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Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:33 am

Maybe Bryant Gumble will be a character witness for Mr. Davis!

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olymp...kating/2006-02-22-davis-suit_x.htm
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:37 am

Olympic gold medal speedskater Shani Davis is one of three plaintiffs suing Chicago and former police superintendent Terry Hillard, alleging they were stopped because of their skin color.

Not again!?!

This oughta give Bryant Gumbel an orgasm and we shall soon see Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton standing with Mr. Davis sympathetic hands on the shoulders . . . . blah blah blah . . .

Ahhhh, the bottom frickin' line:

The other component is to get monetary damages for each of the individuals."
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:40 am

I'll be glad when this Olympics is all over and this guy can crawl back into whatever Canadian hole he came out of. He's a nothing, in a nothing sport. At the very best he can hope to be on a Wheaties box, and that's a long-shot at this point.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:45 am

Had Davis not participated in the Olympics, this story would be a mere blip on the radar. It dates back to an incident in 2002, and the lawsuit was filed in 2003.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 2):
Canadian hole he came out of

He is from the United States and lives in Chicago!
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:53 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 2):
He's a nothing, in a nothing sport.

Well, he's a gold and silver medalist in a sport that I quite enjoy. He does come across as something of a whiny prick though.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 5):
He does come across as something of a whiny prick though.

Actually, I have begun to think that is Chad Hedrik's calling

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 2):
I'll be glad when this Olympics is all over and this guy can crawl back into whatever Canadian hole he came out of.

So, you insult Canada by calling it a hole and then you get his nationality wrong? Nice one "Moderator"  sarcastic 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
The other component is to get monetary damages for each of the individuals."

Shani Davis doesn't need the money
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:02 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Shani Davis doesn't need the money

He isn't alone with this suit . . . and regardless . . . a few $$$ to shore up his account after the Nike and Wheaties endorsements end . . .

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 5):
he's a gold and silver medalist

Credit where due . . . at least there's some physical endurance and effort required . . .

Now what about those Table Tennis medals???
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:03 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 2):
He's a nothing, in a nothing sport.

I said that becasue unless you're in football, baseball, baskbetball, or NASCAR, that 15 minutes of fame won't carry you very far. I hope he ends up being very successful and can put all of this behind him, but I doubt it. He'll end up strung-out in a halfway house down the block from the Betty Ford Clinic by the time the next Winter Olympics begins! (humor) Can you say Tonya Harding?

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 4):
He is from the United States and lives in Chicago!

Yea, I know. But he trains in Canada.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:07 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
Yea, I know. But he trains in Canada

So , he has some scence then?  Wink

umm...you can keep him.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
He'll end up strung-out in a halfway house down the block from the Betty Ford Clinic by the time the next Winter Olympics begins! (humor) Can you say Tonya Harding?

Speed skating is one sport, figure skating another, but I guess that doesn't matter when one is looking to defame. Is it any wonder why these types of lawsuits still have to be brought in this day and age? I was going to suggest delete on your post, but on second thought, it should stay, so it stands as an example for everyone to know how you think.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:14 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
Yea, I know. But he trains in Canada.

Um, they moved to Evanston to be closer to the rink where he has trained for years

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
He'll end up strung-out in a halfway house down the block from the Betty Ford Clinic by the time the next Winter Olympics begins! (humor)

Um, this guy's mom worked hard to be able to move from a poor part of Chicago to a suburb in so her kid could train in the sport he loves. Shani Davis' whole life has been dedicated to speed skating. You are barking way up the wrong tree there are you aren't funny

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
Can you say Tonya Harding?

Really bad comparison
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:27 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):

Um, they moved to Evanston to be closer to the rink where he has trained for years

They've repeatedly said on the speed skating broadcasts that Davis now lives in Calgary, Alberta for training...

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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:12 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 12):
They've repeatedly said on the speed skating broadcasts that Davis now lives in Calgary, Alberta for training...

Given the way the US Speed Skating Team (or one member specifically anyway) treats him, I can't blame him. I believe the reason he trains there is that they have an Olympic Class oval and is over 1000m in elevation, which allows for better VO2 training. I think that Short Track was his first event and that was trained in Evanston.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:52 am

Much ado about nothing, as far as I'm concerned. As AeroWesty said, we wouldn't even hear about this if it weren't for him being in the Olympics. I do have to say, though, that as much as I was happy for him for becoming the first black athlete to win an individual medal at the winter games, his ego has started to tick me off. And Hendricks' whining isn't much better.

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
I said that becasue unless you're in football, baseball, baskbetball, or NASCAR, that 15 minutes of fame won't carry you very far.



Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
Can you say Tonya Harding?

Apparently Tonya Harding's fifteen minutes of fame have lasted quite a while, since you know her name eight years after the incident.  Yeah sure

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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:33 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
I said that becasue unless you're in football, baseball, baskbetball, or NASCAR, that 15 minutes of fame won't carry you very far.

unless you're Bonnie Blair or Dan Jansen.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:53 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 15):
unless you're Bonnie Blair or Dan Jansen.

Who are they?

Quoting Mir (Reply 14):
Apparently Tonya Harding's fifteen minutes of fame have lasted quite a while, since you know her name eight years after the incident.

Yeah, because I saw her on some comical boxing match on TV, not because of her skating in the Winter Olympics. Maybe Davis should go into boxing after the Olympics!
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:25 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 16):
Quoting STLGph (Reply 15):
unless you're Bonnie Blair or Dan Jansen.

Who are they?

Democrats.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:36 am

To clear up the confusion as to Shani Davis, he is a junior at Northern Michigan University; home of the United States Olympic Education Center. (He did do his final training in Calgary) This information comes from the Marquette Mining Journal. Since the Education Center is located on the campus, a number of winter US Olympic athletes have attended the school. Cross-Country Skiing; speed skating are the top sports.

www.miningjournal.net/news/story/0222202006_new01-n0222.asp
 
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:58 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):

Shani Davis doesn't need the money

That is probably why this is going to court....he was actually able to afford an attorney.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:30 pm

Quoting STLGph (Reply 15):
unless you're Bonnie Blair or Dan Jansen.

or the Heidens, Eric also won a world championship in Cycling.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:52 pm

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 20):
or the Heidens, Eric also won a world championship in Cycling.

What is it with speed skaters and cycling? Several of them seem to do it...Chris Witty is the one I can think of off the top of my head.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:13 pm

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 2):
I'll be glad when this Olympics is all over and this guy can crawl back into whatever Canadian hole he came out of. He's a nothing, in a nothing sport. At the very best he can hope to be on a Wheaties box, and that's a long-shot at this point.

... as a opposed to the winner who wrote this who won't even put his own name to his knee-jerk racism and xenophobia. Tell us about your achievements in life before de-meaning others and come out from behind your keyboard if you feel so strongly.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Not again!?!

Perhaps you should be as zealous about questioning the history of the Chicago police, an organisation of stellar reputation ... not !

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
I said that becasue unless you're in football, baseball, baskbetball, or NASCAR, that 15 minutes of fame won't carry you very far.

For a self declared slacker and no-name keyboard jockey you certainly have a lot of opinions on the value of other peoples sporting efforts.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10):
I was going to suggest delete on your post, but on second thought, it should stay, so it stands as an example for everyone to know how you think.

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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:21 pm

Quoting Pacificjourney (Reply 22):
Perhaps you should be as zealous about questioning the history of the Chicago police, an organisation of stellar reputation ... not !

No dispute . . . I'm sure the CPD isn't any more stellar than perhaps NPOD in some ways . . .

Twas the incessantly overplayed, oft used, instantly available, cure all race card to which I was referring . . .
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:37 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 19):
That is probably why this is going to court....he was actually able to afford an attorney.

In most cases like this that can bring large money damages, you don't pay up front

Quoting STLGph (Reply 17):
Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 16):
Quoting STLGph (Reply 15):
unless you're Bonnie Blair or Dan Jansen.

Who are they?

Democrats.

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Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 20):
or the Heidens, Eric also won a world championship in Cycling.

Not to mention being a world class orthopedic surgeon

Quoting N328KF (Reply 21):
What is it with speed skaters and cycling? Several of them seem to do it...Chris Witty is the one I can think of off the top of my head.

It has to do with the fact that in both sports you significantly develop your leg muscles and VO2

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
Twas the incessantly overplayed, oft used, instantly available, cure all race card to which I was referring . . .

They aren't doing this to "play" anything. These aren't people who are looking for sympathy because they did something wrong, they are trying to remedy a situation that is all to common in the US.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
No dispute . . . I'm sure the CPD isn't any more stellar than perhaps NPOD in some ways . . .

While the NOPD, even with their spiffy new uniforms, don't have a great reputation, they aren't the ones who were exposed to have coerced hundreds of confessions that led to people being placed on death row.
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RE: Gold Medalist Davis Suing Chicago

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:32 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 24):
Not to mention being a world class orthopedic surgeon


Don't you just hate slackers like that?  Smile

Seriously, I can't believe I forgot to mention that - good catch on your part!
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