UVA varsity athletes arrested

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GiallombardoUVA first-years Michael Brown, a varsity football player, and Michael Giallombardo, a varsity soccer player, are off to a bad start. The two were arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with breaking into the Delta Upsilon fraternity house earlier this month and starting a brawl, a felony charge that could land the two in jail.

However, according to Ric Barrick, director of communications for the City of Charlottesville, "The investigation is definitely still pending. According to some investigators, a lot of witnesses haven't been truthful in some of their answers," the Cavalier Daily reports. "[Police] are giving them the opportunity to step up to the plate before they take the process any further; they hope they will take advantage of that."

The arrests, says Barrick, were made after police interviewed Delta Upsilon brothers and others involved in the incident.

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quote: ââ?¬Å?[Police] are giving them the opportunity to step up to the plate before they take the process any further; they hope they will take advantage of that.”

In other words, they are begging people (by intimidation) to assist in the investigation. Whoever made the statement above.... I wonder if they realize how silly it looks? :) /Steve

Hmm... So would being arrested and charged with a "felony" (or convicted of) constitute an Honor Code Violation? And if not why not?

Being charged with, or convicted of, a crime is not necessarily an honor code violation. The honor code only covers acts of lying, cheating, or stealing, so breaking into a house or starting a fight aren't covered. Now, if there are witnesses that have lied to the police, that is an honor code violation.

Thanks for the clarification Todd.

Now one more thought... Shouldn't breaking into a house and/or starting a fight (or doing something that get's one convicted of a felony) constitute an honor code violation? Or does the idea of being "honorable" not extend to violating the law in a way that harms another person?