TX football Dad captured after shooting coach


April 7, 2005, 03:18 PM
It's spring, and sports fever again runs high in TX. In Canton, a terminally ill father of a football player has shot a coach over his son's participation on the team. Jeffrey Doyle Robertson, also referred to by FoxLive as Jeffrey Doyle Johnson, has been captured after briefly escaping into some heavily wooded area near the school. He had reportedly called a friend on a cell phone, stating he wouldn't be taken alive, and was going to cut his wrists. The school was locked down to prevent further attacks. Apparently, he had been seen drunk at a party the night before, stating that he had a "list" and "some scores to settle." (I wrote this. Does it sound professional?)

Dang, y'all, it's just a game. No need to go to those extremes. Of course, the weapon used was described as an 'assault' weapon, I can't wait to see what it actually was. I guess I'll see if my kids want to go out for the chess club. :eek:

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10 Ring Tao
April 7, 2005, 03:27 PM
In TX, high school football is god.

I have several affirmations that Varsity Blues is quite the little documentary.

April 7, 2005, 03:50 PM
Yeah, I know; I lived there for 2 1/2 years. Actually not far from there, in McKinney. On the plus side, seems the coach will live. Our prayer are with him.

April 7, 2005, 04:11 PM
I heard this on the radio this afternoon. When they said the weapon used was a "semi-automatic" rifle, I just thought oh boy... here we go :uhoh:

10 Ring Tao
April 7, 2005, 04:56 PM
Fox news had "assault weapon" as the gun on it's scroll bar. I thought the same thing when I saw it.

April 7, 2005, 05:27 PM
I really hope the coach recovers.

Does this psycho dad realize what he's done? Not only to the coach and himself, but to his own son!

For years this young man is going to be known as the son of a madman who tried to commit murder. There will be stigma attached to this family. What if the dad had succeeded in murdering the coach? The boy could be known as the son of a murderer.

I can understand feeling upset or depressed. I just wish these people would think about the consequences of their actions. Reminds me of the case where some mom tried to have a high school cheerleader killed so the mom's daughter would make the cheerleading squad. I think that may have been in Texas too.

April 7, 2005, 05:30 PM
Shootings in churches, court houses, schools---Anyone see a common thread?

Victim disarmament zones!

Wonder why there aren't more shootings in police stations? DUH!

Spreadfire Arms
April 7, 2005, 05:33 PM
i heard it was an AK-47 but that is not confirmed. my friend is somewhat related to the victim (his cousin's ex-husband is the victim).

April 7, 2005, 05:52 PM
The presstitutes would call a Brown Bess an AK-47 if doing so furthered their cause. :scrutiny:

April 7, 2005, 05:59 PM
yeah, it was probably a 10-22 or something ... :rolleyes:

Standing Wolf
April 7, 2005, 08:29 PM
The presstitutes would call a Brown Bess an AK-47 if doing so furthered their cause.

If not an AK-47, then at least a semi-automatic high powered .50 caliber sniper assault weapon that Bush did nothing to prevent.

April 7, 2005, 08:34 PM
The suspect, Jeffrey Doyle Robertson, 45, was carried out of the woods on a stretcher

Hopefully in a body bag...
I hate to come off as a disgruntled citizen of these United States which I love dearly...but....I think it is high time our glorious leaders take their head out of their assess and see these violent out breaks for what they really are. Have you noticed an upswing/increase in the amount of these items??? We need to get back to the place we used to be before we were disarmed...If we had a national carry law, teachers, judges, taxi drivers, shop owners, and plain old citizens could protect themselves. Our government has succeeded in making the majority of this nation believe that they can and will protect us. However...that job is the responsibility of each and every citizen themselves. We are the only ones who can respond immediately. Not 911....the wait time for the LEO's to respond is too great. Call 911 then pick up your gun.
In the past week I have had 2 close friends who were involved in incidents that happened very quickly. One an attempted car jacking and the other a home breakin. Luckily both worked out ok and no one was seriously injured or killed. The home one really got me... my friend was in the family room with his kids when the back door was kicked open upstairs. Naturally, his weapon was in his bedroom in lockup. 2 things happened that stopped the intruder cold....the neighbors dogs and believe it or not..."the cable guy" who was in the back working on a cable issue for neighbor and witnessed the breakin, called 911 and followed and bear sprayed the intruder.
We all have been brought up in a time where we always figured our homes were a safe haven....not true it appears especially in anti gun states like this one. I have now gone back to carrying at home...my property I can replace...but
I'll be damned if I'll take a chance on me and mine...
Notice to bad guys.....Consider this Illinoisian armed and dangerous!
A very disgruntled and angry.....mack

April 8, 2005, 06:35 AM
News this morning is that he was shot with a pistol. Yeah, I've got lots of pistols that look like AK-47's.

Double Naught Spy
April 8, 2005, 08:34 AM
You have to admit, a pistol that looks like an AK47 would be intimidating. Supposedly it was a .45.


April 8, 2005, 09:59 AM
Unbelievable how the media starts out with 'AK-47' every time and ends up on something completely different, like a .45 caliber handgun. :confused:

April 8, 2005, 12:16 PM
Yeah, I noticed the weapon description evolving, but did anybody else catch this?

"Rhonda Miller, a cousin of Robertson's wife, was among the relatives gathered outside the jail Thursday night to help support Robertson's wife and son.
Miller said she didn't want Robertson portrayed as "a lunatic" because he wasn't the only one frustrated with the school's athletic program.
"A lot of parents are upset. This is not a single incident, and if they don't take care of it, it could escalate," she said, declining to elaborate.

A man has a bullet in his chest, and it could escalate from here!?! :eek:

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