Two University of Montana basketball players, Will Cherry and Keron DeShields, were arrested along with a third man early Saturday morning after a disturbance downtown, according to the University of Montana and Missoula police.

The incident was reported at 2:04 a.m. at 125 W. Front St., according to Sgt. Rick Stevenson. Police didn’t identify the business, but that’s the address for Stockman’s Bar.

Cherry, 22, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, while DeShields, 20, is charged with disorderly conduct. A 34-year-old man, Jason Shawn Snyder, is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as disorderly conduct.

All three are to appear Monday in Missoula Municipal Court.

Stevenson said police responded to a report of a physical fight and separated the men.

“There was an unfortunate situation involving our guys and we’re still trying to get all the facts,” Montana men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle said. “We’ll take a look at the student conduct code and see what we have to do. Obviously, we want to make sure we have all the information about the altercation and about how everything came down. Our guys know what’s expected of them, from our program and from our university. We’ll make sure that we get to the bottom of it all.”

Cherry, from Oakland, Calif., was a senior for the Griz last season and was named to the All-Big Sky first team for the third straight season. DeShields, a guard from Baltimore, was a sophomore last season.

Tinkle said Cherry was tased by police during the incident.

“First and foremost we’re concerned about Will’s health,” Tinkle said. “When he’s up to it, we’ll be able to sit down with him.

“Will is still enrolled and is graduating in a couple of weeks. Keron is moving forward with us. The student-athlete conduct code is pretty clear-cut. We have to make sure we have all the facts before we make any decisions. Obviously, it’s a situation we would have preferred didn’t happen with our student-athletes.”

Montana athletic director Kent Haslam echoed Tinkle’s comments.

“I’m certain there will be punishments levied,” Haslam said.

“(The student-athlete code of conduct) has a variety of parameters. We have quite a bit of latitude in what we can do. It does set minimums based on the category of the offense. It runs everything from being put on probation, to a formal reprimand, to notifying the parents all the way up to suspension of games and then the top punishment is removal from the team.

“We’ll want to understand completely what happened and we’ll rely on a police report and other incident reports.”

That same area was the scene last weekend of a disturbance involving an assistant UM football coach and a football player. Because a business owner declined to press charges, their names were not released. But UM officials said the coach has been sanctioned and that the player was interviewed.

“We’ve talked to the football player and there are privacy issues that deal with that since there was no police report or charges filed,” Haslam said. “We feel like we have a good idea of exactly what happened. A lot of it, to be honest with you, was horseplay and some silly decisions, that type of thing. We will take care of that through the student code of conduct as well.”

Haslam, who was promoted to athletic director last September, said he’s “tired of dealing with some of this, to be honest with you.

“It’s disappointing and frustrating. We talk and talk about good decision-making and putting yourself in good positions and it gets frustrating when things like this happen.”

Reporter Gwen Florio contributed to this story.

Sports editor Bob Meseroll can be reached at 523-5265 or at sportsdesk@missoulian.com.

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old farmer
old farmer

One doesn't have to bash the GRIZZ, they do a good job of that by them selves. Do you still think Pat was wrong? There are some GOOD schools in Montana, don't waste time and money on the U.of M.

Mazola
Mazola

I read through the comments and find it odd that nobody put two and two together. The fact that Gwen Florio did not write this story only emphasizes her agenda against Griz football. The More You Know...

estragonsboot
estragonsboot

Gwen covered the court / pleading portion of this story; the sports editor covered the initial story. what's your point, troll?

Mazola
Mazola

estrogen boot...her agenda against Griz football

tank man
tank man

comment to amabo...thanks for pointing out twice that student/athletes is an
oxymoron....we didnt care the first time...the point is there is trouble in
river city and it needs attention...

dsrobins
dsrobins

Well, after all the hullaballoo about thug jocks over the past ten years or so, it's clear that nothing at the UM has changed despite all of Royce Engstrom's protestations and firing of a couple of coaches who deserved to be fired. These latest two come from Oakland and Baltimore. Obviously, nothing in UM athletics has changed. The greed for money and profit is still there. Years ago, I considered the UM for college, but I'm eternally glad I didn't go there.

oldgriz
oldgriz

Hey US Citizen........don't you have spell check on that computer of yours??? Learn how to spell man because right now your comments appear to be those of someone who has never been educated correctly......

loveymama
loveymama

It IS typical 18-22 y o behavior. But when these athletes get free ride scholarships and are expected to not only understand but to follow student conduct codes, they ARE expected to behave according to higher standards. It's simple. Also, after the recent national news headlines u of m athletes have made, you would think these knuckle staggers would want to mind their p's and q's in order to prevent stories like this from being printed in the media. And I agree...as soon as I read the headline, I KNEW this happened at Stockmans...the jockiest, most caveman bar in Missoula.

Amabo
Amabo

Why shouldn't they be identified as jocks? They get all the glory! They should get blame as well! If they deserve the first, they MOST CERTAINLY deserve the second! Oh...and just a reminder that "student-athlete" is an oxymoron!

Cato
Cato

When collegte students get into trouble, the Missoulian generally ONLY identifies UM student athletes and generally does not identify UM students from other departments or programs, whether they are on scholarships or not.

It is an obvious and specific policy of drawing attention to UM athletes.

"A sexual assault charge has been dropped against a University of Montana exchange student who struck another student after learning she was transgender."

http://missoulian.com/news/local/sexual-assault-charge-dropped-against-um-student-who-hit-transgender/article_a13bb56c-3ff1-11e2-9cb5-001a4bcf887a.html

A 19-year-old University of Montana student was charged Monday with several felonies related to a weekend car crash that seriously injured his three passengers.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/um-student-charged-with-three-felonies-for-weekend-dui-crash/article_14380e92-200d-11df-a8b4-001cc4c03286.html

A University of Montana freshman has been charged with filing a false police report after claiming she was grabbed and robbed by a man outside Aber Hall late Friday night.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/um-student-charged-for-false-report/article_ea6dd83a-dcad-59c6-b10f-a2ba2ec8c5ed.html

A man accused of raping one University of Montana student and assaulting another earlier this month was contacted repeatedly by UM Dean of Students Charles Couture before fleeing the country.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/saudi-student-accused-of-um-rape-has-fled-the-u/article_431ba1f8-5f47-11e1-b802-001871e3ce6c.html

Four University of Montana students face burglary charges in connection with a Friday night ruckus at a co-ed Christian fraternity that allegedly began with smacks and shoves and ended with a rock being thrown through the window.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/um-students-charged-with-felonies-in-frat-house-burglary/article_3d91cf4a-d687-11df-bd59-001cc4c03286.html

An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged Saturday with felony sexual intercourse without consent after an early morning incident on the University of Montana campus.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/year-old-charged-with-sexual-assault-on-um-campus/article_8acf13ea-26cf-11e2-8cdb-001a4bcf887a.html

A University of Montana student accused of trying to rob a Walgreens pharmacy in 2010 was given a three-year deferred sentence Wednesday in Missoula County District Court.

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/um-student-gets--year-deferred-sentence-for-walgreens-robbery/article_90e70718-02b9-11e2-bb2a-001a4bcf887a.html

The one exception I was able to find:

A 22-year-old University of Montana psychology major who allegedly began chatting online Tuesday with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl was arrested less than four hours later when he showed up for a meeting with a condom in his pocket.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/um-student-arrested-after-alleged-meeting-for-sex-with-cop/article_a3ce6a58-c929-11e0-98eb-001cc4c002e0.html

70seebs
70seebs

Cool, thanks for a list of links. How about instead of "generally" and "obvious" you put up the numbers. Like, X number of articles reported student infractions, A number were athletes and B number were non-athletes. Thanks. You'd also have to show somehow that you included all articles with student infractions over a given length of time.

Greenland
Greenland

Try counting the ones listed. That will give you your answer.

Fawzhuh
Fawzhuh

I must admit to mild confusion as to your point. In each of the articles you cited, the individual/s involved were IDENTIFIED as UM students by name, with the exception of the Saudi, which is in keeping with Missoulian policy, as he was accused but not charged (for which I, personally, feel an exception to policy should have been considered as flight from prosecution could be perceived as admission of guilt). I don’t feel their department or course of study is relevant unless it is pertinent to the infraction for which they are charged, as in the case of the psychology major who could, conceivably, be responsible for counseling victims of the crime for which he stood accused. The Missoulian does not routinely include that someone is a Wal-Mart cashier or a journeyman plumber for a local business, etc., unless it is pertinent to the charges they are facing. In regard to student athletes, their association with The UM athletic program is worthy of mention as they are uniformed representatives of that program. A higher standard for student athletes is understandable, and applicable, as they are adequately compensated for that representation, based on their athletic ability, by receipt of a quality education at little to no expense on their part. I’m certain that they were made fully aware of the program’s expectations regarding conduct and deportment when they received their scholarship. It is clearly stated in most of these articles that the Missoulian is reporting information provided by officials of the University. I simply don’t see any benefit to be derived from the Missoulian, or its individual reporters, harboring some dark agenda against the UM athletic program. Perhaps the University could shed some light on their policies and guidelines regarding release of information to the press.

bsfarm8
bsfarm8

I am stunned.18-22 year old college students allegedly made some mistakes. I guess Royce will have to fire Kent Haslam and Wayne Tinkle now. The only way to make change is get rid quality coaches and administrators. If we just keep firing people this problem will disappear. Thanks for your service guys, great season Wayne, sad to see you go.

bsfarm8
bsfarm8

Wish I could have made the event to honor both the Lady Griz and Griz basketball teams for their respective Big Sky Conference Championships, but someone thought it would be a good idea to hold the event at 4:30 in the afternoon a month after the season ended. 4:30 in the afternoon is a great time for fans to get away from their jobs (jobs needed to pay for the ever rising ticket prices) to attend such an event. I heard there was a whopping 80 fans in attendance. I just wonder when the overpaid administrators at UM will engage in the real world...

70seebs
70seebs

If we paid UM administrators a comparable salary to folks with similar positions in the private sector (staff of thousands, budget in hundreds of millions) - and yeah, I mean we should pay the president of UM like 2 million a year (Royce wouldn't possibly qualify for the job if that were the package, his competition would be way beyond him), then maybe, MAYBE the university would run properly, with adequate, trained staff, adequate facilities and so forth. The problem isn't overpaid administrators, it is terrifically undervalued positions. We get the absolute bottom of the barrel in terms of quality, because that is what American taxpayers demand of their public sector - the lowest possible quality at the lowest possible price. We are Wal-Mart where the public sector is concerned.

Here's another way to look at it. Let's say we cut all administrators' pay at UM by 15%. How much do you think that would save? I don't know, but let's say that would save 1 million dollars a year. That is way too high; 15% of Royce's pay is less than 45,000/year. Even so, say it is a million, what could you change at UM with 1 million dollars? NOTHING. The projected shortfall right now is 16 million, and the problems are deeper than that. We need to offer administrator salaries similar to top CEOs in the country and run UM like the huge business it is.

Roger
Roger

CEOs generally are overpaid. Your proposal is nonsense - UM should go back to being a university, instead of a business extracting as much as it can from its "students".

goldstd
goldstd

yeeeeeeeeeeshhh...time to clean up the sewer at UM and at the athletic department....this is ridiculous

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

I just looked back at your posts. You yourself admitted you hate UM and are a big 'Cat fan. It was a simple bar fight. I guess those don't happen in Bozeman. Oh wait...

TerriW
TerriW

I am really tired of listening to all of you whine the Missoulian is treating Griz athletes unfairly in the press. I graduated from the U of M, I have attended both football and basketball games. I am not a Griz hater. These individuals are receiving scholarships and representing me and every other U of M graduate and student. They should be held to a higher code of conduct than regular students. If they can't represent us in a manner we can be proud of they shouldn't be receiving scholarships and representing us by wearing Griz uniforms.

us citizen
us citizen

what just because this happens everywhere in this country makes it ok come people pull your head out of the sand were supposed to turn are heads and let this happen i say if this persist with the university do a away with the universitys athletic programs

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Learn how to type. Until you do, you don't get to lecture anyone.

JacksonB
JacksonB

Yes it is a typical 18-22 year old behavior and you know what, no matter where it happens, it gets reported when it involved college level athletes. I have seen a lot of stories over the years about college athletes that screwed up.

70seebs
70seebs

Go Griz! Note, however, that neither the Missoulian nor the Missoula police released the name of the player involved in last week's altercation, because HE WASN'T CHARGED. There needs to be some serious crow-eating from all of you who cried foul and claimed that any man's name would be immediately released regardless of charges in comments about the Mullan road accident and earlier this year. See? Rights are protected when people aren't charged, even male student athletes.

payup
payup

Yeah, that didn't last long. Liar, liar, pants on fire. http://missoulian.com/news/local/montana-grizzlies-tight-ends-coach-demoted-after-downtown-incident/article_52f56c08-af8c-11e2-8d8e-0019bb2963f4.html

70seebs
70seebs

WRONG, @payup. Read my comment. The name of the PLAYER involved was not released. The police did not release the name of the coach either, that was Coach Delaney confirming a twitter rumor. The player's rights were protected, as they should be.

Seebs: The university did release the names of the players' involved. That's how the Missoulian learned of the arrest - from a telephone call to the newspaper from a UM official. Sherry Devlin, Missoulian editor

Edited by staff.

70seebs
70seebs

Thanks Sherry, but I wonder if there is a miscommunication - players? I'm talking about the football player in last week's altercation? I didn't see the name of the uncharged football player printed anywhere. By "released," does that mean that the University told you whom the football player was, but you didn't print it? If so, then I agree with other here that the University doesn't protect the privacy of student athletes after all, regardless of whether they are charged for a crime.

Roger
Roger

You might want to consider why the driver who ran off the road, onto the sidewalk, striking and killing a pedestrian, wasn't charged? She certainly should be, but she's obviously receiving special treatment.

pam
pam

Everyone above is so quick to throw out your opinions but not one of you are willing to put your real name to these comments. You want every one named WHO ,WHEN AND WHERE. I am so glad there are so many holy-er than thou in our community. Our society is wanting parenting to be softer and gentler and our kids to be sissys and live for peace. What happened to raising boys to be MEN. It was between the guys let them go home and soak there wounds.

Roger
Roger

The question is, why do you want to limit public information about people caught breaking the law?

Meet_n_Cheese
Meet_n_Cheese

I knew well before I opened the link that they were drunk at Stockman's. Haha dirty bar, only D-bags drink there.

Gulio
Gulio

Tinkle said,...worried about Will's health...?" What, is he hungover?! Give us all a break. Rowdy thugs that should know better, but don't!

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Racist.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Anyone who uses the term thugs, especially when referring to blacks, is a racist. Gulio is just that.

geoffy joe bob
geoffy joe bob

UMalumnus, the word thug comes from the word thuggee a Hindu sect that committed crimes that were associated with violence . My kid was confronted by these thug last week and called the police fearing violence against her and a friend. So get off your high horse and work at solving the problem rather then condone it. Thug has been used for centuries describing violent criminals.

Roger
Roger

Wrong - "thug" is defined in my dictionary as a "cruel or vicious ruffian". There's no racial connotation.

jrifkin48
jrifkin48

If the headline was "BYU basketball players" then you have a story. However this is the same type of behavior found all across Americans from the ages of 18-22. It's a story, but not anything pointing to the downfall of UM athletics.

Bbr
Bbr

I find this both amusing and sad. Amusing that what 18 - 22 year old kids do is big news because it is Griz athletes and s pathetically small town. Amusing because all the commentators earlier this week ago the Missoulian about this only happens with football players. Amusing because Gwen didn't bi-line this story and Bob did, which shows how much BS all the Missoulian reporting is. Sad because somebody will probably lose sleep/jobs/lives over regular adolescent kids. let us all not worry about anything important, just focus on athletes. I am sure that fire that is Missoula's economy will go out soon enough if we can just get more Griz athletes crimes stories. How I wish for the good old days, when we had jobs and reporters didn't try to make careers out of drinking stories.

frenchy
frenchy

I am sure glad there are no thugs playing college ball here in Montana.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Racist.

Fawzhuh
Fawzhuh

As Popeye used to say, “That’s all I can stands and I can’t stands no more!” Your continued assertion that “thug” is a racially charged term is, from everything I can find, unfounded. I searched 33 dictionaries, two of which made reference to an acronym for nationally acclaimed skateboarder Tony Hawk’s Underground Game. Of the remaining, 30 define thug as a cutthroat, ruffian or hoodlum (NO mention of race, creed, or color) and all reference derivation of the term from the Thuggees, a band of professional assassins formerly active in northern India who worshiped Kali and offered their victims to her. The 31st, The Rap Dictionary, defines thug as “Someone who has gone through a lot of hardship in life and becomes a thug-- you don't have any money so you make money by any means necessary”, (again NO mention of race, creed or color) but does cite examples of term usage by Tupac and the Byrd Gang. To draw the conclusion this term is racially charged due to its utterance by men of a different race or color makes YOU the racist! As gangster was one synonym listed in all those dictionaries I researched that as well. From 29 dictionaries I learned that gangsters are criminals who are members of a gang (and, again, NO reference to race, creed, color or national origin). Who knew? By continuing to assert this term is racially charged you promote a racially charged atmosphere rather than alleviate it. If you want to throw eggs, fine. But, please, choose another one. This one stinks to high heaven. And while I’m on my soapbox…DUI’s are not newsworthy? Boys/girls will be boys/girls? It’s OK because they grow up to big things? Really? It’s safe to assume that the incidents reported here are CRIMINAL behavior as there are laws in place regulating that behavior (and, in these instances, addressed by the UM student conduct code as well). If our system of justice, and we as a society, continue to “look the other way” we do these young people, and ourselves a great disservice. We outline consequences and then ignore them, which sends a very clear message. Because we are guilty of the same poor decisions in our youth is not a valid argument for ignoring or trivializing the behavior.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

If you don't see the racial component and history in the term thugs then there is no hope for you.

Fawzhuh
Fawzhuh

@UMalumnus below. No one can "see" what isn't there. Unless you can cite for us specific references you are pi$$ing into the wind. Make your case, please. You are the one making the intuitive leap and assuming that because the young men involved are black that any negative comments are racist. Speaking solely for myself I was aware that Will Cherry is black because of headline photos in the paper but no knowledge of the other young man as I am not a basketball fan. I sincerely could care less what color, race or creed they are. I am concerned about their behavior. I think you will find that is true of an overwhelming majority of the posters. Stirring the pot and creating an issue for which there is no clear evidence is onerous and offensive. Your stance continues to place you in the problem column, not the solution column.

Roger
Roger

My dictionary defines "thug" as "a cruel or vicious ruffian". That's not a racist term at all. Apparently it has been re-defined by politically correct leftists, for some reason, but that doesn't make it valid. It appears to be an attempt at limiting free speech.

JMontana
JMontana

I'm sure glad there are no Griz haters who prosecute every player before they are run through due process....... YAWN - Let me know when a GRIZ player has actuallycommitted "THUG" like behavior" ?? I'm interested to know FROM a member of the DOJ, that's the only group left that has actually fact availabile. The funny thing is... I haven't heard from them much lately??

walter12
walter12

Watch what you say Walter, you might offend someone. Well, the arrest of these two guys from the basketball team does not surprise me one bit. Hanging out with a drug dealer or one that is supposed to be a drug dealer, does that surprise me, no. I am very familiar with the ways of the big city, where these two backetball players came from.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Wow. Who would have guessed Walter is a racist? I did.

Fawzhuh
Fawzhuh

Walter may or may not be a racist. However there is no evidence in this post that indicates that. You, on the other hand, by assuming "drug dealer" or "ways of the big city" connotes a reference to someone of a different race or color DO exhibit racial tendencies.

Pistol
Pistol

I thought the players were from two different big cities?

Amabo
Amabo

An oxymoron: "student-athletes"..........

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Wait a minute. Cherry was a senior last year. That means he's no longer a basketball player at UM. Way to manipulate the story Missoulian. Tabloid trash.

stopduienddeath
stopduienddeath

I will be as blunt as possible. The University of Montana has padded all of these situations for long enough. Start taking accountability for your own actions first and foremost. You are allowing students to get by with poor behavior. You blame everyone, law enforcement, the community before you place it anywhere else. Students should be held to a higher accountability standard because they are athletes and they know this. I am tired of law enforcement getting the brunt of the shame in these situations. They are upholding the law as it is written. IF ATHLETES FOLLOWED THE LETTER OF THE LAW, they wouldn't get tased!!! Secondly, I would like to see a few businesses start to get cited for these infractions, especially when they involve copious amount of alcohol and getting people blitzed beyond what they should be. I am a law abiding citizen who knows MY LIMITS. I follow the letter of the law. I also donate to the University of Montana Scholarship Fund and am about to suspend my donations and support financially, until the University starts to adhere to tough code of conduct policies and stops treating athletes like they are a special breed of people. They are just like any other citizen and should be treated accordingly. Come on University of Montana .....start pulling your weight. You want your athletes to be supported by those of us on the Grizzly Athletic Scholarship Foundation, then start making them act like upstanding citizens!!!

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Tinkle runs a tight ship. This is the first time anything like this has happened with the basketball team.

justafan
justafan

ah they had at least one player get a dui this year I believe and at least a couple of MIP's. It is all public record.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

And that's a big deal why? Kids in college do stupid things, whether they play sports or not. They have for decades upon decades upon decades. College kids get in fights. College kids drink. It happens and you know what -- they grow up to big things. One of them just had a presidential library named after him. Okay maybe not the best example but you get my point.

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson

Uh Oh, here comes the onslaught of fair-weather Griz fans who will accuse this newspaper of deliberately undermining UM athletics. Yawn.

Pistol
Pistol

One of the answers is curfews. Coaches call if they're not home automatic discipline. When coach Read was here no player was allowed downtown after dark. The coach downtown with the player should be disciplined big time. I for one am tired of defending this stupidity. The Missoulian doesn't have to work hard to find dirt on the athletes.

justafan
justafan

I agree that Don Read ran a pretty tight ship, but there were plenty of players that were downtown drinking after dark. You take an 18-22 year old male mix in a little alcohol and and social interaction with other young people and everything they were told by the coaches about not making stupid mistakes goes out the window. It makes it even worse when they have prior knowledge of team mates who did the same and suffered no real punishment. Start booting some kids including star players and the rest might open thier eyes a little.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

It's just a bar fight. No big deal. Get a grip.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

How do you expect to enforce that. No one has landlines anymore. If you call a cell phone, they could be anywhere.

Pistol
Pistol

Good point! Plus if they answered while driving they would be breaking the law. Then make them stay in "athletic dorms" and provide landline. Or require where ever they stay to have a landline.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Really? Are you going to pay to build separate dorms for athletes? That would only cost a few million dollars. Where are you going to find the land? Maybe the south campus? Oh wait -- that's a pointless golf course.The very idea that you can dictate to a student where they can and can't go, especially say now when football and basketball seasons are over -- is a gross violation of their rights. Not to mention it's unworkable and unfeasible on so many levels. Oh yeah -- it's stupid too.

Pistol
Pistol

UMalumnus, no need to build seperate buildings. Just require the athletes to be housed in certain existing dorms or student housing. Also along as school is in session, and the athlete is attending class he or she should have restrictions on where they can go and do. If they feel it's a violation of their rights go to school without an athletic scholaship. No one is or has forced them to be a student athlete. People who call other people names I have found to be intellectually challenged. What is your possible solution to deter the problems?

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Pistol -- Why punish those who haven't done anything wrong? Why deny them their basic rights. Maybe they should be in bed by 7pm also. These are adults.

krenshaw
krenshaw

How is this breaking news? Oh wait, that's right, anything involving UM athletics is breaking news. It's a bar fight that maybe deserves a blurb in the police blotter, not breaking news that warrants a red banner across the Missoulian front page.

Tracker
Tracker

Are you a news expert? I think it's news and judging from the comments here and from the people around me, people are talking about this. Have you considered that perhaps you're not qualified to determine what "deserves" to be where in the newspaper?

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Just because people are commenting on something doesn't make it news. Is what TMZ writes about news? 90 percent of the time no. Does it get people talking -- yes.

Tracker
Tracker

I guess I missed reading your complaints that all those stories about Will Cherry's record, achievements, skill, and honors weren't newsworthy. That would be just TMZ-quality celebrity trash and not news, right? Let's not be hypocritical.

I would be far more concerned if the newspaper knew about this and chose to cover it up.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Tracker -- you really think the Missoulian has done anything positive on UM or Griz athletes as of late. Please...

Tracker
Tracker

UMalumnus said, "Tracker -- you really think the Missoulian has done anything positive on UM or Griz athletes as of late. Please..."

Uhhh...

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hellgatenights
hellgatenights

tired of it are you are you Haslam? Then leave Monday and join the private sector. there are dozens of job openings now for unskilled, not talent public parasites......you love it.

You will not be missed......and neither will Stensbum and certianly not Coach Delaney. All you freeloaders are there because of the false accusations of a certain woman against the star quarterback. Hold off on any big purchases......there is a house cleaning coming your way.

UMalumnus
UMalumnus

Hellgate has a long history of bashing UM on here so what he/she says doesn't matter. Maybe if you had read the story you'd see it was basketball and that this is the first infraction involving anyone on the basketball team in years. Tinkle runs a tight ship and one incident (yes one because it's a different group) shouldn't color everything.

Amabo
Amabo

Right on!

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