Web photo puts Irish QB, teammates in...

Web photo puts Irish QB, teammates in crosshairs

There are 130 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 4, 2008, titled Web photo puts Irish QB, teammates in crosshairs. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

For the second time in a year, Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen may have to explain his alleged participation in a situation involving alcohol.

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Randall Pink

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 4, 2008
C'mon Hamilton. Were you a NU dormrat who stood in awe of guys using fake ID's to get into The Keg? These pics are so G-rated it's comical... sometimes the internet really s*cks. A Florida player shot off an AK-47 in a parking lot confrontation, and didn't even get kicked off the team for God's sake. Jimmy, Aldridge, and B Smith are good kids who should be able to innocently drink some beers at house parties during the offseason without consequence. IMHO, Jimmy deserves as many beers as he wants after his O-Line nearly got him killed last year. DUI's and barfights are one thing, but this is child's play...if the University disciplines them it will be a disappointment.
mike

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 4, 2008
WOW, if you break the rules should anwers to them, but we know that won't happen. If they don't get punished, I am fine with that, but lets be consistance accross the board and not punish anyone for simular things ( breaking team rules).
NU get special consideration anyway.
Matt

Westmont, IL

#5 Aug 5, 2008
I am no fan of the Irish (as a Michigan grad) but I hate to see college kids getting in trouble for being college kids. Seems a bit unfair that Clausen can't go to a party without being scrutinized.

However, if they are going to suspend him... can' they make it last through the Michigan-ND game on September 13th???:)
Fafafoey Thats Bobaboey

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2008
College kids drinking??!! Whats this World coming to??!!
Tee

Pleasanton, CA

#8 Aug 5, 2008
I'm sure they will get a slap on the wirst, especially Clausen, this is football, Notre Dame. They are the god's of college football, right? Another example of why I do not like the sports scene, whether college, pro or high school. Role models my butt! Sports builds character....right???!!! Brett Favre is a good example of how sports is an all about me attitude.
SoCal

Buffalo Grove, IL

#9 Aug 5, 2008
So this is the best the Irish can come up with for a preseason feature story...looking forward to another woeful season in South Bend with your great leader Charlie Weiss!!!
Patty O Furniture

Waukegan, IL

#10 Aug 5, 2008
Saints preserve us! These boys are role models. Other college boys are sure to follow their example.
Erik

Elgin, IL

#11 Aug 5, 2008
Agreed. As a Boiler alum I'm no fan of the Irish either, but I think everyone should remember that he's a college kid. It just seems like there's a lot of pressure on some of these kids to be perfect...

And yes, I realize that some other "student-athletes" fail that test (spectacularly). I'm just saying that I, and everyone I knew in college had our dumb moments.
Matt wrote:
I am no fan of the Irish (as a Michigan grad) but I hate to see college kids getting in trouble for being college kids. Seems a bit unfair that Clausen can't go to a party without being scrutinized.
However, if they are going to suspend him... can' they make it last through the Michigan-ND game on September 13th???:)
Gltich

Buffalo Grove, IL

#12 Aug 5, 2008
There are team rules, and despite them being repeatedly broken, ND wouldn't dare kick someone off the team. They're definitely not that high on the ethics scale.
clifton clowers

Rockford, IL

#13 Aug 5, 2008
If these were Michigan football players it would be drugs and pipes and needles rather than beer on the table!
OMG

Durham, NC

#14 Aug 5, 2008
College kids drinking. Thats horrible. Get over it people.
jfx

Mansfield, TX

#15 Aug 5, 2008
fear beer madness...

A 'just say no' warning should be enough, but a stronger punishment also is reasonable. The lesson is an important one that many professional athletes fail to understand - where and how you party is part of your professional image, and you have a responsibility to guard that reputation.
Greg Suazo

Durham, NC

#16 Aug 5, 2008
College Kids Drinking........Thats worse than weapons of mass destruction. OMG.
Dan

Chicago, IL

#17 Aug 5, 2008
other than underage drinking (which 95% of college kids do), what other horrible act did they commit? were they commiting crimes left and right like U of Georgia players? No? Then lighten up.
krebs

Laurel, MD

#18 Aug 5, 2008
College football players drink beer? No! Impossible.
IrishFan

Arlington Heights, IL

#19 Aug 5, 2008
Erik wrote:
Agreed. As a Boiler alum I'm no fan of the Irish either, but I think everyone should remember that he's a college kid. It just seems like there's a lot of pressure on some of these kids to be perfect...
And yes, I realize that some other "student-athletes" fail that test (spectacularly). I'm just saying that I, and everyone I knew in college had our dumb moments.
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I agree with Erik and Matt. College kids will be college kids. If there are no pictures of the QB actually consuming alcohol then what violation is he really breaking? So what if he was somewhere there was alcohol present. It does not mean he was doing anything wrong.
Rocker

Wheeling, IL

#20 Aug 5, 2008
Tee wrote:
I'm sure they will get a slap on the wirst, especially Clausen, this is football, Notre Dame. They are the god's of college football, right? Another example of why I do not like the sports scene, whether college, pro or high school. Role models my butt! Sports builds character....right???!!! Brett Favre is a good example of how sports is an all about me attitude.
You are absolutely correct. Weis will suspend the little officious prick, and then "speed up" the investigation. Until this past December, I'd lived in South Bend my whole life, and believe me, nothing is more important to Notre Dame than football. Let's hope ND plays as well this year as they did last :) Go Boilers!
Pacman

Northbrook, IL

#21 Aug 5, 2008
Charlie Frontbutt really has been the savior to that program as all the alums said he would be. HA! Every new coach is going to be the savior right? Overhyped, outdated program; where the team and fans still think it's 25 years ago--except when it comes to black head coaches, then they act like it's 50 years ago.

Racist, elitist, over-rated, bordering on irrelevant school. Proud tradition they've got going on there.
TDK

Chicago, IL

#22 Aug 5, 2008
I despise Notre Dame but is this really newsworthy?

Since: Jun 08

Des Plaines, IL

#23 Aug 5, 2008
oh wow ,- a college kid drinking beer- what a scoop !

Your Pulitzer prize is waiting

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