Florida Judge and USF Grad Goes Scorched Earth On Charlie Strong In The Middle Of The Courtroom For Having No Control Over His Players

Tampa Bay.comHillsborough County judge Margaret Taylor, a USF graduate, ripped into a Bulls player standing in her courtroom — and his coach — Wednesday.

Taylor had scathing words for DE LaDarrius Jackson, arrested Monday evening on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment of another student in a campus residential hall.

She then raked first-year coach Charlie Strong over the remaining coals, prompting Strong to issue a response when the courtroom video went viral.

“If these allegations against you are true, I must say that your behavior is nothing short of outrageous,” Taylor told Jackson, handcuffed and dressed in a jail-issued red inmate’s jumpsuit.

“I graduated from USF in 1989, long before there was a football team. And while USF may not be the top-ranked school in the nation, I was never ashamed of being an alum until now. I’m embarrassed and ashamed, Mr. Jackson. Let’s just say my USF diploma is not proudly hanging in my office right now.

This court, and I’m sure I’m not alone, questions whether you have control over your players. It’s fairly clear that you do not have control of them off the field. And I guess only time will tell whether you have control over them on the field.

I would implore you to think long and hard about whether being head coach at USF is a good fit for you, before any other members of this community have to suffer at the hands of one of your players.

In the short time I have been here our program has been built on character, discipline and family. We have wonderful young men in the USF football program who choose to do the right thing every day. We are dedicated to recruiting young men of high character, and to consistently developing them with structure and frequent education regarding appropriate conduct and behavior, on and off the playing field. While I am shocked and saddened at the recent arrest of a member of our team, I am disappointed that the actions of two players over the last two months have harmed the reputation of our program, of our wonderful university and of my character. We have high expectations of our coaches, staff and student-athletes and we hold accountable those who act contrary to our values.”

Judge Taylor: left.  Charlie Strong: right.

I mean that’s about as hard as you can possibly have your blood and guts ripped out of your body in a courtroom setting.  A decorated judge sitting up at her desk in her robes, clutching her gavel, with all the prestige and formality of her office, just straight up prying your mouth open and shitting down your throat.  “I guess only time will tell if you have control over them on the field.”  SAVAGE.   Surprised she didn’t pull up a powerpoint slide of Charlie Strong’s record at Texas on a projection screen then dropped the mic and walked out.

And ummm not to insert myself into the situation Judge Taylor but have you not seen Charlie Strong’s core values?  I mean he put them on a poster board.

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You’re trying to tell me this guy ^^^^^^ doesn’t know how to control his players?