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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Something seems a little shady.

Tony Joiner attempted to take his girlfriend's car from the Watson's Towing yard. A driver called the Gainesville Police Department to report the incident. Joiner was arrested and charged with a felony. Head coach Urban Meyer said Joiner would not play.

Florida Today reported that people at the towing company received death threats, presumably because some people really wanted Joiner to play in Saturday's game against Louisiana State University. Charges were dropped by Watson's Towing, and Stan Forron, the property manager insisted the whole thing was just miscommunication.

Joiner played in Saturday's football game.

Does this make anyone else say, "Hmm"?

We can't help but think if this had happened to anyone who isn't a star athlete, the case would have stood. If it had been anyone else, we're pretty sure the charges wouldn't have been dropped because of miscommunication. Justice and the law are supposed to be blind, but this is just another incident proving they aren't.

It's a scary thought that local companies treat local celebrities differently. Is it more important to pursue the law or for the Gators to win?

In this case, at least, neither happened.

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