, so lets say that it was a 4 hour commute home (which is being generous because they are traveling by bus, which generally takes a little longer). So now it's midnight. I would imagine that they also stopped to eat at some point, given the time of the game.

According to this article from the Huffington Post, the incident happened around 12:30 AM. The team would have had to haul it back big time (and not eat) in order for the players to be in Oakland during the alleged time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/0 ... 63610.html

I won't lie, I am a miserable suffering Pitt fan, but this all sounds fishy to me.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby the wicked child on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:11 am

If they actually committed a hate crime, I am all for kicking them to the curb, but I am somewhat suspicious of this particular claim.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby since1970 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:11 am

if that article is true, then they should all be thrown out of the University not just off the football team. The stupidity involved in this is staggering. I don't understand how you even enter into a conversation to do this? Even if you're a few drinks in, there's gotta be something in an athlete that tells him this isn't a good idea, unless they feel some heightened sense of entitlement. Did they think no one was going to recognize them?? They'll be drafted or signed as FA's by the NFL, as long as they have good combine scores regardless of what happens to them legally.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby pittsports87 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:12 am

Not a hate crime, those cannot be committed against white people.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:13 am

the wicked child wrote:If they actually committed a hate crime, I am all for kicking them to the curb, but I am somewhat suspicious of this particular claim.


Agreed
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby pensfan1989 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:23 am

the wicked child wrote:If they actually committed a hate crime, I am all for kicking them to the curb, but I am somewhat suspicious of this particular claim.
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby viva la ben on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:26 am

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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:45 am

I'm pretty skeptical of this story. Where are statements from the two women?
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Re: Did Pitt Football Players Commit a Hate Crime?

Postby ulf on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:44 pm

Weren't the charges already dropped? The report was reminiscent of an Onion article.
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