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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: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2009 12:49 pm
 

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

Poor Carlos,

The pressure of not being given credit for Florida's success and having to listen to the Press and Media so in love with TEBOW, after all thats all they talk about is TEBOW, they are soooo in love with TEBOW, none of the rest of the team gets much mention for their contributions to the wins and the success this season.  It's all about TEBOW   TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW.   Poor Carlos had all that he could stomach and he succumbed to the Bud Light.



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 11:45 am
 

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

texgator-

hey bro...agree with most of your post..in fact I think kicking him off the team is the best thing to do. Not having access to train for the combine etc is brilliant..sends a message to all student-athletes and in fact all the kids in gainesville. BUT...

..It is getting old listening to people refer to this as "the biggest game in Florida History!"...how so? is it not an sec championship game? haven't they been there before? Wouldn't the National Championship games be more important to history?

peace



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2009 11:14 am
 

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

suspend him for a minimum of 1 game
No sir. This kid is suspended for the remainder of the year. There is no way you slap him on the wrist for such an egregious failure in judgement.

I know the Gators are playing for a national title, but take a cue from Mack Brown at Texas (who happens to be chasing that same title) and suspend this SOB for the remainder of the year. This type of behavior is completely unacceptable and this kid needs to be made an example of.

Urban - You screwed up the Brandon Spikes thing. Here is your opportunity to rectify the situation. Don't let it get away.



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 10:41 am
 

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

As a diehard Gator fan I'm pissed at Dunlap and the position that he has put Meyer and the rest of the team in less than a week before the biggest game in Florida history.

Dunlap is a selfish ass. I sadly agree that Meyer's only recourse is to suspend him for a minimum of 1 game. If I were Meyer I would go one step further and kick him off the team. What Dunlap did beyond recklessly endangering lives is the antithesis of team. He showed no respect or love for the teammates who have fought hard all season to get to this point. He doesn't deserve to get any of the accolades that may come to this team over the next game (i.e. championship rings if those are to be this team's destiny) and he certainly doesn't deserve to have access to any of the training facilities that he may want to use while getting ready for the combines. I say cut him lose and let him become one of those players in the NFL who lists his high school as his alma mater.

Go Gators.




Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2009 10:37 am
 

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

Dunlap isn't a huge loss for the Alabama game.

As far as stopping Ingram goes, it doesn't matter too much if we have Dunlap. It's more about the play of the DT seeing as Ingram is a between-the-tackles kinda runner. Joe Haden and Brandon Hicks will be very important as far as the blitz packages will go this week.


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