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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

White Coach of HBCU arrested

Florida A&M University basketball coach Mike Gillespie was placed on paid leave after being arrested.

Mr. Gillespie was charged with misdemeanor stalking.

Normally, we don't know that we'd be opposed to a gentleman taking the necessary steps to ensure that a female counterpart was living a clean and wholesome life. If it meant tactically surveilling her, well, then that might be what was necessary.

However, the circumstances of both this event and the University dictate that Gillespie must be fired.

Gillespie is married and the woman he is accused of surveilling is not his wife. So, we can't defend his action in this case. And, since his actions are indefensible, we can only concur with law enforcements decision to levy charges against him.

As such, we believe that it is now imperative for the University to rid their campus of this individual.

Mr. Gillespie is the the head basketball coach at an historically Negro university. He is in a position of authority and guidance over a dozen or so impressionable young Negro athletes. It it paramount that the University take this opportunity to impress upon these young men that flagrant and indefensible violation of the law can not be tolerated.

These young men read daily reports of other young Negro athletes being charged or accused of crimes. They see these athletes cut by teams or suspended by leagues. Even before the case is dispositioned.

Now, the criminal activity has hit home. In order for the University to instill the proper value and understanding of adherence to the law, there is no recourse but to escort Mr. Gillespie off campus. To allow him to remain while his charges are investigated or to remain until a legal decision is made sets the wrong example.

Professional sports leagues are no longer waiting. And, as we can see through the proactive stance the NFL is taking in sending its very own investigators to "help" the VA investigators in the Vick case, pro sports are redefining the legal system.

Therefore, we urge FAMU to get in step with this new judicial movement. We urge FAMU to expeditiously clear Mr. Gillespie's office and render him unemployed.

It is time for us all to institute the new legal litmus test:

What would Roger Goodell do?

We would also hope that FAMU realize that while they were progressive in their action of hiring a white coach, that clearly it might not be in the best interest of the Negro students to be exposed to white men that fall victim to their most primal urges.

Yes, Gillespie led FAMU to the NCAA's and some on court success. However, it is time to think about the University's reputation. A white coach at an HBCU brings the spotlight. A white coach salaciously and illegally invading the privacy of women in the community brings negative press.

The University has expectations of conduct for its employees. And, while what Mr. Gillespie did might not be a big deal in white culture, it is intolerable to break such laws and represent an HBCU.

40 comments:

Martin said...
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Martin said...

Sir, is this a case of racial discrimination at a particular institution, or is this a case of discrimination of the institution? Let us say that Myles Brandt is equivalent to Roger Goodell, would not that make FAMU equivalent (in the eyes of the white devils who control the BCS) to a nameless arena fball team? I contend, sir, that the lack of punishment for master Gillespie is a further example of the denigration of a predominantly proud Negro school like FAMU.

Martin said...

Sir, I apologize, my previous thought was not complete. Meaning, I believe that Myles Brandt and the NCAA's lack of pressure on FAMU is equivalent to Roger Goodell not inflicting pressure on the arena league for discipline problems. The difference, though, sir, is that the NCAA has a duty to police a member institution, but by not doing so, they are in essence saying that FAMU is not a member institution worth noting. In all likelihood, because it is a proud Negro institution of higher education.

Anonymous said...

the difference here is that most normal people would agree that this coach should be fired...however if he was black, under the same circumstances, you would be defending his right to stalk. You are not about right and wrong...just about warped logic.

Martin said...

"if he was black, under the same circumstances, you would be defending his right to stalk."

Sir, I realize that I may struggle at effective communication at times and I always appreciate the opportunity to gain knowledge. Can you specifically point out where I said stalking was okay?

Anonymous said...

Sir, I realize that I may struggle at effective communication at times and I always appreciate the opportunity to gain knowledge. Can you specifically point out where I said stalking was okay?

Let me slow this down for you slappy...on this blog, anytime a black person does something wrong they are defended. Excuses are pulled from the furthest reaches of the NOIS anus. There is a reason that white america is to blame. That is the game being played. So if lets say Michael Vick was arrested for stalking..he would be defended..of course the white ownership of the falcons would be to blame or slavery or that his daddy didnt love him. See that's what makes you all a joke on this site...if you condemned the actions of the bad apples and said it wont be tolerated you would lose a great deal of your blame culture...and we know you cant do that because then you would have to man up and take even a bit of responsibility.

Martin said...

"Let me slow this down for you slappy...on this blog, anytime a black person does something wrong they are defended."

Sir, again, maybe it is because you think I am slow witted, but can you point out where, specifically, I defended stalking or defended a 'black person' for doing something wrong?

NOISb, sir...I admire you're unending patience in dealing with the rage blinded 'anonymous'.

slappy and pokey said...

somebody, who shall remain anonymous, needs to go back and RTFF

or, i guess, RTFB

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"however if he was black, under the same circumstances, you would be defending his right to stalk. You are not about right and wrong..."

SIr, you can play the "what if" game all you want.

But, on this blog, we deal in reality.

The reality is, an HBCU went out and took the initiate to hire a white coach. They tried to expand the diversity of the HBCU experience.

In return, they got a man that preferred to leer at women illegally from the shadows.

That's reality.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

Martin-

As usual, you offer a wonderful point of view.

It's a pleasure to read your comments in what is often a flood of ignorant, ill informed babble.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"NOISb, sir...I admire you're unending patience in dealing with the rage blinded 'anonymous'."

Sir, it isn't patience.

We look at it as a sort of penance.

The path to righteousness is hazard with the obstacles of ignorance.

Anonymous is but a speed bump.

Seriously, his IQ score confirms it.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"somebody, who shall remain anonymous, needs to go back and RTFF

or, i guess, RTFB"

Sir, you will on further confuse him with the acronyms.

Unsilent Majority said...

We're all missing the key point here...was he stalking a sister?

Anonymous said...

SIr, you can play the "what if" game all you want.

But, on this blog, we deal in reality.

The reality is, an HBCU went out and took the initiate to hire a white coach. They tried to expand the diversity of the HBCU experience.

In return, they got a man that preferred to leer at women illegally from the shadows.

This was a conspiracy...the black administration hired a white man they knew had problems and did nothing to fix them for him....it shows you the less than stellar decisions that are made when blacks are put in positions of power.

Martin said...

"it shows you the less than stellar decisions that are made when blacks are put in positions of power."

Sir....your post has shaken me to my core beliefs. I am confident that you are an idiot and spew incoherent babble and thus, lowering the average intellect on this blog, which is a bad thing. However, you are allowed to post as 'anonymous' by NOISb, who is in a position of power, has allowed what I believe to be a bad decision to occur. An example of your less than stellar decision by a black person. This has shaken me because I firmly believe that NOISb should have more power.

Wait, Allah has intervened - does NOISb allow 'anonymous' to post as an example to the rest of us that the path of righteousness is littered with the intellectually weak who aim to bring the rest of us down? Surely this must be the explanation. NOISb, again, you prove to be a shining example in the darkness that 'anonymous' strives to shroud the rest of us in.

Praise be to Allah!

J. Koinange said...

I applaud your pointing out the hypocrisy of this situation.

I am still reeling from the fact that I am no longer employed but yet Chris Berman still has a job.

Do you need an African correspondent for your blog? I have some free time...

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"This was a conspiracy...the black administration hired a white man they knew had problems and did nothing to fix them for him....it shows you the less than stellar decisions that are made when blacks are put in positions of power. "

Sir, FAMU is part of the University of Florida state system.

Ultimately, decisions are made by the white board of trustees.

Thanks for playing, tho.

:)

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"NOISb, again, you prove to be a shining example in the darkness that 'anonymous' strives to shroud the rest of us in."

Sir, our logic challenged friend, anonymous chooses to post anonymously for specific reasons.

He chooses to willfully hide from the truth. He chooses to willfully dodge righteousness.

In his small mind, posting anonymously shields him from the truths that righteousness would surround him.

He pretends to be the boy hiding in the bushs throwing eggs at the house. Thinking, that since he is hiding, no one can see him.

The flaw in his logic?

He can't see us.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Do you need an African correspondent for your blog? I have some free time"

Sir, yes we do.

You can cover any and all African sporting events for us.

anonymous' barbecue grill said...

My master is so racist, he uses a gas grill instead of charcoal because he hates all things black, even though he realizes that gas provides a less flavorful and less enjoyable grilling experience.

Grill

Anonymous said...

"We're all missing the key point here...was he stalking a sister?"

Of course he was, that's why this shriveled up fucker thought he could get away with it. I say give him the chair. I'm tired of these sleazy white guys disrespecting our women. NOT ALL WHITE GUYS ARE THE DEBIL, just sleazeballs like him.

Fire this mothersucker!
Dee

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"My master is so racist, he uses a gas grill instead of charcoal because he hates all things black, even though he realizes that gas provides a less flavorful and less enjoyable grilling experience.

Grill "

Sir, we thought anon used a gas grill because he was too lazy to do the charcoal.

Lazy and shiftless. Those white barbecuers....

j. whitlock said...

did someone say barbecue!!!!

Andrew said...

The real shame is what kind of an influence has he left on his assistant coach son?

It's always a farther-reaching circle when these matters strike.

And a coach should be a better influence to his son, sirs.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"And a coach should be a better influence to his son, sirs. "

Sir, yes, it's true that his son was a member of his staff.

This is a terrible lesson for his son. His son is learning how to be a coach from him.

And what is he taught? That it's ok for a coach to flagrantly violate the laws when he is white and employed by an HBCU.

Maybe his son should be fired, too?

Jordi said...

Wait, you want FAMU to do something quickly?
I took some classes at FAM and know a lot of people who went there, they do nothing quick and their administration is all jacked up. Everything is done in slow motion, from financial aid to registrar stuff. I'll let ya'll make the "Black People Time" joke.

Anonymous said...

This is a terrible lesson for his son. His son is learning how to be a coach from him.

Only a 30 percent chance he would get ANY lesson from his father if he was in your community.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Only a 30 percent chance he would get ANY lesson from his father if he was in your community."

Sir, actually, probably less.

I believe 8% of D-1 college coaches are Negro.

anonymous' barbecue grill said...

Did I mention that Boss Man's propane tank is white? He even refused to get it from Blue Rhino because he didn't want a sticker covering up any of it. All white.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Did I mention that Boss Man's propane tank is white? He even refused to get it from Blue Rhino because he didn't want a sticker covering up any of it. All white. "

Sir, we don't like blue rhino either.

You can get better prices at BJ's.

perspective said...

"Only a 30 percent chance he would get ANY lesson from his father if he was in your community. "

now that is a pretty racist comment. i've read several of your comments. you are quite an angry man. i honestly feel bad for you.

The Devil said...

FAMU got busted for 196 infractions for all of their sports programs over an 8 year period. I would say that Mr. Gillespie is merely continuing the tradition of excellence at this Negro diploma factory.

I sense that a conspiracy is afoot at FAMU to rid themselves of this white devil coach. It does not make sense that this man would risk his career over a Negro woman with thick cracked feet and an enormous posterior.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"It does not make sense that this man would risk his career over a Negro woman with thick cracked feet and an enormous posterior."

Sir, we can only assume that going home to his white wife's flat as a board buttocks, 12 year old boy-like hips, thin colorless lips and dry and dusty woman "spot" drove him into the arms of another.

frat boy said...

Sir, we can only assume that going home to his white wife's flat as a board buttocks, 12 year old boy-like hips, thin colorless lips and dry and dusty woman "spot"

Nah, we like that shit. We got used to it during pledge week.

Anonymous said...

Sir, we can only assume that going home to his white wife's flat as a board buttocks, 12 year old boy-like hips, thin colorless lips and dry and dusty woman "spot" drove him into the arms of another.

Who is the racist again??? And by the way if the white women were so bad then every brother with a seven figure salary wouldnt be going out to get one.

Anonymous said...

"Only a 30 percent chance he would get ANY lesson from his father if he was in your community. "

now that is a pretty racist comment. i've read several of your comments. you are quite an angry man. i honestly feel bad for you.

if by racist you mean factual then you are correct sir.

Anonymous said...

FAMU got busted for 196 infractions for all of their sports programs over an 8 year period. I would say that Mr. Gillespie is merely continuing the tradition of excellence at this Negro diploma factory.

Whitey's fault!!!!

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Whitey's fault!!!!"

Sir, now you are just silly.

Although, certainly, the unbalanced revenue opportunities played a role.

Anonymous said...

"Whitey's fault!!!!"

Sir, now you are just silly.

Although, certainly, the unbalanced revenue opportunities played a role.

"certainly"....nice how you can give your opinion a certain feel of fact....this is the FOS sportsblog...full of shit.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

""certainly"....nice how you can give your opinion a certain feel of fact"

Sir, golly. That hurts coming from a guy who does nothing but espouse his perceptions and pretend they are facts.

You know, like, "the percentage of single Negro mothers is rising at a very high rate".

When studies show it has risen 5% since 1969.

Or, like, "graduation rates are dropping".

When it is a documented fact that a greater percentage of Negroes are graduating college than EVER before.

But, go on and chastise us for using the word "certainly".

LOL.

You make white people look bad.

Very bad.