Being a diehard college football fan means rooting against other teams almost as much as rooting for your own, but is anyone easier to cheer against than the Florida State Seminoles and their head coach, Jimbo Fisher?
Florida State avoided certain defeat at the hands of Louisville last night thanks to the Cardinals’ failure to protect a 21-point lead and Fisher’s uncanny ability to defend and play alleged criminals.
Sure, we could spend all day discussing Jameis Winston’s vandalism, alleged sexual assault, theft, and almost certain violation of NCCA rules in the form of signing autographs, but we’ve all heard plenty about that. Instead, let’s focus on the fact that Fisher started a running back who is currently under investigation for domestic violence and helped set up a robbery in the form of a bogus drug deal earlier this year.
Senior running back, Karlos Williams, rushed for 76 yards on 16 carries in the Seminoles’ 42 to 31 defeat of the Cardinals last night, but earlier in the week, the mother of his children posted pictures to Facebook of an alleged assault that occurred at the hands of Williams.
We agree, Miranda; domestic violence is never okay… unless, of course, you’re the lead rusher on a team bound for the first-ever college football playoff – just ask Jimbo!
Despite Wilhelm’s brave claim to come forward and confront her assaulter, it appears she will not be pressing charges, and Williams’ attorney has requested the investigation be dropped immediately. So, Fisher is able to sit back and let the notorious “good ole boy” mentality of the Tallahassee police department justify his blatant disregard for the off-the-field actions of his players.
Can you imagine if an NFL player allegedly did this right now?!
What does Jimbo have to say about how these decisions have affected his reputation? Why don’t we just ask him – oh, that’s right, we’re not allowed.
It’s an interesting juxtaposition when you look at the recent actions of Ohio State’s head coach Urban Meyer, who kicked Carlos Hyde off the team for allegedly assaulting a woman at a night club. When the charges came out to be mostly unsubstantiated, Hyde was still suspended for three games, despite not being charged with anything. Meyer also recently removed running back Rod Smith from the team after a failed drug test.
We can go on rooting for every team Florida State plays against, but that might involve hearing the all-around awful Jimbo Fisher say bullshit like this:
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