Originally Posted by CougarDad7
Let the law sort it out.
The case will now be sorted out in a court of law,as the request by Storm
Klein's attorneys to dismiss the case was denied and the hearing will proceed
on Monday, August 20th as originally scheduled.
It's kind of a moot point now, as his August 20 hearing has now been
rescheduled for September 24th. Whatever slim hope he may have had to
be reinstated has likely ended.
. . .and the saga continues. This morning ( Wed. 8/22 ) Storm Klein, in a plea agreement, decided
to plead guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct which is a 4th degree misdemeanor. His original
charge of assault and domestic violence was a 1st degree misdemeanor. He was placed on 18 months probation
and ordered to pay court costs.
His rationale for pleading guilty today instead of waiting for the revised court appearance of September 24th was
due to the fact that the season would already be ready for the 5th game before he even was able to testify before
a judge. So even if he was cleared of all charges the season would already by a third of the way over by then. I guess
he is now throwing himself to the mercy of Urban Meyer as to whether he has any chance to be reinstated based on the
4th degree misdemeanor he plead guilty to today. The judge based her decision on his absence of a prior record, concern for his actions and an unclear description on exactly what really happened from the victim.
If Coach Meyer would reinstate him, which would surprise me, he has missed all pre-season practice, already lost his starting position to a more deserving player, even before the incident and I'm sure the coach would place him at "the
end of the line" to even gain some playing time eventually and likely some form of internal punishment as well. I think the
one thing he may have in his favor is the fact the Bucks are pretty thin at the line backer position once you look past
the three starters and he could provide some depth and experience if some injuries would occur during the season.