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    What I always struggle with is the enablers and fixers involved in these situations. How morally bereft must you be to be an employee of PSU UofMich or Auburn to work to coverup the evil misdeeds of these toads? Cant believe their paychex are enough to make them content at seeing themselves in the mirror each morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamond14 View Post
    What I always struggle with is the enablers and fixers involved in these situations. How morally bereft must you be to be an employee of PSU UofMich or Auburn to work to coverup the evil misdeeds of these toads? Cant believe their paychex are enough to make them content at seeing themselves in the mirror each morning.
    I think the firing of Merideth Jenkins this week expunges anyone at Auburn who had anything to do with the softball program.
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    Jad, Good to hear that Auburn as institution took steps to eliminate those who were part of the corrosive environment there. Too oftern we hear of other employees who knew wrongdoing was happening but CHOSE to do nothing in order to maintain employment. The Theranos scandal is another example of the moral turpidtude that allows bad decisions (or at least genuine errors) become endemic to an organizations ongoing mission.
    BTW, how did DD early season injury (hip labrum?) resolve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD View Post
    I think the firing of Merideth Jenkins this week expunges anyone at Auburn who had anything to do with the softball program.
    How about UF jumping up and hiring Jay Jacobs?

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    Really random thoughts:

    The ASA/USA Safesport training was very good I thought. When I joined, I swear there was a training section for parents. I just went and looked for it, didn’t find it but parents ought to be getting this training too.

    Our high school coach just resigned. We had a male assistant coach sending texts and making comments on Instagram, (I believe), that were inappropriate. From what I am told, they were not criminal but inappropriate by anyone’s standards and most definitely a violation of the school policy. It appears the school took immediate action in getting rid of him but allowed him to present the narrative to the public that he was leaving for family reasons which I do not agree with. His coaching was ended mid season. At the time of his hiring, there was a red flag in that his travel team was taken out of his hands for financial misappropriation. They never should have hired him. He is still giving private lessons.

    How many college sb coaches have suddenly departed over the last two years? How many more will go soon? DePaul’s coach and assistant were the latest. Might not be a scandal but it seems to have the hallmarks of “go now or we will fire you”.

    USSSA coaches go through no background check.

    I look at travel/club team orgs and my gut tells me there are orgs out there that are microcosms of Michigan State and Auburn. It’s a matter of time.

    Someone mentioned that their spider sense tingled when they talked to Corey Meyer. Pay attention to that and teach your daughter to pay attention to that. When you look back at incidents where “your gut tells you” things, what often has happened is your mind is processing information that you may not even realize you are seeing and hearing. While you probably shouldn’t always make decisions based on “instinct”, sometimes when you look back at these occasions later your brain was processing facts that were not readily apparent at the time.
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    I won't get into details, but if you ever feel something feels wrong don't ever let is slide. The victims in these situations are forever changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambler34 View Post
    How about UF jumping up and hiring Jay Jacobs?
    They only downside to UF hiring Jay Jacobs is he knows where any skeletons are buried...and UF would probably LOVE to see Auburn go on probation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westwind View Post
    Really random thoughts:

    The ASA/USA Safesport training was very good I thought. When I joined, I swear there was a training section for parents. I just went and looked for it, didn’t find it but parents ought to be getting this training too.

    Our high school coach just resigned. We had a male assistant coach sending texts and making comments on Instagram, (I believe), that were inappropriate. From what I am told, they were not criminal but inappropriate by anyone’s standards and most definitely a violation of the school policy. It appears the school took immediate action in getting rid of him but allowed him to present the narrative to the public that he was leaving for family reasons which I do not agree with. His coaching was ended mid season.
    In my state, the legislators passed a "pass the trash" law so that teachers fired for misconduct at one school can't so easily get hired at another school. I believe the original school can explain the reason for the firing without fear of being sued by the teacher. And the hiring school has an obligation to understand why the teacher left the previous job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwabach View Post
    In my state, the legislators passed a "pass the trash" law so that teachers fired for misconduct at one school can't so easily get hired at another school. I believe the original school can explain the reason for the firing without fear of being sued by the teacher. And the hiring school has an obligation to understand why the teacher left the previous job.
    At my former company HR would only give employment dates on former employees, THE magic question was "are they eligible for rehire".
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    Quote Originally Posted by diamond14 View Post
    BTW, how did DD early season injury (hip labrum?) resolve?
    At the end of the season they did another MRI and decided she is doing well enough with PT and exercise to not warrant surgery at this time. So it looks like DD will end up doing PT for the duration of her softball career unless the problem worsens and they elect to do surgery.
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