Discussion in 'College Sports Forum' started by Nappy Roots, Jul 21, 2006.
what the hell is a football player doing with a pistol in his pocket...I guess it was fortuitus for Willie but dayum...
Miami Hurricanes reserve safety Willie Cooper was shot in the buttocks when confronted in his yard Friday morning by an unknown person who fled after another player returned gunfire.
Police said Cooper was able to walk after being shot and the injury wasn't believed to be serious, but he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
After Cooper was shot, teammate and roommate Brandon Meriweather pulled a pistol from his pants pocket and fired three times at the person, who jumped a fence and fled with another person in a car, police said. It was unclear if the assailant was hit.
Police said Meriweather used his gun legally.
Cooper and Meriweather told police they noticed a suspicious car parked outside their home near campus shortly after 6:30 a.m. When they went outside to investigate, a person crouched next to the house jumped up and shot Cooper.
The Miami athletic department released a statement saying it was cooperating with the police investigation.
im glad noone was seriously hurt in this...
Damn it feels good to be a gansta'
Yeah, good luck Cooper, and thanks for the backup Meriweathereace: That's what the 'U' is all about, if you're on the team and you're in trouble, somebody's always got your back!:victory:
i agree..Meriweather did the right thing..they had to protect themselves
Yes meriweather had to do what he had to do
Meriweather is the homie
thats how things are handled
Yes he did.
However, the fact that he had a pistol in his pants pocket may be and more than likely is a sign that they were wrapped up in some shady things that may have caused the shooting to begin with.
typical "U" guns violance. :shakeno:
..... and the Nole fans start jumping on the story!
Come on now!
They've actually done quite well in recent years with keeping the convicts in line.
Any Div. 1 football team, and I mean any has their share of kids who would be full time criminals if not for a sports program.
Just the way it is.
You guys don't realize that there were guys waiting outside their place? Meriweather and Cooper were inside the house. He got the gun inside the house, he doesn't just carry it around with him.
how many hurricanes have been arrested in the last 10 years vs. seminoles?
hey man its about time we get to return the comments :chuckle:
Did I miss something? Did Meriweather get arrested?
Based on the new reports what exactly did they do wrong?
Know what meriweather was just defending himself and friend most likely, so until there is an official story I dont wanna hear a bunch of crap about this
Merriweather did not get arrested. He used the gun within the law.
ITs fairly obvious, by the media not blowing this story out of proportion, that Merriweather (who is a projected first rounder next year) and Cooper, did nothing wrong except lawfully protect themselves from suspicious activity,and when shot at, were then legally able to fire back to protect themselves from harm. Trust me, if there was anything that would remotely suggest UM football players involved in more illegal activity or some kind of trouble with the law, the media would be all over it.
i know. i was attempting to make a point.
Meriweather's been my favorite player since Winslow left....he's just the man. I can't believe he had Cooper's back like that. That's a real friend there.
I would have loved to see the reaction this got if it happened at another school.
what reaction would that be? there isnt much other reaction you can have but to be glad hes OK, fan or not.
Thats not what I was referring to at all, of course you wouldn't want someone to be shot. :shakeno: I was referring to Merriweather carrying a gun and returning fire.
of course you were....but i guess the fact that he didnt do anything illegal passes right by you
Yeah your right, I'm all for players being shot :shakeno: WTF is wrong with you. I never said he did anything illegal either, all I meant was player related shootings rarely create positive media. But I guess that idea passed you right by.
yeah like miami gets a pass by the media. an old rap song gets front page on ESPN.
it just seems there isn't much to this story (at this point) unless you want to play the guns are evil card.
That's what i was thinking. Maybe he took it because of the suspicious looking car, but why does he have one in his possession in the first place?
maybe protection? maybe it makes him feel like a badass? why does it matter? doesn't sound like he did anything wrong in the eyes of the law.
Yeah I mean Meriweather saves his friend's life and all people want to know was whether he fired the gun legally. Then on top of that, they think he should be reprimanded for carrying a gun in the first place. I hope it's just your UF bias, and not truly how you feel about the situation.
OMG, what is it with this thread and putting words in other people's mouth! I never said anything about him doing anything illegal!!! I also never said anything about him being reprimanded. It has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with me being a Gator fan at all.
Do I need to spell it out? I was simply saying its rare that a incident like this, player related shooting, didn't get much negative press.
why would it get negative press. if anything it should get possitive press for Meriweather possibly saving Coopers life..
Wow that's weird...that's exactly what I was about to say before I read what you wrote....weird.
Do you think there should be negative press? If you do, then you need to turn that little blue circle guy around on yourself, because that's what I was saying...that you think the media should reprimand meriweather. So are you wandering aimlessly here, or are you trying to make a point?
It is rare that a player related shooting actually has a positive reason behind it.
Guess I need to make things overly simplified for certain people.
You didn't simplify your reasoning any more, you just said something completely different. Don't get mad at me for being inarticulate. Don't be a :boohoo:, just say what you mean.
I mean that's a heck of a lot different then "I would have loved to see the reaction this got if it happened at another school."
Guess we can't make more than one point in this thread, yes that was my original point, as in: I would have liked to see if the same support was shown had this happened at say, Ohio State?
Which lead to my next statement, meaning regardless where it happened, its rare that a player related shooting had a positive reasoning behind it. I agree with what happened, it was legal and shouldn't have got negative press.
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By the lack of attention this whole story got . . that should tell you that everything was legit, nothing illegal happened with either UM player on the scene . . everything is cool. Now if something happened earlier to provoke somebody to trespass and shoot at Cooper and Merriweather, thats all speculation and there is no proof, so lets leave it at that.
I'm guessing you never took a college level english course, because that argument is all over the place, and it isn't until now that your reader can actually understand your stance on this issue. You aren't Bob Shrum are you? Anyway...I find it hilarious how you just get madder with each post. If you just say what you mean you won't need to suggest to others that they need hooked on phonics.
Who's mad? Don't flatter yourself, this is the internet. Keep telling yourself all that if it makes you feel better, I could careless. Excuse me for thinking people would be bright enough to understand what was said.