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

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    I just read that throwing bodily fluids on someone is considered a felony in most states. So if it does become a criminal situation..( Which I think it should) These kids could be looking at life altering punishments..
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    It is a national news story now:

    At least five members of the baseball team at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kent. are being investigated for a disgusting hazing prank in which they allegedly peed in a bottle, warmed it in a microwave and doused a teammate with it.

    As reported by Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX, the incident in question allegedly occurred during the team’s trip to Myrtle Beach to take part in a spring tournament. In an interview with WXIX reporter Tricia Macke, the parent of one of the boys involved in the incident said that the Highlands coach, Jeremy Baioni, may also be guilty of encouraging the teens to delete any photos or videos of the hazing that they captured on the day.

    “So there are recordings of a boy on Highlands baseball team being doused with urine?,” Macke said.
    “Well they were told if they’d taken any that they were to delete it,” the parent said,
    “Who told them that?,” Macke said
    “The coach, ” the parent said.

    While school and team officials have steadfastly refused to comment, the parent mentioned here told Macke that the player involved were suspended from school and the team for at least three days, though it is unknown if they are still currently banned from participation. Meanwhile, the boy who was targeted by the prank has reportedly quit the team.

    A popular Kentucky message board, Bluegrass Preps, has a stream dedicated to the incident, where those who claim to have information about the incident have reported the prank was an attempt to make the victim believe he had urinated on himself or his hotel bed.

    Regardless of intent, the fact that the victim is no longer a member of the team while his persecutors are remains baffling.

    Five members of Highlands baseball team in Ky. investigated for disgusting hazing allegations | USA Today High School Sports | USA Today High School Sports

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    It is a national news story now:

    At least five members of the baseball team at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kent. are being investigated for a disgusting hazing prank in which they allegedly peed in a bottle, warmed it in a microwave and doused a teammate with it.

    As reported by Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX, the incident in question allegedly occurred during the team’s trip to Myrtle Beach to take part in a spring tournament. In an interview with WXIX reporter Tricia Macke, the parent of one of the boys involved in the incident said that the Highlands coach, Jeremy Baioni, may also be guilty of encouraging the teens to delete any photos or videos of the hazing that they captured on the day.

    “So there are recordings of a boy on Highlands baseball team being doused with urine?,” Macke said.
    “Well they were told if they’d taken any that they were to delete it,” the parent said,
    “Who told them that?,” Macke said
    “The coach, ” the parent said.

    While school and team officials have steadfastly refused to comment, the parent mentioned here told Macke that the player involved were suspended from school and the team for at least three days, though it is unknown if they are still currently banned from participation. Meanwhile, the boy who was targeted by the prank has reportedly quit the team.

    A popular Kentucky message board, Bluegrass Preps, has a stream dedicated to the incident, where those who claim to have information about the incident have reported the prank was an attempt to make the victim believe he had urinated on himself or his hotel bed.

    Regardless of intent, the fact that the victim is no longer a member of the team while his persecutors are remains baffling.

    Five members of Highlands baseball team in Ky. investigated for disgusting hazing allegations | USA Today High School Sports | USA Today High School Sports
    I would say the other shoe just dropped.

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    Well...that escalated quickly.

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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.
    We all have agendas that drive our thoughts/posts. It's not always as deep as some believe. A few on here think I'm blinded by my friendship with Jeremy. I am loyal but I'm also pragmatic.

    So if there are baseball parents on BGP that have gone silent or are being perceived to post with agendas I get that.

    Of course, Guru, you have to take a step back as well and be ready to be viewed as driving this story with an agenda. True or not is irrelevant. Perception.

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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.
    Keepin' it classy. Just sayin . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    We all have agendas that drive our thoughts/posts. It's not always as deep as some believe. A few on here think I'm blinded by my friendship with Jeremy. I am loyal but I'm also pragmatic.

    So if there are baseball parents on BGP that have gone silent or are being perceived to post with agendas I get that.

    Of course, Guru, you have to take a step back as well and be ready to be viewed as driving this story with an agenda. True or not is irrelevant. Perception.
    I know some people are going to view it that way.

    I just wish this was a thread where we were all complimenting Highlands on their excellent handling of the bullying complaint.

    And for those of you that think BGP is making "a lot of money" off of this thread, you obviously have no clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    It is a national news story now:

    At least five members of the baseball team at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kent. are being investigated for a disgusting hazing prank in which they allegedly peed in a bottle, warmed it in a microwave and doused a teammate with it.

    As reported by Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX, the incident in question allegedly occurred during the team’s trip to Myrtle Beach to take part in a spring tournament. In an interview with WXIX reporter Tricia Macke, the parent of one of the boys involved in the incident said that the Highlands coach, Jeremy Baioni, may also be guilty of encouraging the teens to delete any photos or videos of the hazing that they captured on the day.

    “So there are recordings of a boy on Highlands baseball team being doused with urine?,” Macke said.
    “Well they were told if they’d taken any that they were to delete it,” the parent said,
    “Who told them that?,” Macke said
    “The coach, ” the parent said.

    While school and team officials have steadfastly refused to comment, the parent mentioned here told Macke that the player involved were suspended from school and the team for at least three days, though it is unknown if they are still currently banned from participation. Meanwhile, the boy who was targeted by the prank has reportedly quit the team.

    A popular Kentucky message board, Bluegrass Preps, has a stream dedicated to the incident, where those who claim to have information about the incident have reported the prank was an attempt to make the victim believe he had urinated on himself or his hotel bed.

    Regardless of intent, the fact that the victim is no longer a member of the team while his persecutors are remains baffling.

    Five members of Highlands baseball team in Ky. investigated for disgusting hazing allegations | USA Today High School Sports | USA Today High School Sports
    WOW

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    It's just sad that any kid would think that doing something like that would be funny! For 1 he is supposed to be your teammate. I know that not all kids are going to get along but this is just over the top for me. I feel sorry for all parties involved especially the victim.
    Does the victim play any other sports? If not I think that it makes it worse for him. Having to not play a sport that he probably loves due to some classless bully's action.
    If this was my child I would do everything in my power to see that the most harsh punishment was given to all involved.

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    I'm not going to get into this, but it seems like some people are taking way too much joy out of Highlands High School Kids getting into trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    It is a national news story now:

    At least five members of the baseball team at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kent. are being investigated for a disgusting hazing prank in which they allegedly peed in a bottle, warmed it in a microwave and doused a teammate with it.

    As reported by Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX, the incident in question allegedly occurred during the team’s trip to Myrtle Beach to take part in a spring tournament. In an interview with WXIX reporter Tricia Macke, the parent of one of the boys involved in the incident said that the Highlands coach, Jeremy Baioni, may also be guilty of encouraging the teens to delete any photos or videos of the hazing that they captured on the day.

    “So there are recordings of a boy on Highlands baseball team being doused with urine?,” Macke said.
    “Well they were told if they’d taken any that they were to delete it,” the parent said,
    “Who told them that?,” Macke said
    “The coach, ” the parent said.

    While school and team officials have steadfastly refused to comment, the parent mentioned here told Macke that the player involved were suspended from school and the team for at least three days, though it is unknown if they are still currently banned from participation. Meanwhile, the boy who was targeted by the prank has reportedly quit the team.

    A popular Kentucky message board, Bluegrass Preps, has a stream dedicated to the incident, where those who claim to have information about the incident have reported the prank was an attempt to make the victim believe he had urinated on himself or his hotel bed.

    Regardless of intent, the fact that the victim is no longer a member of the team while his persecutors are remains baffling.

    Five members of Highlands baseball team in Ky. investigated for disgusting hazing allegations | USA Today High School Sports | USA Today High School Sports
    Excited for you that "it's gone national."

    The actual facts in the USAToday report are what? Other than Macke's phone call with the disguised voice of the victim's parent, the "facts" stated here are what the reporter read on BGP. The quality of that reporting is only slightly better than the posts on here about what most seem to hear, "believe," suppose and speculate. All of the conclusions that the punishment is too lenient are based on what? Gut? Because no one has stepped forward to say that they have firsthand knowledge of the facts revealed during the hearings conducted by the school on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    Excited for you that "it's gone national."

    The actual facts in the USAToday report are what? Other than Macke's phone call with the disguised voice of the victim's parent, the "facts" stated here are what the reporter read on BGP. The quality of that reporting is only slightly better than the posts on here about what most seem to hear, "believe," suppose and speculate. All of the conclusions that the punishment is too lenient are based on what? Gut? Because no one has stepped forward to say that they have firsthand knowledge of the facts revealed during the hearings conducted by the school on Monday.
    I am not excited about it. This gives all of KY a black eye.

    And it went national because of Fox19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    Excited for you that "it's gone national."

    The actual facts in the USAToday report are what? Other than Macke's phone call with the disguised voice of the victim's parent, the "facts" stated here are what the reporter read on BGP. The quality of that reporting is only slightly better than the posts on here about what most seem to hear, "believe," suppose and speculate. All of the conclusions that the punishment is too lenient are based on what? Gut? Because no one has stepped forward to say that they have firsthand knowledge of the facts revealed during the hearings conducted by the school on Monday.
    Did she speak with the victim's parent or a parent of another student involved? I never saw that clarified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    Excited for you that "it's gone national."

    The actual facts in the USAToday report are what? Other than Macke's phone call with the disguised voice of the victim's parent, the "facts" stated here are what the reporter read on BGP. The quality of that reporting is only slightly better than the posts on here about what most seem to hear, "believe," suppose and speculate. All of the conclusions that the punishment is too lenient are based on what? Gut? Because no one has stepped forward to say that they have firsthand knowledge of the facts revealed during the hearings conducted by the school on Monday.
    We should be careful in saying definitively whose parent was on the news report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    All of the conclusions that the punishment is too lenient are based on what? Gut? Because no one has stepped forward to say that they have firsthand knowledge of the facts revealed during the hearings conducted by the school on Monday.

    What facts do we know 100% without a doubt are true?

    1. Kid got some urine on his body. Don't know how much. Don't know where.
    2. Kid/victim quit.
    3. School suspensions were issued.


    Unless I am missing other facts that are indisputable I'd say it's hard to pass judgment on anything.

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