Reactions to Coach Kramer vs. Derek Graves

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Updated: 11/08/2012 10:25 pm

The city of Pocatello’s Legal Department has decided not to file criminal charges against Idaho State University’s Football Coach MikeKramer.  Due to, in the police’s opinion,what happened was out of his character.  Summer Haase reports what the local reaction is to what’s going on at Idaho State University. City attorney Dean Tranmer’s  Decision comes three weeks after an ISU player filed a police report saying he was pushed to the ground by Kramer during an early
October practice.

Pocatellos city's attorney, Dean Tranmer, said over the phone, "There was no evidence to sugguest criminal intent, harm or to inflict any injury to derek."   

Many locals had different opinion on the matter.

One Pocatello resident stated, "I didn't think chargers should have been pressed, I think, that nobody knows really what was going on at that point. I think that Derek was being pretty disrespectful to the other players and it was the coaches job to stop it and have him understand there is a need for respect among players. This being said, I think, there are probably other ways it could have been done."
Steven Peters, another resident added, "Of course its in character for him, and in character for the whole administration." 

Senior wide receiver Derek Graves took his story and a video of the shoving incident to ESPN’s outside the lines. Coach Kramer was suspended by the university for one game,
and Derek Graves has been suspended indefinitely.

"I think it was unprofessional and its kind of a sad to see. Everybody can make mistakes like that, but when your in that position you need to think before you re-act," says Viola Johnson. 

Graves could still file a civil cuit, we reached out to Graves's attorney for a comment, but he was unavailable.

One ISU student, Savannah Young, states "It puts ISU on the map, that's for sure, but I think, this whole thing is just silly. I don't think it should be this big of a deal. I think that the student shouldn't have freaked out as much as he did." 
Idaho State University continues to decline comment as it relates to a personal matter.


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piper - 11/11/2012 5:33 PM
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Unless they get rid of Tingey things will only get worse..

normaldude - 11/9/2012 5:37 AM
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The kid that got shoved is the one that got suspended? What about the person that shoved him? This is very wrong. That coach should be fired, not the player. The coach assaulted student and the student gets suspended. No wonder ISU has such a fubared faculty and administration. They may as well hire the former Penn. State coach.....:)
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