Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Teddy Dupay: Another Example of a Flawed Legal System?

By a show of hands, who here remembers Teddy Dupay?
/Looks around for a show of hands.

Well, for those who don't, Dupay was a member of Florida's 2000 NCAA tournament runner-up team and started at shooting guard for the team. Since then, Dupay has been kicked off the team prior to his senior season for gambling issues, bounced around lesser basketball leagues, then finally settling for a desk job in Utah.

Oh, and earlier this summer he was charged with felony counts of rape, aggrevated kidnapping and sexual assault on his then-girlfriend at a lodge in Utah.

Dupay was sentenced on Monday... to 30 days in jail, followed by three years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

Yeah, he did plead down to a third-degree felony charge, instead of a first-degree, but getting only 30 days for some pretty serious charges such as rape, kidnapping and sexual assault?

That means Dupay will be serving less time in jail (if Utah law is different than Florida law) for his charges than Donte' Stallworth served for killing a man.

Is it just me, or does this legal system seem flawed to anyone else?

5 comments:

  1. Best Teddy Dupay memory is reading about him almost getting raped by someone calling himself tomas verde.

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  2. Maybe I'm a moron, but wouldn't it make sense for Dupay to serve less time for his crimes than Stallworth for killing someone?

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  3. Of course Dupay should serve less time. While the crimes he was charged with were still heinous, he didn't kill a person. He should serve more than 30 days if he did what he was charged with... either way, both he and Stallworth should have received greater sentences, in my opinion.

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  4. Alright gotcha, I totally agree with you there.

    As an aside, Teddy Dupay used to be my favorite college basketball player, non Kansas division.

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  5. Man, I loved Dupay when he way at UF. That whole team, in general, him, Brett Nelson, Udonis Haslem and Matt Bonner. He was easy for opponents to hate, but the kid was good before his gambling issues.

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