Skip to comments.4 Hofstra basketball players charged in burglaries
Posted on 12/01/2012 4:08:23 PM PST by re_nortex
Four Hofstra University basketball players were arrested on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins, police said Friday.
Detectives said the players were charged in six burglaries that occurred between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5, but they suspect there have been numerous other thefts starting at the beginning of the semester.
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Kentrell Washington, 18, of Las Vegas; Jimmy Hall, 18, of Brooklyn; Dallas Anglin, 18, of Montclair, N.J.; and Shaquille Stokes, 20, of Manhattan.
Hall, a freshman, is the team's No. 2 scorer. He and Stokes, a sophomore transfer from the University of Hawaii, started in six of the team's seven games this season. Washington and Anglin, both freshmen, have seen regular playing time off the bench. All four players are on athletic scholarships.
Midnight Basketball trained them well.
...and to think, all of these clean-cut good kids were all just starting to turn their lives around. I'm sure each of their mothers and fathers are disappointed. /s
See, this wouldn’t happen if we gave the players a cut of ticket sales...
If only these young men had the chance to get off the streets and instead attend college...uh...er...wait.
(I just had my 10th FR anniversary also).
Obama - If I had a son...
Jes gettin’ whut they deserves. Why should you have it and me not have it? Ah, gotta love higher edumacation.
Share the lead.
As soon as I saw the words “basketball” and “burglaries”, something just clicked in my mind.
Yep, that was it.
These days college basketball coaches spend half of their time coaching and half bailing their players out of jail.
The Amish again????
How's that for masking what I'm really thinking :^)
Part of the Financial Aid program for minority students?
You can take the thug outta da hood, but you cant take da hood outta da thug.......
Those pictures are racist.
I believe that they receive some spending money every month when they’re on scholarship.
They thought this musta been Hoffa University........
...meet yo new team and bunk mates, your gonna dribble differently....
Once they get past this minor blemish on their otherwise sterling records, I have little doubt that at least one of them will serve on the Supreme Court.
Hmmm...I was about to add a /sarc tag but the ways things are anymore, perhaps not.
That is a good one
Eric Holder's people have a civil right to stead from non-Eric Holder's people.
They should have stuck to drugs like Obama did.
good grades for guys who never opened a book?
Guaranteed in too many places
As if we needed more proof that college athletes are woefully underpaid. This would never happen at USC or Auburn.
“As soon as I saw the words basketball and burglaries, something just clicked in my mind. Yep, that was it.”
Precisely my thought. Doncha’ get tired of being right all the time?....... How soon do you think they will be “michael vicked” back into Hofstra?
to be fair, I am not right every time.
But often enough that I can still be pretty sure.
And then there’s this.
“Last month, Hofstra suspended two other players, Taran Buie and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, for violating team rules. The suspensions were for two preseason events and two regular-season games. Hofstra cited student privacy laws in providing no further information in that case.”
Taran and Jamal. Hmmmm !
you can take the brothers out of the hood but.....you know the rest
“Yep. The guy showed up the first day and my friend never, ever saw him in class again.”
Did your friend not have to sign something certifying the guy’s grades ?
Last month, Hofstra suspended two other players, Taran Buie and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, for violating team rules. The suspensions were for two preseason events and two regular-season games. Hofstra cited student privacy laws in providing no further information in that case.
Taran and Jamal. Hmmmm!
My initial inclination, of course, was to presume that these two were of Scandinavian descent and hailed from a place like Grand Forks, North Dakota. Imagine my utter astonishment when I searched for the names and found otherwise.
Aaaah,It wasn’t Sven and Bjorn.
Thanks for doing the research.
What a huge mistake it was by my ancestors to bring those people over here in chains. We are paying for it now.
Speaking of dorm room break-ins,do they still have panty raids in college?
Black on white violent crime, much of it racially motivated, is epidemic in the USA compared to the reverse. Not only in the USA where blacks keep beating the dead horse of slavery as an excuse, but in countries, like Canada, Ireland, UK and in Europe where they don't even consider it.
It is no accident that the safest states and communities in the USA for violent crime are those with the fewest percentage of blacks. And even in states like Iowa where they are 3 percent of the population or in Seattle where they are less than 10 percent, blacks commit violent crime on a scale often close to ten times their per capita pop.
But any attempt to honestly address racist motivation in black crime will be trumped with the Race Card, and almost all whites grovel before the Race Card.
That's beyond my scope of knowledge. I went to a very Conservative Christian college back in the early 60's. I think the wildest thing that ever happened during my years there was a overdue book at the campus library.
Redistributing the wealth.....They were merely acting on the election results.
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