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Afternoon links: Bad news out of Oregon

Post by Christian Caple on May 6, 2014 at 2:18 pm with No Comments »
May 6, 2014 2:22 pm

We have some late afternoon links for perusal purposes …

— By now you’ve probably heard about the positively disgusting developments at Oregon, where a very detailed police report alleges that a woman was raped by three men’s basketball players. Here’s the latest from the Oregonian — and as many other outlets have noted, the police report is quite graphic, so read at your own risk.

— NFL.com has a detailed story about Austin Seferian-Jenkins as he prepares for this week’s NFL draft. A good chunk of it focuses on Seferian-Jenkins’ DUI arrest. Here’s how the story begins:

Austin Seferian-Jenkins has meticulously mapped every major step of his life with detailed precision.

Strips of blue masking tape with inscribed goals intricately line the wall of his childhood home in Fox Island, Washington, like seeds planted in a garden.

Be a good brother and son. … Make Gig Harbor High School’s varsity football and basketball teams. … Be a good teammate. … Play college ball at the University of Washington. … Break school records. … Be a role model. … Play in the NFL.

When Seferian-Jenkins’ name is called in Radio City Music Hall this weekend — somewhere between pick Nos. 20 and 40 overall, according to most draft prognosticators – another tape target will have materialized. But certainly not out of thin air.

One year ago at this time, the 6-foot-5 1/2, 262-pound tight end was waiting tables for $10 an hour. Seferian-Jenkins had returned to Sebi’s Bistro for a second summer, working the only paying job he’s ever had. If tips were good, he’d pull in close to $200 a weekend. He spent the summer serving tables and taking the necessary steps to overcome a new mark on his reputation. He sought some semblance of normalcy, having just pleaded guilty to drunken-driving charges after taking his SUV over a sidewalk and into a tree.

Those close to him called it a mental lapse that was out of character. He was a good kid doing everything right. Until one day, he didn’t.

— Lincoln High School point guard Ahmaad Rorie, who was granted a release from his NLI to California, tweeted that he visited UW.

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