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SIMIONE TO LOVE

Someone call Sports Illustrated — U$C Linebacker Simione Vehikite is arrested on FOUR FELONY charges:  Drunk driving, causing injury while drunk driving, leaving the scene of an injury accident, and identity theft (it’s a Superfecta!)

Where’s George Dohrmann when a REAL story comes up?  Forget smoking a little grass and peacefully attending a college party — Let’s talk about getting drunk, getting behind the wheel, crashing and injuring someone, and let’s tack on Identity Theft just for good measure.  Where’s the outrage?  Where’s the coverage?  This arrest happened last month, and it isn’t until today that the L.A. Times finally reports it… BURIED at the end of an article about Football practice in the “Quick Hits” afterthough/miscellania section.

It was back in July of last year when trojan Linebacker Simione Vehikite brought all this trouble on himself.  When I saw this guy’s name, I thought the story may be a hoax, planted by Bruins.  After all, his first name comes a little too close to “simian,” as in “the brain power of a chimp,” and his last name is a combination of “vehicle” and “high as a kite.”  Could this be for real?

First he gets drunk, then he drives drunk, perhaps takes a turn, and allegedly hits someone causing bodily injury.  That scenario is pretty bad all by itself.  But then it takes a turn for the worse when he inexcusably FLEES the scene of the accident, despite his victim potentially bleeding out?  And then the situation takes a turn for the bizarre, when he adds Identity Theft to the mix.  My guess:  He switched ID’s with someone to try to avoid being identified as a member of the usc football team, and/or avoid getting caught altogether?

Usc is under probation for their slew of NCAA violations, and now this incident is mysteriously swept under the rug.  Did the trojan athletic department have anything to do with that?  Is this another example of lack of institutional control?  Are the inmates still running the asylum?  Has nothing changed at usc?  Is it still a culture of “We own the Police,” and “We are above the law?”  Vehikite has been removed from all team activities for the time being, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they kick him off the team, but only because he isn’t a starter.  If it were Barkley, the payoffs would rival the GM bailout, and he’d be back on the practice field already, as if nothing ever happened.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the National magazine expose:  “Not the U$C Way,” because getting wasted, breaking laws, injuring people, and trying to skate ARE the u$c way.

"SIMIONE TO LOVE" was published on March 7th, 2012 and is listed in News from the Dark Side.

Comments on "SIMIONE TO LOVE": 5 Comments

  1. JC wrote,

    You feel the need to ask “Has nothing changed at usc”? Really?

  2. Barnes2Stokes wrote,

    You mean to tell me there are thugs on the usc football team? Next you’ll tell me there is gambling at Rick’s….

  3. trOJan Rob wrote,

    Justin Medlock anyone?

    [T-H’s Note: Medlock was ultimately convicted for a MISDEMEANOR, and after it was determined that he had left the scene to get help, no further charges were pursued. He did ZERO jail time. Meanwhile, your trojan friend was fleeing the scene to avoid arrest, and allegedly swapped out his ID to try even more desperately to avoid getting busted, even putting someone else in jeopardy. 7 months after the incident, and he’s still looking at FOUR FELONIES. So yeah, go ahead and compare the two incidents. Then look at the list of infamous trojans, and see HOW MANY trojan violators there have been in recent years — Many, many more than at UCLA or just about any other school.]

  4. dswenson wrote,

    How does $c get away with all these things going on and no one writes about it? Oh, wait – money talks. As I have always said: arrogance + ignorance = $c.St. Pat protecting his little regime again. I do wish that SI would print an article pointing out all the trogans that are irresponsible jerks and thugs. I guess it would take volumes to tell. $c SUCKS!!! GO BRUINS!

  5. Ken wrote,

    Just saw this after being away for awhile. Typical U$C.

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