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Old May 7th 04, 07:21 AM
Ryan Cousineau
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In article ,
"Carl Sundquist" wrote:

"Ryan Cousineau" wrote in message
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In article ,
"Chris" wrote:

"Carl Sundquist" wrote in message
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Until Adam posted, I did not know or recall what role the police

played.
However, I was considering that USAC suspended Mercer for a year, so I
didn't know whether USAC factored in legal charges/findings or

suspended
Mercer on their own accord. I still don't know whether legal charges
factored in USAC's decision, but very seldom in major sports are legal
charges filed when a player is fined/suspended. Did Bill Romanowski

have
charges filed against him when he beat up his teammate in the locker

room
last year?

I dunno, but in hockey the police have been getting involved in some of

the
really outrageous attacks. Considering that assault and battery is

within
the rules


The essential difference is that of consent. The general theory is that
when you participate in a sporting activity, you consent to the norms of
that sport. So if you race a bike, you implicitly consent to incidental
contact in the pack, and if you play hockey, you consent to normal
levels of bodychecking and fisticuffs.


But that is in the midst of the competitive event. However, AFAIK, even for
the most egregious attack in recent history in the NHL, Todd Bertuzzi was
not charged with violating any laws when he punched Steve Moore in the back
of the head, drove him face first into the ice, and broke his neck.


I'm a Canuck fan, so I have some pretty particular feelings about The
Incident, but last I heard police were still investigating. As for the
details...that's for another newsgroup.

I cited Romanowski's actions specifically because they were in a non
competition situation, like Myerson/Mercer and Sundt/Gaggioli.


Good point. And clearly, there's never a call for disputes to be settled
after an event with violence, and doubly not with lumber.

Cycling depends on a certain gentlemanliness in the attitude of
competitors. It's so easy to harm other riders quite badly (not for
nothing does the cycling verb "to flick" exist) that everyone must have
a basic commitment to decorum. It doesn't take too many idiots to
completely destroy a racing scene.

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President, Fabrizio Mazzoleni Fan Club
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  #82  
Old May 7th 04, 03:40 PM
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i will tell ya one thing, if gagg keeps this **** up he wont be selling
oakleys when he retires at age 50.


  #83  
Old May 7th 04, 03:40 PM
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i will tell ya one thing, if gagg keeps this **** up he wont be selling
oakleys when he retires at age 50.


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Old May 7th 04, 07:57 PM
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(Rondechampion) wrote in message ...
Last night at the crit in Anniston, Al he attacked Johnny Sundt with a 2x4. He
was upset about some of the meaningless crap that happens during bike races and
he tried to assult Johnny.

He caved in the down tube on Johnny's bike when Johnny used to bike to protect
himself.

This guy is a piece of crap and deserves to be suspended for a long time.

He pulled a similar stunt a few years when he threw his bike at another riders
head and cut his head with the chainring.

I wish this guy would just go away.

USAC----please don't puss out and not suspend this a-hole.

the real rondechampion


Gagg has been doing this type of **** since they let his sorry ass in
this country. 1998 Tour of Ohio, GoMart is controlling every stage for
John Lieswyn who is in the leader's jersey. On one of the road race
stages its GoMart rider Ashley Powell's job to mark the other
favorites including Roberto. Lieswyn gets away with one other rider
and takes the stage win. Ashley and Roberto come up to the finish
together after Ashley has been marking him all race. Bobby is so
****ed that GoMart and Lieswyn are winning the big money and Ashley
has been sitting on his wheel all race he tries to ride Powell hard
into the ditch knowing that Ashley will beat him in the sprint for
something like sixth place. Due to great bike handling skills Ashley
stays upright and Gagg gets sixth place.
Its sad that he has resorted to attacking another rider with a 2X4.
Its time for USAC to put an end to Roberto's crap.

Thanks,
Buzz
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Old May 7th 04, 07:57 PM
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(Rondechampion) wrote in message ...
Last night at the crit in Anniston, Al he attacked Johnny Sundt with a 2x4. He
was upset about some of the meaningless crap that happens during bike races and
he tried to assult Johnny.

He caved in the down tube on Johnny's bike when Johnny used to bike to protect
himself.

This guy is a piece of crap and deserves to be suspended for a long time.

He pulled a similar stunt a few years when he threw his bike at another riders
head and cut his head with the chainring.

I wish this guy would just go away.

USAC----please don't puss out and not suspend this a-hole.

the real rondechampion


Gagg has been doing this type of **** since they let his sorry ass in
this country. 1998 Tour of Ohio, GoMart is controlling every stage for
John Lieswyn who is in the leader's jersey. On one of the road race
stages its GoMart rider Ashley Powell's job to mark the other
favorites including Roberto. Lieswyn gets away with one other rider
and takes the stage win. Ashley and Roberto come up to the finish
together after Ashley has been marking him all race. Bobby is so
****ed that GoMart and Lieswyn are winning the big money and Ashley
has been sitting on his wheel all race he tries to ride Powell hard
into the ditch knowing that Ashley will beat him in the sprint for
something like sixth place. Due to great bike handling skills Ashley
stays upright and Gagg gets sixth place.
Its sad that he has resorted to attacking another rider with a 2X4.
Its time for USAC to put an end to Roberto's crap.

Thanks,
Buzz
 




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