GVSU's Berezik pleads guilty

GVSU's Berezik pleads guilty

There are 25 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Feb 9, 2009, titled GVSU's Berezik pleads guilty. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Grand Valley State football star Jimmy Berezik has pleaded guilty to two charges after being caught in a police sweep to fight underage drinking on campus.

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Bob

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2009
Silly goose....
Go Figure

Colorado Springs, CO

#2 Feb 9, 2009
Huh, what you got to say to that GR Pete. Maybe you shoulda kept your fat mouth shut until the court proceedings were done huh. Idiot.
I Am Dum

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Feb 9, 2009
Way to tell 'em!
GR resident

Littleton, CO

#4 Feb 9, 2009
I'm sure the only reason he plead guilty was because the ottawa county cops & courts are soooo crooked that he would never get a fair trial. uh, yeah, I'm being sarcastic.
Rae9

Allendale, MI

#5 Feb 9, 2009
Imagine that!! Im curious to see what GR Pete has to say now!!
RealAmerican

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#6 Feb 10, 2009
He was kicked off the football team indefinitly to. I think thats a little extreme. Gee A-rod was just on the news and admited doing steroids, maybe his career possibilities should be gone to.I think they are making a example of this guy.
HeadHunter6

Holland, MI

#7 Feb 10, 2009
Imagine that.

Since: Dec 08

Dorr, MI

#8 Feb 10, 2009
RealAmerican wrote:
He was kicked off the football team indefinitly to. I think thats a little extreme. Gee A-rod was just on the news and admited doing steroids, maybe his career possibilities should be gone to.I think they are making a example of this guy.
Not only should he be kicked off the football team, but also should be expelled from the university; The kids these days think that breaking the law by under age drinking, and resisting arrest is nothing serious. I for one hope they make him serve every bit of the 2 year imprisonment he is facing, and they should make an example of him. I am so tired of seeing these athletes getting special treatment because of their special abilities on the field; Setting this young man straight now before he becomes an adult and can legally buy alcohol and do something even more severe such as drunk driving and killing a family of four because he just helped his team win a super bowl victory; Teach this young person that there are consequences for your illegal actions.
RealAmerican

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#9 Feb 10, 2009
Scubaguy49509 wrote:
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Not only should he be kicked off the football team, but also should be expelled from the university; The kids these days think that breaking the law by under age drinking, and resisting arrest is nothing serious. I for one hope they make him serve every bit of the 2 year imprisonment he is facing, and they should make an example of him. I am so tired of seeing these athletes getting special treatment because of their special abilities on the field; Setting this young man straight now before he becomes an adult and can legally buy alcohol and do something even more severe such as drunk driving and killing a family of four because he just helped his team win a super bowl victory; Teach this young person that there are consequences for your illegal actions.
I disagree,He is a young kid they are going to make mistakes, everyone makes mistakes when thy are young. If you say you don't your lying. I think if they are going to make example of someone it should be elected officials who get caught actually driving under the influence of acohol. LIKE GREENE.What if this was your child. You would say this is crazy, Why are you doing this to my child, This is a mistake,He is a good kid, Christ he made a mistake, there is no reason he should be treated like this. RIGHT!
that guy

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Feb 10, 2009
Scubaguy49509 wrote:
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Not only should he be kicked off the football team, but also should be expelled from the university; The kids these days think that breaking the law by under age drinking, and resisting arrest is nothing serious. I for one hope they make him serve every bit of the 2 year imprisonment he is facing, and they should make an example of him. I am so tired of seeing these athletes getting special treatment because of their special abilities on the field; Setting this young man straight now before he becomes an adult and can legally buy alcohol and do something even more severe such as drunk driving and killing a family of four because he just helped his team win a super bowl victory; Teach this young person that there are consequences for your illegal actions.
I am going to have to go ahead and disagree with ya there... Right now he has the real chance of finishing school, even though his scholarship is gone.. most likely, and becoming a somewhat functional member of society. If he is sent to prison for 2 years with arsonists, rapists, thiefs and robbers he will never amount to anything other than a drain on the system. So while it might feel good to say "Yeah! Send his arse to jail!" It's not the right thing. Being kicked off the team and losing a scholarship is most likely punishment enough. Community service and probation would be the ideal icing on the cake, prison would be idiotic. Most judges are reasonable, so he probably will not get a prison term.

PS: I am neither a student, nor have I ever had an encounter with the law... well from his angle anyway. Prison should be reserved for violent criminals, and breaking an officers flashlight while trying to get away is not violent... just stupid.

“BUD/S Class 92”

Since: Sep 08

SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM

#11 Feb 10, 2009
I guess he didn't heed GRPete's wisdom or legal advise. Oh well, reality verses Pete's fiction never do seem to meet at the same point.
HeadHunter6

Holland, MI

#12 Feb 10, 2009
that guy wrote:
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I am going to have to go ahead and disagree with ya there... Right now he has the real chance of finishing school, even though his scholarship is gone.. most likely, and becoming a somewhat functional member of society. If he is sent to prison for 2 years with arsonists, rapists, thiefs and robbers he will never amount to anything other than a drain on the system. So while it might feel good to say "Yeah! Send his **** to jail!" It's not the right thing. Being kicked off the team and losing a scholarship is most likely punishment enough. Community service and probation would be the ideal icing on the cake, prison would be idiotic. Most judges are reasonable, so he probably will not get a prison term.
PS: I am neither a student, nor have I ever had an encounter with the law... well from his angle anyway. Prison should be reserved for violent criminals, and breaking an officers flashlight while trying to get away is not violent... just stupid.
If you believe Berezik will be sentenced to prison you are a complete idiot. Despite GR Petes insight into this case he hit and officer and was charged with a felony which HE entered a plea of guilty to. Assault upon a PO or R/O, it makes no difference as Berezik will be haunted with a felony conviction on his record.

Let's hope Berezik's job applications and interviews are handled by the GR Petes in the world. They might be willing to excuse his felony conviction, many other's will not.

Berezik should start practicing: "would like fries with that?"
Johnny Tulip

United States

#13 Feb 10, 2009
Sometimes cops should be hit. Then they would wake up and realize they are wasting taxpayers dollars by busting up a party. So what they were drinking. I did when I was his age and I am sure a lot of you were too. Maybe they should put their efforts into catching real criminals, like the ones in Washington D.C. Great police work, that is one less party to worry about. I am so relieved.
player

United States

#14 Feb 10, 2009
what a shame to loose such a good player. This will cost the college pleny of money and future recruits. Who wants to go to a college that targets its athletes in drinking stings. No more national championships for GVSU
What are you thinking

Fenwick, MI

#15 Feb 10, 2009
Johnny Tulip, Your comment reminds me of a very funny comedian's line, "you can't fix stupid".
really

Boulder, CO

#16 Feb 10, 2009
Johnny Tulip wrote:
Sometimes cops should be hit. Then they would wake up and realize they are wasting taxpayers dollars by busting up a party. So what they were drinking. I did when I was his age and I am sure a lot of you were too. Maybe they should put their efforts into catching real criminals, like the ones in Washington D.C. Great police work, that is one less party to worry about. I am so relieved.
You are just another ignorant member of society. Why don't you take the time and ride along with a police agency? Maybe you would have a clearer view of what they do. Yeah...MIP is not a big deal...you're right. How about when they get into a car and drive under the influence? How about when they have an accident and kill someone in your family? Are you gonna have such a relaxed view on it? Maybe they saved someone from an OWI related death...how about that? Just because you aren't capable of putting on a uniform and protecting citizens doesn't mean you have the right to down play what they truly do. Walk in their shoes before you pass judgement.
Do the time

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#17 Feb 10, 2009
Jimmy needs to be sent to prison, bent over, loved like no man can love and catch AIDS for this crime. He is a harden criminal and should be treated like one.
ima parent

United States

#18 Feb 10, 2009
Don't know the guy but do you really think prison will improve his attitude toward law enforcement? He did something illegal and stupid but he didn't kill anyone. I'm glad dumb mistakes I made in my youth didn't follow me through life.
Johnny Tulip

United States

#19 Feb 11, 2009
really wrote:
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You are just another ignorant member of society. Why don't you take the time and ride along with a police agency? Maybe you would have a clearer view of what they do. Yeah...MIP is not a big deal...you're right. How about when they get into a car and drive under the influence? How about when they have an accident and kill someone in your family? Are you gonna have such a relaxed view on it? Maybe they saved someone from an OWI related death...how about that? Just because you aren't capable of putting on a uniform and protecting citizens doesn't mean you have the right to down play what they truly do. Walk in their shoes before you pass judgement.
I'm ignorant? Hey dumby did you read the story? They were at a house party. I could put on a uniform, but I am not cool enough to pimp the 70's porn stash. Plus I don't have the above the law mindset that most cops do. I do admit there are some good cops out there. The kind like my brother-in-law and a few of my friends, but I think their time could be used a little better.
Johnny Tulip

United States

#20 Feb 11, 2009
really wrote:
<quoted text>
You are just another ignorant member of society. Why don't you take the time and ride along with a police agency? Maybe you would have a clearer view of what they do. Yeah...MIP is not a big deal...you're right. How about when they get into a car and drive under the influence? How about when they have an accident and kill someone in your family? Are you gonna have such a relaxed view on it? Maybe they saved someone from an OWI related death...how about that? Just because you aren't capable of putting on a uniform and protecting citizens doesn't mean you have the right to down play what they truly do. Walk in their shoes before you pass judgement.
One more thing dumba$$. If you are old enough to die for your country he is old enough to buy a beer.

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