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What the heck is going on out in Pullman with the WSU football coach and athletic director? Coach Leach is claiming the Pullman Police Department is "targeting" his players because 4 of them were involved in a brawl that was filmed by someone there on a cell phone. It sure looks like from these comments of Leach's that he doesn't think his players should be charged for their crimes of assault. Leach is claiming the Pullman police are unfairly targeting his players and even went so far as to tell the press this and demanded the police chief have a meeting with him and the athletic director Bill Moos because of this "targeting" of his players.

Give me a break, 4 of his players assaulted others and were arrested with the police recommending the prosecutor charge them with their crimes. Heck, one of the victims has a broken jaw caused by defensive lineman Toso Fehoko (not a small man by any stretch of the imagination) and another victim was knocked out by defensive tackle Robert Barber (another rather large and strong fellow).

Here there are 4 of his players, granted they are key players for his team, but nonetheless, they committed criminal assaults on other, most likely much smaller and less strong individuals and it is obvious Coach Leach doesn't want them charged for their crimes. And Althetic Director Moos says it is up to Coach Leach if these players who have been arrested play in today's game.

Where is the outrage about this? Here we have a coach of Pac 10 team making such outrageous comments, demanding the meeting with the chief of police of Pullman to put an end to this "targeting", instead of benching the players (or kicking them off the team) and the athlectic director of WSU is backing this. Crimes were committed, the crimes were captured on cell phone video, and still Coach Leach wants to just brush it under the rug and have everyone look the other way. Perhaps it is time for Leach and Moos the be fired for this outrageous behavior.

What lesson is this teaching the players who committed the crimes? What is this teaching and telling the kids in high school and middle school other than if someone is a good athlete, he or she can get away with criminally assaults!

Where is the outrage in the press, media, and among sportswriters for these actions and comments from Leach and Moos?
 

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You obviously don't know much about what is going on. Take a deep breath.
 

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Big Tuna,

Really?

The cell phone videos exist, the players were arrested, and Coach Leach is trying to excuse the behavior of his players and is claiming the Pullman police are targeting his players. One of the victims did get a broken jaw by a player, and the assault was recorded on a cell phone video. Another victim was recorded being knocked out by another player. These are facts. So what else is going on since you seem to have more info than what has been reported and Coach Leach and Athletic Director Moos have publicly stated?

Sure appears that Coach Leach and Athletic Director Moos are excusing the criminal behavior of the football players and trying to get them off the hook and not face criminal charges for what they did.
 

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I'm going to check back into this thread in a few hours...
Oh sure... you're one of those innocent bystanders who waits until the others have kicked in the windows before partaking in the looting. ;)

Where is the outrage about this?
Now do you believe "winning is everything"?
 

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Big Tuna,

Really?

The cell phone videos exist, the players were arrested, and Coach Leach is trying to excuse the behavior of his players and is claiming the Pullman police are targeting his players. One of the victims did get a broken jaw by a player, and the assault was recorded on a cell phone video. Another victim was recorded being knocked out by another player. These are facts. So what else is going on since you seem to have more info than what has been reported and Coach Leach and Athletic Director Moos have publicly stated?

Sure appears that Coach Leach and Athletic Director Moos are excusing the criminal behavior of the football players and trying to get them off the hook and not face criminal charges for what they did.
First, they've been charged, not convicted. In this country we generally reserve punishment for those who are convicted. Second, one of the events was a free for all frat party that was started by someone throwing fireworks into the gathering. That took place in July. I've heard the Luani, who was suspended for a game, was jumped when he left Domino's. Only the hearing will determine whether that is true. To my knowledge, no one else has been charged, even though these events involved other people. Leach will drop the hammer; he's done it while at WSU. I'm not a big fan of his, but he has run a tight ship and the APR for the football team has gone up a bit since he came. As far as his disparaging comments about the police dept., here's a little read that might shed some light on that http://www.scout.com/college/washin...017-wsu-football-facts-behind-the-infamous-31 . If these kids are convicted, I can guarantee they will be punished.
 

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Tell them to just "take a knee" at the beginning of the next game.

That should fix it...just like it is everywhere else.
 

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I save my outrage for things more important than dirtbag college football coaches. That's why I'm not outraged. But Leach is an embarrassment to the college; I don't know why they hired him, let alone keep him. But then wazzu and IQ have long been distant neighbors.
Gee... Not a UW grad or supporter by chance?

Wife graduated from WSU. Finished 7th overall in her year of graduation.

But don't worry. All things balance out... She married me.

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First, they've been charged, not convicted. In this country we generally reserve punishment for those who are convicted. Second, one of the events was a free for all frat party that was started by someone throwing fireworks into the gathering. That took place in July. I've heard the Luani, who was suspended for a game, was jumped when he left Domino's. Only the hearing will determine whether that is true. To my knowledge, no one else has been charged, even though these events involved other people. Leach will drop the hammer; he's done it while at WSU. I'm not a big fan of his, but he has run a tight ship and the APR for the football team has gone up a bit since he came. As far as his disparaging comments about the police dept., here's a little read that might shed some light on that http://www.scout.com/college/washin...017-wsu-football-facts-behind-the-infamous-31 . If these kids are convicted, I can guarantee they will be punished.
I call bs on that link. It's obviously skewed in favor of the students. They're trying to trivialize the arrests, but guess what...? You can't be arrested for a taillight. It might be a cause to get pulled over and arrested for dui or something else, but I guarantee they weren't arrested for a broken taillight.
Why do athletes and the clingerons who surround them, think athletes shouldn't be punished just because they're athletes?
 
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