And the Pussification of America Continues – Idaho State Football Player Suing His Coach For Pushing Him
Two police agencies are investigating whether Idaho State head football coach Mike Kramer’s two-handed push of a wide receiver during a recent practice constitutes criminal behavior.The Pocatello Police Department is conducting an investigation alongside ISU campus police into the Oct. 3 incident involving Derek Graves, a senior wide receiver, and Kramer. A video of the incident obtained by “Outside the Lines” shows Kramer trotting across the practice field before appearing to push Graves to the ground with a two-handed shove to the chest. Graves fell backwards after the contact. Graves told OTL that Kramer became irate when Graves preferred to face one of the team’s veteran cornerbacks instead of a freshman cornerback during one-on-one drills in practice. When Graves tried waving over one of the older cornerbacks to face him, he said Kramer marched across the field and said, “He’s a varsity f—— player” before pushing Graves. Graves said Kramer cursed again while he was on the ground. Since the incident, Graves said, he has suffered from neck spasms and has not been cleared by the team’s medical staff to resume participating in practices or games. Graves had 36 receptions in Idaho State’s first four games, including back-to-back games with 15 catches. He has not played since.Graves filed a police report with Pocatello police on Sunday after his family retained Alabama attorney Don Jackson. Jackson said he notified the university president and athletic director of the incident last week. Pocatello police declined to release the report to OTL.”I’ve seen Kramer get in guys’ faces and curse them, but never saw him do anything like this or put his hands on anyone,” Graves told OTL. “I was humiliated at the moment. If I retaliate, I could lose my senior season. If I didn’t do anything, I would look like a punk. It was a no-win situation.”
Jesus fucking Christ. I have an honest to god question. When did shit like this become illegal? Like I know for a fact 10 years ago college football coaches could pretty much do whatever the fuck they wanted to players in practice. Hell my high school baseball coach would do this shit and nobody would blink. The only way you could get in trouble is if you pulled a Woody Hayes and attacked somebody during a game on the other team. Other than that you could pretty much do whatever you wanted to prove a point. When did that stop? When did it become illegal to be mean or try to teach them a lesson? When did tough love become a criminal offense? When was the turning point? Because I guarantee you if you could pinpoint that moment that would be the exact moment we became China’s bitch.