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Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

Posted on: December 1, 2009 10:06 am
 

This wouldn’t be such a big deal if Brandon Spikes didn't ultimately decide his sentence.

This wouldn’t near as big a thing if, you know, Florida weren’t playing for the SEC title.

Heads might turn the other way if there wasn’t a recent history in Gainesville, if the football world weren’t waiting to see what Urban Meyer was going to do with his latest star run afoul of the law.

But it is a big deal, a huge deal. Carlos Dunlap, you messed up. You went Tony LaRussa on the entire Gator Nation by getting one of the sloppiest DUI’s in recent memory.

Asleep at the wheel?

With the engine running?

While the car was in gear? 

3:25 in the morning?

Dude, that’s not drunk. That’s falling down, can’t-count-backwards-fro-100 drunk. Allegedly, of course. Certainly not exactly what you expect, though, from the BCS title game defensive MVP and one of the team leaders. Not what you want from the guy tied for the team lead in sacks (seven).  A guy who could be a first-round draft choice.

Carlos, aren’t you supposed to celebrate after beating Alabama? Another stomp of the Seminoles hardly seems worth the Captain Morgan.

But as coaches like to say, hey, they’re still college kids.

This college kid put his team at further risk of losing the SEC championship game. If Dunlap is suspended – a big if given recent history – I have this image of Trent Richardson and Mark Richardson sweeping around the end. Dunlap’s absence would give tight end Colin Peek, a Florida guy from Ponte Vedra Beach, more room. Obviously, it would have to easier protecting Greg McElroy.

The next step is up to Meyer. After the way he handled the Spikes situation, he absolutely cannot go light on Dunlap. That’s what happens when the star linebacker has to suspended himself. Remember that one after the eye gouge? Spikes was suspended for a half (laughable), then Spikes took himself out of the entire game.

If the Florida coach stops short of anything less than a one-game suspension in this case, then the SEC may step in.

I’m kidding, of course, on the SEC thing. The outrage from outside the program would be enough of a distraction. The Urbanator is smart enough to limit the damage. See ya, Carlos. We’ll check in with you, maybe, in the BCS title game or the Sugar Bowl.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Alabama, Florida
 
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Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2009 6:28 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

This is such a big black bruise on the eye for the Gator Nation. I don't like the Gators but I've always respected their program. Bad mistake....I hope Urban does the right thing!



Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2009 6:08 pm
 

Passed out drunk in his car?

Well. look at the bright side. If the NFL doesn't work out for this guy, maybe he could be head coach at Ohio U!!!!



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 5:18 pm
 

Gone

The more I think about it, the more angry I get.  Stupid, irresponsible, and dangerous.  Nevermind suspension from the game, Dunlap shouldn't even be allowed to WATCH the game.  He certainly has given up the privilege to travel with the team to Atlanta.  Everybody on that team has worked so hard to achieve a perfect season, future NFL players came back for their senior year, the entire Gator Nation has poured out a year of solid support---and Carlos Dunlap is so supremely selfish, so obnoxiously inconsiderate that he decides to get wasted the night before the week's most important practice, and THEN gets behind the wheel!

That is disgusting, Carlos Dunlap.  Kick him off the team, Coach.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2009 3:17 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

TheJawa.

Oh how funny that you would reference Preston Parker you sorry Nole! Tongue out

Preston Parker gets a DUI for being passed out at a McDonald's drive through window.
Carlos Dunlap gets a DUI for passing out in gear with the car running.

Preston Parker gets kicked off the football team immediately.
Carlos Dunlap, I'm about 90% sure, will miss MAYBE 1 game.
Preston Parker was arrested three years ago and didn't miss a game...

While on probation two summers ago Preston Parker was again arrested... This time with an unregistered handgun he claimed was a "gift" and an ounce of weed on a traffic stop... He claimed the weed wasn't his and he didn't know how his unregistered weapon came to be resting on itUndecided.... Both felonies were pleaded down to misdemeanors..

So that then brings me to Preston Parker arrested for the third time, drunk as a skunk at the wheel with the car running and in gear.

While the final act may follow a similar line the pattern of felonous behavior by Preston Parker does not resemble Carlos Dunlap's career. 

So it actually took three felony arrests to get Parker off the team there TheJawa...

You should have picked another player to reference your superiority in acciountability at Free Shoes U/Dillard's Shopping Club/$100 Dollar Handshake U


As far as the topic at hand absolutely he should not play another snap at Florida... He planned on entering the draft after this year.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2009 3:07 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

Don't worry guys... I expect we have seen the last of Dunlap in Orange and Blue....

Too bad, what a waste... Oh well plug another 5 Star DE recruit...

Flex Spikes out...



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2009 3:06 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

Now we shall see....

Everyone calls FSU the Criminoles, but at least we disicipline our athletes that do stupid thing.

Preston Parker gets a DUI for being passed out at a McDonald's drive through window.
Carlos Dunlap gets a DUI for passing out in gear with the car running.

Preston Parker gets kicked off the football team immediately.
Carlos Dunlap, I'm about 90% sure, will miss MAYBE 1 game.

So really, who's worse here?  Also, take into account that FSU HASN'T had about 25 people arrested in the past 4 years from their team.



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 3:03 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

This donkey was clearly putting lives on the line.  Urb should put his career on the line, but wont.  He should be suspended for the rest of the season.  Dude, you are one of the best D-ends in the nation.  Can't you find some freshmen or groupie to drive your vehicle?  Now if they lose GOD, I mean Tebow will get off the hook and still make it to the NY for a trophy he doesn't deserve.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2009 2:44 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

remind me what Sergio Kindle's punishment was when he left the scene of an accident earlier this year
Slight difference with Kindle. He didn't break any laws; at least that can be proven. "Texas law doesn't appear to cover leaving the scene of accidents resulting in damage to buildings. The person is only required to file a report with the Texas Department of Transportation."

This jackass was found passed out at a stoplight. He clearly broke the law.

Further, Sergio was suspended for 3 games for his DUI in 2007. This tool should suffer the same fate.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2009 2:33 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

If the entire story is accurate, and it ends up being 100% alcohol induced (no meds also involved) then this goes beyond him just being an idiot. He clearly must have a problem he needs to get fixed. The scenario is ridiculous - on a Monday night, the night before UF's well-known tough Tues practices, and the week of the biggest game of the year - he is out until 3:30 getting loaded? That's not a crazy college kid, they even know better than that, that is someone with a real problem. I'm obviously speculating here, but it's probably fortunate this hadn't happened earlier, and even more fortunate no one got hurt.

He obviously needs to miss this week's game and then let the story develop to gauge the bowl game, he was leaving anyway, so next season isn't an issue from a dismissal standpoint. Probably should miss the bowl game too, but kicking him out on the curb and out of the program may not be the answer for a kid who may need some help with something not involving football. 



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2009 2:16 pm
 

Oh no, he didn't: Dunlap is latest Gator charged

remind me what Sergio Kindle's punishment was when he left the scene of an accident earlier this year


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