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Has to be the police officer who pulled over dabo and got fired.
Great point. That guy deserved the win as much as anybody
What all went down with that whole speeding ticket thing? From the bits and pieces of it that I've heard, sounds like it makes Dabo look a wee bit unethical to put it lightly... but what are the known facts?
Last I heard he was suing Pickens Police for wrongful termination. But that was just what i heard. Not sure if true.
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they had that press conference and everything and I havent heard anything since... would be interesting to see what is going on with that now.
Yeah but 27-17 don't pay the bills...if he'd just stayed off the board he'd have been fine. Too bad.
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What he should have done is kept his mouth shut and immediately started looking for another position in anothe department. Then, after securing a new position, he could have come out with all of the facts.
I don't know, but didn't Dabo's brother verbally accost the officer?
yes he did. and i doubt the cop spent the next 6 hours in the dark, crying, while in the fetal position.
This post was edited by spinrbait 20 months ago
elcid and swim,
ok? Feel any better?
He gave us all an insight into how we thought things were run up there and proved us right. Yet some guys on here still want to belittle his decision to post it on here becuase it cost him his job. Damn guys, he took a bullet for us and you derogate his decision. How about coming together for the common cause of dragging our rival coach's name through the mud instead of calling out our guy for running through the battlefield without cover?
Dude was getting fired either way. At least the message board post brought light to a situation 99% of us would have never known about.
For those who want video here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeb5wjmDoSs No one gets punched, run over, or hurt. Dabo and his brother get out of their car and approach the police officer after etting pulled (normal person no-no). There's a lot of standing around outside of a car after getting pulled over for a speeding ticket (normal person no-no). And at the end you can hear Dabo's brother yelling at the police officer (normal person no-no). Apparently the cop got a call in the middle of writing the ticket asking him not to write it.
Jam, honestly that's one of the dumbest things I've ever read. You seriously think it was a good, noble idea to risk his job for this rivalry? You must not have any mouths to feed. And please tell me your source for stating that he was going to lose his job anyway? He lost his job after he came on here and talked about official police business on a Carolina sports message board. I remember opening the thread the night he put it on here and almost responded "Man, you might want to delete this". Some in the thread did say that. You can call it heroic all you want but I'd bet his wife and children, if he has them, or anyone else that was dependent on his paycheck doesn't think it's too heroic. It's one thing to hate Clemson and to talk trash to their fans, etc. it's another thing to risk your income because of it. If you have dependents it's just plain irresponsible and stupid. If that makes him the world's greatest Gamecock fan then maybe that title will keep him and his family warm this winter. If I got fired for something I put on a message board my wife would literally shoot me and I'd probably go ahead and load the gun for her.
And by the way, his lawsuit has about zero percent chance of succeeding. He was fired for cause and clearly violated their policies.
All I know is that he had the blessing of his sergeant to post about it. Then, lo and behold, they fire him for it. He didn't do anything wrong, imo. If a member of the press would have asked for the details, he could have told them the same thing.
I don't think we should be yelling "I told you so's" to a guy that lost his job. I'm not mad, it's just my opinion. I like all my fellow Gamecocks.
This post was edited by steve miller 20 months ago
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
elcid, here was my question to you: "How about coming together for the common cause of dragging our rival coach's name through the mud instead of calling out our guy for running through the battlefield without cover?"
You just typed about 20 sentences when you could have said "no."
In the serious business of the world wide interwebz, I'll try to continue to defame our opponent's coach. You can continue to pile on a gamecock fan getting fired and letting all of our e-buds know what sterling judgment you have.
Kinda analogous to attending the funeral of this year's Darwin Awards winner and saying "You were a dummy man but thanks for entertaining us all with that story of your death we read in a chain email".
I see your point. I guess we're both right. He's a dummy but it makes for a good story.
I wish I had more downvotes, you sound like a tater.
Edit: I have to say too, what the man did was not wrong. He probably has a case and will more than likely get paid some money for wrongful termination. it sounds to me like you support the idea of doing wrong, or staying quiet when you should speak up, to JUST make a paycheck. That is so stupid and the exact opposite of the way someone should act. If doing the right thing means losing yoru job, you should still do the right thing. Keeping quiet out of fear of earning money does not make you wise. It makes you a pawn for someone or something.
The people in the wrong here are the powers that be in Pickens County and at Clemson. Suggesting otherwise makes you a fool, a pawn or a sheep. None of those should be desirable. Sitting down and shutting up out of fear of losing your job for doing the RIGHT thing makes you a pansy and a peon. You sound like both.
This post was edited by MrNiceGuy 20 months ago
You calling names on a message board? And the right thing for this guy to do was to talk about his job on a message board? And I'm a "tater" because I don't think he should have talked about it on a message board? I think I understand you just fine. Good luck to you.
Edit: And I have to say too, publicly talking about official police business on a message board is most certainly wrong, inappropriate and against his office's policy. To suggest otherwise you would have to be an....never mind. I don't call names on message boards.
This post was edited by elcidcock 20 months ago
He got approval from a superior officer to post the info on the board. So you are wrong yet again.
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