Clarkson soccer coach files notice of...

Clarkson soccer coach files notice of claim against village of Potsdam

There are 39 comments on the Watertown Daily Times story from Apr 3, 2012, titled Clarkson soccer coach files notice of claim against village of Potsdam. In it, Watertown Daily Times reports that:

Clarkson University Head Soccer Coach Oral 'Nick' Hillary has filed a notice of claim against the village for his treatment in the murder investigation of 12-year-old Garrett J. Phillips.

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Knot so fast

Utica, NY

#1 Apr 3, 2012

Long Eddy, NY

#2 Apr 3, 2012
the whole town thinks he did it.
money talks eh

Winthrop, NY

#3 Apr 3, 2012
holy shit filing legal action before the (murderer) of garret phillips is even found. wow what a noble kind of an ex-boyfriend to the poor kids mother this is a good way to show her how much he truly cared.i smell a skunk in the woodpile. money talks once again.

Copenhagen, NY

#4 Apr 3, 2012
And even play the race card. What a piece of shit.

Tully, NY

#5 Apr 3, 2012
Seems to me that he has something to feel guilty about... And then to play the whole "it's because I'm black" card... Spare me.
just sayin

United States

#6 Apr 4, 2012
Maybe he really is innocent. Maybe it was the other ex-boyfriend, who did it. The one she filed the order of protection against........who is in law enforcement.

Utica, NY

#7 Apr 4, 2012
It truely amazes me the boldness of this man. Suing the village (police department) for doing their job. A innocent little boy was murdered, he knew the family, he was questionned. Now to make money on the situation! We all knew the "black card" was gonna get played and that is getting old. We have a black president now, get over it. Clarkson should be really proud of this too. All I can say is Karma Baby!

United States

#8 Apr 4, 2012
just sayin wrote:
Maybe he really is innocent. Maybe it was the other ex-boyfriend, who did it. The one she filed the order of protection against........who is in law enforcement.
He's not

Canton, NY

#9 Apr 4, 2012
The media report is very interesting. It sounds to me as though they don't have enough evidence to link someone to the crime. Perhaps Mr. Hillary is innocent of Garrett's death and if so, he has every right to sue. However, if he chooses to do so, the details of why he was a suspect to begin with (and it wasn't race) will come out and be made public. And ultimately, if there is no arrest to be made, this is what I would want if I were his family. Because even if he didn't murder Garrett, he stalked Garrett's mother, breaking into her house and standing over her bed in the middle of the night. And that, in itself, is sociopathic behavior that I think the community deserves to know. Heck, if he sues, I would call in a national news program like Dateline. That way, people can see what his behavior was like leading up to Garrett's murder all across America. And perhaps, in the end, some other mother of a beautiful boy will avoid becoming involved with him.

Utica, NY

#10 Apr 4, 2012
Defamation of character, funny. His character was ruined a long time ago when he had an affair and left his wife and children.

Canton, NY

#11 Apr 4, 2012
Not sure how my post is "funny" as I find no humor in an innocent boy murdered (the fact you do perhaps leads me to wonder who you are). But your "judgment" says a lot. Perhaps you are intimidated by what I am revealing here. You should be. Without an arrest, the police would want the community to know what underlying behaviors prompted them to seek someone out for questioning. But they are limited in what they can say or what warnings they can issue. Mr. Hillary, in suing the Village, will let people know that stalking behavior prior to a murder does indeed put a bit of a spotlight on you.

Utica, NY

#12 Apr 4, 2012
I do NOT think this situation is funny. What I meant is it is interesting how he can claim "Defamation of Character" in his suit when his character was in question before this tragedy.

Canton, NY

#13 Apr 4, 2012
Dear Character from Hastings, I was not referring to you as thinking the situation was "funny." I agree with you entirely regarding Hillary's character. The person I referred to was the person who has "judged" both of my comments with a "funny" icon (the nose and glasses).

Mr. Hillary's character, which included not only leaving his wife and children, is also evident in his choice to hold a press conference complaining that his photo was in the paper smack dab in the middle of Garrett's funeral. Who does that??? He couldn't wait an additional day to launch his press attack?

Mr. Hillary's character is evident when a couple of weeks ago he brings his Clarkson soccer team to practice in the fields behind the Potsdam Middle School, where all of Garrett's friends, who KNEW BEFORE GARRETT WAS MURDERED that Hillary had stalked the family, were playing pick-up soccer. It is obvious he doesn't give a sh*t about children,(even if he is innocent of the crime of murder).

Please know I am not calling you out for your post. I applaud it. I think this man is completely about himself, full of self-inflated ego, and potentially, based on his stalking patterns, sociopathic.
seems too funny to me

Marietta, NY

#14 Apr 4, 2012
if he really was innocent- why not file for a suit A LONG TIME AGO!!!! sounds like the cops don't have enough evidence to charge anyone, even though he "maybe" a true suspect, playing the racial card in his mind "will get the cops off him" - WTH people!!!
if he didnt do it- why is he filing a suit... no one else who was questioned has- SOUND TOO FUNNY!!!! BLACK, WHITE, GREEN, OR PURPLE- IF U DID IT, U DID IT!!!!!! WALKS LIKE A DUCK!!!

Copenhagen, NY

#15 Apr 4, 2012
just sayin wrote:
Maybe he really is innocent. Maybe it was the other ex-boyfriend, who did it. The one she filed the order of protection against........who is in law enforcement.
I'm not sure where you are getting your facts but if I were you I'd double check them before posting something that stupid. You have absolutely no I idea what you are talking about so don't get involved in this conversation retard
Sad town

San Mateo, CA

#17 Apr 4, 2012
There should be an organized protest in front of this mans home! If we can't convict him lets drive him out of our area! Occupy Hillary's house!

Pulaski, NY

#18 Apr 4, 2012
What a complete idiot this man is! An unsolved murder of a young boy and he wants money. Wonder how he would feel if this were one of his children and the tables reversed? Alot of people were questioned, and still are being, in regard to this matter. No one else has filed any suit. Hopefully he wins nothing. The police were just doing their job interviewing anyone who knew the family. He's the one that made a skeptical of himself, obviously for this reason.

Potsdam, NY

#19 Apr 4, 2012
Saw him yesterday and was just sick to my stomach. And FYI Mr. Hillary, going to church with your children every Sunday does not change your fate....may you rot in hell!

Tully, NY

#21 Apr 4, 2012
Besides, in order to sue for defamation... You have to be able to prove some sort of loss, like losing a job or something of that sort bc of rumors that have been spread about you. Does he have any sort of loss to prove? I don't understand why he's suing for false arrest... He wasn't arrested. He seems like he's feeling guilty about something, either that or he's going to just make a big out of nothing and play the race card. Which is disgusting to me, if he we ever close to that little boy and his mother... You would think he would want to be more concerned with finding out who really did.
Agree Too

Pulaski, NY

#22 Apr 4, 2012
He hasn't lost anything and walks around town like he's proud. The "race card" is crap. Its 2012 and this town is full of black, white, asian, indian, etc....people. No one cares what color the person is that did this, we just want justice to be served.

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