Originally Posted by dougdirt
Brutus, why did the girl change her story? This wasn't someone stepping forward who saw what happened, this was her, changing her story, well after the fact.
And let's be clear, I am bothered by what Urban Meyer said. While I am bothered by the events as well, I get letting him back on the team even if I don't agree with it. What I don't like is what Meyer said about the situation.
She didn't do a mea culpa for about 2-3 weeks. But the cops were still investigating and thinking about pursuing charges and she started to feel bad that she lied.
I just don't get why Meyer's comments are bothersome. He suspended the player, waited out to see what happened with the legal system, and when it became clear the situation was not as bad as it originally seemed, he determined the player deserved a second chance.
I think it makes sense that a disorderly conduct charge carries much less severity than a domestic violence charge, yes? So why doesn't Meyer's comments seem consistent with gauging the severity?