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  • #76
    Welcome aboard Mr. Standiford! How you liking that fancy new big chair in the big office?

    Roth got out just in the nick if time.

    As for Few something not right with this story. I hope it is not an indication of some sort of bigger problem here. This is so uncharacteristic it bothers me and worries me.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Zagceo View Post
      I'm gonna reserve judgment until more facts are presented.
      Agree.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by 229SintoZag View Post
        Welcome aboard Mr. Standiford! How you liking that fancy new big chair in the big office?

        Roth got out just in the nick if time.

        As for Few something not right with this story. I hope it is not an indication of some sort of bigger problem here. This is so uncharacteristic it bothers me and worries me.
        Agree with the last part. Does not seem characteristic for a guy like him at all.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by ET2021 View Post
          Agree with the last part. Does not seem characteristic for a guy like him at all.
          I really doubt there is much more to this story - it was Labor Day, he was probably at a BBQ or something and had a little too much to drink before heading home.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Zagceo View Post
            I'm gonna reserve judgment until more facts are presented.
            I think that this is the most sensible approach.

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            • #81
              On multiple occasions I have talked with both Mark and Marcy Few in private settings. I have never seen anything that is less than class and humility. They are as good off the camera as they appear on it. As a man who has never knowingly drank a sip of alcohol, I have total compassion for Mark. I have made mistakes in my life But have never been under the microscope like he will be. We all make mistakes and fall short, what separates people is how they respond. I have no doubt that unless there is something deeper going on, that Mark and Marcy will handle this with humility, responsibility, and class.

              Mark Few and Gonzaga have always been willing to give people a second chance. From players within the program that made huge mistakes to transfers who did the same. Mark values repentance and forgiveness and Has offered it to many people. I hope that Mark can not only give it to himself but also that the community and sports world will be kind as well. I assume Mark was one of many who drank a few too many drinks yesterday and didn’t realize it and made a huge mistake. He was probably the one in 100 that got pulled over. Thankfully we are not hearing that it was a fatal accident or anything along those lines.

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              • #82
                In a statement Tuesday night, Few apologized for his "lapse in judgment.""I believe as a leader and role model, I am expected to set only the best example. The decisions I made yesterday do not exemplify this standard and for that, I sincerely apologize to you all," Few said. "I recognize that operating a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol exhibits poor judgment.
                "Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I will never allow such a lapse in judgment to occur again. Please know that I am committed to learning from this mistake and will work to earn back your trust in me."
                https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...-driving-drunk

                “I believe as a leader and role model, I am expected to set only the best example. The decisions I made yesterday do not exemplify this standard and for that, I sincerely apologize to you all. I recognize that operating a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol exhibits poor judgment. Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I will never allow such a lapse in judgment to occur again. Please know that I am committed to learning from this mistake and will work to earn back your trust in me.I deeply regret disappointing any of the members of the community, the young men and women who comprise my campus community, and the University as a whole. In particular, I am sorry for the hurt that I have caused to those most important to me – my family, my players, and my program.I am exceedingly grateful to those who continue to offer support to me, especially my wife and children. Thank you.”
                https://www.kxly.com/i-sincerely-apo...-dui-citation/

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                • #83
                  Seems like a good place to lock the thread

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by strikenowhere View Post
                    I really doubt there is much more to this story - it was Labor Day, he was probably at a BBQ or something and had a little too much to drink before heading home.
                    It could be the difference between having 2 beers with dinner or 3 beers with dinner. A lesson that it is better to always have a driver.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by SunDevilGolfZag View Post
                      Seems like a good place to lock the thread
                      I agreed!!

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Zag_Dad View Post
                        Experts will say that everyone’s ability to engage in divided attention tasks (like driving) is lessened to an appreciable degree at a .08. The degree of impairment may vary from person to person. I may be more obviously impaired at .08 than my buddy would appear when he’s a .11
                        The answer is”undectectable” in the population.

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                        • #87
                          A few (no pun intended) come to mind. First, we have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Second, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Third, whomever is without sin can cast the first stone. Finally, there but by the Grace of God go I.

                          I am not approving Fewie’s actions nor am I defending them. He was wrong and I think his statement acknowledges that fact. If we are honest, a lot of us will admit we’ve been in that same exact place and made the same exact (poor) decision and I include myself in that statement. And I should have known better since I defended DUI cases in Coeur d’Alene early in my legal career. Yah - Fewie makes enough to hire a driver; yah - he should have waited an hour longer and maybe his blood alcohol would have declined, yah - he is a public figure, the face of Gonzaga and there should be held to a higher standard that by the way, no key board ranger here could possibly meet unless they are a hermit, and yadda, yadda, yah. And no, it’s not lack of cooperation to refuse to perform the field sobriety test - it’s called sound legal advice from someone. I would say he needs and will be held accountable both by the law and by the University and so everyone take a deep breath and let this work out.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by maynard g krebs View Post
                            This is a far, far worse offense than Heytvelt's shrooms, which didn't endanger anyone's life. (As far as I know, he wasn't accused of driving while high.) The punishment should be proportional to that fact. Anything less is hypocrisy.

                            Full disclosure: I drove under the influence in my late teens/early 20's, but never as a supposedly mature adult.
                            False. Heytvelt was during the season, just prior to or following a game. One part of the issue was illegality (I think it could have been categorized as a felony in the eyes of an aggressive prosecutor). Secondly, it was an affront to the team.

                            Not even close. More similar to Josh Perkins.

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                            • #89
                              I think you shouldn't focus so much on the blood alcohol level. That's the standard they set for liability AFTER a police officer sees you driving erratically, and you get pulled over. Everyone likes to poke at the legal standard as obscure at best because everyone knows someone who could drive perfectly with a .15 level, and there are those (like my wife) who wouldn't be safe at an .06 level because they never drink and have zero tolerance.

                              The focus here shouldn't be the numbers. It's that he was driving erratically, and a grown man who drinks knows how many is too many, whether thats 2 or 10. It was a lapse in judgment that could have ended his career much less cost him a few games. He was lucky he was pulled over before worse happened.
                              Krozman
                              GU student 1996-2000
                              Law Student 2000-2003

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                              • #90
                                Mark has been nothing but above reproach for well over 25 years. As someone who has never been drunk, I can’t speak to the circumstances of how easily this happens.

                                What I will say is my initial reaction was disappointment followed by concern for him and his family. I think it’s damn near patronizing to assume he has a “problem” and needs help, so my concern is just human to human. This is a crummy situation to be in no matter who you are, but especially when you’re the Head Coach of a top 10 program of CBB.

                                I’ll also say if this is (and I fully expect it to be) the worst thing that happens during his tenure, we had one hell of a ride with a fantastic man and mentor for the program.

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