Skip to comments.Judge orders Georgia Tech to reinstate player
Posted on 11/15/2005 9:16:40 PM PST by LittleRedRooster
ATLANTA -- A Fulton County judge ordered Georgia Tech to reinstate defensive back Reuben Houston to the team Tuesday even though Houston is facing felony drug charges and has been suspended from the team all season.
The ruling from Superior Court Judge M. Gino Brogdon shocked Georgia Tech athletic director Dave Braine, who nonetheless pledged to abide by the decision.
Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Houston might play as early as Saturday, when the Yellow Jackets visit No. 3 Miami.
The 22-year-old Houston, a two-year starting cornerback with seven career interceptions, was arrested June 21 in Atlanta in connection with a marijuana distribution operation based in California. According to a criminal complaint filed in Fresno, Calif., Houston conspired to possess and distribute about 100 pounds of marijuana, which has a street value of about $60,000.
At the time, Houston was suspended from the team and from the school, but while appealing those suspensions he was allowed back into school and granted the room and board privileges given other scholarship athletes.
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Don't you just love it when black-robed tyrants stick their nose where it doesn't belong?
So let him warm the bench.
On the other hand:
< COPS announcer voice> "All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law." < / COPS announcer voice>
He should do well in the NFL.
Just because the guy is ordered "reinstated" doesn't mean he has to play.
Any respect I may have once had for Georgia Tech is way gone. What a disgrace.
To the black robed tyrants, ruling from their thrones at the Arkham Asylum, logic just no longer matters.
And for the coach to even consider playing this man, at this time, may the Yellow Jackets be stomped upon by their foes.
Let the spirits of Cumberland U. finally gain their revenge.
Judge must be a Tech fan.
M. Gino Brogdon, Sr.
State Ct. J.
Born 1961; Admitted 1986; Oberlin College, B.A.Econ.; Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, IN, J.D.
I agree with this. It has always irritated me that all you had to do was accuse someone of crime, and it affected his position in life.
See: Tom DeLay.
Let the guy sit on the bench, but don't throw him off of the team until a conviction results.
As fer the rest of ya peons out there ya dam well better not run a stop sign!!!
"Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Houston might play as early as Saturday, when the Yellow Jackets visit No. 3 Miami."
I'd say this statement sums it all up.
At first glance, I thought the headline read: "Judge orders Georgia Tech to reinstate PRAYER".
Wow, that shows you how delusional I am ;-(
Delay is an elected official.
Unless the judge can show the university violated the terms of the agreement between the student and itself, this is another case of judicial tyranny.
I'd be willing to bet Chan will have met with the coach from Miami, and said something similar to "We have a problem player. For our first defensive play, please have all your team hit this guy as hard as they can. Our guys will stand back and watch."
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