Texans select D'onta Foreman, RB, Texas at 3-25

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  1. bejezuz

    bejezuz Contributing Member

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    Chip Lewis is a badass criminal defense attorney. The guy got Robert Durst off for murder, and Durst admitted to chopping up his victim in the bathtub!
     
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    That title and those facts are not in disagreement. He was arrested for those things and he said he didn't do those things. Next.


    Anyway, what is this stuff about the gun being registered in his name. What does that even mean?
     
  3. Bobbythegreat

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    That is mentioned because if it wasn't registered in his name, it could possibly be illegal for him to possess it. With it registered in his name, and stored properly, he broke no laws so they are effectively arresting him for not knowing that someone he was with had a small amount of marijuana on them....which is BS and his attorney will crush any case they bring against him.
     
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    Apparently you can be in unlawful possession of a firearm in the state of Texas if drugs are present regardless of the legality of the firearm in question. It looks like everything is gonna be okay though after listening to some of the reports from his lawyer and others.

    Hopefully nothing comes of it.
     
  5. Major

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    I love that you simply take a defense lawyer at his word and end-of-story for you.

    Lawyer: "It was his friend's weed, I promise!"
    Bobby: "Gotta be true! He's innocent!"
     
  6. Bobbythegreat

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    I don't have a very good history with Austin cops, in fact in one instance an APD officer gave legal advice to someone I was in a dispute with and it ended up costing that idiot thousands of dollars for thinking the cop knew what the hell he was talking about. Campus cops are even worse when it comes to legal knowledge.

    That said, it's possible that the defense attorney is lying and if we find out that Foreman had the weed on him and that his handgun wasn't properly registered or stored in the vehicle, I'll change my opinion on this. That said, I kind of doubt they'll be able to prove anything against him even if he was in the wrong.
     
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    Yes, my experience with Austin LE was that they weren't very competent. If the Campus cops follow suit then Foreman may get off. However, this is not a good way to start for my brother from TC. I was really pulling for this kid, so I hope he gets his head out of his arse.
     
  8. Bobbythegreat

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    I think for sure it's time for him to be picking his friends and who he associates himself with better. Anyone who would get in his car with weed knowing who he is and what he stands to lose if they get pulled over is someone he needs to ditch immediately.
     
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    I guess we're all puritans and never hit bong or been around any friend that smelled like weed or had weed on him in college or at the park in our 20's
     
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    Could be but the facts of these cases are nothing alike. First, police were called to the scene because someone smelled marijuana. And all reports state that the police smelled it upon arrival as well. At that point, they had probable cause to conduct a search and seizure.
     
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    So is this case basically dead in the water or what happened? Never expected too much of it, but D'onta is way to important to this team to simply assume.
     
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    The stuff out of camp sounds good. He just needs to not be a dumbass
     
  15. Bobbythegreat

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    Basically yeah. A different person had the weed and his gun was legal and stored properly in his vehicle. The case will almost certainly be thrown out.
     
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    I heard the same when it happened, but wasn't sure if there was any new news.
     
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    Well the only news since then was that he passed a drug test showing that he wasn't using marijuana which distances him a bit from the guy who was holding.
     
  18. smitheygerard

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    Yeah looks like someone posted that earlier in the page. Good for him. Not sure I believe he wasn't using though. It's pretty easy to pass those tests given a few days. An elite athlete like him could pretty much sweat it out with some high doses of Niacin and heavy fluids.

    Not that I give even the slightest about that though. He seems to be back on the right track, and we really, really need him. Hopefully he can distance himself from people like that and stay out of trouble.
     
  19. HR Dept

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    This is baseless conjecture.

    In this instance a negative test is exactly that. He wouldn't even risk taking a voluntary test if he knew that there was any remote possibility that he may fail.
     
  20. smitheygerard

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    I remain skeptical. Just bc the court has to consider him innocent until proven guilty doesn't mean I have to.

    Like I said it's irrelevant. He passed the test and that's all that matters. Hopefully he stays away from law going forward.
     
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