Shadrach Thornton Arrested Again…Sigh…

Some guys just don’t seem to get “it” — and it appears that Shadrach Thornton is one of them. The talented running Wolfpack running back, fresh off a two-game suspension for violating unspecified team rules, was arrested for leaving the scene after he hit apparently struck someone with his moped near campus last night:

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The senior running back was arrested overnight after he allegedly hit someone walking on a Raleigh sidewalk while riding a moped near NCSU’s campus.

The accident was fairly minor, but Thornton was charged with failing to give aid to an injured person, and providing information.

taOne would think that Thornton would avoid making any more mistakes after his latest suspension, especially given that the Wolfpack is about to start the meat of its conference schedule — games that will undoubtedly draw more attention and games that could cement his status in the upcoming NFL draft.

Now, he has placed his coach in the position of almost having to suspend him again, if not kick him off of the team outright, and not only that, gives NFL general managers one more question about his character. Those questions could easily cost him a ton of money, if the Sunday league teams don’t think he’s worth the risk.

 

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  • #89434

    Alpha Wolf
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    Some guys just don’t seem to get “it” — and it appears that Shadrach Thornton is one of them. The talented running Wolfpack running back, fresh off a
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    #89436

    packalum44
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    Having a moped accident is incredibly minor it would be terribly foolish for anyone to set the morality bar higher than average. At least it would give us an excuse for losing.

    “Hey we suck at sports but we sure are righteous!!”

    #89438

    Khan
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    Transferred from the other thread:

    On another note, hopefully (unless this latest incident is trumped up) Thornton will get kicked off the team and we can finally be done with the drama. Nothing against the guy; he’s quite talented, but it’s clear that he has some pretty major issues that will continue to prevent him being a reliable contributor. It’s time to move on.

    #89440

    TheCOWDOG
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    Beej has info that needs to get in this thread. And I ain’t gonna repeat myself.

    #89441

    Alpha Wolf
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    It’s not how minor the moped wreck is, it’s leaving the area, especially knowing you’re a high profile guy and knowing you’re probably already on your last chance with your coach. And…it’s not exactly a good sign that this won’t happen again.

    I’m convinced that the special treatment Chuck Amato gave TA was the beginning of the end of his tenure. His players had a really hard time taking him seriously as a disciplinarian when he was letting TA get away with all of the small indiscretions he did, both on and off the field. If Doeren lets Shadrach slide with this latest ‘little’ thing, what’s he telling the rest of his team?

    #89442

    travelwolf
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    the new cheer: C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y-S-E-R-V-I-C-E

    hopefully

    #89443

    Alpha Wolf
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    PackInsider.com ?@PackInsider 2m 2 minutes ago
    Shadrach Thornton is practicing today

    #89444

    Khan
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    It will be interesting to see if the game is even played this weekend. Depending on which weather models you look at, we get between 5 and 15+ inches of rain….and that is not even counting on whether or not the hurricane turns left and comes near through the area, which is a possibility.

    #89446

    Wufpacker
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    It will be interesting to see if the game is even played this weekend. Depending on which weather models you look at, we get between 5 and 15+ inches of rain….and that is not even counting on whether or not the hurricane turns left and comes near through the area, which is a possibility.

    Shad my good man, time to trade up to a jet ski.

    And stay off the sidewalks, would ya?

    #89447

    13OT
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    Alcohol involvement?

    #89448

    Wufpacker
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    It’s not how minor the moped wreck is, it’s leaving the area, especially knowing you’re a high profile guy and knowing you’re probably already on your last chance with your coach. And…it’s not exactly a good sign that this won’t happen again.

    Agreed. Even if everything else was copcetic re: fault and (ahem) other matters, one can’t easily dismiss the decision making after the fact. Or not be curious about the reasons for it, taking Shad’s history into account.

    Therein lies at least part of his and DD’s problem even IF everything else is on the up and up.

    #89449

    TheCOWDOG
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    ^ He would not be practicing. Looks more and more like over reaction to this detective.

    #89450

    Rick
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    #blackscootersmatter

    #89454

    JohnGalt78
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    Practicing what?

    #89455

    ncsu_kappa
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    this one is a head scratcher… makes you wonder if the guy was like look man let me get your insurance info just in case… and then Shad was like no… or if it was like hey man are you ok? Yeah man I’m fine… then later dude decides he’s not fine and then cops are like where is the other guy he just left once I said I’m fine… which amounts to a technicality.

    Seems like this should be a ticket if anything given it was a moped. I’d like to hear the explanation on the ticket and Shad’s side before making a judgment. I would have to tell him that I’m tired of dealing with issues regarding him after the field. He does seem to be a magnet for trouble as some people just are.

    #89457

    Alpha Wolf
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    If only the local media pursued the academic fraud at UNC with the same vigor that they are pushing this story…

    Seriously, interviewing a 23 year old man’s parents about a minor accident, no matter who it involved?

    #89459

    redisgood
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    ^ He would not be practicing. Looks more and more like over reaction to this detective.

    Doeren said he just hasn’t had the time to deal with it. Too bad he has to deal with anything other than preparing for Louisville. It may not be a distraction to the team, but every minute of game week is like gold to the coaching staff.

    #89460

    wolfpackdawg
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    Was he high?

    #89462

    Wolfanatic
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    #89463

    PackFamily
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    Doeren said he just hasn’t had the time to deal with it.

    Where has he said that? Did he comment on it publicly?

    #89464

    redisgood
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    No worries though. The local media is all over this. I expect they will be interrupting local programming to bring us further updates.

    #89465

    redisgood
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    Doeren said he just hasn’t had the time to deal with it.

    Where has he said that? Did he comment on it publicly?

    Yes, on the weekly ACC coaches conference call about an hour ago.

    #89466

    BJD95
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    I have looked up the moped “laws” because my kid bought a liquor cycle. Not for a double DUI, but rather because she’s anxious about driving a car and kind of lazy about completing drivers’ ed.

    You DO need to have a registration, but it’s not really clear whether you have to keep said registration with you while you operate (though I tell my kid to do so). You most certainly do NOT need to have a driver’s license. A state ID is required to get the registration, but nothing in the law about carrying it with you while you operate the moped. Insurance is NOT required, and indeed hard to get.

    My semi-educated guess is that these charges won’t stick because the law is so weird/vague, but the ice was already too thin under Old Testament unless the facts are way off base here. Very sad.

    #89467

    redisgood
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    I think with the way the weather is looking this weekend, it’s going to come down to winning the ground battle. Shad obviously would be a big part of that. Maybe it’s time for Reggie Gallaspy to take on a bigger role.

    #89468

    BJD95
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    Shit, when the weather is awful, I say bombs away. The defense doesn’t know when you will make your cuts.

    Jaylen will eat that kind of football up. He would laugh at pinball in the rain. 12 catches, 275 yards, 5 TDs.

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