I agree with AlmostAmanda... I was on Signal Mountain's side in this but after what was said and reported today... They're guilty. I don't know that the punishment fits the offense but it is the rules.
I want to know why the Chattanooga Police called McCullough. Why was CPD or any member involved in this in an official capacity? (It's Signal Mountain) Why did McCullough not call the coaches and the AD in over this. McCullough, “Before the season started, someone from the Chattanooga police department called to say that someone was looking into one of our new football players. He gave me Tim McClendon’s name. I had a lengthy discussion with Tim’s mother. The concern was, ‘where does Tim live?’. If someone at the police department was asking where he lives, I felt it was on me to determine where he lived.”
fbfan21... I am not saying Baker hurt or helped. I am saying he wasn't relevant to the issue. Layne was there because he was on the Board of Control. He rescued himself and did not vote.
I don't get why Chip Baker was relevant in the first place other that the fact he's Chip Baker... The TSSAA needs change somethings but Hamilton County needs to look at some issues too. The relationships that Roberson has outside the classroom are noble and admirable but it also opens up issues and liabilities for Hamilton County. While the TSSAA's paperwork was open to review, why did they forget to take the transfer paper work? They brought ole' pompous Chip with them. Why not the transfer papers? I feel badly for the Signal Mountain folks but there own testimony doesn't pass a smell test.
As for Tommy Lane... no one is questioning his integrity but he's the one with egg on his face. Let him live with it.
I stated, “We need to clearly define that cyclist DO NOT have the same rights to the roads as motor vehicles.” My desire would be to redefine state statutes. Roads are constructed for primarily for motorized vehicles not bicycles. I am well aware of the laws. You can hold those little state handbooks in your with all your might but that doesn’t make anyone riding any safer. There are some roads that cyclist have no business on. If riders want respect they should be respectful of conditions as well. The State of Tennessee cannot be held responsible for every road hazard that puts a cyclist in peril.
I totally understand your zeal but you misread my comments. I have ridden many miles and avidly rode since the 80s. I have experienced the tragedy of loosing a friend while riding. Bike safety is paramount but the overzealous nature biking community is absolutely ridiculous and protects no one.
At the end of the day... Tax payers are on the hook for 20K because a cyclist wasn’t paying attention.
This is why we need to clearly define that cyclist DO NOT have the same rights to the roads as motor vehicles. This stupid notion that has been perpetuated has to stop. Now it is costing us money. Bicycles aren't licensed, or regulated, do pay not registration or fuel surtaxes to fund road construction. That’s not even mentioning the fact that they often ride on roads where they impede traffic and cause a general nuisance.
This is a good thing! "Many times the scene is crowded because we have ambulances there, firetrucks there and police cars there." That is an understatement. I recently got stuck on Georgetown Rd. A girl got off of a school bus and was bumped by a car in an apartment parking lot. The road was completely blocked by multiple fire trucks and the police had to help the ambulance get it past ALL the multiple FD apparatus. The young lady involved was fine and kept telling everyone she was fine. The bus driver called 911 as she should have but the response would have rivaled any hostage crisis in most any city. Cleveland is a great place to live but sometimes they tend to be too Barney Fife like.