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Oklahoma RB arrested for not paying fines

Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:25 am
Edited on: August 24, 2011 11:26 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Oklahoma
running back Jonathan Miller was arrested last week for not paying traffic fines.

Miller was originally pulled over in September of 2010 and charged with a misdemeanor of driving without a license. Not a big deal, and Miller then went to court in December and ordered to pay a fine of $394. Being a broke college kid, Miller wasn't able to make that payment, so he set up a payment plan with the court.

A payment plan he didn't stick to.

After not sending in payment in March, Miller was ordered to appear in court again in April to settle the $160 he still owed. Well, Miller didn't show up to that hearing, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The good news for Miller is that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said he doesn't suspend players "for traffic tickets." Which is fine, but I feel like somebody should point out to Stoops that Miller didn't get arrested for a traffic ticket. He was arrested because he didn't hold up his end of an agreement to pay for the fine, and then he ditched a court appearance.
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Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Oklahoma RB arrested for not paying fines

Miller was originally pulled over in September of 2010 and charged with a misdemeanor of driving without a license. Not a big deal, and Miller then went to court in December and ordered to pay a fine of $394. Being a broke college kid, Miller wasn't able to make that payment, so he set up a payment plan with the court.

A payment plan he didn't stick to.

After not sending in payment in March, Miller was ordered to appear in court again in April to settle the $160 he still owed. Well, Miller didn't show up to that hearing, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.


Not a big deal?  Yes, it is.  It is evidence of serious judgment issues for this young man that needed to be addressed SOONER in his life.  He obviously flunked enough personality test along the way to get himself suspended in the first place.  Then was careless enough, knowing he was suspended, or too careless to pay attention when he should have known he was suspended, to get somebody's attention with his look at me driving habits.

Stoops should suspend him, not for getting a traffic ticket, but for ignoring the Court's order to appear and the resultant arrest, instead of having such a cavalier attitude towards thumbing your nose at a judge when he/she tells you to be somewhere at a specific date and time.  I'm sure Stoops wouldn't have a problem suspending him if he missed a Stoops ordered appearance.



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:35 am
 

Oklahoma RB arrested for not paying fines

Nice to see that Athens-Clarke County PD isn't the only ones keeping running backs off the field of play with "traffic tickets".


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