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Bob's Blog: Perspective on the UT Arrests

Updated: Friday, July 25 2014, 12:00 AM CDT

Multiple people have asked me today what the suspensions of Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander mean for Texas football this year, and how it will impact the 2014 team.

The only response I can come up with is this - who the hell cares?

If the charges of sexual assault are in fact true, a woman's life is changed forever.  And if you haven't read the affadavit in this case, don't.  You can't unsee the horrific details.

Charlie Strong was very direct -- and very detailed -- about his five core values for this program.  He has them plastered across the UT football facilities for everyone to see with good reason.

Be honest.  Treat women with respect.  No drugs.  No stealing.  No guns.

Even at big 12 media days on Tuesday - when Strong knew that police had investigated the case going on four weeks - he said it wasn't a point he really had to hammer away because they are all things players grew up knowing.

A great question was raised to me today - does Strong really need to teach the players - treat women with respect?

The most notable statistic I could find that screamed the answer is yes came from RAINN - the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.  80 percent of victims are under the age of 30.

So Charlie Strong is wrong on one front -- it is absolutely a point that he needs to hammer home.

Not because two players are charged with a crime today, but because as a team, they can do something about it moving forward.  

And isn't that the point?  When mistakes are made, make them matter in your life.

If the charges prove true, Sanders and Meander could have the opportunity to transfer to another school and start over.

Their victim never gets that chance.  She can't transfer what happened from her memory.  She has a long fight ahead to put this behind her.

Charlie Strong said it best.  If you don't want to be a part of this football team, break a core value.  He's determined to make them great on the field - but he's damn sure going to make sure he does the same off it.

Bob's Blog: Perspective on the UT Arrests


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Scores & Schedules

December 19, 2014 08:05 GMT

NFL

Thursday's Game

Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 13

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Buffalo at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Indianapolis at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

Monday's Game

Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

NBA

Thursday's Games

Chicago 103, New York 97

New Orleans 99, Houston 90

Milwaukee 108, Sacramento 107

Golden State 114, Oklahoma City 109

Friday's Games

Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Utah at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Portland at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m.

Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Thursday's Games

Florida 2, Philadelphia 1, SO

Pittsburgh 1, Colorado 0, OT

Carolina 4, Toronto 1

Washington 5, Columbus 4, OT

Anaheim 2, Montreal 1

Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4

San Jose 4, Edmonton 3

Friday's Games

Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m.

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