Calling the Highlands baseball team "Dirty Birds" is a GROSS understatement

Page 51 of Originally Posted by CakeEater1983 A few things. A few media outlets know about this incident, so any hope that things get "swept under the rug&qu... 1089 comments | 108114 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Highlands should be doing everything in it's power to monitor this situation and they very well may be. Highlands is a strong institution/community. If this kids situation goes south in any capacity, the legal ramifications could be epic.
    I agree.

    Additionally, I think Highlands would be wise to say new evidence has been presented/alleged and they are re-opening the investigation (like I said, outside law firm at this point and make it from Ohio, no one from Campbell county or with any ties to Highlands).

    In addition to the continued bullying at school (alleged) and what we all can see online, Highlands needs to investigate the tampering with evidence accusations made by the parent. If any coach/administrator/school official had a hand in tampering with evidence or even suggesting tampering with evidence it is strong grounds for dismissal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderbird View Post
    If he is so uncomfortable with some of his team mates I don't think he would be sitting with some of them at lunch. I think the kid just wants all of it to go away and move on from it.
    Again, you have to consider it (trying to be friendly with the alleged perps) being a defense/coping mechanism.

    I suppose we really need an expert on how kids deal with bullies and/or some of our shrink members to inform us on these complicated human conditions.

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    Sounds like some great teammates. That's not even funny on any level and should lead to charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderbird View Post
    If he is so uncomfortable with some of his team mates I don't think he would be sitting with some of them at lunch. I think the kid just wants all of it to go away and move on from it.
    Then why did he quit the team?

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    The former football player who is now at Georgetown says on Twitter that is not the worst thing to happen in the locker rooms. I'm guessing he is talking about Highlands since that is where he went. So exactly what is the worst thing to happen in a Highlands locker room? Sodomy? Just asking. Remember, this came from a recent Highland grad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Then why did he quit the team?
    I agree there are mixed messages here.

    Additionally, we all need to understand, Highlands has a terrific baseball team this year and there are several members on BGP that don't want this incident to hurt the team's chances. In other words, when some members comment you have to consider the possibility that they may steer the conversation in a direction that will ensure the baseball team has all their players for the envisioned run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Then why did he quit the team?
    Do we know if this is the sole reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I agree there are mixed messages here.

    Additionally, we all need to understand, Highlands has a terrific baseball team this year and there are several members on BGP that don't want this incident to hurt the team's chances. In other words, when some members comment you have to consider the possibility that they may steer the conversation in a direction that will ensure the baseball team has all their players for the envisioned run.
    Trust me I understand that wholeheartedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Do we know if this is the sole reason?
    Do we care? I can't get past that he's no longer on the team but the knuckle draggers that did this are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Then why did he quit the team?
    There could be a bunch of different reasons. I have been told by more than one person that he didn't know if he was going to even play baseball this year. He is a starting varsity football player. Maybe the incident made him reevaluate his decision and now he can go train with the football team. I have no clue exactly why he quit..... Only he and his family do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamecipS View Post
    My son says the victim is taking a lot of crap at school. "It's your fault all this is happening", "should have just kept your mouth shut" type stuff. Some of it is worse, but no need to post those things here. So this isn't over for the victim and he can't just move on.

    I think the school portion of the punishment is fitting.

    I have a ton of respect for JB and what he's done for the program. I don't know who determined the baseball punishment. I feel like it was a little lenient. If you send a strong message, then more than likely this kind of thing doesn't happen again. The lite penalty allows the players to kind of brush it off.

    If I were the coach the involved players wouldn't return until the victim returned. "When he comes back, you come back".
    If I were the coach - the perps would not come back the remainder of the season - regardless of what the victim does. I would also highly encourage the victim to return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Do we care? .
    It matters.

    If he had no prior thoughts of quitting it is one thing. If he said he was already considering quitting then the narrative put forth by some is not correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderbird View Post
    There could be a bunch of different reasons. I have been told by more than one person that he didn't know if he was going to even play baseball this year. He is a starting varsity football player. Maybe the incident made him reevaluate his decision and now he can go train with the football team. I have no clue exactly why he quit..... Only he and his family do.
    That's probably an understatement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
    The former football player who is now at Georgetown says on Twitter that is not the worst thing to happen in the locker rooms. I'm guessing he is talking about Highlands since that is where he went. So exactly what is the worst thing to happen in a Highlands locker room? Sodomy? Just asking. Remember, this came from a recent Highland grad.
    I think it's more that the particular age group doesn't see throwing urine on some one as being a big deal. The mindset of young men is a lot different than mine and probably yours and most of the adults on here and their idea of a big deal is certainly different. My two sons, ages 18 and 22, both think this was wrong and disgusting but both also feel that punching someone out would be worse. Shoot, the younger one thinks breaking his phone would have been worse. Disgusting things just don't seem to bother them. Maybe it's the ease of finding gross videos online. I don't have an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    It matters.

    If he had no prior thoughts of quitting it is one thing. If he said he was already considering quitting then the narrative put forth by some is not correct.
    So this pushed him over the edge? Even if that's the case it doesn't change my opinion.

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