A Local Judge Presiding Over The Case Of A USF Football Player Used The Opportunity To Take A Shot At Charlie Strong
TheBigLead- Earlier this week, South Florida Bulls defensive end LaDarius Jackson was arrested on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment. He is accused of sexually assaulting a female student in her dorm room on Monday afternoon. Jackson appeared in court on Wednesday and the judge, who graduated from South Florida, took the opportunity to call out new head coach Charlie Strong...
Whew, bet Chuck didn't see that one coming! Unless you're employed by Baylor, accepting responsibility for the stupidity of your student-athletes is a part of a college coach's job description, but Charlie Strong is four months into his tenure at a program for which he's overqualified. I thought he'd at least make it through training camp before losing the benefit of the doubt from the locals. I didn't even know you could fall out of favor faster than the Texas high school football coach that - without fail - loses his first game in every movie ever scripted. I'm actually surprised this lady had to patience to wait until she was presiding over the case of one of his players, because she seems like the type to call into an AM sports radio station angrily demanding he relinquish his position. Poor guy didn't even recruit these felons and this judge is slamming the gavel down on his character? He hasn't even had the opportunity to institute his famous '5 Core Values' and she's already pushing for his resignation?
Can't we at least give the team the summer to commit #2 to memory before treating every sexual assault that happens in the meantime like it's a black mark on the mediocre record of their brand new head coach? Seriously - unless Margaret R. Taylor has a serious problem with eye contact - then she's been patiently waiting for the day she got to deliver the handwritten message she clearly kept glancing at. Maybe it's time she takes her job title a little less literally, because this Judge wasted no time in getting judgmental. She made up her mind about the new leader of of football program before he so much as knew his way around campus. I know how desperately she wants to re-hang her diploma given the prestige of the university from which it came, but - jeez - give the guy a break. It's not like keeping over 100 kids who you just met out of trouble in Tampa is some easy task. I would think someone that made their living there would understand that.