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Thursday, July 27, 2006

The REAL Miami Vice

Guns. Shootouts. Now this is the Miami football team America knows and loves.

Last Friday, back-up Hurricane safety Willie Cooper was shot in the arse outside his house by an unknown person who fled after Cooper's teammate and roommate, Brandon Meriweather returned gunfire.

Luckily, Cooper's wounds were superficial and he was able to work out the next day. And Meriweather, the team's leading tackler last season, wasn't in any trouble as police say he used his gun legally because he has a permit for it.

Yes, somewhere Jimmy Johnson is smiling (about the firing back part, not about the permit bullshit).

But there's always one party pooper. And in this case, it's 'Cane coach Larry Coker who has asked his players to stop packing heat.

What!? No guns in Miami!? Why doesn't Coker just come right out and ban fun? Or Christmas? Or recruiting players with 11 prior arrests?

Yet, apparently Coker is serious because, at the ACC media event Monday, Coker said he preferred his players call 911 and let them handle those sorts of situations.

No word yet if his players will listen or will instead continue to solve things "the Miami way."

P.S. I love that they discussed this at the conference media day! Remember when those events used to be boring affairs about that new linebacker your team was breaking in or who was going to start at QB? Ha! How 1994.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

No wonder Willie Williams wants out, someone might return fire and bust a cap in his ass.

I worry they may try to pack heat on the sideline and change the outcome of a game. Is that an NCAA violation?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait til they get to Columbus. Our dogs will uncover any contraband they try to bring with them.

St. Simons Island Nole said...

The best part of Media Day is when someone in the media asked Uncle Fester, errr, Larry Coker, about Willie Williams, and Fester's response was, "Willie is a third team LB, let's talk about the players that actually play". Nice...from the worlds greatest recruit two years ago to a guy the coach doesn't want to talk about.

Cool Hand Mike said...

You can't disarm Miami players. They showed up for the bowl game against Penn State in the 80's dressed in camo. Kellen Winslow said best,"We're soldiers, this is war". You can't disarm them because then they'll be just shit talking bitches.

Anonymous said...

MZone, how could you have missed the part in the AP story that describes how the players were living in a house OWNED by their coach? Can you say "Hello Investigation?" Probably not, but only because they havent won a title in a few years...

BaggyPantsDevil said...

It's great to have The U back.

This is comedy that writes itself so I'm not going to comment on anything other than wonder if anyone asked Larry Coker if the gang bangs were still OK.

I am a little confused about the police statement that Brandon "Let's Slap Leather" Meriwether used his gun legally because he had a permit. Permit or not it's generally illegal--and a bad idea--to discharge a firearm on a residential area--the bullet's got to hit something eventually--so I would think the self defense angle is a more mitigating factor.

Anonymous said...

lol are you serious... hey you forgot the part that it was cleared by the NCAA for the coach to rent out the house to the players... if your going to try and bash a team do your research... if your players were in danger then you would want them to do the same thing... im really glad he had the gun on him because instead of hearing a story about him getting shot in the ass it could have possibly been a story about 2 miami players killed... but since you want to get technical... review most of the stories and you will see that BM got the gun out of the house which means it wasn't on him at the time that he was out of the house he went in after returning to the home and got it... why would coker want to talk about a guy that we waisted a scholarship on let his lil bitch ass sit there and rot...

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Seventh Floor Crew has moved into a house...

Anonymous said...

yea because the 7th floor crew was recorded over 4 years ago right...

Anonymous said...

I live in South Florida and have never even met a U of M grad, I see alot of boarder crossing looking people in hurricane attire, but never a grad.

Aram said...

I absolutely love that his teammate was right there to return fire. That's teamwork right there.

Anonymous said...

Another Clarett Issue. Yost, I love your site and visit it every day before I visit anything else. However, I cannot figure it out, for the life of me, how do I send you this as an email? I cannot find your email address anywhere. Please show me the light!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two weeks before his trial on aggravated burglary and weapons charges, former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett does not have an attorney.

In a single-paragraph letter Clarett wrote on July 20, he said he fired attorneys William Settina and Robert Krapenc. They filed a motion Monday saying they do not wish to continue as Clarett's lawyers, saying he has not paid their fees and is not cooperating in his own defense.
Court documents do not list any other attorney for Clarett.

Common Pleas Judge David S. Fais scheduled a hearing for Thursday morning to address the situation.

Clarett, 22, turned himself in on Jan. 2 to face charges of flashing a gun and robbing two people in an alley behind a bar.

As a freshman, Clarett scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime to lead Ohio State to the 2002 national championship, the school's first since 1968. But that was the last game he played for the Buckeyes.

He sat out the 2003 season after being charged with misdemeanor falsification on a police report. After dropping out of school, he sued to be included in the 2004 NFL draft and lost in court.

A surprise third-round pick in the 2005 draft, he was cut by the Denver Broncos during the preseason.

He has been free on a recognizance bond since his indictment on Feb. 10. He is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

Yost said...

Anon,

On home page in upper lefthand corner. Just put in the "@" and "."

Yost said...

In the text under the MZone logo

DadeCountyHustler said...

Whoever said they have never met a UM grad, its probably because they dont hang out at the trailer parks and klan rallies you frequent. Border Jumpers? Did you just say that? What border are they jumping over, the atlantic ocean? Thats a pretty big jump.

As for the article, it was funny, at least as funny as something making light of attempted murder can be.

I just feel sorry for the Noles jumping on the wagon to find some way to talk smack. I suppose St. Bobby's gun registration program is alot better than Coker telling them to call 911.