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to 2nd degree home invasion and will be sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.
The HYTA is where you can get your felony expunged from your record after a year is up if you do not commit any other crimes.
Michigan defensive lineman Frank Clark pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second-degree home invasion during a hearing Tuesday in Washtenaw County Trial Court.
Think his punishment is already over from UM side.
Welp, nothing else for me to see here. Am sure he paid dearly.
I think it will depend on if he told Hoke the truth or if he lied. If he lied I believe he will be dismissed from the team.
From the things Coach Hoke has said, I agree. But I wouldn't be averse to seeing him be suspended for 2-3 more games either. This is serious. But I wouldn't automatically kick him off the team. If he's a good kid and made a mistake, punish him but give him a second chance.
Couple more games for sure IMO.
agreed, people make mistakes and deserve a second chance but punishment must be meted out and should fit the crime.
To go into someone elses dorm room and take a laptop takes planning. This wasn't just a stupid act, this was something he would have had to plan in order to execute. I think that makes the matter much worse than something that happens in the heat of the moment.
I'm not happy w/ the 1 game, definitely feel it should have been more.
I'm curious if Hoke adds to Clark's game suspension now that the matter is officially complete.
Thieves should be kicked off the team. A DUI or MIP...eh..stealing stuff, beating people up...gets the boot for me. Good thing I am not Sparty's coach.
Well Hoke has said no further punishment for Clark.
Like walking down the hall turning doorknobs to see which one is open? I don't agree with stealing but I don't think this was some organized 007 action. Come on it's a laptop.
I agree with you it should be more than one game though.
Hopefully Clark uses this episode to help shape his future and become a more responsible person.
I didn't say it was 007, but even walking down the hall turning doorknobs is a planned action. I'd say the most likely scenario is that he knew who's room it was and that the person was gone and the laptop was there. I'd hope that's it, because walking down the hall trying to enter random rooms can become much more dangerous.
It's more than a laptop, it's the principle. If this person happened to come home, or had a friend come home while Clark was in the house what could have transpired?
I sure hope so, but at this point it's pretty easy for me to determine who i'd consider my least favorite Wolverine.
I understand it's the principle, but anytime you steal it is planned.
Do you think the proverbial chocolate bar at the grocery store jumped into the little boys pocket?
The dorms are not like south Detroit, and they are very small 3-4 hundred square feet.
Yep. And the sparties have every reason to thinks this. He should be booted off the team for stealing. But, most of fans that have some type of moral compass are probably the only ones to think this.
I'm not sure what you're getting at. I said he planned it and it wasn't a heat of the moment reaction.
Now do you mind responding to my question instead of responding w/ more questions that have absolutely nothing to do w/ what I post?
Probably nothing good that's why you don't steal.
I guess that wouldn't be out of the question.
I understand the value of a second chance but I think that Clark's punishment is light.
If I were Hoke, I would have suspended him for the year and allowed him to remain on the team (under a redshirt) if he agreed to return for the next 2 seasons.
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Sparty did this to SIms. He is no different.
Just logically speaking I feel like there could very well be more facts behind this. I just don't see Clark arbitrarily going to a dorm and stealing a macbook air. Not to mention it's Stockwell. Stockwell is probably the worst dorm to steal something from for a number of reasons. Also, he knows exactly what's on the line.
I could easily be wrong and we could be dealing with a laptop-ninja. But there may be facts that were not released because they would be insignificant in the judicial system and I'm sure he mapped out to Coach Hoke exactly what happened and why. No matter the case, it was f*cked up and there is no positive spin that can be placed on this, but seeing this is his first mishap with the law getting kicked off the team is far too excessive IMO.
I like this similar to Stonum
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