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Forget jail, Bo Jackson wants thieves publicly shamed

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Bo knows a lot of things.  One of those things?  How he would handle a recent memorabilia heist at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Saturday, it was reported that three Auburn students were arrested in the theft of more than $16,000 worth of Auburn football memorabilia.  At least $7,500 of that total was “merchandise” connected to the legendary Bo Jackson and his time on The Plains.

Tuesday, the former Tigers running back was asked by TMZ.com about the theft and potential consequences for the alleged perpetrators.  As far as Jackson is concerned, humiliation, not jail time, would be the proper punishment for the trio.

“I don’t think they should serve jail time. They deserve public humiliation,” Jackson told the gossip website.

And just how should they be humiliated?  Jackson has a very specific and well-reasoned answer for that as well.

“They should wear a sign — front and back — saying, ‘I was caught stealing and this is my punishment. To all my peers, don’t be as stupid as I was,’” said Jackson. “These 3 individuals need to be placed in high traffic areas on campus every day for one month. 4 to 5 hour shifts. No talking. No Facebook. No Twitter. This will hurt them a lot more.”

As righteous — and spectacular – as Jackson’s idea is, it’s highly doubtful that the multiple felonies the three are facing will result in anything other than at least a little time behind bars.

(Tip O’ the Cap: al.com)

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13 Responses to “Forget jail, Bo Jackson wants thieves publicly shamed”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Apr 1, 2014 7:23 PM

    Just like the typo in the title publicly shamed this article’s editor…

  2. cometkazie says: Apr 1, 2014 7:31 PM

    Haul them out on the field before a game for public chastisement and then give them to the student section.

  3. keltictim says: Apr 1, 2014 7:40 PM

    It’s wonderful that he assumes their friends would understand the word peers.

  4. seanb20124 says: Apr 1, 2014 8:30 PM

    Assuming they are first time offenders, I see charges amended to misdemeanors or probation before judgement.

  5. ggallin4evr says: Apr 1, 2014 8:33 PM

    Urinate in them. Wait…are they in a frat? Then they are probably used to that.

  6. favrewillplay4ever says: Apr 1, 2014 9:57 PM

    Agreed. Tattoo it across their faces just like should be done to child molesters (not the 18 year old caught banging the 16 year old variety….) The sick deprived ones who really deserve it.

    Give them a choice with it though.. Tattoo’ed across their faces or locked in the room with every male family member of their victims where the family members have immunity to consequences of their actions in said room.

  7. psly2124 says: Apr 1, 2014 11:06 PM

    Typical Obama voters taking stuff the didn’t earn. How’s that hope and change working for you

  8. suprmous says: Apr 2, 2014 2:54 AM

    Why not just have em go to T-town and have sit in Bama’s student section for the next say ?? yrs durin the Iron Bowl. Geesh guys, publicly shame somebody; c’mon.

  9. Romulus says: Apr 2, 2014 8:39 AM

    Going to tuscalooser is punishment enough. Outside of campus that town sucks.

  10. dmarado says: Apr 2, 2014 9:07 AM

    It’s Alabama, don’t they find ways of public humiliating themselves enough?

  11. Professor Fate says: Apr 2, 2014 5:27 PM

    psly2124-

    All the Bush stuff Obama said he would “change” and hasn’t? No “hope” there, unfortunately. On the other hand, I just got healthcare I can actually afford for the first time since Clinton was in office.

    My business took a dive during the economic crash Bush oversaw, but things have been looking up for a couple of years now. How’s that bitter hatred of a popularly-elected POTUS working out for ya?

  12. Professor Fate says: Apr 2, 2014 5:30 PM

    Jackson’s idea has merit. The last thing we should want as a society would be first-time offenders getting serious time in an environment that will likely just teach them how to be hard-core criminals.

  13. footballnut85 says: Apr 2, 2014 5:30 PM

    Bo knows!

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