Monday, August 28, 2017

John Doe Speaks!!!

John Doe, yes THE John Doe - Ole Miss Booster #14, provided the following statement to the Ole Miss Spirit:


“Thank God for Steven Godfrey and his thoroughness and objectivity as a reporter.

I have been screaming how biased this investigation has been and how Leo Lewis lacks any credibility for months now to my family and close friends but was unable to say anything to the public or review the actual testimony of Leo.

Now that I have read the article, I will comment further.

I provided documentation to the NCAA before Leo's third interview that definitely proved I did not pay him $10k, as alleged. I provided the "sign in" sheet for motion day that has my name on it for Hinds County Court in downtown Jackson, Miss., for 10 a.m. that day. I was there until approximately noon whereby I provided a credit card receipt for a Chick-fil-A sandwich I bought for lunch near my office at approximately 1 p.m. I also provided a sworn affidavit from a lawyer who was co-counsel with me on the case that I was in court that morning stating we worked in my office on matters related to that case until approximately 4:30 p.m. This objective and direct evidence proves I did not pay Leo $10k in addition to the time frame issues Godfrey discussed in his article.

Another thing that has really bothered me about this false allegation is that anyone who know me knows I am not so stupid as to give $10k to a 18-year-old kid who had changed his commitment two or three times without having a letter of intent with me for him to sign prior to paying him any money. Not that I am the smartest guy in the world, but if I was so inclined to do such a thing, which I wasn't, and coach (Barney) Farrar and I had this "grand scheme" going on, I sure as hell would have told coach to email a letter of intent before I paid him any money.

Again, Leo's story defies logic. Some may ask why I have fought so hard in the court system to keep my name confidential. My response would be because of precedent and the 14th Amendment of our Constitution. As an attorney I think about the consequences of me just laying down and having my information released. That would be the easy route, especially when I know I am being falsely accused, and my identity is not that big of a secret. However, what happens five, 10, 20 years down the line when another NCAA investigator comes knocking on our door and again tries to railroad Ole Miss and its alumni? I sure as hell do not want any concession I made out of convenience to be used against Ole Miss and any Rebel alumni in the future. I have been denied due process in this investigation. I have been denied on multiple occasions to question my accuser, and there is absolutely no burden of proof with the NCAA.

This process is "cowboy court," to put it mildly. As such, I will continue to fight on. I want to apologize to the great Rebel Nation for any heartache this has caused, but I wanted to shed some further light on this sham of justice. Hotty Toddy!” statement.

One hopes the reporter, Yancey Porter, verified the identity of Booster #14.  After all, any anonymous person could have sent Mr. Porter that statement and claimed to be the booster.

John Doe is claiming rights to privacy that don't even exist in the criminal justice system.  Grand juries indict people every day.  The accused has no right to present his evidence or even appear before the grand jury.  The prosecutor controls the process.   The indictment is eventually unsealed and the accused suffers the embarrassment of being indicted.  Only then does he have the chance to defend himself.  This website would have published a similar statement or any other defense presented by John Doe such as the ones he provided to the Ole Miss Spirit.  John Doe chose to associate with a public university.  Mississippi is first in corruption because too much of its public business happens behind closed doors.

It is also amusing to see John Doe is claiming his due process rights are violated.  The NCAA is not prosecuting Mr. Smith.  Mr. Smith is not the one who will be sanctioned.  He will not have to pay any fines, lose his job, or go to jail. He will not be banned from coaching.  He might be prevented from, gasp, giving money to Ole Miss or going to Ole Miss football games. Some punishment.   However, his claim is against the NCAA if such actions are taken against him and not the public records laws of Mississippi.  

This website's interest in the case is the public record angle.  Steve Robertson and Ole Miss are free to engage in their jihads against each other.  That is not the concern of this website.  JJ has also covered some of the scandal because frankly, the media in this state has fallen down on the job and it is a news story worthy of coverage.  

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta call bullshit on KF. This website's interest in this case is based on potential "clicks" by hordes of happy leg humpers and pissed off confederates. And, KF happens to be a big LSUcks fan which adds a little personal pleasure in sticking it to MS schools.

Anonymous said...

I love how those who participate in the misdoings at ole miss talk about others not having credibility.

Does the name Hugh Freeze ring a bell?

Meow said...

Between the weather and this obsession over a boring topic, I just can't stop yawning

Anonymous said...

Another thing that has really bothered me about this false allegation is that anyone who know me knows I am not so stupid as to give $10k to a 18-year-old kid who had changed his commitment two or three times without having a letter of intent with me for him to sign prior to paying him any money.
....Just wondering if he would have been ok with giving him the money if the kid had signed the letter of intent at the time

Anonymous said...

"My response would be because of precedent and the 14th Amendment of our Constitution"

So, John Doe #14 is an anchor baby? Got it!

Anonymous said...

John Doe is so truthful and honest. I bet he is a Rotarian. Serve above self.

Kingfish said...

Yeah, OK. And you're full of crap so I guess we are even. I take no joy in this scandal. You think I like how Freeze misused the Christian faith? How Freeze played them Christians like a modern day Elmer Gantry? You think I enjoy seeing our best and brightest in this state act like complete fools when it comes to football. Yeah, I might cheer a team on tv, might rib Ole Miss during football season but its all in good fun. Not going to see me ever taking it so seriously that its life or death or I can't enjoy it.

Funny how you don't disagree with the substance of anything I posted but instead just attack me personally.

Oh, name me one news organization that doesn't look at ratings, clicks, or sales. Just one. Well, maybe Mississippi Today but they have the Big Dick behind them.

Anonymous said...

This website's interest in this case is based on potential "clicks" by hordes of happy leg humpers and pissed off confederates.

Thanks for helping pay the bills around here. You're one of JJ's most avid readers (and complainers) that helps keep the lights on! Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Just another ole miss POS unethical lawyer using weasel
Words to lie his way out of a lifetime ban.

There is no social redeeming value in Oxford or the University of Mississippi.

Their students are drunk drug abusing racists that kill police, terrorize minorities and think more highly of themselves than they should. It's as if they smoke the moldy pot grown there.

GTHOM

Anonymous said...

"I am not so stupid as to give $10k to a 18-year-old kid who had changed his commitment two or three times without having a letter of intent with me for him to sign prior to paying him any money."

Fair enough, but remember never to hire this guy, unless you want the jury to hear something like:

"My client is a smart guy. He knows embezzling, believe me. And if he were going to embezzle this money, he would've set up an elaborate shell corporation to launder it first."

Kingfish said...

Wow at 12:47. Just wow. Let it go, pal, let it go. 1960's are over.

Anonymous said...

“However, what happens five, 10, 20 years down the line when another NCAA investigator comes knocking on our door . . .?”

Answer: Lying, covering up, redacting, seeking legal injunctions, squashing lawsuits, suing players, blaming the prior coach, withholding advertising from the news media, saying somebody else did it too, etc. . . . In other words, just the usual, routine response.

Anonymous said...

2 things I know:

This is not John Doe.
Yancy has made this bs up to look like John Doe. It's got his dumb ass poor grammar all over it.

He used to get his rear end kicked when we were kids for starting bs and being unable to back it up. Now, he just hides behind a computer.

I learned around Jr. High never to trust a word that came out of his mouth.

Anonymous said...

Booster 14's UNDISPUTED text message to the Player in question:

"I need you to call me immediately. We met and agreed upon things and now I see a former coach of yours on the LSU board saying he spoke with you after school and you are going to LSU? What is going on? You swore to me on your daughter. Please call me. You owe me that. Thanks"

From the NOI Response"

" _______claimed the message concerned a purported encounter with ____ at the institution in the summer or fall of 2014 and a telephone call he received from ___ shortly thereafter in which _____supposedly sought guidance about a domestic issue concerning his newborn daughter and the child's mother.
_______ stated that he had no specific purpose for sending the message other than to be a "smart ass" and use "his ____words back at him."
Regarding the statement in the message of "we met and agreed upon things," _______offered no explanation other than it concerned his claimed encounter with ___ in Oxford several months prior"

Anonymous said...

The most simple explanation is usually correct. The NCAA found the payment from 14 in the investigation and contacted Leo to verify what they found, offering immunity for his information. No conspiracy. Just Ole Miss cheating, getting caught, about to get hammered, behaving like petulant children who don't want to sit in time out...

Anonymous said...

4:23

Nails it

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

Anonymous said...

Kingfish opines that not going to Ole Miss football games would be a punishment for John Doe. Seems like Salvation to me. Give it a go, John.

Anonymous said...

Another thing that has really bothered me about this false allegation is that anyone who know me knows I am not so stupid as to give $10k to a 18-year-old kid who had changed his commitment two or three times without having a letter of intent with me for him to sign prior to paying him any money.

This clown was a year behind me in law school.

MAYBE I'd pay the guy after he signed.

You convinced a bunch of people of your innocence there, Allen.

Anonymous said...

Some people care a little bit too much about college football. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

So glad none of the posters one here were world leaders during the Cuban missle crisis. None of us would be around to argue about this.

Anonymous said...

Let's see you are considering illegally paying a kid to commit but you wouldn't do it unless the kid signed a "letter of intent"? Are you fucking kidding me????
This pitiful excuse for a alibi even omits the damning text to the kid.
This is one dumb ass lawyer. No wonder the ncaa doesn't believe him.

The only thing worse is his bear fanatic old man, a doctor. Must be genetic.

Send in the clowns.

Anonymous said...

6:14 pm

Exactly.

Allen comes on here....seeks to invoke amendments to the constitution he's never read much less dissected in an effort to show how intelligent he is in taking the bullet for all other unnamed college athlete bribers in the world.....

And he uses as his argument that he would indeed pay $$$ if the guy had signed a letter of intent favoring OM....

What a douche nozzle



Anonymous said...

On Sunday, Neal McCready had an article with evidence that Mullen coached a player named Jones on what to say. Jones claimed he was pressured by Mullen. Sad that MSU is so obsessed about the success at OM that they conspire to bring down OM. This is cause for Mullen to be fired.

Anonymous said...

MSU trying to bring Ole Miss down? Why? Ole Miss, their former coaches and boosters
have already done it to themselves! They need no assistance!

Anonymous said...

This guy as I recall managed to download a 'thesis' paper when we were in law school together. He was busted by a well-respected law professor and should not have been able to graduate per the rules in place at the time as he admitted his guilt. His father was a plastic surgeon who allegedly.....ah who cares, its all the same all over again.

Anonymous said...

21 level 1 infractions. That is all. Everyone keeps forgetting what happened at the draft.

Anonymous said...

All these Ole Miss supporters.....I'm hesitant to axe what they do in the off season.

Anonymous said...

Several of you have said you went to UM with this person. Is it too much to ask who this person may be? It's like everyone is whispering and keeping secrets. I still want to know when The Supreme Court will be questioned about hiding all this. Seems like we need to empty out the dishwater. But with so much money flying around how do you guarantee anything like this will never happen again?

Anonymous said...

Feel better, 9:03. Dunce. Never happened.

Anonymous said...

Any good lawyer is going to have lots of enemies.

Anonymous said...

I am Ole Miss class of '68. This kind of SHIT makes me want to bathe with lye soap. I've got a suggestion to the millionaires and billionaires who run the OM football program........recruit quality young men who want to go to Ole Miss and who will be an asset to the University experience. No money, no pimping, no fake academics, just an above board opportunity to live it in a great place for four years and get a degree and become a productive member of society. Let's just give a try! PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

If that was John Doe, he really makes the Mississippi Supreme Court look very bad and out of touch with social media. How can the Court issue a stay preventing the release of the identity of Booster 14 if the Attorney Booster 14 identifies himself. The Court looks bad enough with its lack of understanding that names of Boosters 14 and 12 were already well known.The self surviving statements by alleged John Doe ignored other credible evidence cited by NCAA supporting Leo Lewis' credibility.He never explained the text messages to Leo Lewis and Barney Farrah.He did not address other credible eidence supporting Leo Lewis. NCAA may have more evidence at the Hearing. Panel could be favorable to NCAA.Looks like forum shopping by NCAA.

Anonymous said...

Think talcum powder and attorney.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised to hear about John Doe being a "disgrace". If he is who everybody says he is, he is certainly never to be voted "man of the year, dad of the year, human of the year" etc.... why is anyone who knows him surprised by this? Go figure? An entitled douchebag from NE jackson gets a free pass to be a douchebag? Thought that was "standard operatiing procedure" in this Part of Mississippi?

Anonymous said...

First, one would have to question the objectivity of Stephen Godfrey and his "thoroughness"in light of his connection with Ole Miss and the Daily Mississippian.

Secondly, as you indict yourself when discussing the payment, that brings into question your intelligence. Are you really that stupid?maybe you can contact your law school and see if they will give you back your money.

I am a 40 + year member of the Bar. I say you are a disgrace to the profession. You need to surrender your bar license and not indict Ole Miss anty further. And I have one question...Are you the "goober" on the new "one call" commercial?

I would
love to meet you anytime in any courtroom on any planet Please tell me you are not a trial lawyer

Anonymous said...

Gotta watch them 'self surviving statements', yup.

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