Eye of the Hurricane

May 4, 2011

UM Football Player Turns Himself In to Police

Filed under: sports, college — magdebar @ 5:53 pm
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According to CBS4 in Miami, UM defensive lineman Jeffrey Brown turned himself in to Coral Gables police just hours ago. Brown, a redshirt freshman, will potentially face charges of rape stemming from an incident that police say happened in a University dorm. According to the following report, Brown helped a severely intoxicated UM student back into her dorm room and later returned and sexually assaulted her.

Brown is currently suspended indefinitely. The University released a statement saying they are aware of the “serious charges” and cannot comment further right now.

We clearly don’t know what happened that night. And I’m not about to brand a kid when we don’t know all the facts yet. But this is obviously not something Al Golden and his staff want to deal with. And knowing him, I’m sure he won’t tolerate it. A charge like this is not about image anymore…If convicted, Brown should face proper justice and not be allowed to see the field as a University of Miami student-athlete.


March 29, 2011

UM Football Opens Up

Filed under: sports, college,UM sports — magdebar @ 8:26 pm
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The University of Miami football team opened its practice up to UM students and employees today. The practice was shortened due to storms in the area. Al Golden’s response? The team’s next practice…scheduled for Thursday…will also be open to students and employees.

In his first few months on the job Golden is making one thing clear: This is HIS team. This kind of access was unprecedented in years past, but it seems like the new staff is really making an effort to be open with fans, students, and media. He’s already made an impact on the program and I’m sure the new initiatives he’s putting in place (including a first annual Bone Marrow Drive next Wednesday in the UC Flamingo Ballrooms) will only continue. It’ll be interesting to see how this all translates once the season starts.

Note: The team is also auctioning off a chance for two fans to pick the rosters for the Green and Orange squads in April 16th’s Spring Game. Click here to check it out.