Assault Charge Dropped Against USC Ba...

Assault Charge Dropped Against USC Basketball Player

There are 18 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jun 4, 2008, titled Assault Charge Dropped Against USC Basketball Player. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A judge said a simple assault charge against South Carolina sophomore guard Devan Downey has been dropped.

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Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#1 Jun 4, 2008
Am I the only one thinking that a booster "greased the palm" of the accuser?
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Cayce, SC

#2 Jun 4, 2008
Stating the obvious wrote:
Am I the only one thinking that a booster "greased the palm" of the accuser?
Yes.

The charge was bogus to begin with.
Jane

Turbeville, SC

#3 Jun 4, 2008
This seems to be a growing trend with individuals dropping charges against high profile individuals with obviously bad tempers. I think a new law should be passed that victims should not be able to drop warrants within the first month due to the fact that emotions are still high.
Be Thankful

Winnsboro, SC

#4 Jun 4, 2008
Well, for whatever reasons the accuser wanted the charges dropped, Devan needs to realize that he has too much to lose to get caught up in these kinds of situations. Especially if it's about a girl. We come a dime a dozen as the old saying says. Lol!!!!!!I'm glad it all worked out.
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Cayce, SC

#5 Jun 4, 2008
Jane wrote:
This seems to be a growing trend with individuals dropping charges against high profile individuals with obviously bad tempers. I think a new law should be passed that victims should not be able to drop warrants within the first month due to the fact that emotions are still high.
The "victim" waited for 2 weeks to file charges.....after people came back giving him a hard time. There was an argument, and the victim filed charges because he "felt threatened".
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Cayce, SC

#6 Jun 4, 2008
Be Thankful wrote:
Well, for whatever reasons the accuser wanted the charges dropped, Devan needs to realize that he has too much to lose to get caught up in these kinds of situations. Especially if it's about a girl. We come a dime a dozen as the old saying says. Lol!!!!!!I'm glad it all worked out.
Agreed.
kidfrom acf

United States

#7 Jun 4, 2008
well the victim wasnt going to press charges from the start, but i hear that downey kept talking crap about the guy and braggin about the incident...
Spud

United States

#8 Jun 4, 2008
Back when this player was arrested it was the headline but now that the charge is dropped it is just one of many stories. This is why the media gets the bad rap it does.
jerry

United States

#9 Jun 5, 2008
Just go to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.com and go to COLLEGE SPORTS, and thi happens every day. THEY get by with everything.
REALIST

Toronto, Canada

#10 Jun 5, 2008
that what he gets for attending a school that's infested with DACs.
Dumba$$crackers.
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#11 Jun 5, 2008
REALIST wrote:
that what he gets for attending a school that's infested with DACs.
Dumba$$crackers.
You're right,he should be attending a diploma mill like sc state or benedict.just talk to one on their graduates and find out how far a degree will get you justice.
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#12 Jun 5, 2008
It might get you a position with WLTX writing news stories for their web site........
Richard

AOL

#13 Jun 5, 2008
And USC's credibility takes yet another nose dive. Or did we have any left to begin with?
Dr Pepper

West Columbia, SC

#14 Jun 5, 2008
Richard wrote:
And USC's credibility takes yet another nose dive. Or did we have any left to begin with?
Pretty much none. I put my class ring away years ago. It's a GD shame you have to ashamed of your own alma mater.
Homey the Clown

Camden, SC

#15 Jun 5, 2008
Jane wrote:
This seems to be a growing trend with individuals dropping charges against high profile individuals with obviously bad tempers. I think a new law should be passed that victims should not be able to drop warrants within the first month due to the fact that emotions are still high.
I think a new law should be passed that says people as dumb as you should not be allowed to speak.
HeeHaw

Summerville, SC

#16 Jun 5, 2008
Thanks for the money under the table Dude. Your new Daddy came through with the folding money. Thanks -
Ha Ha

Winnsboro, SC

#17 Jun 5, 2008
Lonewolf wrote:
<quoted text>You're right,he should be attending a diploma mill like sc state or benedict.just talk to one on their graduates and find out how far a degree will get you justice.
I agree, I will not let my dog attend SC State or Benedict. Better off at Midlands Tech. they got white people there.
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Cayce, SC

#18 Jun 6, 2008
Ha Ha wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, I will not let my dog attend SC State or Benedict. Better off at Midlands Tech. they got white people there.
Yet you live in Winnsboro.......Crack and Meth capital of South Carolina.

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