Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More on Kampfer; Milano Suspended

The Michigan Daily had a very informative article about the Kampfer situation, which confirmed a lot of what was reported in the comments further down the page. Kampfer was assaulted, allegedly, by an ex-wrestler-turned-football-player by the name of Mike Milano. (There's the explanation as to why there was so much conflict between if it was a wrestler or footballer.)

The article went on to mention that Kampfer was thought to be unconscious after the attack and that Red Berenson referred to him as "a victim" and having not done anything wrong.

The LA Times confirmed that Kampfer has a fractured skull. The Ann Arbor News reported that he may be able to return to class as early as next week and also confirmed what MHNet reported before, that Kampfer has a neck fracture as well. I'm kind of shocked that The Ann Arbor News didn't find a way to publish his entire personal medical record....

Mike Milano has been suspended from the football team by Rich Rodriguez. If what has been reported is accurate, and he ends up getting charged with aggravated assault, a felony, it'd be a shocker if he isn't booted from school, let alone kicked off the team.

Other stuff:
Michigan Today had a great article by John Bacon about our beloved Coach Berenson. One interesting thing: Red mentioned that he's in the last year of his contract and he isn't yet sure if he'll return next year.

A new recruiting hot-board is on the way, and Bob Miller gave us a sneak peek at some of the names that will be on it.

MGoBlog chimed in with his take on the St. Lawrence games as well as his take on the new faceoff rules, which I kind of forgot about in the midst of us losing all our defensemen. I completely concur about Czarnik. That kid is a player. He might not hit a point per game like Palushaj and Pacioretty did last year, but he's going to be really nice to have around. If the first line is the top power play line, then I could see Czarnik-Caporusso-[Third Guy] being a darn good second unit. Turnbull was the sixth guy last week and I think that's a smart choice.

Also, WCH and MGoBlog talked about the NCAA's idea to seed the Hockey Tournament based on geography rather than bracket integrity as a way to cut costs. As Chris pointed out, perhaps they should have thought of that before scheduling a Regional in St. Louis. Good luck picking schools for that one. Of course, we could just go back to letting schools host since that's the way it is in like every other sport, save basketball. And since Minnesota just gets to host anyway....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you'll see the actual charge filed as "assault with intent to do great bodily harm". Sentencing guidelines carry a little bit more weight, and I think it's more indicative of what occurred than simply "aggravated assault".

Of course, it'll get plead down to a couple years probation along with fines and costs, and restitution to Kampfer's family for their incurred medical costs.

I'm no prosecutor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.