C-K council ‘strips’ number of adult entertainment parlours allowed

first_imgChatham-Kent council narrowly decided Monday in a 9-8 vote to only allow a single strip club to operate in the municipality at any time.The municipality previously provided licences to three adult entertainment parlours, but two of them – JR’s in Chatham and Kent Tavern in Wallaceburg – have since closed their doors. Spanky’s in Chatham will now hold the only licence for this type of business.Clerk Judy Smith said the municipality provided the recommendation as a way of “cleaning up the bylaw” to reflect the one remaining adult business in Chatham-Kent.“There are establishments like this that most municipalities try to limit the numbers,” added John Norton, general manager of community development for the municipality.“When a business disappears, it’s an opportunity for council to consider how many of that type of business they wish in their community.Councillors Mark Authier, Mike Bondy, Carmen McGregor, Anthony Ceccacci, Marjorie Crew, Joe Faas, Aaron Hall, John Wright and Mayor Darrin Canniff voted in favour of the recommendation.Against it were Brock McGregor, Melissa Harrigan, Karen Kirkwood-Whyte, Clare Latimer, Jamie McGrail, Steve Pinsonneault, Doug Sulman and Trevor Thompson.“It’s interesting how regulation around businesses that might have what I will call ‘ethics’ involved in them seem to go unquestioned, but then (for) other business regulations we put forward, we would really comment if it’s government’s role to put those regulations in,” said Harrigan.The West Kent councillor said there might have been “good intent” in trying to limit this type of business, but it may end up doing a “disservice” to workers in this industry.“In actuality, what that can often lead to is the result of unlicensed business taking place in an unregulated area and then there’s less ability for open conversation and control and potentially the safety of people who are working in adult entertainment establishments,” Harrigan said.Pinsonneault said he had a problem with the recommendation because he wants to support free enterprise, “whether you think the business is appropriate or not in the community.”Thompson asked whether or not this decision would make the remaining licence more valuable.“I wouldn’t want to speculate on what the value of licences is in the marketplace,” responded Norton.Thompson then said he had made his point.Authier noted council had previously decided to allow only six licences for payday lending businesses.“This is the same thing, basically, as far as I’m concerned – putting a limit on licences,” he said.last_img read more


Breaking and Entering Suspects Arrested in Waynesville

first_imgDecember 10, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Haywood County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alarm call in the Eagles Nest community.As detectives processed what turned out to be a breaking and entering crime scene, officers with the Waynesville Police Department, who assisted deputies on this incident, noticed a suspicious vehicle driving down Eagles Nest Road.When WPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled.WPD officers were able to locate the suspicious vehicle in a wooded area approximately 3 miles from the residence shortly thereafter. Inside the vehicle, officers found the stolen property from the Eagles Nest residence.Officers also later located one male suspect, Richard Lee Cagle, 26, of Waynesville, and charged him with felony Burglary- Forcible Entry, Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property and Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property.  Cagle was given a $10,000 bond. After Haywood County Sheriff’s Office detectives seized the truck, they found more stolen items inside. Only, these items were missing from a separate Breaking and Entering/ Larceny incident that occurred in the Shingle Cove area December 1, 2016.As a result, two days later Jesse Alan Lee, 25, of Waynesville, was arrested and charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering and Felony Possessing / Concealing stolen property. Lee was given a $10,000 secured bond.last_img read more


Pace claims sought-after home win

first_img “It’s great to show them that they backed the right player and to thank them for putting women’s golf back on the map.”Preparation for the first Major With the first Major of the season just two weeks away, Pace said she loved the fact that she could stay competitive at home. “It is absolutely fantastic that we have a Tour again and we can compete here in front of our friends, fans and family,” Pace said. “I need to do some work with the putter, but otherwise I feel absolutely ready for the Kraft Nabisco Championship in two weeks. “It’s been fantastic to compete with my peers, as well, but I was most impressed by the amateurs we saw in action over the last few weeks. We have some incredible talent coming through the ranks, and I predict we are going to see a lot of South Africans on the Ladies European Tour in the near future.” SAinfo reporter 24 March 2014 South Africa’s top golfer Lee-Anne Pace entered the Investec Cup for Ladies determined to finally pull off a victory on home soil. At the Lost City resort in North West province on Sunday, she accomplished her goal, recording a resounding six-shot victory in the final event of the inaugural Sunshine Ladies Tour.‘Mission accomplished’ “Four, three, two, one. Mission accomplished,” an elated Pace said after lifting the tile. “I came here to win after finishing fourth, third and second in my other three starts on the new Sunshine Ladies Tour and I am so pleased with this result.”Comfortable victory Pace hit the front with a flawless 70 in the second round and overcame a shaky start to post back-to-back birdies at the 17th and 18th holes for a one-under-par 71 final round and a comfortable victory on even-par 216. Two-time Sunshine Ladies Tour winner Monique Smit also picked up two birdies on the back nine to steal into second with a 74, while Sun International Challenge champion Tandi von Ruben took third on eight-over with a 76. With the winner’s cheque of R100 000, Pace, who recently moved to Pearl Valley Golf Estates, vaulted to the top of the Order of Merit.‘So pleased’ “I am so pleased that I could finish the mission I started at Millvale Private Retreat on Friday,” she said. “I could only compete in three events on the new Sunshine Ladies Tour, due to scheduling conflicts with the Ladies European Tour and the move to Pearl Valley. I finished fourth at the Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am, came third at the Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies at Glendower and second at the SuperSport Challenge. “I jokingly said that the next one better be first, and then I really started wanting it. I wanted to win at least one event on the Sunshine Ladies Tour and for my sponsor, Investec.last_img read more


BNP Paribas Open 2015: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win title; Mirza hits her highest rank in doubles

first_imgFollowing her title win at the Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) Paribas Open 2015, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, on March 23, 2015, jumped to her career-best rank of three in the doubles. Mirza now sits at number three with 6885 points, behind Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, who share the top spot with 7640 points each.2015 BNP Paribas Open (Women) Sania Mirza in Doubles:Career record: 332-169Career titles: 24 WTA, 4 ITFHighest ranking: 3 (March 23, 2015)Current ranking: 3 (March 23, 2015)From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, Mirza was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s Number 1 player, both in singles and doubles. Throughout her career, she has established herself as one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in India. Mirza is the most successful female Indian tennis player in history and one of the most popular female athletes in Asia. More than a decade after her debut on the tennis-court, she still carries the torch for women’s tennis in the country.About BNP Paribas Open:The 2015 BNP Paribas Open (also known as the 2015 Indian Wells Masters) was a professional tennis tournament played at Indian Wells, California, in March 2015. It was the 40th edition of the men’s event (27th for the women), known as the BNP Paribas Open and was classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the 2015 ATP World Tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the 2015 WTA Tour. Both the men’s and the women’s events took place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, United States, from March 11 through March 22, 2015, on outdoor hard court. advertisementlast_img read more


9 months agoJuventus striker Dybala: Liverpool and Atletico Madrid the ‘worst’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus striker Dybala: Liverpool and Atletico Madrid the ‘worst’by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Paulo Dybala admits winning the Champions League is their priority this season.Juventus face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 next month.“The Champions League is the main objective for us this season and we’ll do everything we can to win it,” said Dybala. “Atletico Madrid are, along with Liverpool, the worst side we could’ve picked in the draw.” last_img read more


Videos: Syracuse Football Players Are Pugil Fighting During Training Camp At Fort Drum

first_imgSyracuse lineman perform the fort drum pugil fighting drill.Twitter/@Stephen_Bailey1Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this…Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons in bugle fighting: pic.twitter.com/uWBiMjRrW2— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Erv Philips vs. Antwan Cordy pic.twitter.com/76Mv7hzksK— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015An early look at the 2016 QB battle. Eric Dungey vs. Austin Wilson pic.twitter.com/muqELWXjwa— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Freshman OL Colin Byrne vs. DE Jake Pickard pic.twitter.com/xWLfZcmECE— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015The intensity is a welcome sight for Syracuse fans. The Orange opens the season on September 4 against Rhode Island at the Carrier Dome.last_img read more


COMEDIAN REJECTED FOR MONTREAL SHOWS AFTER DREADLOCKS DEEMED CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

first_imgEven if the person wearing dreadlocks is not racist himself, the group adds, the chosen hairstyle “conveys racism.” It calls cultural appropriation “a form of passive oppression, a privilege to be deconstructed and in particular a manifestation of ordinary racism.”Last summer, American actor Zac Efron was accused of cultural appropriation after posting a photo of himself with dreadlocks on social media along with the caption, “just for fun.” Canadian singer Justin Bieber faced similar criticism in 2016 when he posted photos of himself with dreadlocked blond hair.Greg Robinson, a UQAM professor specializing in black history, compared the wearing of dreadlocks by whites to the widely denounced practice of actors wearing blackface to portray characters of colour.“What I mean is that it is whites who dress up as blacks to make fun of them,” he said, adding that even when the intention is not mockery but embracing another culture, one has to be careful.“It’s like the N-word,” Robinson said. “Blacks can use it among themselves, but if someone from outside uses it, even if he wants to be like blacks, among blacks, there is still an aspect that remains rooted in history.”The Coop les Recoltes did not respond to an interview request.By Ugo Giguere | The Canadian Press Advertisement MONTREAL—An aspiring Montreal comedian has been told he cannot take part in shows at a university bar because his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation.The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation.The bar is operated by the UQAM branch of the Public Interest Research Group, which focuses on environmental and social issues. In its Facebook statement, the co-operative says its mission is to be “a safe space, free of relationships of oppression.” It describes cultural appropriation as a form of violence. Advertisement Login/Register With: Montreal comedian Zach Poitras’ profile picture on his Facebook page. (via facebook) Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” it says. It defines cultural appropriation as when “someone from a dominant culture appropriates symbols, clothing or hairstyles that come from historically dominated cultures.”It adds that wearing dreadlocks is “a privilege” for a white person, whereas a black person with the same hair “is going to find himself refused access to job opportunities or spaces (apartments, schools, parties, sports competitions, etc.)”last_img read more


FBI concerned by money mules roped into fraud schemes

first_imgWASHINGTON — The email caught the executive at a small Connecticut company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor.It wasn’t until that night when the executive, hours after the money had been wired and still puzzled by the out-of-the-blue demand, texted the owner to make sure he’d heard the request correctly.The befuddled reply was disheartening: “I just saw your message about a wire transfer today. What is this about?”It was a fraud scam that targeted companies in Connecticut and elsewhere in the United States and that resulted this month in a 45-month prison sentence for one of the culprits. The case is part of a seemingly endless cycle of money laundering schemes that law enforcement officials say they’re scrambling to slow through a combination of prosecution and public awareness. Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving “money mules” — people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble.The “mule” concept has attracted renewed attention with this month’s release of Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” a real-life tale of an elderly horticulturist who smuggled cocaine for a Mexican cartel. But the modern-day mules of most concern to the FBI are people who get themselves entangled in complicated, international money laundering schemes that cause millions of dollars in losses and show no signs of stopping.“They trial and error this stuff and they see what works and they see what doesn’t,” FBI supervisory special agent James Abbott said in an interview. “It’s a much higher success rate when you have a lot of money using somebody else’s account going through there instead of trying to cross the border with a physical transportation of cash.”The FBI and international law enforcement agencies have stepped up efforts against the fraud and say they’re building bigger cases than before. Europol said this month it had identified 1,504 money mules, arresting 168, in a continent-wide bust. The FBI in June announced the arrests of 74 people, including 29 in Nigeria, for schemes targeting businesses and the elderly, and this month launched a publicity campaign called “Don’t Be a Mule.”The money mule cases are an offshoot of more generic frauds encountered by the FBI, including schemes that dupe people into thinking they’ve won the lottery and can claim their prizes by wiring an advance payment, or that trick the unsuspecting into believing a relative has been arrested and needs urgent bail money or that a supposed paramour they’ve met online requires cash. In cases like the Connecticut one, fraudsters assume identities of executives and scam employees into wiring cash.That’s what happened in 2016 at Beacon Systems, a Texas company where a new employee received an email from someone she thought was the chief executive officer instructing her to transfer nearly $100,000 for a vendor-related payment. Several weeks later, Kerry Williams, the CEO whose identity was impersonated, was on her way to the airport when an FBI official contacted her and explained how the company had been victimized as part of a much broader swindle. A dual Nigerian-U.S. citizen was ultimately sentenced to four years in prison in connection with the scheme.“It makes you kind of paranoid,” Williams said, describing how the experience made the SAP consulting firm more vigilant. “Even to this day, we’re overly cautious about everything. I think you kind of go to that extreme.”As for money mules, they’re persuaded, sometimes with the incentive of keeping a cut of the funds, into allowing money transfers to their own bank accounts at the direction of a fraudster they may mistake for an online friend or romantic partner, a military officer overseas or an employer. They’re then instructed to transfer those funds elsewhere, into accounts controlled by criminals.In one case, the FBI says, a fraudster posing as an Army captain stationed overseas recruited a man he met online to be a money mule, saying he was making arrangements to travel home and needed the man’s help receiving and sending some funds. The FBI says $10,000 was wired into the man’s account. He was instructed to withdraw it in small increments and send it to someone else in Texas.The mules are sometimes witting conspirators. Other times, they’re often elderly, lonely or confused. In those cases, they’re questioned by the FBI and given warnings but generally avoid prosecution. The FBI says it’s interviewed more than 300 people suspected of acting as money mules.“When we approach them and talk to them and explain to them what they’ve been doing, a lot of times, the horror is there, said Steven D’Antuono, an FBI section chief specializing in financial crimes. “It’s all walks of life, all educational levels. Anyone can fall victim to this.”In the Connecticut case, the executive explained those horrors in a letter to the judge before the sentencing this month of the defendant, Adeyemi Odufuye.The executive, whose name and company are redacted in the letter, described feeling initially apprehensive about the money transfer instructions and advising the company owner that it was a “lot of money for supplies.”That night, he described the interactions to his wife, who asked if he was really certain the emails were legitimate. He suddenly wasn’t so sure, realizing for the first time he may have been duped.“Because of crimes like these,” he wrote, “our society is losing much of the trust and openness that we once experienced.”Eric Tucker And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Presslast_img read more


Which Picks Did NFL Mock Drafts Get Most Wrong

Green BayRashan GaryDE1211.2+0.8 PittsburghDevin BushLB1015.5-5.5 WashingtonDwayne HaskinsQB158.8+6.2 TennesseeJeffery SimmonsDT1929.5-10.5 With the first round of the NFL draft complete, it appears that the wisdom of the crowds wasn’t particularly wise. The first three picks went relatively as expected, but the draft went off script with the Oakland Raiders’ pick at No. 4 overall: defensive end Clelin Ferrell of Clemson — a player who mock drafters believed would go somewhere in the middle of the first round. The Raiders’ pick was the first of many that defied expectations and left amateur GMs scratching their heads.In the case of the New York Giants, some fans were banging their heads against the wall and collapsing in tears. New York, which passed on many quarterbacks a year ago to take running back Saquon Barkley, took Duke QB Daniel Jones at No. 6. Jones averaged a 20.4 pick in mock drafts taken in the last 30 days before the draft but came off the board an eyebrow-raising 14.4 picks earlier. The Giants seemed to be trying to get ahead of a quarterback run that didn’t exist: Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins lasted until Washington took him at No. 15 (6.2 picks later than expected), and no subsequent QBs were taken on Thursday night.But the New York football Giants, armed with three picks in the first round alone, weren’t finished reaching. Using the 17th overall pick they acquired when they dealt Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, the Giants selected DT Dexter Lawrence of Clemson, 10.5 picks earlier than expected. The Giants were able to capture some surplus value with their third and final pick of the first round, however: Georgia CB Deandre Baker lasted 3.2 picks longer than expected and should help fill the void in the Giants secondary that was left when Eli Apple was traded to New Orleans last October for picks in the fourth and seventh rounds. Tampa BayDevin WhiteLB57.0-2.0 The NFL draft has been full of surprisesThe first round of the 2019 NFL draft by each player’s pick and his average draft position (ADP) in mock drafts since March 26, 2019 New EnglandN’Keal HarryWR3229.3+2.7 WashingtonMontez SweatDE2610.6+15.4 MiamiChristian WilkinsDT1319.0-6.0 BaltimoreMarquise BrownWR2525.4-0.4 Green BayDarnell SavageS2154.7-33.7 N.Y. GiantsDexter LawrenceDT1727.5-10.5 CincinnatiJonah WilliamsOT1113.3-2.3 The selections of Lawrence and Ferrell were part of a larger trend: NFL GMs appear to have been particularly enamored with Clemson players. Three Tiger defensive standouts from the national championship team were selected in the first round, and they went 10.5 slots earlier on average than mock drafts predicted.A dominant theme of the night, as expected, was NFL teams trying to find the next star pass rusher. But it was a pass rusher who had the biggest slide down the board among the first-round selections. Washington appears to have gotten a substantial value when it selected Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat 26th overall. In a draft class stacked with edge rushing talent, Sweat came off the board 15.4 picks later than expected.1Sweat was diagnosed with a heart condition earlier this year, which may have caused his stock to drop, but it was reported Thursday that the diagnosis could have been wrong.When we look at all 32 first-round picks, the correlation between what mock drafters expected and what actually occurred was about the same in 2019 as it was in 2018. In 2019, the average draft position in mock drafts explained 48 percent of variance, down slightly from 49 percent of variance explained in 2018. This year’s first round skewed toward reaches, with six teams trading up on draft day to get their guys. Overall, players came off the board six picks earlier than expected; last year, that difference was five spots.As a result, Day 2 of the draft should be one in which savvy teams can find more value than they may have initially anticipated. That could even drive more pick swapping, as teams look to swoop in and grab coveted players like mock draft darling D.K. Metcalf on the cheap. PhiladelphiaAndre DillardOT2217.6+4.4 CarolinaBrian BurnsLB1616.0+0.0 Sources: NFL, Ben Robinson HoustonTytus HowardOT2360.7-37.7 San FranciscoNick BosaDE22.1-0.1 OaklandJosh JacobsRB2427.2-3.2 N.Y. JetsQuinnen WilliamsDT33.7-0.7 DenverNoah FantTE2022.9-2.9 DetroitTJ HockensonTE813.0-5.0 AtlantaKaleb McGaryOT3143.3-12.3 teamplayerPositionpickADPdiff JacksonvilleJosh AllenLB73.7+3.3 BuffaloEd OliverDT99.3-0.3 L.A. ChargersJerry TilleryDT2831.6-3.6 MinnesotaGarrett BradburyC1825.7-7.7 N.Y. GiantsDaniel JonesQB620.4-14.4 SeattleL.J. CollierDE2962.9-33.9 OaklandJohnathan AbramS2733.6-6.6 OaklandClelin FerrellDE419.0-15.0 N.Y. GiantsDeandre BakerCB3026.8+3.2 AtlantaChris LindstromG1429.3-15.3 ArizonaKyler MurrayQB11.8-0.8 From ABC News: read more


Ohio States Chris Fields finds moment when Buckeyes need him late in

Chris Fields hadn’t caught a ball all year long. Not a single one. In an Ohio State offense averaging 39 points a game, the redshirt junior wide receiver found himself reception-less and yard-less two-thirds into the Buckeyes’ 2012 campaign. Cast in the shadow of younger receivers like sophomore Devin Smith and junior Corey “Philly” Brown, Fields, for all intents and purposes, had been a non-factor for an undefeated OSU team. Until Saturday’s 29-22 overtime win against Purdue, at least. And after making the biggest catch of his OSU football career, Fields said he’s used to throwing himself after the ball. “I don’t know if anybody knows but 13 years of baseball paid off for that one. I used to be a center fielder,” Fields said with a wide smile. “I used to dive all over the place, so I’m used to it.” Down 22-14 with 47 seconds to play, though, that opportunity appeared to be doubtful while the first loss of the Urban Meyer era in Columbus seemed like a sure thing. After all, a typically explosive Buckeyes offense had managed to scrap together just two touchdowns points over the course of 59 minutes and 13 seconds. Without sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, who was carted off the field and taken to the Wexner Medical Center at the end of the third quarter, it appeared it would take a small miracle for OSU to eke out a victory against Purdue on the cloudy afternoon at Ohio Stadium. In the Heisman candidate’s place was the man Fields calls his best friend, redshirt junior quarterback Kenny Guiton, who had already thrown an errant interception earlier in the fourth quarter. Sportswriters were writing obituaries for the Buckeyes’ would-have-been perfect season. Hordes of frustrated, exasperated fans headed toward the exits after watching more than 59 minutes of incompetency from the home team. For as shaky as OSU’s offense appeared, though, Fields’ play seemed to be just the opposite. Coming into the contest against the Boilermakers, he had just 11 career-receptions to hang his hat on. Including Saturday’s tilt, the Painesville, Ohio, native had only seen action in five games for the Buckeyes this season. With eight seconds to play, Fields’ moment, as he called it, came. Guiton had improbably driven a once-lifeless OSU offense down to the 2-yard line. “Kenny! Kenny!” chants reverberated off the cement stands of the 90-year-old Horseshoe. The backup signal-caller rolled to his left and saw an open Fields matching his every step along the edge of the goal line – just the way it was drawn up. “I had the like an arrow route, it’s kinda like a flat route and Kenny noticed man coverage,” he said. Eight seconds had become four as Guiton zipped the ball to Fields. Its trajectory, while likely not intended, hurled it toward the red turf of the end zone. In a diving effort, though, Fields pulled the pass into his gut and hugged the ball to the ground. While the catch was immediately reviewed, Fields said there was never a doubt in his mind that he hadn’t made the grab. “Yeah, I knew I caught it. I had it. No question,” he said. Guiton, who Fields called his “brother from another mother,” said he felt the same. “After that catch, I probably told him ‘thank you’ a million times. On the pass, I was just hoping he could get it, and when I saw his hands under it, I knew he caught it,” Guiton said. Having not pulled in a reception all season, what could be a historic grab was Fields’ third and final catch as the junior managed to pull in two earlier receptions to help push the Buckeyes into the red zone early in the third quarter. Arguably, it was Fields’ best day since arriving on campus in 2009. “Chris Fields is a product of, I’d like to say, our program,” Meyer said during the Buckeyes’ postgame press conference. “That means three weeks ago, he wouldn’t have been on the field.” Not anymore, though. “He just changed his whole dynamics, the way he works, his practice habits and his performance,” Meyer said. “You can go out there and work all you want and not make plays. But he’s earned that right to be on the field. He was even playing before that, before Philly (Brown) went down, he was on the field, where three, four weeks ago he wasn’t on the field. “It’s just that whole systematic approach that we have … very proud of him.” The spring rumors that flooded message boards that Fields was leaving the team, now, seemed to be a foreign, distant memory. Even it just was for one day. “The first couple games (leaving) did go through my mind,” Fields said. “Not so much of leaving, just so much of like my future, like after football. You know, I would never leave this university. I mean, this university, it’s so great. And I’d be dumb to leave this wonderful university. So, I mean, I just was thinking about some plans after football and stuff.” For now, though, Fields might need to think more about the immediate future with a 5:30 p.m. contest at Penn State looming Saturday. The catch, perhaps, could be the first of more to come from the receiver. “It just means that you should start putting a package in for me and Kenny,” Fields said teasingly. “I just know that I just can’t, you know, fall down. I gotta keep on going up.” read more