Thursday, November 11, 2010

Not The Brightest Bulb In The Chandelier

He whipped his players in order "to save these young men from the destruction of self and what society has accepted and become silent to the issues our students are facing on a daily basis." Is that a coherent statement? I think I know what he's trying to say; perhaps there should be a comma after "silent to". But without any further ado, here's what happened:

Three Murrah High School basketball players have sued their coach and the school system over alleged whippings.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Jackson by attorney Lisa Ross.

Ross contends that a video clip shows a basketball player bent over as a man swings a belt, hitting him three times. The video was made available to Jackson media outlets.

Ross says the man in the video, which was recorded on a cell phone, is boys basketball coach Marlon Dorsey.

In the lawsuit, which gives only one side of the legal argument, the players contend they were physically and verbally abused by the coach.

Dorsey, who has admitted to whipping players, has been on leave since late October. On Oct. 28, school and district officials met with about 30 parents about the matter, but there has been no official word from JPS on Dorsey's status.
Now that he's been caught, he's "deeply remorseful".

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

Just like Eddie Bernice Johnson was "deeply remorseful" AFTER she had gotten caught illegally and unethically giving Congressional Black Caucus scholarships to friends and family that did not even live in her district. I have to wonder how remorseful she would have been if she hadn't gotten caught.