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According to the Daily Texan, the felony charge against Texas WR Cayleb Jones is being reduced to misdemeanor to be tried by the county.
He is very, very lucky.
There's got to be some sort of extenuating circumstance, right? The tennis guy keyed Caleb's car the day before or something. Football or not, you can't sucker punch some, break their jaw and walk away with 30 hours of community service.
Jeff--you have any back story?
The true test of a man's intelligence is how much he agrees with you.
Did dad's money influence the victim's urge to go for more?
Daddy made sure that the tennis player (who wasn't exactly the nicest guy in the world by all reports) doesn't have to worry about money for a while.
This post was edited by btown1110 12 months ago
I do not have nice things about Jones' actions (which I believe reflect his character), but I will say this...He got a huge gift and he better utilize it to the best of his ability.
no, he's not. people w/ no record of trouble w/ the law who throw one punch, don't get charged w/ felonies. he's getting charged w/ what he should be getting charged w/.
the extenuating circumstance is khat bell, one of our best volleyball players, who had been dating cayleb, but they had broken up and she was talking to the tennis player (talking talking, not dating talking).
and why do you people have this idea that people go to jail for fighting? yes, community service is exactly what you get for fighting.
"He hurt my feelings" is the extenuating circumstance???
So if my wife divorces me and marries someone else, I get one free punch with almost no consequence. I can put a guy in the hospital or break his bone, and the justice system might make me pick up trash on the side of the road?
I know you're being sarcastic, but yes.
The consequence for a single punch, unless you kill a guy or seriously injure (not just break a bone, but seriously injure) is pretty minimal. Very rare for real jailtime to result from a single punch.
you asked what the reasoning was, and i told you. i didn't say it was justified, or right.
no one put anyone in the hospital.
yes, you get in a fight and community service is what you are going to do. what world do you people live in that you think a one punch fight puts someone behind bars? how out of touch w/ reality are you?
Probation (regardless of whether it comes about via conviction and suspension of sentence, deferred adjudication, or pretrial diversion) will entail a lot more than community service.
In most urban areas, a misdemeanor assault will result in 12 months probation with all the normal terms of probation (fine, monthly fees, community service, curfews, monthly appointments, random drug screens, abstain from alcohol or any place that serves alcohol, no contact with anyone with a felony record, commit no offenses, etc), plus:
1) anger management classes;
2) restitution to the victim(s); and
3) no contact with the victim(s).
Someone who has been through probation before (and thus isn't offered pretrial or deferred) is more likely than like going to opt for a jail sentence (especially if there is some kind of alternative incarceration work program) rather than having the probation department crawl up his ass for a year.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bierce 12 months ago
Swaysland's jaw required no attention?
Tennis players all across America walk the streets in protest.
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going to a hospital for treatment =/= being put in the hospital, but thanks for playing devil's advocate.
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