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churdslick

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Re: So Butch Jones has himself in some trouble


I appreciate the idea of not rushing to judgment, but I don't agree that Jones should be fired only if misconduct is proven in a court of law. First off, the harassment suit will likely be settled out of court, But even assuming it goes to trial, there won't be a verdict specifically on whether Jones made the statement he's alleged to have made. The verdict would probably be much more general about whether the university should be held liable because it encouraged a culture of silence and allowed retaliation against whistleblowers like Bowles. In any event, people are fired for misconduct all the time without a jury verdict against them. Court cases are complicated and are governed by the rules of evidence and specific burdens of proof which aren't necessarily appropriate to an employer's review of an employee's judgment. The only difference here is that he's a public figure and there are serious allegations that have led to criminal charges against two of the players. I think the university should conduct an independent investigation into Jones, and if the evidence produced from that investigation suggests that he helped cover anything up or discouraged whistleblowers, he should be fired regardless of the outcome of the court cases.

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Posted: 02/25/2016 at 10:39PM



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So Butch Jones has himself in some trouble -- buffs0476 02/24/2016 8:10PM
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  Agreed ** -- Buffs4Ever 02/25/2016 7:34PM
  Re: So Butch Jones has himself in some trouble -- MN Buff 02/25/2016 11:49AM
  Me too. Not upset at all. -- Blitzkrieg 02/24/2016 10:32PM
  It's the SEC... -- CUKev 02/25/2016 5:01PM
  No doubt UT is happy about what Butch is building -- Blitzkrieg 02/25/2016 8:53PM
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  Re: So Butch Jones has himself in some trouble -- churdslick 02/25/2016 10:39PM
  Can't imagine Mac I or II doing this. -- 1977 Buff 02/25/2016 06:52AM
  Agree ** -- BadgerBuff 02/24/2016 9:16PM
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