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Alabama football player arrested for DV for 2nd time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    He was dismissed from Georgia after similar charges less than a year ago:

    Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor arrested on domestic violence charges | AL.com

    Nothing will happen to Saban over this of course, but will be interesting to say if he issues a mea culpa this time after saying in February that the guy deserved a second chance.

    As an Alabama graduate and state taxpayer, this is sickening and embarrassing to me. The guy should have never been on the team or in school in the first place, but we all know what this school and this state's priorities are.
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  2. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    "arrested for ..."

  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Whatever. If he didn't do it, I'll go back and change the subject line.

    And there are only so many characters available on theses headers.
  4. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    It's just a fundamental rule of crime reporting that you don't use that construction and this is still nominally a journalism board.
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  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    "charged with"

    Same character count.
    Doesn't convict, etc., etc.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    FWIW ESPN.com phrased it the way Steak did. Doesn't make it right, of course, but that distinction has definitely gotten lost along the way.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    First time I've seen DV used as an acronym for domestic violence. (Certainly won't be the last.)
  9. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    ESPN regularly gets it wrong in headlines. Drives me nuts. The distinction hasn't changed one bit, it's just in the modern era where people are posting things online with little or no double-checking by someone else, sloppiness gets through. That so many are careless with it does not make it any less dangerous.

    Steak said he'd change it if the guy doesn't get convicted. Well guess what? A low percentage of these kinds of cases result in conviction. News outlets - and others - that are sloppy with their word choice on something like this run the risk of dealing with a libel lawsuit.
  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    As usual, respondents miss the point. College 'educator' and state employee recruits thug, endangers others, bears no responsibility. Yay for grammar!
  11. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    I didn't miss the point, I just didn't care to address it. Sorry for expecting people on a journalism board to have a basic understanding of journalistic writing.
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Double quotes there, not single quotes. Thanks.
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