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Published: Thursday, June 13 2013 7:59 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Good news. I knew the charges were likely false. People just trying to damage the good reputation of this man and the University of Utah.

Go Utes!

T.S.Zarathrustra
Salt Lake City, UT

So, should I understand that the DA can prove what they think happened but these facts do not amount to a violation of law in Arizona? Is this the basis for the News pronouncing guilt?

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

Chris B,

Are you kidding me? Are you really seeing this as some kind of slight against the Univ of Utah? This is about something that happened long before he even came to Utah. It has nothing to do with the U. And you don't know that he's innocent any more than his critics know that he's guilty. There are crimes that happen all the time that don't result in charges. Whether or not charges are filed has to do with what the prosecution feels they can prove in court, not absolute guilt or innocence. If he really is innocent, then I say justice has been served. If he's not, then hopefully someday he will be brought to justice. Either way it has nothing to do with the Univ of Utah.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@FatMan,

And yet the charges(false) were brought when he was AT the University of Utah.

If he had gone to a no-name school then it is less likely the charges would have been brought in the first place.

Its all about who has the deepest pockets, and knowing that bringing charges against a coach at a prestigious Pac 12 school would be more news-worthy than bringing charges against a coach at a community college, its not a surprise the false charges came when they did, AFTER he came to the University of Utah.

Go Utes!

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

Chris B,

The charges have nothing to do with him being at the U. That is just silly. They were brought by former swimmers that he had coached years ago and it would have been an issue no matter where he was at the time the charges were brought. You have to have some serious BYU style myopia to see this as a U of U issue. You need to get out of Utah more often.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Where there is smoke most likely there was fire. Do I think he did something? Absolutely. Criminal? Not sure. More sure he did something especially when all the stuff that has surfaced at the U. Bottom line is it is his word against hers. They know the truth we may never know. I work with abused kids. Things often come out when they are older. If she wanted to frame him she would have done it then. Guessing he scared her to keep quiet. Sounds like the U is better without him. The U is a classy place and they do not need the likes of this fellow.

Chris B this has nothing to do with the U but with this guy. Get off your U soap box. I am a U fan too. Glad they dumped him.

dawgdeelux
saratoga springs, UT

Publicly smeared, Career destroyed, charges piled on and now Charges Dropped. He'll never get his life back no matter what.

sammyg
Springville, UT

dawgdeelux

If 1/10 of what has been mentioned is true... would you want this guy around your daughter in college?

(crickets)

It's time for a life changing intervention.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

sammyg, I hope your life remains blessed enough that you never face false charges.
It is no fun, I guarantee you.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

@dawgdeelux: "Publicly smeared, Career destroyed, charges piled on and now Charges Dropped. He'll never get his life back no matter what."

@Chris B: "Good news. I knew the charges were likely false. People just trying to damage the good reputation of this man and the University of Utah.

This is the type of behavior you're defending and the "good news" you're applauding?:

"The University of Utah review is based on accusations from SEVERAL parents of Winslow's swimmers.

Matt Fiascone, a parent of one of Winslow's swimmers in Utah, said Winslow commonly came to practice drunk; had outbursts of anger, including once punching an assistant coach; used racial slurs; and once forced a team member to swim underwater with his hands tied to a PVC pipe that was strapped to his back until he blacked out."

I'd love to see what your response would have been if Winslow had treated your daughter or son in like manner.

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