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Teen convicted for on-field death

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RickStain, May 28, 2009.

  1. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member


  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Of course:

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  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Pretty high profile story up here. Not terribly surprised at the verdict. The big question now is whether he'll be sentenced as an adult or a young offender
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    What's a sucker-tackle?
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Timing is everything. [/toddbertuzzi]
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Like a sucker-punch. Tackling someone when they have no reason to expect it.

    Although from what I read, it was more like a sucker-piledriver.
  8. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Either way, the kid seemed to have intent to seriously injure this kid with zero regard for the consequences.

    I'm not surprised by the verdict, either.

    Because he's 18, shouldn't he be legally tried as an adult?
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    He was sixteen when it happened.
  10. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Ah! Well in that case, he should be tried as a young offender. There should be no question about that.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I can see that for petit theft or joyriding, but certainly not for an intentional act that leads to somebody else's death. There should be no question about that.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Well, not up here. It's highly unusual when a young offender is tried as an adult.
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