Blessing In Disguise

  • I think Bragg will play better now. I think his ordeal will allow him to think differently concerning what is going on out there on the court. I think it will free his mind, and let him renew his passion with a renewed vigor. I think it will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

  • I kinda wish he would’ve sat a bit longer just to clear his head more. Either way, I think this will help.

  • I think you are right. I think.

  • @KUSTEVE Is no one concerned about a key word used in all the reporting of this story: narcotics?

    Perhaps this is why his play has been substandard?

  • @Fightsongwriter not sure if that was ever addressed, maybe suspected? They go thru random drug tests. He already sat in jail for something he didn’t do, plus had his mug shown on all the media outlets, enough!

  • I hope he realizes life isn’t a game, but the game is life.

  • @Fightsongwriter I think the story said suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We all know college kids drink and smoke weed. That’s not exactly a big revelation, though he should definitely be more careful.

  • I’d modify your statement to “I hope Bragg will play better now.” Personally I don’t see how this makes him better. I think, possibly, (and what the heck do I know?), I think that Bragg’s talent has been exaggerated a bit.

  • @wissox Indeed.

  • Forgive my ignorance, is weed a narcotic? Extasy? No charges filed for drugs and maybe he was under the limit. Regardless I find it troubling this component was just glossed over. Both for his health and long-term ability to avoid trouble.

  • @Fightsongwriter What did you do when you were 20? Not sure where the ecstasy reference comes from, but he wasn’t charged with any crimes involving drugs/alcohol. He is under legal age to drink, so under the limit wouldn’t apply- it is zero tolerance. I think he went a party, probably had some beer, and ran into a banshee.

  • @Fightsongwriter not really sure but did the LEO say that they found " weed" OR " extescy " on Bragg? or around Bragg? - -I BELIEVE what it said was there was suspicion of drugs, we at not even sure what he blew when he tested, again we are going on rumor as far as drugs go, we may never know if he had done drugs or not - - the alcohol umm ya - -drugs? umm maybe not so much - -let’s not try and throw him under the bus again - -unless we know for sure. If we knew for sure ya - - -BUT thing is we’re not - -the case is dismissed - -time to move on, he WASN’T CHARGED. He wasn’t charged with the battery - -he wasn’t charges for drugs, if he would of been charged concerning drugs - - Coach wouldn’t have glossed over that and he wouldn’t be on the team if drug charges would of been made - -time to move on - still with ya Carlton - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • @KUSTEVE AWSOME response, hadn’t read your post my friend before I responded to his statement or I wouldn’t have - -but couldn’t agree more. Where he got the reference of the ecstasy from I’m not sure, now where did it ever mention anything about that. - -If I could upvote your response a MILLON times I would have - -GREAT JOB - - it’s over. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • There are a few elements surrounding the Bragg arrest that have not been made clear:

    • Why did the police think “domestic battery”? We don’t know.

    • The claim that they were boyfriend / girlfried was not substantiated. The basis for that claim has not been made public.

    • The police “suspected” that drugs or alcohol were involved, but nothing was made public about the basis for that suspicion.

    Since the charges were dismissed, Bragg’s lawyer may obtain that no additional information is published.

    No one can act on unsubstantiated claims. On the other hand, Coach Self could take (and probably has taken) take the opportunity to relecture the whole team on certain subjects.

  • @ParisHawk The purpose of the Kansas domestic violence statute is to stop, at least for a few hours, a violent confrontation between domestic partners. Any law enforcement officer will tell you that many times they are called upon to respond to the same couple still fighting over a long period of time. The Kansas statute was enacted to put one or both of the combatants in jail for a few hours to stop the fight if there is evidence of a battery. After an arrest, the accused’s bond imposes a condition of no contact with the other person for 48 or 72 hours. The whole point is to get fighting couples apart to cool off and perhaps sober up so no one gets hurt. Lawrence PD didn’t have to arrest Bragg under the strict terms of the statute, but these incidents are so routine to any beat cop, that someone always gets arrested. It might not be right, but it’s the easiest way to stop the conflict and insure no one gets further hurt. Of course, Bragg and the young woman had already parted by the time law enforcement got involved, so the prospect of further problems was over. The accounts I’ve read indicate Bragg was arrested 5 hours after the incident in the stairwell and the young woman was contacted half a day later. Clearly, no arrests should have been made and only citations issued.

    With our Mr. Bragg, I’m sure all the questions will never be answered. I’m also sure, Carlton just wants to move on and not dig into the details any further. Lessons were learned. The correct outcome has been achieved after the lawyers, who deal with these incidents every day looked at the facts and determined who was at fault. That goodness for the video or it would have been Bragg’s version against the version of the young lady. That would have taken weeks to resolve.

  • Marijuana is not a narcotic.🚬☺

  • @stoptheflop Thanks for that explanation.

    I notice I wrote “girlfried” instead of “girlfriend” - unintentional but I’m leaving it…

    Without better information I’m not giving credence to anything other than the police description of the video.

  • @Fightsongwriter I have no clue if there are states that consider pot a narcotic or not. Technically I do know that some states still have solid penalties & jail time for it’s use & possession, while other’s it’s like a $5 fine & 10 seconds in jail & yet others it’s legal (Alaska) .The feds also treat it differently. After reading this crap : I still can’t tell. Lets just say it’s a lot more of a grey area than I ever imagined. A few weeks ago I listened to 70 plus year old Jim Stafford sing & play his signature song & for all youyoung “chillen” out there that have never heard this, do so now. Also fully realize what an old conductor barked at me when I was in my 20’s-"He said. “Damnit kid there ain’t nothin’ new under the sun. WTH do ya think I was in WW11? I was in Manilla !” thumbsup:

  • Imagine what Minnesota Gopher fans are going through?

    Gophers football sexual assault claim, suspensions, boycott: What we know

  • @drgnslayr

    That is a scandal if major proportions. I am surprised the press has not been all over it; I had not heard of it before

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