Dan Wetzel Gives His Thoughts on DA’s Decision Not to Prosecute Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones [Audio]
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports joined Aaron Suttles on "The Suttles Approach" Wednesday to discuss Jerry Jones', the Ouachita Parish District Attorney, decision not to prosecute Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Laurence "Hootie" Jones.
Wetzel wrote an article on Tuesday expressing his thoughts on the situation concerning the arrest of current Crimson Tide football players Cam Robinson and Laurence "Hootie" Jones in Monroe, Louisiana earlier in June. Suttles asked him to explain his perspective of his article, as it suggested that this could be the best outcome for the two young men.
"I'm not a fan, so that's probably part one. I don't care what happens to Alabama, good or bad... When a district attorney makes a move not to prosecute, that's not unusual, and it's often a very, very difficult decision for a district attorney. And I think that sometimes in sports we apply this idea like it's a ref, like it's biased or they blew it."
Wetzel also explained that his court reporting experience helped him take this point of view on the case, but the illegal actions from the two football players (possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen gun) is still a concern, albeit not a legal concern anymore.
"Is it a good thing that you're sitting in a closed down park at 2:30 in the morning with marijuana and guns in the car? No, that's not really a positive thing. But does it merit prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law? That's his decision, so I'm going to respect his decision until I'm proven that this guy is corrupt."
You can listen to the conversation in its entirety below, and be sure to catch The Suttles Approach each weekday from 12-2.