Blue Man wrote:Here's the thing on why I don't think Stan will get suspended from the team:
What happened happened, and none of the facts have changed, only the police's reaction - 8 weeks later.
Based on what is known about the arresting officer's questionable arrest history, and the subsequent reaction of the police department, this smacks of a total power trip because Ty was able to plead out and now they want some kind of punishment for anyone just to prove they're still in control.
If the facts of the case and what the police allege are 2 different things, Dan risks losing the locker room just to appease a fan base who's opinions, quite frankly, don't really matter in this situation.
Dan's dad was probation officer, I'm sure he doesn't take matters like this lightly but the larger reality of this situation is this:
Dan is white and the players are not, but no matter what he has his guys back at all times. If they know the facts of the case to be a certain way, and if it seems like a player was racially profiled and coach doesn't have their back? What does that do to the locker room and the team?
This is not as cut and dry as "welp player was arrested suspend him."
(Not a lawyer)
Could the timing of the charges relate to the DA's office simply having more pressing issues on their plate? I don't think they are trying to screw anybody over just to prove they are in control, it's probably just that the prosecutor had more important ish to deal with over the last few months as opposed to this minor infraction. I sincerely hope they aren't that petty!!
Regarding the potential suspension, that decision would have been made a long time ago so I don't think you'll lose the locker room if he doesn't play the first game or two. Programs do not announce suspensions until the last moment b/c they do not want to spend time in the interim talking about it. All across the college basketball world, you will see schools announcing later this week which players failed drug tests... oops I mean "violated team rules"... in the spring and won't be playing this weekend.