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Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

Posted on: November 11, 2011 9:37 am
Edited on: November 11, 2011 9:49 am

By Jeff Borzello

UPDATE: Terrence Jones was also involved in the car accident, John Calipari announced. He left the scene after the accident, but was later questioned by police.

According to reports, the accident occurred at 2:30 a.m. Calipari said the team will have a curfew for the rest of the season as a result.

Kentucky’s Stacey Poole was involved in a car accident along with another person, Lexington police said Friday morning.

Poole and the driver suffered minor injuries when another car swerved into the wrong lane and hit the car, knocking the SUV into a parked car.

Police charged the driver of the other car with DUI and insurance violations. The driver of Poole’s car has not been released.

A TV station reported that Poole tweeted, “Yoooo, im good!!!”



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2011 11:03 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

1) Provide me an instance where a coach IMMEDIATELY suspends players WITHOUT gathering the facts first. You can't, because it has never happened. Coaches like to gather ALL the information before making a rash's called DUE PROCESS. (Thank God that you will never be a juror....GUILTY is all you would ever proclaim.).

2) Coach Cal HAS stated that ANY punishment would be handled INTERNALLY. This, again, is no difference than what ANY other coach would do. When Self suspended Selby last year, do YOU know why he did it? No, because it was an INTERNAL issue, that you and everybody else had NO business knowing about.

3) Yes, Kentucky WILL have a full roster, but I guess your excuse for losing is because Kansas is rebuilding. Well, you know happens. Deal with it. Personally, I would LOVE to see Kentucky do to Kansas what Kansas did when they beat Kentucky back in 1991 (I believe), when Kansas scored over 150 on Kentucky.

4) CLAIPARI is NOT CALIPARI. Learn to spell. You make yourself look STUPID.

Self does and has suspended players that were internal, meaning no law, judge, or jury were involved, when has Calipari suspended players without a public announcement of what the player had done. So yes Self does suspend players for breaking team rules and not just for convictions... Selby was suspended by the NCAA not Self anyways.  I believe your thinking of the 1989 game and the 150-95 whooping KU put on the wildcats, i'm sure you do wish that happens but that won't happen when KU wins the game and swaps rankings with UK. Calipari was spelled correct once and typo once, I don't proof read sports post. Not really rebuilding either just not preseason top 5 like last several seasons, yet.   

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2011 6:57 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

My 2 cents about this situation is that it was a bone head decision to go out the night before a game, and put yourself in the position.  I mean, he legally did nothing wrong, and was the victim of a drunk driver, but I wish he would have thought about his decision that night, considering he has a hefty commitment to the university.
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Now, for those that are saying this is a blackeye for the program, or that this proves something about Cal, I would say you are injesting a little too much Peyote.  Jones did not break a rule!  He is a 19 yr old kid that made a bad call!  He was hanging out with his rommmate (Poole) who is thinking about leaving the program.  To me, it seems like he was spending time with Poole, becuase Poole is probably going to be transfering.
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Parrish, might criticize him for leaving the scene, but I have no problem with that.  He got out of a potential situation with a drunk driver, and was disappointed in himself, because he knows how much of Cals trust he has garnered.  To be honest, this might really make him focused this season, and I am glad it happened now, and not during the bulk of the season. 
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Oh, and to those that say that this is similar to the UL situations, you must not remember those particular events!  Im not saying it was right for UK fans to criticize UL for their actions, but, the physical confronations that exist in the 2 I am thinking of, are a result of them acting on their emotions, in which they actually break state laws, let alone possible team rules.  
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I glad Cal established a team curfew in response to this event, and I think Jone might sit for the 1st half of the Marist game tonight.  Yet, it will only be to convey to Jones the responsibility he has to his team and their goals, and not to punish him for not breaking any rules. 

Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 5:51 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

Curious, yes. Bored, yes. A know-it-all, hell no. An idiot, not usually.  But I'll drop it since nobody still wants to give me a plausible answer. I'm not attacking your team. I'd be asking the same question if he played for my Cyclones.  Glad nobody was hurt in all this. end of comment.

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2011 5:29 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

all of you speculating on what happened are idiots. i assume you all are know-it-alls. nobody knows what happened except the people that were there. jones went to police and hospital and was released. end of story

Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 4:53 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

If Jones went to go get a gyro from the street vendor, I completely apologize for my earlier allegations.  All is forgiven when early morning street food is involved.

Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 4:43 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

You read the story. I guess you peeked through the microscope, too.   Wasn't it a legitimate question?  Say you were in a car with two friends and you got hit.  One of your friends leaves the scene.  If he's worried about an altercation, does his leaving make the situation better if he truly feels there could be a threat?  Was he trying to even the odds for the drunk?

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

Its time to quit putting these kids under the microscope.

Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 4:23 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

I'm still a little confused by how any D1 athlete would fear an altercation from some drunk guy that was messed enough to be driving down the wrong side of the road, especially when he was in a car with two of his friends. 3 against 1 and you fear an altercation? Why leave the scene at all, especially if you think one of your friends may be hurt.  That part of this all just doesn't add up to me unless there is more to this story that is being told.

Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2011 3:47 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

hmm...Teamwork may want to consult a law book...or call an attorney before making idiotic statements...TJones had every right to leave (as he was a passenger, and not the driver of either car)...and since he walked away so as to not get into an altercation with the drunk driver who could have ended his playing career (not to mention his life), it was probably for the actually, a good move on TJones to avoid the situation that was not caused by anyone in the car he was RIDING, go ahead and belittle the state of Kentucky, all the while proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you are a moron

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 3:33 pm

Kentucky's Jones, Poole involved in car accident

Leaving a scene of an accident is a crime in the USA but not in Kentucky?

As usual, TEAMWORK, your ignorance is well displayed. There is not one single national law on "the books" for leaving the scene of an accident. As you should fully know, but obviously don't, states govern themselves, and establish laws, which can, oddly enough, vary from state to state. There are SEVERAL states that make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident, but in Kentucky, and MANY other states, the law does NOT apply to passengers, but instead only applies to the DRIVER. Jones was a PASSENGER in the car, and had every law abiding right to walk away.

Once again, Teamwork, BRAVO for looking like a moron.

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