this is a quote from uconn basketball jim calhoun, talking about his two point guards who were arrested stealing laptops on campus. keep in mind that his original tone was they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
“I want to be able to have the opportunity to discipline them and to bring them back and get them on track so they can understand fully that they are responsible for their actions, etc. I feel I can do this if the university grants me that right and the court system grants me that right.
“The court system, based upon precedent, will probably give me that opportunity and now I'm going to ask — to beg — the university to grant me the opportunity to discipline them and bring them back.”
translation: since my first statements, my team has since returned to campus, and while watching them scrimmage, i realized that i desperately need my point guards to run my offense. if it were one of them gone, fine. but it's both of them. i'm stuck. i need them back. please. i'll make them run extra laps. a lot of extra laps. they can even sit out a game against, i don't know, central connecticut state. anything. but i need them back. please.