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Sources tell us Tracy Clayes will be fired tomorrow, Jan 3
Sources also say UM in violation of NCAA ruled for under the table negotiation with P.J. Fleck

January 2, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Negotiations have been going on with Western Michigan University Head Football Coach, P.J. Fleck, since early Nov or earlier, which is in violation of NCAA rules.  It also indicates that despite Coach Clayes winning the Decembe 31, 2016 Holiday Bowl and having the best UM win-loss recordd in a decade, he was targeted some time ago for replacement because (1) UM wanted a fund raiigng coach and (2) Clayhes  supposedly had no plan for dealing with the Negro players.

The cover up excuse for firing him was his comment when rape charges were made against ten of his players, all of whom claimed they were innocent.  Coach Clayes said he supported his players.  They were judged without due process

So, despite the facg that police said there were no charges to make, as the sex clearly was consensual, the UM allowed the charges anyway. 

Why did the University’s rush to judgement after the police said there was nothing to charge?  Because they wanted a new coach who was good at winning and fund raising.  How did they do it?  They had a feminist campus office write a false and  misleading report.  It is the equivalent of fake news.  They knew few if any would stand up for the players (an exception being our column of December 29, 2916:

            No due process is business as usual at U of M.
            It’s a sad way to end an old year and begin a new one

So why the University’s rush to judgement after the police said nothing to charge?

Because the UM knew it would be easy to charge the 10, as “all” know that young Black men are “obviously” guilty, and because the one bringing the charge, a white woman, who would be seen as “obviously” innocent.

The shock was when the Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, again refused to press charges as the incident was consensual.

So what next?  How will the NCAA deal with the under the table dealing with P.J. Fleck?
How will the University President and others now justify firing Coach Clayes?

The UM is still racist, as the book Under the Golden Dome demonstrates, and as as I demonstrate in Chapter 10 of my book, The Minneapolis Story.

So what is next:  10 hearings, one for each player must be held, according to the UM’s own rules and regulations.  How will it go for the UM holding hearings for innocent men caught in the UM’s rush to judgement without due process in order to hire another coach of their choice.

Remaining question:  will the University’s desire to obtain P.J. Fleck as a Head Coach and chef fund raiser still happen?

Dictated Monday, January 2, 2016, 11:45p.m.
Posted 1-5-17, 4:30 p.m.


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