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Mercyhurst College athletic director Barnett resigns

There are 24 comments on the GoErie.com story from Jan 19, 2009, titled Mercyhurst College athletic director Barnett resigns. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Mercyhurst College announced in an e-mail this evening that athletic director Craig Barnett has resigned citing personal reasons.Aaron Kemp, assistant athletic director, will assume Barnett's duties on an ...

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Sock Puppet

Cleveland, OH

#4 Jan 21, 2009
Wonder what happened, and so abruptly! I'm sure Mercyhurst will be forthcoming with an explanation before the week is over. Either that or the ETN will do their usual hard hitting investigating.
Sock Puppet

Cleveland, OH

#8 Jan 21, 2009
I'm sure Dr. Gamble will come forward and make a statement today. That would be the Christian thing to do. You would think he would want to stop all these rumors and just tell the truth.
Ralph

Oxford, OH

#9 Jan 21, 2009
Maybe this is connected to the Gannon AD vacancy?
Sock Puppet

Cleveland, OH

#10 Jan 21, 2009
"Maybe this is connected to the Gannon AD vacancy?"

WRONG!!
water cooler

Oil City, PA

#11 Jan 21, 2009
I guess people do not want to let know what happened ... being that posts are being removed...???
cleanair

Cleveland, OH

#13 Jan 21, 2009
laker jock wrote:
It's pretty much common knowledge here that he was involved with a student, we just don't understand why the administration is trying to keep this quiet. We all figured that they would be very open about this given the school's history of abuse and coverups.
I remember the same type of situation thirty years ago. The prof sucked on his gun near the campus.
jocoman english

United States

#14 Jan 21, 2009
Maybe trautman should hire eunuchs.
Bukowski Booster

Harmonsburg, PA

#15 Jan 21, 2009
This looks like a job for Gary Bukowski!
lakerfan

Canton, OH

#16 Jan 22, 2009
The common knowledge of being involved with a student is a rumor that got out of control. If it were true it wouldn't be a rumor anymore. He was a good AD and will be missed. Respect his privacy!
who is this guy

Oil City, PA

#17 Jan 22, 2009
there is no reference to him on Mercyhurst's web site as ever being there. Any reference of him was taken off of Mercyhurst's web site quicker than snow is taken off of the streets of Erie.(OK A lot quicker) But it was not just 'personal reasons' for which he left if Mercyhurst wants no connection to him at all.
Just had to laugh

Erie, PA

#18 Jan 22, 2009
Had to laugh when I saw this! There's been all sorts of crap going on for years at the Mercyhurst Athletic office. I worked at the hurst campus center one summer and couldn't believe some of the things I saw with my own eyes. I even remember one time when Pete Russo took two Mercyhurst College vehicles and a handful of students off campus and used them for a whole afternoon to move his daugther, an Erie school teacher, from one Erie school building to another!

And that was mild compared to some other stuff!
laker jock

Cleveland, OH

#20 Jan 22, 2009
lakerfan wrote:
The common knowledge of being involved with a student is a rumor that got out of control. If it were true it wouldn't be a rumor anymore. He was a good AD and will be missed. Respect his privacy!
He was a great AD! Guess he just made some very poor choices. The silence by the Mercyhurst administration and board in effect confirms the rumors. Hopefully the walls will be crumbling down soon and the community will get the moral leadership we all deserve.
Dave

Erie, PA

#21 Jan 23, 2009
laker jock wrote:
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He was a great AD! Guess he just made some very poor choices. The silence by the Mercyhurst administration and board in effect confirms the rumors. Hopefully the walls will be crumbling down soon and the community will get the moral leadership we all deserve.
"the walls will be crumbling down"?

You must be a Laker Jock who is from out of town. Mercyhurst College is a master when it comes to cover ups and in defending guilty employees.

Go do some research on the William Garvey scandal of five years ago.
lakerlover

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Jan 24, 2009
I think that Craig Barnett was a very good athletic director and Mercyhurst will miss him greatly. Rumors are rumors until facts come out.. Give the man a break. Mercyhurst Athletics was going in the right direction, now it's going to crumble with the rest of the college. POOR MERCYHURST.
laker jock

Columbia, SC

#23 Jan 25, 2009
I'm from SW PA and never heard much about the situation with the former and current president before. There's a lot of information out there I wasn't even aware of. What a corrupt administration and board! Why doesn't anyone do anything about it? Seems like they really don't care at all about the student's welfare, they still cover up and assume things will just go away. Looks like a giant lawsuit just waiting to happen, an easy one to win too it seems to me.
Take a Look

Erie, PA

#24 Jan 26, 2009
Don't expect Mercyhurst to change or become less corrupt. The same cast and crew who protected that pedofile Garvey are still in high positions of power and influence at Mercyhurst.

Tom Gamble was Garvey's close associate. Mary Daly went around the entire campus in the middle of the night (when the Garvey scandal broke), opened up newspaper boxes, and then stole newspapers so that students couldn't read about Garvey in the Erie newspaper.

http://predafile.blogspot.com/

http://community.livejournal.com/_gryphon/216...

Take a look at these links. The'll tell you all you'll need to know about how corrupt of a place Mercyhurst is.
poorly run school

Canton, OH

#25 Jan 26, 2009
There are so many people employed there still that actually have been covered up for even with this so called new administration. I talked to a couple of colleagues of mine at Mercyhurst and they said Barnet is guilty of only rumors that the administration took too long to put an end to. No proof that's why they want this to be quiet because they screwed up. She also said that Gamble is NEVER around campus and most students wouldn't know who he is.
Hey

Harmonsburg, PA

#26 Jan 26, 2009
Is it just me of does Tom Gamble act a bit sissified or light in the loafers?
Local Fan

Albany, NY

#27 Apr 9, 2009
I heard that he is interviewing for another AD job....how is this possible? How would someone even consider taking him after what he did?
LAKERSLOSTAGAIN

AOL

#28 Apr 19, 2009
What is it that he did? Please explain... do you have facts.. Fill us in... Inquiring minds want to know :)

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