Hold onto your socks Gator fans

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  1. Silver King

    Silver King Well-Known Member
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    This can't be good, a long time Gator attorney (and alum) who threatening to flip because they got stingy paying the bill.

    " LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE
    A Warning, a Crusade, and a Public Reckoning at the U. of Florida
    By Michael Vasquez JULY 21, 2017 PREMIUM

    GAINESVILLE, FLA.
    Huntley Johnson, the go-to criminal-defense lawyer for U. of Florida athletes in a town obsessed with college sports, has represented almost 30 Gator football players since 1984.
    The warning came in December.

    Huntley Johnson, a local attorney known for representing University of Florida athletes who get into trouble, wasn’t happy. His client, a star wide receiver, had been accused of sexual assault, and even though the athlete had been cleared by the university, Mr. Johnson criticized the process.

    So he sent the university some demands. In a letter, he requested changes in how sexual-assault cases are handled, including how accused students are treated during an investigation. He also wanted the university to pay nearly $400,000 of the legal fees of the football player, Antonio Callaway.

    If those conditions weren’t met, Mr. Johnson wrote, there would be consequences.

    "It saddens us to think of the publicity that will be generated," he told the university, "and the incredible amount of money that will be lost in the pursuit of remedies that should be reached quietly, quickly between the parties."

    A month later, when the university hadn’t complied, Mr. Johnson showed he was a man of his word. He essentially declared war against his own alma mater and launched a barrage of public-records requests. He has filed more than 75 such requests since January."

    ... read the rest here

    http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-...TFlOW94VEc4c2NCTHQ0clBMX2R4OEo0d1FGYkU4NXNmSQ
     
  2. Football941

    Football941 Well-Known Member
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    As a fan I'm not surprised due to all of the issues larger colleges bring in to win games at all costs.
    I will say when first reading this I ask myself, why now ? You want to reform the institution ? With the reform I will also take $400,000 or Ill take you down with the secrets I have.
    If they pay the amount what will ben the number next year $1,000,000 ? When ever he will want money he will threaten to expose.
    In any case I'm sure the skeletons are coming out of the closet.
     
  3. Silver King

    Silver King Well-Known Member
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    I wonder if Urban is concerned about this
     
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  4. Choctaw_fan

    Choctaw_fan Well-Known Member
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    You think Urban was involved with most of his cases?

    This guy is defending and getting off possible felons and now he's going to tell on the university? Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black!
     
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  5. Silver King

    Silver King Well-Known Member
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    Lawyers, gotta love them. My dad used to always quote author Mario Puzo:

    “One lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns ...”
     
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  6. DarterBlue2

    DarterBlue2 Well-Known Member
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    The beauty of the profession is that lawyers (or ex lawyers) largely make the laws. That gives the profession a huge inside advantage when it comes to manipulating the system in which they work.
     
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  7. Dan in Daytona

    Dan in Daytona Well-Known Member
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    .....A perfect example being the vague and confusing language contained in the bills, laws, and statutes they give legitimacy too. It takes a lawyer to understand this legalese.
     
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  8. DarterBlue2

    DarterBlue2 Well-Known Member
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    I would argue sometimes it is even beyond the comprehension of GOD! But that's great for lawyers since they can take either side and make money.
     
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  9. HardeeWildcatFan

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    I am sure UF has many other suits that are ready to take on this one suit...
     

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