Morning Roundup: February 19, 2020

Morning Roundup: February 19, 2020


February 19, 2020

This is the type of response and reaction I don’t understand:

Hit the jump for more.

According to @JonKirklandESQ’s profile, he’s a former NCAA football player who is now an attorney. This is what I don’t get about sports fandom, but particularly MSU fans. It seems that otherwise intelligent people, when it comes to sports, just go to a fictional land where rules don’t matter. “I’m a fan of MSU, so while I’m an attorney trained in the law and supposedly trained to uphold it, you know…sportz!”

This is not unique to this man. In my personal life, I know a doctor and a lawyer and a bank executive who went to MSU who just don’t think the scandal(s!!!) in East Lansing are a big deal.

Jade Grobler
Susanna Canzian
Vanessa Hanson

5 comments

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    INTJohn
    Feb 19, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Apparently this stuff at MSU/Dantonio is never going to end and apparently Dantonio has in fact, technically, committed perjury……….

    The courts , generally go pretty lenient on ‘technical’ violations/issues re someone with an otherwise clean record, etc. as Dantonio can , like many of the Watergate peeps frum “decades long done” claimed “loss of memory”; “can’t recal”, etc……. His denial tho goes beyond “can’t recall” but maybe he can plead “ole man dementia”. Either way I don’t expect to much to come of it and Dan Toni can fade into retirement oblivion………..

    Michigan apparently has its own problems.
    Except for me; doesn’t everyone?………….intjohn

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Feb 19, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    “a fictional land where rules don’t matter”

    This is really a larger debate about the NCAA that can be extended to the governments role in society.

    Lawyers, better than most, understand that our laws are not absolute. We have an entire branch of government devoted to changing them constantly and another branch devoted to interpreting them. A real estate and cannibis lawyer in particular is not going to see these things as cut and dry, whereas a prosecutor might be more inclined to imagine the world that way.

    The NCAA, AFAIK, is not a government agency and their rules are not law. They are swimming in money. Given that I have a naive question – why do we have limited public resources going to enforce their policies for them?

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Feb 19, 2020 at 12:29 PM

      To be clear – I am not trying to defend Dantonio. He is a cheater and sleazeball who directly harmed people.

      In this case though, recruiting violations? Eh. Who is the victim? I see some similarities to when Chris Webber lied under oath. No one was harmed and there are worse things.

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      INTJohn
      Feb 19, 2020 at 9:49 PM

      I’ma thinkin anyone involved with cannibus is going to be all about the “cut and dry”.

      Jus sayin…………….intjohn

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Feb 21, 2020 at 12:16 PM

        Good point, but hopefully not too dry.

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