Monday, November 21, 2011

So, this happened...



(insert "did the door go out of bounds?" joke here)

With that, I leave it to you, the award winning commentariat, because I have no desire to touch this one.

32 comments:

Lyle Lanley said...

Boise's kicker missed

Texas Hammer said...

That shit-eating grin just pisses me off to no end

Curt McDurt said...

Kick him off the team. Since when do kickers get arrested...headcase, we dont need him. I don't care if we dont have another kicker, just go for it on 4th down, that's how much I hate this guy...

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Snowfrog said...

I agree with Curt McDurt, ADIOS!

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

I wish he wouldve gottten arrested before he could take LTs record for most points

JB said...

How do you get Ross Evans to accurately kick a football?

Put a threshold in front of it.

NurseFrog31 said...

He must have this compulsive need to screw stuff up for us. I mean really. What the hell?

purpleheart said...

Can't kick a football for shit but he sure can kick a door. Stupid idiot. Now can we PLEASE get rid of him?!

HornyFrog said...

Lol im glad it was Ross Evans and not any other starter

Mr. Bubbakins said...

I remember that smile. It was the same expression he had on his face on the sidelines after kicking it out of bounds against Boise with one minute left on the clock.

dustyfrog80 said...

We don't know all the details of what happened yet. The media ALWAYS blows things out of proportion at first. Especially for a program as clean as ours. He probably did anything any one of us would've done when defending the honor of a friend or girlfriend. For someone with no known character issues, this is probably more likely. Once the dust settles, I hope that is the case. Although he's had some challenges kicking occasionally, overall he has done a great job kicking for us throughout his career.

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dustyfrog80 said...

Something like this effects the entire program and the school...not just Ross Evans. I'm sure he is beating himself up over whatever happened. The thing is...I would imagine it takes guts to turn yourself in after something like that instead of running and hiding. I hope when the truth comes out, it is a positive reflection on him and the university and not what it looks like right now.

Auxilio said...

@Dusty
According to the media reports, it was to retrieve a friend's stolen cell phone. It's not like he was fighting to defend a girl being raped. I happen to have some familiarity with this area of the law. Subchapter D of Section 9 of Texas Penal Code outlines what you're allowed to do in defense of property. In Section 9.1, it outlines that hecould use force if "A person unlawfully dispossessed of land or tangible, movable property by another is justified in using force against the other when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to reenter the land or recover the property if the actor uses the force immediately or in fresh pursuit after the dispossession and:

(1) the actor reasonably believes the other had no claim of right when he dispossessed the actor; or

(2) the other accomplished the dispossession by using force, threat, or fraud against the actor."

He knew where the guy lived that allegedly took the phone. Therefore, it wasn't immediately necessary to recover the property because he could have easily passed this information onto the police and they could then recover the phone. It would appear, based on the facts presented in the article, that Ross doesn't have any defense for his actions.

I see no reason to discount the Fort Worth Star Telegram's article. It doesn't show any "courage" on the part of Ross to turn himself in. Any reasonable person would turn themselves in, because the consequences of not doing so are often worse.

The fact is, Ross represents TCU since he is a member of the football team. In my opinion, he has at least an implied, if not an exress, duty to uphold certain standards. Breaking into someone's house when it could be avoided doesn't really live up to those standards. I've defended Ross's image here on Spit Blood before, but for me this is indefensible.

BuckNasty said...

why are people defending this guy? who cares if he's a great person. our university doesn't represent stupidity. thats tech.

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dustyfrog80 said...

I agree with part of your statement. Ross and every player, present and past, represents TCU, himself, his family, and most importantly Christ...The point of my post is this: as TCU fans, Alums, and Lettermen as myself and many spitblood readers are, until all the facts are out, I would rather not kick the guy (bad pun...not...okay...totally intended) :) while he's down. I'm not in the least discounting the poor decision he made. Coach P and the admin will gather all the facts and take the appropriate action as they always do. Sometimes, that decision is grace and mercy, sometimes they are left with no choice but to act. Either way, as CDC said, they are still gathering all the information. I just hope for the sake of the image of TCU and all the players to include Ross Evans, one poor decision does not tarnish anyone's image. The difference is an optimistic and pessimistic outlook.

Rotten Arsenal said...

So, assuming he gets to play the last two games, maybe Patterson can tell him that the only way to get his cell phone back is to not screw up. If he kicks it out of bounds, or misses a FG/XP, then Tank gets to stomp it into oblivion.

All jokes aside, I'd rather see him at least benched until this is settled. If he comes out cleared before the last game or the bowl game, let him play. If it comes back bad, take his name off the roster.
He definitely did something and I don't want him on the field while this is going on. We run a clean program and I sure as hell don't want this guy putting a huge black mark on our image.

Auxilio said...

Dusty, I don't think this player "represents Christ". That's kind of an absurd statement. First of all, you're assuming he's Christian. Yes, it's Texas Christian University, but there are still a good deal of non-Christians on campus. In any event, I don't think any media reports are going to say "Ross Evans, Christian, was arrested...." They're going to identify him as being from TCU.

Ross's recent actions have already tarnished TCU's image. We used to be able to claim we had no arrests on our football team. We can no longer claim that. When the article came out discussing TCU's untarnished reputation, I took a lot of pride in that. Now, I'm very disappointed that we can no longer make claims of having such a straight-laced team.

Sure, let's hope he doesn't further tarnish our school reputation by being convicted or having more allegations against him etc. But his actions were unacceptable as a member of the TCU football team. At the very least, suspension until this is over. If he is convicted, then he shouldn't be a part of the football team any longer.

Slay Purple said...

We are getting way off topic. He turned himself into the cops when he found out they were searching for him & its not like he robbed/DWI'd/murdered (i.e., BigTwelved) anybody.

We need to refocus our efforts on installing a door frame in place of our uprights.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Has anybody else watched lately when Ross effs up during a game and he quickly runs down to the almost empty kicker section of the sidelines? And then GP goes out of his way to walk down there and yell at him anyway?

Taylor said...

Ross Evans can sit on a big Sandusky dick in jail. He drives a jacked up truck around campus with a license plate that reads "PunitIt". Give me a fucking break.

purplepeopleater said...

Wow auxilio. The guy kicked in a door, probably in a heat of the moment, angry fit of rage. He didnt drink and drive into a family in a minivan, or get busted with 5 kilos of cocaine, or put several people in the hospital by stabbing them in a bar. We arent UT, LSU, OSU, PSU.

Auxilio said...

I'm aware that the charge is just trespassing. That doesn't make it acceptable. We should have no tolerance for this sort of behavior. While it's certainly not as bad as some other schools, presumably those other schools started somewhere with their crime. We need to send the message that we do not tolerate this behavior from our players who so visibly represent our school.

The claim is that his friend's cell phone was stolen, and that he went into the house to get it back. Now assuming they weren't just robbed in front of the guy's house, we're probably safe in assuming that Ross had to either figure out who stole it, or have someone tell him. At that point, he made a decision to go over there. Then he went up to the door. I assume he tried the door knob first before kicking it in, which is another opportunity to turn back from what he was doing.

Ross had plenty of chances to do the right thing, but he chose not to. It sounds to me like this was a calculated move by him, not getting caught up in the heat of the moment.

darnoldy said...

I've had my fair share of Ross Evans hate over the years, but let's give credit where credit is due. Evans is one of the highest scoring kickers in college football history (thanks to being surrounded by a bunch of studs), and he has consistently been in the top 20-30 kickers in the country for field goal %.

But... he has far below average PAT % and makes some costly errors when it really counts.

Still, any game where a kicker "loses" the game, there were probably 5 or so other players who could have won it. And no one ever talks about those guys.

The bottom line is he's a good kicker, but lacks that clutch factor, but hey, at least he isn't Brotzman or Goodale.

It's a shame our clean record was tarnished with an arrest, but if kicking a door in and turning yourself in is the worst thing we've got against us, I'd say we're still in pretty good shape.

Still looking forward to moving on from Evans next season..

Reed said...

fuck him

Sir Wesley Willis said...

I don't think the issue here is Evans' impact on the team on the field. We can all agree that we're too hard on him and that kickers have a TINY margin for error and are only noticed when they screw up.

However, SI JUST THIS SUMMER released an article that showed TCU as the only top program without arrest issues, and the idiot kicker is the one who screwed it up. That's unacceptable and you know it absolutely burns Patterson to the core. That's doubled when you consider how much he doesn't care for kickers anyway. I'm not ready to give Ryan Denucci the opportunity to win or lose us a game, but if there's a guy we can afford to bench, it's Evans.

Also, for lulz, I highly recommend checking the hashtag #rossevansplaylist on twitter. His current and former teammates are having a FIELD DAY.

EdK said...

"PUNITLT"?

Shouldn't it be "PUNITLTL"?

Heck, as long as he improves on the eleven-straight FGs he's made, who cares.

Tyler said...

Go read the police report... not good.

http://www.tcu360.com/sports/2011/11/14073.tcu-kicker-ross-evans-arrested

Chet Steadman said...

Good to see his teamates are supporting him on twitter...
"s/o to tcu kicker he can kick down a door but cant kick the ball inbounds"- Elisa Olabode aka @Mr_YELLABONE6
"That's my homie, we always be kickin it"- David Porter aka Mr_AceQuad
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ross is tha realist gangsta on tha team" - Kris Gardner aka Thatsmrkris2u
"Hahahaa I ain't know dat happened to Ross -____-" Josh Boyce aka Darknight_82
And my personal favorite from former Frog:
" 'Locked Up' - Akon #RossEvansPlaylist" - Curtis Clay