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Just thought I would post the 60 Minutes clip on former Governor Don Siegelman.  Hope you all get an idea of the prosecution behind his case, and how he is being stonewalled by the Department of Justice. A few days after Dana was interviewed on the Dan Abrams Show on MSNBCshe should be doing a follow up interview sometime this week. maybe tune in or I will try and post it later. but for now this is what Dana has said, and Listen to what Scott Horton says at the end of the interview.YouTube Preview Image Dan Abrams on MSNBC has been doing a great job keeping up with the case, Tune in any evening to see if there is progress with the case. 

Coleman Watches Practice with Neck Brace, Described as OK

Coleman Watches Practice with Neck Brace, Described as OK

   posted 10:24 pm Mon March 03, 2008 – Auburn

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Defensive end Antonio Coleman, who suffered a frightening injury in Saturday’s scrimmage that sent him to the hospital immobilized in an ambulance, was back on the practice field with a neck brace, but walking around. Defensive lineman Sen’Derrick Marks said his friend was doing fine.

“It scared everybody,” said Marks. “It lets you know to take nothing for granted, because there’s no telling what can happen.”

Coleman, who was being blocked by offensive tackle Lee Ziemba, lay motionless for several minutes before he was strapped to a gurney and taken to East Alabama Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with a cervical sprain and began to get feeling back in his limbs.

While he walked around at practice Sunday, he did not speak to reporters. Coleman and other injured Tigers spent much of the practice indoors under the care of trainers.

The injury occurred as Coleman and Ziemba went at it during an extended exchange before and after the whistle that some players described as sort of a fight.

Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson said Ziemba did not want to talk to reporters and Coleman would meet with the media later in the week.

“Anytime somebody gets hurt when you’re trying to block them, you kind of feel responsible,” coach Tommy Tuberville said. “but there was zero intention. It was both guys competing all day, each was punching each other right and left. That’s football. You just hate something like that ever happens.”

Marks said the two “must have gotten into it, but there are no hard feelings. I think Lee was like, `I’m sorry.’ Antonio was like, `It’s all right.’ Bad stuff happens.”

Burns in a strong position in the race to be Auburn’s starting quarterback


* The race isn’t over yet, but it’s going to be hard for anyone to beat out Kodi Burns at quarterback if his passing continues to improve. His running and throwing ability will make him a force in Tony Franklin’s offensive scheme. Of course, Neil Caudle, Chris Todd or freshman DeRon Furr could still have something to say about that.

Tailback Brad Lester catches a touchdown pass during last Saturday’s scrimmage.

* Speaking of Furr, he is one terrific-looking athlete. Whether he’ll be ready to play next season or not is an open question, but he certainly has everything you are looking for.

* Remember the name Charles Olatunji, a 6-foot-2, 184-pound walk-on wide receiver from Lilburn, Ga., It might or might not mean anything next season, but he seems to be getting a hard look.

* Franklin says he doesn’t remember losing as many players at one position as he has lost at tailback this spring. At Sunday’s practice, Brad Lester was the only scholarship tailback available. It might be that way for a while.

* Though first-year coordinator Paul Rhoads said there was a dropoff when they got tired, it looked to me like Auburn’s defensive players were playing fast and physical in Saturday’s scrimmage.

* Rhoads might not be as demonstrative as Will Muschamp, but he seems to be every bit as intense.

* Byron Isom had a good day playing in place of right guard Chaz Ramsey in Saturday’s scrimmage.

* There’s no word yet on the players who went to Birmingham on Monday to have their injuries checked.