DeRidder Youth Football Leaguecandal

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Concerned Mom

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Sep 6, 2012
 

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The Executive Board at DYFL is Crazy!! I don"t blame Mr. Mizner for resigning
Concerned Mom

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Sep 6, 2012
 
The President of the DeRidder Youth Football league resigned and I am sorry for our loss. Mr. Mizner was the best thing that happened for our league. For M. Bradford to say that he has iss ues against people of color is CRAZY!! if any white man does not have those issues it is Mr. Mizner. He has 2 African American Kids, and his 2 best friends are African american! I hope Mr. Mizner sues m. Bradford for deflimation of character. Mr. Mizner is the best thing that ever happened to this league. He is probably the only person that can keep this league going based on the decisions the Executive board has already made.
Pleeeeaaaaseee come back and don"t let the ignorant buyzzards scare you away!
Concerned Mom

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#3
Sep 6, 2012
 
True facts, being a concerned mom, I wentg to the court house and got the public records on the 2 people the executive board of DYFL wants to coach. it is public information and is not against the law to tell people about public information.
The 2 Individuals that m. bradford wants coaching has the following but not limited to criminal histories; possession and distribution of marajuana, possession of cocaine, resisting arrests, battery on an officer, simple battery, unlawful entry into an occupied home and one even has a carnal knowledge of a juvinille charge. are these role modles and coaches you want for your kids?
Concerned Mom

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Sep 6, 2012
 
To attack Mr. Mizners character is absurd. Mr. Meizner was tyhe President of the local Kiwanis Club and other childrens organizations. If one person has whats right for the kids in mind, it is Mr. Mizner. He has been a proven leader but its hard to lead an ignorant executive board. I hope parents step up and say something and try to get him back and get rid of the executive board members that think this is ok.
Concerned MOM

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Sep 6, 2012
 
Wait a min., are you telling me that there are known felons coaching kids. How does that happen? How long has that been going on? My kid is on that field, why haven't I been informed of this. My child's safety is being jeopardized. I tell you what, DYFL better fix this. As for Mr. Mizner quitting his position for being a raciest. That is absurd! How can he be a raciest if he has 2 African American kids. I mean really.. What is the real reason??? I ask this because it looks to me that the rest of the board has a problem with him not going along with what they want and the only way to do that is to push some stupid crap like that. I hope Mr. Mizner does sue them. My opinion, those that made that accusation should be the ones leaving, not Mr. Mizner. DYFL better fix this now because I see a lawsuit toward them with child endangerment and I just might be first in line. I want to know who these coaches are that are felons. Are they coaching my kid? If not have checks been done on them to make sure? I am so dang mad that I was not informed of this. If this doesn't get fixed now, DYFL, your are done.
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Sep 6, 2012
 
Late Tuesday evening when I was about to leave the practice field I saw a group of coaches arguing about something, then three more showed up and I know I herd who I think is Bradford saying something to the matter of "I think he has a problem with people of color." When I heard that, I lost all respect, because I know Mr. Meissner he hasn't a racist bone in his body. That wasn't the only thing I heard. Mr. Bradford also pointed at two coaches and told them that they couldn't coach and both of them I know are not the felons. One of them is a flag coach, and the other is coaching or was coaching with Mr. Meissner. Are they still coaching? I hope so because I know they are good coaches. Wow this really needs to be addressed. I have another question, does the Beauregard School Board know about this? If they don't they are about too. After reading these post, and witnessing that argument on Tuesday, Mr. Meissner, you should not have quit, Mr. Bradford should be the one leaving and who ever else that was in the scandal to make him quit. SHAME ON THEM!!!!
Concerned Mom

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Sep 7, 2012
 
Oh, one thing I forgot to mention.. Mizner is the President and does not ave a vote. The executive board votes on these matters but somehow the blame is trying to be placed on him???? Hmmmn>>
bleed blue and white

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Sep 7, 2012
 
School board will take care of the issue
DERIDDER BLUE CONCERNED P

Deridder, LA

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Sep 9, 2012
 
Let me start this by saying I am a SGT in the army stationed at Fort Polk & I support our country and fight for all of your freedoms! & I believe this has gone WAY TOO FAR!!!
I was told for 2 years on post if I wanted to play football I should choose DeRidder. So far, its been a Big mistake... Now that I'm here, I haven't seen anything that would want me to play for DYFL again next year. True, It's slander for Bradford to make untruthful statements about Russell. But, having a Felon coaching wasn't a real issue at least for me. I was more concerned with I the actual crime & the fact that he (they) LIED ABOUT BEING A FELON on THIER application, not because they were Felons but BC 1 has crimes against children & because if they're still lying, then how much have they really changed???(Think about it the Govt hires Felons but not Felons who lie about being a Felon)
But, I believe the hole incident is ridiculous and is now effecting the kids, if Mr. Russell is going to coach and be President (which I prefer) then he needs to step up to the plate and do it! Don't be a flip flopper, where you're here 1 day & not the next. Because my child nor his teammates signed up for this soap opera! I REALLY hope things change. IF NOT I WILL NOT SIGN MY CHILD UP WITH DYFL NEXT YEAR! AND I WILL TELL EVERY1 I KNOW NOT TO PLAY FOR DYFL
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CP FROM DB
C P A

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Sep 10, 2012
 
Would you want to stay around with a board that went behind the Presidents back and said they had a meeting with the NAACP. All which was fake? This executive board wants to make up their own rules as seen by the school board having to step in. Not make any real by-laws that may restrict them in any way. And not use common sense. JOKE
There are executive board members/coaches who stated on their coaching applications that they did not have a criminal background. However, they did. Maybe another reason Rusell was pushed out???
Would you want to represent or work for a board like this?
Very angry mom

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#11
Sep 11, 2012
 
The whole thing is your angry and have it out with meissener but that was the both of you not just one person you say it's
About the kids and then today you send the cops how humiliating is that and that's way worse on the kids the insodent happened after practice
All the kids were already gone whats stuck in there head now is the cops telling there coach to leave wow the kids are what's important!! Now mind you there was a lot of things that went on on Tuesday and was mentioned that meissener is racist my question is now who is being racist? Bradford and Chris had the same actions as meissener so are you teaming up on him cause he is white?? Got to know what yalls problem is I really hope us as the parents can and will get him back
Christopher Green coach

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Sep 11, 2012
 
To whom ever. I just want to set the records. Im not hiding behind a screen name so you all will know this is chris. I have been by Russ side the whole way, so Im not teaming up on no one. I am just as upset as everyone else is. Russ is my president that's who I voted for when all this first started back in march or April whenever. If any one really knows me knows I'm all about the kids. I don't have a kid playing football out here, I'm here for the love that I have for the sport of football and also to help these kids learn more about the sport of football then what they see on tv on Saturdays and Sundays. If anyone is sick of all this its me. I'm the one that these kids have to look at and answer questions like why can't coach Russ coach any more. And to get one more thing across me and Russ are good friends he comes to my house and I go to his. My little girl plays with his kids all the time.
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#13
Sep 12, 2012
 
I believe "Very Angry Mom" is mistaken. It was Millard Bradford and Stephen Hickman that teamed up and met with the cops on the practice field in front of the kids on Tuesday afternoon. I had several kids ask me what coach Russell did wrong that the police had to come and make him stop coaching during practice. Talk about deflimation of character. You guys are really a class act. Not. Chris strongly supports Russell.
Very angry mom

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Sep 12, 2012
 
Christopher Green coach wrote:
To whom ever. I just want to set the records. Im not hiding behind a screen name so you all will know this is chris. I have been by Russ side the whole way, so Im not teaming up on no one. I am just as upset as everyone else is. Russ is my president that's who I voted for when all this first started back in march or April whenever. If any one really knows me knows I'm all about the kids. I don't have a kid playing football out here, I'm here for the love that I have for the sport of football and also to help these kids learn more about the sport of football then what they see on tv on Saturdays and Sundays. If anyone is sick of all this its me. I'm the one that these kids have to look at and answer questions like why can't coach Russ coach any more. And to get one more thing across me and Russ are good friends he comes to my house and I go to his. My little girl plays with his kids all the time.
I guess I worded it wrong by no means do I say or think your against him I was just saying that with everything going on that Millard threw the race card and now it seems like the race card could be threw at him
lives in DeRidder

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Sep 12, 2012
 
Mr. Meisner should have never been escorted off the field, he is the President of DYFL. He never but in his formal resignation so by the rules or bylaws, he is still the presedent. Mr. Hickman, Mr. Bradford, and Mr. St. Romain all conspired to get Mr. Meisner out so that they can continue to do what they want with the league. They feel the parents have no say in the matter. That they do not care what they want. Parents, you do have a say. If it wasn't for you, there would be no DYFL. You paid the league and you do have a vote. Every board meeting that the league has when it comes to making a decission on who can do what, what will be done and so fourth that reguires a vote, you have a right to attend. What they did yesterday made DYFL look like the rear end of donkey. Unless this gets fixed, there will be no DYFL.
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Sep 12, 2012
 
I am with Chris. I voted for Russ as president. We have been told that he resigned, but I have yet to see any thing paper wise, stating that. All we have are words. I am commissioner of age group 9/10, and at no time was I even informed of what the board's intentions were yesterday. Now if I am not mistaken that went against the bylaws. Now, both Chris and I will most likely be their next target to get rid of because we do not agree with them. The parents have gotten together and had called me asking what is going on, what can I do or what can they do? I told them that I have been kept out of the loop sense last Tuesday, that the board in my opinion was acting on their own without consent of other members. Also that there was a meeting to be taken place this Wednesday at the armory but after what happened yesterday, it was quickly canceled. Like Chris, I too love the game and love coaching flag football. I also have a child who plays tackle and for the first time sense playing tackle, he is enjoying the game and that's because he has a great coaching staff. To those who are blaming DYFL, just remember this, it's not the league in general, it's the people who are in it. It can be changed but it's you that have to make that change. It's about the kids nothing more, nothing less.
Christopher Green coach wrote:
To whom ever. I just want to set the records. Im not hiding behind a screen name so you all will know this is chris. I have been by Russ side the whole way, so Im not teaming up on no one. I am just as upset as everyone else is. Russ is my president that's who I voted for when all this first started back in march or April whenever. If any one really knows me knows I'm all about the kids. I don't have a kid playing football out here, I'm here for the love that I have for the sport of football and also to help these kids learn more about the sport of football then what they see on tv on Saturdays and Sundays. If anyone is sick of all this its me. I'm the one that these kids have to look at and answer questions like why can't coach Russ coach any more. And to get one more thing across me and Russ are good friends he comes to my house and I go to his. My little girl plays with his kids all the time.
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Sep 12, 2012
 
As I am reading these post, and listening to what is being said, I most certain feel that my two boys will not be playing next year because of what, three of four individuals who can not see eye to eye. No, felons have no business being on the field coaching young kids. No, the president should not have been, and I can't believe that happened, escorted off the field in front of kids and parents. Which, depending on the grounds, is reason for law suit. Is he or is he not the president? From what I am reading, I can't believe it all started because there are individuals that have no business coaching. REALLY!!! This is the reason why DYFL is basically killing itself. Everyone says that it's about the kids. It sure don't look that way to me. Looks more like ME, MYSLEF AND I. I feel that what needs to happen is perhaps a town like meeting with all parents and DYFL. Every parent needs and has a right to know what is going on. When is the next board meeting because I want to know? And from the looks of it, there are a few others as well. Now, next year, when my kids ask about playing football, I am going to have to tell them that DYFL is no longer providing teams because the so called, role models for children, are in fact not that at all. Because they don't care about the kids who want to play. They care only for themselves. I am going to finish this year, but next year well, that just depends on who is president and who the board members are. But, honestly, I don't see a DYFL next year. Shame on the board members that wanted it their way. I blame you and no one else.
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Sep 13, 2012
 
I THINK THE DYFL AND IT'S BOARD IS IMPLODING!! We'll see what happens today!! I'll comment after practice...

But on a more serious note!! SOME PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE FACTS MIXED UP!!
The problem was not FELONS!!!! Just because someone is a FELON doesn't make them a bad person... The person u think is so squeaky clean is to probably a FELON or has a criminal background! It wasn't about FELONS coaching.. It was about FELONS LYING ABOUT BEING FELONS & FELONS THAT HAVE CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN... So don't put all FELONS IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT. If u judge someone strictly on THIER PAST, you are the ignorant one.

I'm NOT A FELON, I know a few but that don't make them a bad person. & I know a lot of NON-FELONS (Soldiers) that aren't good role models!!! So please!! Don't talk about FELONS LIKE THEY'RE CRIMINIALS. They've done their time, payed THIER debt to society..LET THEM BE.. You Shouldn't throw stones in a glass house!!
Personally I believe If the GOVERNMENT hires FELONS, then why couldn't they coach in dyfl? That's ridiculous! They're not getting paid.. All of the coaches out there SHOULD BE DOING IT FOR THE KIDS AND or THE LOVE OF THE GAME! FELON OR NOT!
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Sep 13, 2012
 
We were denied a meeting with the board are we surprised?? No they said we would have to fill out a complaint form how do they know that we are even wanting to complain how come they can't just come to us and say what's going on and
Why it's going on!! I'm so not understanding how the hell this can and is going on!! Coach Russell I want you to know that you and Chris are what makes this league a good one and we as parents aren't going down without a fight!'
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Sep 30, 2012
 
What has become of this situation? I am asking, because I moved here a few weeks ago, and my son saw kids practicing football after school. He is interested in playing. When he told me this, I said we could stop and ask about it. When we stopped, I talked to one of the parents and she said that I needed to come to this web site and read some comments. That was all she could say. What I am reading is very sad and very worrying. In fact it looks like I might need to rethink about letting my son play any town league sports if matters of this magnitude have developed. Does this group also run other sports, like soccer or baseball? I think football is out, but if this leadership in DYFL is also the leadership or role models running other sports then I do not want my son involved. I will gladly take him somewhere else where he can be coached by a more civilized and organized organizations. Being new in town, I am not going to mention my name for the safety of my son, so I will be looking back on this page to see if anyone responds to my inquiry. Please can someone tell me what I need to know? Is this league running other organizations of any kind?

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