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Fulmer announces Parker's punishment

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Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer announced disciplinary action for junior All-SEC offensive lineman Anthony Parker, following Parker’s arrest Saturday on a disorderly conduct charge.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Fulmer said that punishment for Parker will include, but is not limited to, morning runs, curfew, community service and participation in police ride-alongs.

“I have always taken special care to get all of the facts when we have an issue, and I appreciate everyone’s efforts to get to those facts,” Fulmer said. “I have watched Anthony Parker mature and grow as a young man, student and leader on our team over the years, and I am proud of his growth.

“However in this incident, I do not believe he respected the officer as he should have and unintentionally created a situation that could have been avoided.”

Knoxville Police Department Officer Sam Henard, off duty at the time, arrested Parker in the parking lot of a West Knoxville apartment complex.

According to police, Parker was yelling in the parking lot of the complex, where Henard also worked as a courtesy officer.

Henard told Parker to stop yelling and leave the area, however police said after Parker started to comply that he “stopped and started yelling again and walked away from officer Henard yelling again and waving his arms in the air.”

On Wednesday, the News Sentinel also obtained video from Knoxville police of two other incidents involving Parker and Henard, both of which occurred in 2006.

In the first, Parker is given a citation for noise disturbance for having his car sound system on too loud while driving on Andy Holt Boulevard on June 25, 2006. The second is a confrontation between Parker and Henard on White Avenue on April 22, 2006, in which no citations were given.

Following Parker’s arrest on Saturday, KPD received complaints from a handful of unnamed citizens, prompting a police supervisor to conduct a review of Parker’s arrest.

Police concluded that Henard acted properly in response to the incident.

Parker is the fourth player charged by police since two freshmen wide receivers were cited by police on Jan. 11 for simple possession of marijuana.

A freshman tailback was arrested Jan. 21 by UT police on a public intoxication charge after officers responded to a fight call at a university residence hall.

Parker’s punishment is similar to that received by the three players.

Drew Edwards covers University of Tennessee football. He may be reached at 865-342-6274.

© 2008, Knoxville News Sentinel Co.

       119 Comments

Posted by Foolmore on January 30, 2008 at 1:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

stay the course!

Posted by WD40plusVol on January 30, 2008 at 1:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Next on CBS, Judge Phil mediates a dispute over a barking dog.

Posted by jclowers on January 30, 2008 at 1:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The police are going to have to buy more cars to handle all these ride-alongs.

Posted by sjt18 on January 30, 2008 at 1:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

From the rate at which they've been catching Vol players all over town... sounds like they've got plenty of cars.

On a serious note, Parker's less than severe punishment would seem to suggest that he hasn't been in any kind of trouble before. Too bad it had to happen this late in his career and when it did.

Posted by bullfrog07 on January 30, 2008 at 1:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Stay The Course - stay the course. Work like heck and let's keep up our 4-loss per season run we're on. Go Vols!

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To tell you the truth...I give Fulmer credit. He didn't push any envelope about the officer. He said it as clearly as he possibly could that Parker disrespected the officer. I truly believe THIS incident got Coach's full attention and that there will be a positive change, to include the new coaches as well. Parker is a very valuable part of next years team and decided to forego pro ball to come back. I hope it got his attention too and that he uses it to develop a leadership role for others. I am pleased with Coach Fulmers action and statement. Thank you Coach.

Posted by bossvol351 on January 30, 2008 at 1:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Foolmore, The "Fool" part is accurate!

Posted by DennisVols on January 30, 2008 at 1:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Troubles are not just at UT
JACKSON, Miss. -- A quarterback who was to sign with Mississippi on Feb. 6 has been kicked off the team because of an arrest for selling steroids.

Jared Foster, of Madison, who played last season for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, was enrolled in classes at Ole Miss and was informally working out with the team. He was scheduled to formally join the team on National Signing Day and would have been able to practice this spring.

Posted by BigO1 on January 30, 2008 at 1:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Great to see the police arresting another football player. This time for yelling and waving his arms in the air. Wow, what a menace to society. Too bad they miss the criminals that shoot, rob, stab, and rape all of the students in Fort Sanders. If they catch them, it's not going to make big enough news. Good Work UTPD and KPD, keep trying to make headlines.

Posted by BigOrange1 on January 30, 2008 at 1:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is a ride-a-long even punishment...sounds like fun to me..."Don't tase me bro".

Posted by GreerVol22 on January 30, 2008 at 1:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

wait a minute....unintentionally created a situation that could have been avoided.”

no doubt in my mind it was definately intentional, otherwise the arrest never happens I would be back over on a recruiting story making comments.

Posted by hcjournals on January 30, 2008 at 1:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bull and Boss:

Lighten up. How would you have handled it? Please become Gator fans and leave the negativity to those fine citizens. Oh yeah, if you think you are "helping" by putting in your 2 cents, Florida needs help with their running game. Go help them........

Posted by pdhuff on January 30, 2008 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Lets see. Ride-alongs will soon be popular as Vols passing each other will have to wave. Jeesh, like TJ said, put it to bed or give me a break. How PC is this. Facing a judge for AWAT.
Arm waving after twelve. 20 yrs in Leavenworth should be about right.

TDTN said it right,"what ya goona do when they come for you, bad boy-bad boys". Tackle or block someone we hope. Parker, you're forgiven.

Posted by sjt18 on January 30, 2008 at 1:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Greer, did you read the full account?

It said that Parker started to leave but then came back and tried to get others to join him. I'm wondering if the police officer didn't exhibit an attitude or say something that caused the reaction.

Parker still should have just walked away... but it is hard to imagine the officer handling it well only to have the guy start to walk away then come back.

Posted by bigbluevol on January 30, 2008 at 1:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Apparently these two guys have a history with each other. Someone posted a link about it on the other story related to this one. Parker and the cop obviously don't care for one another. I hope his ride along isn't with that guy.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 1:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

BigOrange1.

I went on a ride along with my Brother in Law in Los Anegeles. It was great! Like "Cops" live. There was excitement and an arrest. While it's not really punishment, it does give the person a better view of what police face every day and helps most realize how insignificant the things we think police "should do" are. Very, very enlightening. The difference though...I wasn't forced and I didn't have an attitude. I think it makes good sense, although it should be interpreted as "education" and not punishment and that's what I think Coach Fulmers intent is with each of these cases. Education. The punishment is the other stuff. How do you cure bad behavior? Punishment without education is worthless. Education falling on deaf ears is worthless. Time will tell what the net result will be. I am optimistic that Coach Fulmer, backed up by our new coaches can and will make a positive difference in our football teams attitudes. Now...if there is another arrest tomorrow...that will not be good. Onward and upward.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 1:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

By the way...it was late night ride along in a bad...no very bad neighborhood.

Posted by bossvol351 on January 30, 2008 at 1:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

hcjournals, You totally missed it! Go back and read my reply to Foolmore...slowly.

Posted by bigbluevol on January 30, 2008 at 2 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Geoff - your point about education is a good one. They will get to see what the cops deal with, but they will also get to see what bad choices and drugs/alcohol abuse, etc can do to your life in the long run. I'm sure they'll encounter quite a few guys who have ruined their lives. Scare 'em straight technique.

Posted by Pullingguard on January 30, 2008 at 2:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Properly handled. Was blown out of the water by the posters last few day.. He committed no crime so Fulmer handled this as he should, with consequences and respect.

Posted by rabidvol1998 on January 30, 2008 at 2:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This punishment seems to fit the "crime". I still believe Jones and Paige should and will get a game or two suspension.

Posted by BigOrange1 on January 30, 2008 at 2:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

tngeoff,

I was being sarcastic but good thoughts though. I could see where that could open up their eyes to what police officers face. I would want to play with the siren the whole time:)

Instead of the Vol Walk, we may see the Police Ride-A-Long Parade.

Posted by rabidvol1998 on January 30, 2008 at 2:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

BigOrange - as a registerd bleading orange heart, orange colored glasses, Fulmer supporter, it pains me to play along with your humor, but I couldn't resist;

The VolWalk will be renamed PerpWalk!

Posted by wr23 on January 30, 2008 at 2:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Properly handled. Was blown out of the water by the posters last few day.. He committed no crime so Fulmer handled this as he should, with consequences and respect."

I agree--I don't like PF as a coach, but enough's enough with all these rants. C'mon now.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 2:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

bigbluevol.

Thanks. Evening ride alongs are the most impactive...by far! That's when the craziest things happen. At one point in LA, the three police cars (five policemen) all had their guns drawn in the "excitement" and I'm sitting in the back seat of my Brother-in-Laws cruiser, locked in thinking..."Oh crap." Man..if shots started flying, I was unarmed and locked in...it would have been...how you say...BAD for Geoff!!!! I don't really get scared, but my life was on parade before my eyes and my Prayer activity was in full bloom.

BigOrange1.

Your last post is hilarious! I hope we never get to Police-Ride-A-Long Parade, but dang...it does conjure up some really funny images!

Posted by GreerVol22 on January 30, 2008 at 2:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

sjt, when a cop addresses you, and gives instruction, just do what the man says, stfu, and go home. I don't think he got arrested until he showed the other side of his arse.

Posted by LazhilUTDelt on January 30, 2008 at 2:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Make them all run and make whoever caused it to lead the run!
Word has it that UTPD and KPD are setting up a partnership to use some Greyhound buses to follow the cop cars so that by the end of the season they can accommodate the whole team on ride-alongs.
They are already painting it orange with the sayings: "BIG ORANGE CRIME CARAVAN"

Posted by sjt18 on January 30, 2008 at 2:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't disagree Greer. Parker was wrong even if the guy taunted him and called his momma names. I try to teach my kids even now that they don't take things into their own hands. Give it to those responsible for taking care of it.

My point was that I've seen policemen with that power rush too... where it isn't enough just to resolve the situation... they have to establish the "I'm in charge" thing.

Posted by cdonsbach on January 30, 2008 at 2:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Turn your damn stereo down, Anthony!

Posted by ONUV on January 30, 2008 at 2:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

bring back some donuts for phil!

Posted by Tenn_Dawg on January 30, 2008 at 2:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This whole thing seemed much to do about nothing. A little running seems like it is plenty of punishment for this. I agree with some of the other posters that a ride along would be fun.

Posted by Archrockvol on January 30, 2008 at 2:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

At least it happened now and not in sep.

Posted by jimr07 on January 30, 2008 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

ONUV--i think people are really getting tired of the donut thing. be creative like being positive for a change.

Posted by GreerVol22 on January 30, 2008 at 3:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

sjt, yep..many times their ego is not in check which leads to what probably happened. Hey! Todd Helton Jr just signed...

Posted by marc_ash on January 30, 2008 at 3:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I never understood the purpose of ride alongs. I suppose you could be in the car saying to yourself "man, I'm glad it isn't me this time".

Never made much sense to me.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 3:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

rabidvol1998.

I love Tennessee football and also love humor. Your post about renaming the Vol Walk is really funny! It's all in good humor and you see that. Great post!

Posted by GoVol on January 30, 2008 at 3:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Make the entire team run, run, run and then when they're tired, run some more.
They should win, lose and get punished as a team...just like the military. It works!

Posted by Dupree on January 30, 2008 at 4:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Who is TDTN? He sounds like a real character. Is he a one of the naysayers everyone keeps talking about?

Posted by mcbrim1998 on January 30, 2008 at 4:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe they should strap him to the top of a cruiser and drive through the "hood" at midnight. That might make this kid wake up.

Posted by tigervol9802 on January 30, 2008 at 4:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Question -

In these ride along programs, will they be subject to sit with police at the end of James White Parkway or the other spots in Knoxville where the cops sit and do nothing?

Or if on the late night shift, will they be allowed to bring their own DVDs when the cops go sit somewhere and watch movies all night?

Posted by pdhuff on January 30, 2008 at 4:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow, Dupree 4:03 p.m. Who is TDTN? Well, I imagine you 'll find out soon enuf. Lets just say he's a highly qualfied bona fide Volunteer. I'm not sure if he's kin to big Phil or not. We'll see. Soon.

Posted by TommyJack on January 30, 2008 at 4:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Geoff: And they will be frog-marched into the stadium.

Posted by Dupree on January 30, 2008 at 4:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why do all these Vol fans fight with one another?
Dang, I thought we were all pulling for the same team. I can't believe my eyes at some of the writings on this here blog.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 4:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

TommyJack.

This may be paralell, but I think you have the right idea...but I'm thinkin', half turtle and half frog. What are your thoughts on that minor modification?

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 4:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Half turtle and half frog - writer stricken by fear of such a thing:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries...

Posted by Hacksaw57 on January 30, 2008 at 5:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

BREAKING NEWS FLASH!!!
This Just In! - The ex-brother-in-law of the 4th cousin's sister of ESPN investigative reporter T. Farrey, the investigative reporter that broke the news of the improprieties in the tutoring of Tennessee athletes a few years back, reports that KNPD has turned over evidence to unnamed University officials that University of Tennessee football players have been running amuck all over K-town purchasing Pop-Rock Fizzle Candy. Reports are that the UT Athletic Department has launched an internal investigation to determine if sufficient evidence is warranted to make a formal request to the KNPD to suggest the local Coca-Cola Bottling Co. pull ALL inventory of Coke products from market shelves in and around campus so that UT athletes would not be able to drink a bottle of Coke with a mouth full of Pop Rock candy and possibly BLOW THEIR BRAINS OUT.
Campus Security would be called in for added backup at campus residences and dorms in case individuals became rowdy and went about waving and thrashing their arms in protest of the ban. Coach Phillip Fulmer, in an unprecedented move, announces that UT football players turn over all purchases by them from local vendors including the Pop-Rock Fizzle Candy in question along with Snickers, Milky Way, Hershey and Zero bars and also K-Krème doughnuts AND the hole as well will be confiscated. These confiscated items will be charted for possible forensic sampling. In a joint investigative effort, local KNPD investigative authorities and the University of Tennessee Athletic Department, have called in experts in the field of BS and it has been rumored that such experts in that field will include such names as TDTN, TommyJack, pdhuff, tngeoff and marc_ash to name a few.
More on this story as news is acquired.
p.s. – There is NO EVIDENCE to suggest that men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl or Women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt’s or their staffs have had any part of the proposed improprieties, despite what has been rumored and circulated by the basketball program authorities at LSU or UCONN.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 5:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Odd ogg alleged to have Biblical roots:

http://www.jordanmargolis.com/rabble_rou...

It would be some type of Holy march into the stadium, thus demonstrating a complete reformation of past deeds and signaling an all new era of Vol Walk significance.

Posted by Dupree on January 30, 2008 at 5:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hacksaw57

If what you say is true, does this mean we will go on NCAA probation?

Posted by innocuous_infidel on January 30, 2008 at 5:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There seems to be something personal between Parker and the officer. Read the following info from an article on WBIR.com -

"Before Saturday, Parker had three citations on his record. Two came from Officer Sam Henard, who once patrolled the area surrounding the UT campus and was the first officer involved in Saturday's arrest. The third citation was issued by Officer Kinder with the UT Police Department.

Dashboard camera video from Henard's patrol car on two incidents in 2006 shows tension between Parker and Henard.

(Video) Officer Henard: How ya doin'? My name's Officer Henard with KPD. Remember the last time I saw you? On Laurel? I gave you a warning about playing your stereo like that?

On April 22, 2006, Officer Henard stopped Parker for playing his stereo too loud. A man who identifies himself as a member of the coaching staff arrives and asks what's going on. Eventually Henard gives Parker a citation for violating noise ordinances and driving without a license.

(Video) Officer Henard: Everybody that works on this campus?all the officers know this car and know that you keep doing it. And we're going to keep writing you tickets for it. The simplest thing is stop doing it, or take it out of your car.

Parker: So basically, y'all are just looking at me.

Officer Henard: No, there's 20,000 people on this campus. I'm looking at everybody. But I gave you a warning, and I know other officers have given you warnings, and you're still doing it. That's what these are for. To make you stop doing it.

Video from June of 2006 shows a third incident between the two. The dashcam shows two men walking towards the street when the cruiser stops, because the officer believed Parker shouted an insult at him.

(Video) Officer Henard: To you and to me and you're waving a stick, you're lucky, you're lucky you're not hurting.

Parker: You know who I am, what would I do to jeopardize my career?

Officer Henard: Both times, both times that I've stopped you, you've given me nothing but trouble. Ok, you've called people to the scene everytime

Parker: To make sure I, to make sure that I'm (inaudible) Why would I call people to the scene?

Officer Henard: Because you've got a problem

Parker: I called Gerald. He's Coach Fulmer's assistant.

Parker did not get a citation for the June 2006 incident."

It's not clear to me if Henard is still a U-T cop or not, but doesn't it seem a little odd that these two guys would keep on running into each other? Is Parker following Henard around, or is it the other way around?

I'm wondering if Parker's vehicle may have a burnt-out license plate light. Good old U-T police, they're on top of it. They are a total joke - robbery after robbery taking place in Fort Sanders, and they're busting guys for playing stereos to loud. Should this really be a priority on a college campus that appears to be awash in felony crime?

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 5:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hacksaw57.

Dang. Good scoop. Wow BS experts on call. Man, a post removed, formally announced as a bona fide BS expert. Life is strange sometimes.

Pound the BS.

Posted by TommyJack on January 30, 2008 at 5:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

TD: Don't hear much from 7 ways anymore. And you plumb ran off ole AllVolinArkiesaw.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 5:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

TDTN, TommyJack, pdhuff, tngeoff and marc_ash.

"We bad!"

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/357049/ric...

Posted by IPOrange on January 30, 2008 at 5:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Heh, heh, heh. Dupree, meet TDTN.

Posted by IPOrange on January 30, 2008 at 5:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

TJ, I saw that one coming from a mile away.

tngeoff - Thanks for the link. I laughed until I had tears in my eyes.

Posted by Dupree on January 30, 2008 at 5:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Something tells me yawl don't like me very much. Bunch of snobby rich boys. Tommy Jack insults my profession and TouchdownTN is just RUDE!

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 5:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

IPOrange.

Glad you liked it Bro'! Humor makes life each day a little bit better.

Posted by Hacksaw57 on January 30, 2008 at 5:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

MORE BREAKING NEWS!!!!
The NCAA Clearing House is proposing an internal investigation into the possible improprieties at the University of Tennessee involving the unfair acquisitions of chemical substance abused items by the University of Tennessee football coaching staff.
Reports are that upon the confiscation of an undetermined amount of sugary substance by unnamed staff within the football program, there was an emergency response to the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, purportedly near the staff office of Head football coach Phillip Fulmer, where the response team administered medical assistance for hyperglycemia due to the overindulgence of chocolate and/or a high level of dextrose/sucrose overdose.
As the response team entered the premises, reports were that entry attempts were hindered by an abundance of candy wrappers stuffed into a multitude of Krispy Kreme doughnut boxes.
No more information on the victim or victims and their condition was obtainable as UT Campus Security cordoned off the immediate area due to the emergent gathering of a crowd thrashing and waving their arms in an abusive manner.
More News As It Become Available---
p.s. - There were unconfirmed reports coming from LSU and UCONN web sites that the investigation may spill over to the men’s and women's basketball programs at UT. "NO COMMENT”, were the statements issued from the respective programs but there was a hint of possible dropping of future scheduled games of unnamed opponents if rumors persist.

Posted by thesavageorange on January 30, 2008 at 5:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Some folks just are not ready for ole TouchdownTN.

Posted by cjraney on January 30, 2008 at 6 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Some folks are just not ready for anonymous strangers to be a$$holes just because they know how to use the "internets."

Posted by IPOrange on January 30, 2008 at 6:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Agreed, savageorange. Initial contact with TDTN can be a bit overwhelming for the faint of heart. After one such exchange, one blogger reported having blackouts. He was quoted as saying, "I didn't know what hit me. My head started swimmin', and then I noticed all these little orange spots on my keyboard. I'll be danged, but I think some of my freckles fell right off my face."

Posted by Dupree on January 30, 2008 at 6:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

But Mr. IPOrange, I ain't got freckles.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 6:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

TouchdownTN.

It struck me as funny as I looked at that ad!

Posted by Dupree on January 30, 2008 at 6:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Really sjt18? Do you really have lolly pops? What flavor? You want to go fishing too?

Posted by cjraney on January 30, 2008 at 6:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What's that you say?

Posted by cjraney on January 30, 2008 at 6:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I do love a good tailgate.

Posted by Dupree on January 30, 2008 at 6:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I've never been to a tailgate cjrainey. Would you take me and my boy to a tailgate party? I don't think TouchdownTN is a nice man. I don't think he really wants to be your friend.

Posted by cjraney on January 30, 2008 at 7:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

TDmountainman-

That's real nice of you to offer but since its your hoedown I think you get to set all the details. And I like to get rowdy too, but only with the ladies, just so we're clear.

Anyway, just let me know if you're providing the whiskey or I need to bring my own....but I can only drink Dickel or Jack on gamedays. Hope you understand.

Posted by vol_in_lsu_land on January 30, 2008 at 7:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm pissed!

I have yet to read the artice on here that tells us what kind of shoes Parker was wearing the night of the incident. Also, I would expect that we all be informed as to how he took his eggs at morning breakfast on the day in question.

I demand that the KNS hire some real journalists with a true understanding of their readership. We need more in-depth analysis of the details! Spread into as many chapters as possible to keep our attention spans in check! You know we all have adult ADHD!

Posted by pdhuff on January 30, 2008 at 8:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I rest my case about the doldrums.

Posted by VolsorCat on January 30, 2008 at 8:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a joke! Yelling in an apartment complex and disrespecting a rent a cop, who also doubles as a real cop (with real rent a cop attitude). Give me a f**king break. You all are busting all these kids for minor infractions that happen on every college campus daily. I don't condon the pot heads and think those idiots deserve the morning runs every day for a month, but the rest of this stuff is really minor. The big difference is that the KNS is out to prove a point and don't care how insignificant an issue might be. The push out a hit piece and watch all the naysayers give their 2 cents.

On a separate note: Has anyone seen that $99 pimp suit that Bob Huggins has on tonight? Sweet look!

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 9:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Guys. VolsorCat makes me think of an old joke that may have practical applicatuion here. First here is the joke:

"A man went to prison for the first time. He was in a cell with another
man, and just as the lights were turned out in the evening he heard
somebody from another cell shout out 'THIRTY-ONE!'.

All of a sudden everybody in the cell block burst out with laughter.
Then another voice shouted 'FIFTY-SIX!'. Again everybody burst
out with laughter.

The man was puzzled as to what was going on, so he turned to his
cell mate and asked: 'Why is it, when somebody shouts out a
number, everybody bursts out with laughter?'

His cell mate replied: 'Well, you see, down in the prison library we
have a joke book that contains every joke ever told. And we've all
been in here so long we've all memorised all the jokes. So now,
when anybody wants to tell a joke, they just have to shout out
the page number from the book.'

The man thought about this and decided that he would have a look
at this book. So the next day he went down to the prison library and
read a few pages. He wrote down the numbers on a bit of paper
because they were so good he wanted to tell them to the others
later.

That night, after lights out he shouted out 'SEVENTY-SIX'. He waited
for laughter but there wasn't any. He tried another one. 'TWENTY'.
Again silence. He couldn't understand why nobody was laughing.
He asked his cell mate 'Why is nobody laughing?'

His cell mate replied 'It's the way you tell them...' "

Now here is my point. Many here, including me repeat poiint after point after point over and over again. I am considering numbering my posts. Since this is an advanced intellectual circle, I wll start with the 5,000 series. My first post, 5,001 will mean that I am arguing in favor of Johnny Majors. 5,002 will be when I am arguing in favor of police. 5,003 will be when I am in favor of something that Phil Fulmer did. What do you think? 5,004 will be when I disagree with a post.

Posted by tngeoff on January 30, 2008 at 9:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

See. Once its perfected it will save much time and typing.

By the way...pound the fritter is # 5,005

5,005!

Posted by pdhuff on January 30, 2008 at 9:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

tngeoff-one of the few constants in one's life is a fritter. Like a good Lab, they will never let you down. I bet they could lure DTs into range. Tell Phil.

Posted by VolsorCat on January 30, 2008 at 9:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

tngeoff; very good. I am signing off on that positive note.

Posted by BigOrangeInCarolina on January 30, 2008 at 9:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Just got through watching the video, and this officer is a douche-bag. He was probably a nerd in school, always the last to get picked for anything, never made it in athletics, likes younger women who are badge-bunnies. He has nothing better to do than drive around looking for the white car with the big black man inside, because he's a UT football player with a sound system. The officer's radio was up. How could he hear Parker's radio? He saw Parker's car, gassed on it to catch up to him, then incriminated himself by saying that he and other officers knew the car and knew it had a sound system, and that they were going to continue to cite Parker. Sure, I believe student-athletes should be held to the same standard as everybody else, but that was a ridiculous traffic stop. It borders on profiling. Sounds to me like the officer is antagonizing Parker a little bit. I've seen his kind-he's gonna get his a$$ beat by somebody if he doesn't lose the Barney Fife attitude. Why doesn't he suit up and go one-on-one with AP on the turf at Neyland? I'd pay to watch that before I'd pay $43 for the spring game...

Posted by anthony on January 30, 2008 at 10:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey guys, would you have settled on a 4 loss season if our quarterback could have won the Heisman??? As far as punishment goes, we all have to learn to play by the rules, and with courtesy, manners, charm, and grace. Unfortunely a whole lot of society , our lawyers, and teachers, and sometimes even our venerated lawmakers send out different signals of behavior. Of course we are responsible for our own behavior, but why should i put a stumbling blick in front of my neighbors.

Posted by Couchdummy on January 30, 2008 at 11:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

tngeoff--What is funny about Perpwalk? (I Kept re-reading). If that is funny, Wow! There are some good books you might really get a knee slapping kick from!

Posted by rabidvol1998 on January 30, 2008 at 11:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

5001,5002,5003

I'll define 5010 as "if you don't want Fulmer, who do you want and can we get him and what has he done to prove he could do this job better than Fulmer?"

Posted by mparker12 on January 31, 2008 at 12:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

nah, see, he's an o-lineman. He should have to do something like pick up and bench press 60 vw beetles per day, or change semi tires by hand....something useful.

Posted by cjraney on January 31, 2008 at 12:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

TDTN-
Sounds like they broke the mold when they made her--like a Leatherman for partying...Nothing pretty, but sure is practical.

Posted by dallasdog1 on January 31, 2008 at 5:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This would have never happened to Mark Richt.

Posted by hiresanders on January 31, 2008 at 8 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Way to throw the book at him. I'm sure he'll learn from that stiff punishment.

Posted by AirForceOne on January 31, 2008 at 8:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wake everyone on the team up at 4:30am and have em run 100 laps around the perimeter of the indoor practice facility while the offender stands in the middle. Do this everyday for a week for each offender. I guarantee it would work.

Just wondering....who will be next to get arrested?

Posted by pdhuff on January 31, 2008 at 10:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

None of this happens at Vandy. Since Phil coached there once, I believe he must have forgotten the Commodore code of conduct.

Posted by tngeoff on January 31, 2008 at 11:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

5,011 = Doldrums

Posted by VOLstuckINky on January 31, 2008 at 12:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

fulmerites ... unite ...

Posted by tngeoff on January 31, 2008 at 12:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

VOLstuckINky.

fulmerites ... unite ... = 5020

Posted by pdhuff on January 31, 2008 at 5:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

TDTN, would you like a cart with a gravel stuck in the front wheel?

I suspect ol' Dupree is reinventing himself.

Posted by 10ACVOL on February 1, 2008 at 9:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Could you imagine getting cuffed and stuffed and put in the back of a squad car to look over and see a UT football player? WTF are you doing here? Ride-a-long bro...Word...Stay the course homey.
I think they should have to wear full pads and helmet on the ride along

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