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    Md. Judge Acquits College Football Player

    OCEAN CITY, Md. - A judge, while acknowledging he believed a college football player was "guilty as sin," acquitted him of charges related to a run-in with police after a lawyer argued that a conviction could end the player's career.

    Gregory D. Powell, 20, was charged with assaulting police and disorderly conduct after a June disturbance at a motel where police had ordered underage drinkers to pour out their beer.

    Powell's attorney told Judge R. Patrick Hayman during the non-jury trial that a conviction or probation could end Powell's career as a wide receiver at the University of Maryland.

    "Son, you are about to get an early Christmas present, because I know what effect a probation would have," Hayman told the defendant Monday. "And it is a gift, because you are guilty as sin. I'm going to find you not guilty."

    Powell admitted cursing at an officer and leaving the motel room after police entered. Officers then used pepper spray on Powell and said he was under arrest. Afterward, Powell fought with officers and tried to run, police said.

    A spokesman for Maryland's football program said Powell was likely to face disciplinary action, but the charges had not kept him out of preseason practices.
     
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    Hell, why not? They're just preparing him for the NFL! Do what you want, there's no consequences.
    This kind of shit just really irks me!
     
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    Gosh I just LOVE how in any situation it seems there is that group that is above reprimand. Im getting sick and damned tired of it. Its really a sad state of affairs.
     
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    Aren't judges sworn to uphold the law, not dumb jocks who think they're above everyone. Oh wait, this means that they are above everyone.
     
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    So you'd deny a guy his career for dumb actions made as a kid?

    One the BEST leaders I've served with would NEVER see E7 because as an E2, he admitted he smoked pot - by asking his CO for permission to go to substance abuse classes. The CO sent him up for a field-grade Article 15.

    :-/
     
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    at age 20, he's not a 'kid'. Also, if theres a rule that anyone convicted of a crime or on probation prohibits them from playing football and the idiot football player STILL assaults a police officer, or anyone for that matter, isn't that HIS fault and HIS choice? What happened to accountability and personal responsibility?
     
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    It's one thing to admit you have a drug problem, it's another to assault a police officer. This kid got caught committing a crime and was so cocky, he attacked the officer. This is just gonna make him MORE cocky the next time he does something wrong. This judge has just told him he's above the law until he turns 40.
     
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    I have a BIG problem with this sort of thing...But may I suggest to all..
    It's a news story and we don't have "ALL" the facts.
     
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    Good point Mr.P - we do NOT have all the facts. Cops can be retards when it comes to charging people with 'offenses'. I know a guy who got a recklass driving ticket because the front wheel of his motorcycle came 3" off the ground while riding. I know another guy who got a reckless ticket for SWERVING TO AVOID an out-of-control car that crossed, sideways, into HIS lane.

    (shrug).
     
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    I remember getting a careless and reckless for swerving onto the sidewalk to avoid a car backing out into the road. :wtf:
     

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