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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    You know, I’m sorry if your feelings were hurt, but you are in fact simply speculating about the behavior and motivations of everyone involved. As a lover of mystery novels, I can understand the temptation. But as someone who analyzes and argues about facts for a living, it’s clear to me that...
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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    I’m not sure why you keep trying to solve the “mystery” of what’s happened here based on one very carefully worded article written by Christine Brennan that you keep trying to parse for meaning. There is not enough evidence in that article for you conclude definitively what happened. SafeSport...
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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    Great summary, but you’re missing a couple of important points: Sending dick pics to a minor almost certainly violates state and federal laws as well as the SafeSport Code. A mandated reporter who fails to report maybe be subject to state law as well as SafeSport sanctions. Basically it...
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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    The article doesn’t state who initially told CB about the investigation, but it’s pretty clear that she has been in direct contact with the family: “The girl’s parents provided USA TODAY Sports with a Dec. 30, 2017 email sent from their daughter’s tutor, whose name is not being used to protect...
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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    Someone just appeared in the GoldenSkate Cipres thread stating that this was all a big old mistake and not to rush to judgment that could ruin 4 people’s lives, but refusing to provide any actual facts due to “privacy” concerns. I wonder if they’ll find their way here, too.
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    U.S. Men 2019-20 season - news & updates

    You were seriously expecting that Jason might be competitive for a national title this season? At his best right now, with an absolutely pristine skate and Nats inflation, he might score 280-290. But he’s struggling right now for unknown reasons and is well off his personal best. In that...
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    U.S. Men 2019-20 season - news & updates

    Nathan obviously did brilliantly and I’m looking forward to seeing his FS. But since Jason has obviously been struggling recently, your dismissal of his win and disdain for his score is pretty tacky. IMO, of course.
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    Cricket 5

    Thanks so much - that’s pretty much what I’d expect based on what he does in competition. 😊
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    Cricket 5

    Thank you for your response. I wasn’t asking you to speculate. It simply wasn’t clear to me what you observed.
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    Cricket 5

    Sorry, but I’m not sure I understand. I asked about Jason because he struggled so much and fell four times last week at NHK - that many falls is really unusual for him. Are you saying he looked really out of it compared to the other skaters and wasn't jumping much?
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    Cricket 5

    Hi Scrufflet - Thanks so much for your vivid report - it must have been really fun! How did Jason look - any triple axels or quads? Anything else that stood out to you? Again, thanks so much for sharing!
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    Downtown Jason Brown - Let the Good Times Roll (uber thread #2)

    I am really hoping he does well at Golden Spin. In itself it’s not a particularly meaningful competition, but it would be wonderful to see that he’s regained his confidence, figured out what went wrong at NHK, and moved beyond it. I’m also curious if they’ll retain the NHK layout and if he will...
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    U.S. Men 2019-20 season - news & updates

    Maybe or maybe not. He scored 230 in Salt Lake City, and there’s no guarantee that by the GP he’d be at the same level as he was at Worlds.
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    U.S. Men 2019-20 season - news & updates

    You’re right, it’s possible it was taken this summer, and I’m sure he’s had to do off ice workouts to stay in shape since the concussion. But I while I’m sure he does do some weight training for strength, I think he does a lot of Pilates. Net, net, I don’t think there’s a plan to bulk him up...
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    U.S. Ladies [#28]: Achieving 2020 Vision

    Do you know anything about the two coaches she’s with now? Are they good? I gather they’ve been part of her team for awhile, so hopefully her training for nationals won’t be disrupted too much.
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