With all due respect, this is the problem with lawyers...1) still waiting for a credible, specific actionable allegation with respect to Birarda. all this remonstrating by the Southsiders is premature.
2) having said that, their response to the newest allegation takes some real chutzpah. They have to know that part of Coastal's defense for hiring BB is "we asked the Caps and didn't get anything out of them". Now with this guy, they're on the other end of it and take the same position?
this reminds me of the old joke about the two judges who get caught driving drunk, and agree to hear each others' cases. first judge gets up, pleads guilty, gets a $10 fine. judges switch places, and the other guy pleads guilty.
first judge says, "this is the second case of drunk driving in my court already this morning! this crime is out of control in this community! 30 days in jail for you"...
mine as well, but I've been out of the mix for a while now...@mtkb I was under the impression that players at the regional academies actually paid to be there, and if anything they were money makers. My understanding was that it's only once a player is in the main academy (formerly called residency) that everything is taken care of for them
that's not fair to Coastal. I was on the BCSPL board at the time. that's not what happened.That’s where I stand Yoda. How can you take that chance. That’s my feeling on Coastal too, they knew of the smoke around him and chose to say feck national level coach on the website, we will take that chance. Kids safety, fun and development “as people” is the number one objective here. We all like to talk about the high end stream and improving the top level. For me if my kid finds something he still loves to play at and is still playing at 35 like me, it’s been a success.
WIth respect, you're completely out to lunch on this.With all due respect, this is the problem with lawyers...
"1) still waiting for a credible, specific actionable allegation with respect to Birarda. all this remonstrating by the Southsiders is premature."
And what is sad is you actually smell your own shite, and like it. Actionable? What does that really mean? Gotta love Lawyer Speak. You have more than enough accounts from players right now to know something wasn't right with this guy, and that at the very least, it should have been handled way better, that the CSA should have taken more action to ensure he doesn't coach again, and this would have been to involve BCSA to ensure his licence is revoked. The accounts coming out of the closet are enough, sorry. The problem with the over litigated world we live in now is that anyone can say "he said she said" and hide behind that because they may have been smart enough to make sure nobody could witness his acts. Girls that are coming out of the woodwork- girls that were under 20 at the time- making some pretty serious allegations. The law may have to say, "Show me the evidence to prove this man was in the wrong". Fcuk that. There is more than enough smoke here, and seriously, pick a side.
What else do you really need?
Around this time last year I was just returning from an epic trip in South America for some riding. This is a photo from LaPaz, right in the heart of the city. Most neighborhoods have one of these hanging men displayed, and it basically means that the neighborhood has chosen to supersede local laws, and take responsibility for crime. If you are apprehended, you stand in front of the neighborhood tribunal, face a full investigation, and if found guilty, you are then given a punishment of some sort. Extreme? Yeah. But guess what, you think twice in doing anything shady. I wonder how good old Coach Billy would have been handled in one of these neighborhoods?View attachment 24865