Monday, July 30, 2012

Stay Classy

You got to love when the family member of the dead ends up in jail - circle of life we suppose:
  • On the night that former Chicago Public Schools basketball star Michael Haynes was gunned down, his younger brother allegedly threatened to shoot four people, according to police.

    Brian Haynes, 21, appeared in bond court Saturday and faces four counts of home invasion with the discharge of a firearm, Chicago Police said Saturday.

    A Cook County judge ordered Haynes held in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

This article described the victim as the neighborhood "meal ticket," not as brother or son. That's kind of sad.

We also are confused by the fact that his brother (the deceased) was 22 and just starting Division I college? We used to assume that college players started college at 18, 19 if they sat a year. Twenty-two means a completely different body structure and in many cases, mental approach to any sport. Twenty-two is pretty much a semi-pro level.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

He started at UTEP then transferred to a community college in Ottumwa, Iowa. His coach in Iowa said that Haynes was often distracted by reports of the violence at home and that he was worried about his family in Chicago. The coach said Haynes was excited to get away and go to New York because he loved the Iona campus. By the way, it is not that unusual for athletes to attend several colleges before they find one that fits because of playing time, coaching, academics, etc.

7/30/2012 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that it's the Pilgrims to blame for all of this. We should have a march.

7/30/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He had been playing at Indian Hills in Iowa, damn good basketball school actually, for the past couple years. That would give him a couple more years of age there.
The age limit for playing college sports is really high actually! Shit, Wienke the qb for FSU years back was 27 or 28....
Not tryin to be a dick and dispute you, just saying you can play ball forever it seems.
Pretty god damn sad that he wasn't referred to as a person, but as a "meal ticket." Unfortunately this is probably a pretty common occurrence. A boy from the hood has skills and a meal ticket he becomes, like it or not. Sad sad sad...

7/30/2012 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said...
"We used to assume that college players started college at 18..."

Maybe he did 4 years as a Ceasefire interrupter before going on to college?

Hey, do these guys get service points for bein Ceasefire interrupters and will they be able to use those points to bump me on the detectives list? WTF?

7/30/2012 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that on the news too! Too funny. He was gonna takes care of all of us!

7/30/2012 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He played Jr college ball before getting the Iona ride like of others do!!

7/30/2012 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless he served in the military which I highly doubt.

7/30/2012 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haynes was a special ed student in CPS - they can stay in high school until they are 21 yrs. old.

7/30/2012 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Ebby Calvin LaLoosh said...

Why's he calling me meat? I'm the one driving a Porsche

Translated in Chicago-speak to:

He was just turning his life around.....

7/30/2012 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's 22, so what. He just got out of 8th grade and skipped high school. It is a cultural thing. You profiling the dude man. That's bogus. No NBA millions now.

7/30/2012 04:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This article described the victim as the neighborhood "meal ticket," not as brother or son...."

...second only to the eternally-suffering Grandma, bottomless cornucopia of cash "loans" and free housing and unpaid child care as her 57 needy relations descend upon the neat little house, drawn by the scent of the few dollars she put away in a lifetime of working -- the last generation of her family to do so.

Of course, there's a payback -- her TV gets stolen, 15-year-old babygirl steals her pain medication right out of her hand and goes trippin' out and the po-lice have to come, there will be guns and dope hidden in the house, strange people banging on the door at all hours...

...maybe even six bullets in the chest as Grandma sits in her chair, as happened recently.

"It takes a village..."

Or rather, "The whole village takes."

7/30/2012 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Imo beez a sports heeero..."
How about just getting a job...fucking ghetto mentality.

7/30/2012 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most college sports are really semi-pro. Baseball and Hockey do it the right way.

7/30/2012 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you officers are a pathetic excuse for human beings. I am an officer as well and I knew the young man. He wasn't the best student, he didn't make all the right decisions but he wasn't a trouble maker. He was a talented ball player and was getting his chance to make something better of himself before an idiot took his life. It's a shame that you make a mockery of this young man's death. He wasn't one of the thugs we chase around on a regular. Your comments make you sound cold and sinister. SMH

7/30/2012 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not judge!

7/30/2012 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny no mention of Brandon Weedon, Drew Henson & chris wienkie. Those guys were closer to 30 than 20 and were playing college football. Oh, wait they don't fit the color profile to be bad guys.

7/30/2012 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Certainly not a reason to kill someone, but earlier reports said the victim was breaking up a fight and punched the shooter knocking him to the ground. He hardly was impartial. In today's society in certain areas, you just cannot hit someone. He should have stayed away.

7/30/2012 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Pat Schemar said...

Anonymous said...
It's funny no mention of Brandon Weedon, Drew Henson & chris wienkie. Those guys were closer to 30 than 20 and were playing college football. Oh, wait they don't fit the color profile to be bad guys.

7/30/2012 01:28:00 PM

You're mention of color with all of those former minor league baseball players.

Go back in your hole int he wall.

7/30/2012 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

graduated Fenger H.s. at age 21...what else would you expect.

7/30/2012 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another bust out ghetto rat that would've amounted to nothing. Big deal he played H.S. basketball well. The younger brother showed what the family is really about. Move on, no story.

7/30/2012 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stick to bashing the daley and burke crime families. the author is sports illiterate...

7/30/2012 08:52:00 PM  

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