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Athletes torturing animals in West Texas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Tom Petty, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    Stumbled across this one earlier today. Makes you wonder ...

  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Well, for what it's worth, I did see some Missouri college football players manhandling a bunch of hogs on TV earlier today. :D
  3. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Wait, there's a town in West Texas called "Iraan"?

    That's too much. :D
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    from the odessa american:

    "IRAAN Two teens accused of beating two deer to death in Iraan were allowed to play in a basketball tournament the day after they confessed to the crime, but coaches and officials aren’t saying anything else about the case.

    Maj. Steve Whitaker of the San Angelo division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife confirmed that the four boys confessed to the crime on Dec. 14, a Friday. Whitaker declined to comment further, stating that the incident is still under investigation.

    The beating deaths have garnered national attention with PETA pressing for harsher penalties for the four teens involved in the case.

    The teens could’ve faced cruelty to animal charges. Instead, they’ve been charged with hunting deer with illegal means and hunting deer in closed season, both Class C misdemeanors that carry $500 fines.

    Two of the students were identified as Call Cade and Zak Owen, both 17. The other two were not identified because of their ages.

    Both Owen and Cade played Dec. 13 to 15 in the Alley Hoop Tournament in Iraan."

    there is more ...
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    It is amusing, but just to keep things clear it is pronounced Ira-Anne. I went there once to cover a football game and I'm not sure if I would even call it a town.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Anything west of Weatherford to me might as well be the moon.

    I like my trees and greenery.
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Come on. You don't like the trees being either palms or mesquite? You don't like the brown plains of nothingness? What the hell is wrong with you?
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    How the hell did they get close enough to the deer to hit them? The story doesn't say.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Beating a deer to death? Is that something like killing a kitten?
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I think it happens each time someone masturbates to bestiality porn. So who knows how many deer Jones has killed over the years.
  11. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    I thought the most crucial part of the story was how two of them scored six and two points to help lead their team to victory. ::)
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the game ... or the deer?
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