Tag:Jeanne Somers Doyle
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:01 pm

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier this month Texas safety Christian Scott was suspended indefinitely by the team after being arrested for assault. Scott assaulted Jeanne Somers Doyle while she was in the process of repossessing his car, dragging her from the vehicle and throwing her to the ground before speeding away in his car.

Scott pleaded no contest to the charges and has now been reinstated to the team, though he'll be forced to sit out the first three games of the season.

“We’re disappointed any time once of our players makes a poor decision, and Christian understands he made a mistake,” said head coach Mack Brown in a statement. “He has taken responsibility, is accepting the consequences of his actions and has returned to the team. He will be working with the scout team until he is eligible to play.”

Along with missing the team's first three games, Scott has been given two years of deferred adjudication. Which means that he could suffer some serious consequences should he be arrested again during the next two years. He's also been sentenced to 40 hours of community service, will have to attend a stress management course and pay restitution to Doyle and pay for court costs. 
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:30 am
Edited on: August 10, 2011 11:37 am

Texas' Scott threw repo woman to the ground

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Austin American-Statesman was able to get its hands on the arrest warrant for Texas safety Christian Scott, and it turns out that his arrest stems from his treatment of the woman who was repossessing his car. Scott was arrested for assault causing bodily harm on Monday afternoon in Austin, and suspended indefinitely by the team.

Jeanne Somers Doyle was in the process of repossessing Scott's car when she was blocked by another car while at Scott's apartment complex. Scott then got out of the car that was blocking Doyle, approached her in the car while screaming profanities at her. According to the police report, Doyle recognized Scott because she had repossessed his car last year. As Scott reached the car, he pulled Doyle from it and then threw her to the ground.

Scott then got into the car and fled the scene before being arrested at a nearby gas station.

Obviously if this is true, Scott's future as a Longhorn doesn't look good. I can understand the frustration of seeing your car getting taken away, and how you would want to stop the person doing it, but to attack that person -- particularly when it's a woman -- because you didn't make your car payments isn't the right way to go about things.

Doyle was just doing her job because Scott didn't.
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