Today Bull Run takes you through three criminal cases and why they make me want to hate our legal system and sports culture!
1) Hank Hill Could Save you a lot of time
Psychiatric tests for Auburn tree poisoner Harvey Updyke could be lengthy - ESPN
With psychiatric testing planned for a University of Alabama fan charged with poisoning Auburn University's oak trees at Toomer's Corner, state mental health officials said Tuesday that such tests can last from hours to years, casting new doubt on when the man's trial will be held.
Hank Hill says just four little words "That Boy Ain't Right"...
There is no Question Updyke is a disturbed guy. There is a thin line between an super fan and a man who will ruin his life for a football team. Updyke saw the line, carefully put one foot over it and then sprinted off into the horizon never to be seen again.
That being said it should not matter. He knew what he was doing was wrong. I am not a lawyer but I'm pretty darn sure calling into a radio show with a fake name to brag about it shows both he was aware it was not legal and not morally correct.
2) Old enough to go to war and drive, then your old enough to know
Ten North Dakota State Bison players plead guilty to petition fraud - ESPN
Judge Douglas Herman said during sentencing that the defendants were "not smart enough, grown up enough or sophisticated enough" to understand the consequences of their actions, and should not be penalized for being football players.
Election fraud, is there a more serious non violent offense one can commit? And these kids are smart enough to attend college, staying eligible to play. Shame on the judge for going this soft and shame on the school for only suspending some of the players and just for one game!
Whats worse is that one of the players, Samuel Ojuri, a starting running back, had prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance and a minor alcohol violation. This kid is going to keep getting coddled through life until something really bad happens.
A just but fair action would be
1) A year suspension from the team
2) Six month house Arrest by the courts
Too little too late
Mike McQueary officially suing Penn State, according to report - SBNation.com
Mike McQueary, the former Penn State assistant who was a key witness in the child sexual abuse case against Jerry Sandusky, has filed a lawsuit against Penn State, reports NBC News.
Let me see if I have this right...You witnessed something awful and not only stayed quiet but then later joined the coaching staff. And you're upset about how *YOU* have been treated?