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Published: Thursday, July 25 2013 2:10 p.m. MDT

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Riverton, UT

I thought that we lived in a country where you are innocent until proven guilty and that these institutions of higher learning where the ones to lead in being examples of constitutional values.

Guess I was wrong...


Yet another example of the outcome of a person begin tried and convicted through the media.

What makes America great is that every person has the right to a fair trial, and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Guilty until proven innocent is the new "political correctness" standard.

What is next?

Is America losing its greatness?

Santaquin, UT

Innocent until proven guilty is an assumption of courts of law and is the standard by which legal proceedings are conducted. The University of Florida may have already weighed the evidence and determined that he is guilty of the crime, regardless of the outcome of a jury trial. They are free to do that, although they must live with the consequences if further evidence is uncovered that demonstrates his innocence.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


If he killed someone he is guilty. Do you not understand that? Guilty today. Guilty yesterday. Guilty tomorrow. If he killed someone he is guilty.

Whatever instructions are applied within the judicial process don't affect the outside world.

Based on your logic if a thousand people saw someone commit a crime, and that person even admitted committing the crime, the entire world should consider that person innocent until its declared formally in a court of law?


If someone commits a crime, they are guilty.

And I'm glad Florida immediately scrubbed the image of a guilty person from their campus

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Why would U of F do this? Just to distance themselves from this man? He wasn't a murderer in college (as far as we know), so what does his college football career at Florida have to do with anything? What's next...does the hospital he was born at tear up his birth certificate?

Riverton, UT

Looks like the numbers from the comments so far show that 4 out of 5 people still believe in innocent until proven guilty.

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