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Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:34 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 1:38 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Well, I guess since the Offseason Arrest Train was already in Pullman, it decided to make a quick journey over to Seattle to catch its latest college football player.

According to KIRO TV in Seattle, Washington running back Johri Fogerson was arrested overnight and is currently in Snohomish County Jail.
Huskies tailback Johri Fogerson is jailed on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana after a pursuit that ended overnight in Mill Creek.
The details of the pursuit aren't known yet, but according to police radio traffic, a driver fleeing police jumped out of a car near 164th Street in Mill Creek just before midnight and ran. Police found the man and arrested him.
Fogerson is being held at the Snohomish County Jail, according to the jail roster. The roster lists "resisting arrest from the WSP" and "drug charge (less than 40 grams of marijuana)" as the alleged offenses.
Seriously, if I'm Steve Sarkisian, I'm not sure what upsets me more. The fact that my running back was arrested, or the fact that my running back couldn't outrun the police. I mean, if you can't get away from a police officer, then you've got no chance of outrunning an Oregon linebacker.

The school has not yet commented on Fogerson's arrest, or what kind of punishment he'll receive. Still, I can't help but think that getting arrested for marijuana possession and trying to evade police could do anything but help his rap career.


Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:55 am
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

skreffty - I came back expecting a reply similar to yours.  Nothing wrong with my moral compass.  Why would one assume anyone was apologizing for the player by pointing out obvious inaccuracies in a story.  It appeared the writer picked out what he wanted to make fun of someone.  That is what is disgusting.

For the record, I believe the player was wrong on all accounts except for turning himself in.  He should be appropriately punished by the University.
If it isn't your moral compass that is broken, then it is your priorities.  No one believes inaccurate reporting is worse than an intentional crime - look at Fox ratings if you don't believe me.



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

The charges against him are only half the problem.  What the team really should be looking at is that their running back couldn't OUTRUN guys with 100 pound belts on.  I always wonder how on those episodes of cops that the old fat white guy is able to chase down a kid in his twenties that is shirtless.  Heck they don't even have the weight of a gun because they already ditched it in the bushes.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

Your favorite team is Georgia, so I'll cut you some slack, but kids from everywhere smoke pot, not just the hood.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

College football players smoke pot. Newsflash of the century.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2011 9:56 am
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

The fact remains that yet another player finds himslef in trouble with the law.  The number of players doing this is taking a huge jump.  Like it or not, the fact is that the vast majority of these players are black.  Universities have to start realizing that when you take these kids out of the ghetto, they must be educated about life in a college enviornment.  They must appreciate the fact that almost oall of them would be flipping burgers at McD's, in prison, in the hospital, or in the Morgue if not for their athletic ability.  They are not in college because they have any senblence of a brain.  The Universities must remember this, and treat these kids as projects, because that is exactly what they are.  BAsically, they are in college to make money for the colleges.  Nothing more.



Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

skreffty - I came back expecting a reply similar to yours.  Nothing wrong with my moral compass.  Why would one assume anyone was apologizing for the player by pointing out obvious inaccuracies in a story.  It appeared the writer picked out what he wanted to make fun of someone.  That is what is disgusting.

For the record, I believe the player was wrong on all accounts except for turning himself in.  He should be appropriately punished by the University.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

I think the most disgusting aspect of this story are the posters who, rather than chastise the young man, play apologist for him because some of the facts are reported wrong.  So because he actually did out-run the cops and turned himself in with his mom later means its okay?  Yikes - you may want to check that moral compass.



Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

Wow, this this has become habit for writers from CBSSports. Please get your facts straight before you post. He did outrun the police and later with his mother turned himself in. I guess humor is more important than facts.



Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

Very few of the facts are correct in this story.  It leads you to believe there was a car chase which there wasn't.  It also says the police chased the player down which the didn't not.  He eluded the officer while he was attempting to handcuff him.  He got away and turned himself in later that night.

I don't know if this is sensationalism, or just shoddy journalism.  I guess probably both.



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2011 11:55 am
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

Seriously, if I'm Steve Sarkisian, I'm not sure what upsets me more. The fact that my running back was arrested, or the fact that my running back couldn't outrun the police. I mean, if you can't get away from a police officer, then you've got no chance of outrunning an Oregon linebacker.


LMAO


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