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  • LopenUupunut
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    60.80 for 9th at the London DL, in his first competition since 2012.

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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by LNO View Post
    No human trafficking in NZ? Great for you!
    Yes, it is great for us. While our current regime is far from perfect, it is a massive improvement over the pimping regime of before. I agree with what El Toro said.

    If Okoye was "buying" his sex from an unwilling trafficked (kidnapped) victim, then Okoye deserves eveything the State throws at him. However, if he was "buying" from a willing seller then IMO we have a victim-less crime.

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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by LNO View Post
    No human trafficking in NZ? Great for you!
    Stats show that the bulk of human trafficking for sex purposes happens in countries where prostitution is illegal.

    The NZ government decriminalised prostitution in 2003 but instituted a review about 5 years later, which found that:

    The sex industry has not increased in size, and many of the social evils predicted by some who opposed the decriminalisation of the sex industry have not been experienced. On the whole, the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) has been effective in achieving its purpose, and the Committee is confident that the vast majority of people involved in the sex industry are better off under the PRA than they were previously.
    Now that doesn't mean that there will never be human trafficking for this purpose in NZ but decriminalisation clearly doesn't drive it, just like decriminalising drugs in Portugal didn't drive an explosion in drug usage, despite the same sort of predictions.

    In fact, NZ police have more time to investigate any instances of coerced involvement because they aren't wasting time on criminalised consenting activity. As an added bonus, they have been removed from the corruption cycle of exploiting sex workers/clients through decriminalisation.

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  • LNO
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    Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
    Prostitution as a criminal offence is stupidity personified when you have 2 adults engaged in a consenting activity. This doesn’t happen in NZ as prostitution is a lawful occupation.

    I would prefer cops concentrate their resources on catching real criminals; robbers, those committing violence against others.
    No human trafficking in NZ? Great for you!

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  • Tuariki
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    Prostitution as a criminal offence is stupidity personified when you have 2 adults engaged in a consenting activity. This doesn’t happen in NZ as prostitution is a lawful occupation.

    I would prefer cops concentrate their resources on catching real criminals; robbers, those committing violence against others.
    Last edited by Tuariki; 02-09-2019, 02:01 AM.

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  • gh
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    Okoye back in the news (unfortunately)


    https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2...ion-sting.html

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  • berkeley
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    Originally posted by gh
    Not that I've ever played/coached the position, but I'm guessing somebody with monster size/strength/speed can relatively quickly be made into a situational pass rusher of quality. So long as they like pain, that is.
    In particular, pain that is likely to increase over a lifetime, ending in an early demise.

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  • norunner
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    So how many T&F talents got drafted this year? I read about Goodwin and Margus Hunt, any others?

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  • GDAWG
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    Signed with San Francisco 49ers today.

    http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/ ... 49ers.html

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  • Blues
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    Two recent vids/interviews with Okoye that also include a little bit of workout footage, regarding his pursuit of a career in the NFL:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYJdODBYTns

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMwjcii_bk

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  • batonless relay
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    Originally posted by leoesharkey
    Discus throwers do a lot of heavy benchpressing, he is prob in the 225-230kg 1RM level so what might that be at 102.5kg for reps?
    I would be very surprised if a guy who can bench 500+ lbs couldn't do a minimum of 28 reps but I think Okoye is more likely to achieve 35 or more. (Tommy Bohinnon, a RB from Wake Forest 6'1", 246, 35" VJ, 119" BJ...repped 36 times in 2013.) For Okoye's sake, let's hope that he is above 35 and below 42. Why? Because of all of the men who have benched 42 reps or more, none have been anything more than bench players - and that's if they made the team.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ycn-7663872

    -Tank Tyler(notes) (North Carolina State, 2007) and Isaac Sopoaga(notes) (Hawaii, 2004), Bench Press Reps: 42
    -Scott Young(notes) (BYU, 2005), Bench Press Reps: 43
    -Brodrick Bunkley(notes) (Florida State, 2006), Bench Press Reps: 44
    -Mitch Petrus(notes) (Arkansas, 2010), Mike Kudla (Ohio State, 2006) and Leif Larsen (UTEP, 2000), Bench Press Reps: 45
    -Justin Ernest (Eastern Kentucky, 1999), Bench Press Reps: 51
    ...never made it as player in the NFL.

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  • leoesharkey
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    Discus throwers do a lot of heavy benchpressing, he is prob in the 225-230kg 1RM level so what might that be at 102.5kg for reps?

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  • GDAWG
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    His results:

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2013/04/07/lawrenc ... first-day/

    Lawrence Okoye, DE (6-foot-5 3/8, 304 pounds) — An Olympic discus thrower, Okoye reportedly turned down an offer to attend Oxford University to try out for the NFL. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 and 4.78 seconds. He performed the short shuttle in 4.38 seconds, had a 10-foot-5 broad jump and a 35-inch vertical jump. His arms were measured to be 35 inches long.

    It looked like from the group that worked out Sunday, about half will be given the opportunity to sign with a team as a free agent and attend training camp. Okoye looked like he could be drafted. He was unbelievably active and incredibly explosive in drills. It was a real, first-class show.

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  • Blues
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    Obviously he lacks knowledge of the game, but comparing Okoye's drills marks in the regional combine to the marks of the 21 defensive ends who were invited to, and performed at, the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, his ranking in each event out of the 22 defensive ends would have been:

    40 yards - Tied for 8th
    Vertical jump - Tied for 3rd
    Broad Jump - 3rd
    Short Shuttle - 8th (using the average of his right and left shuttle times)

    (Assuming that I calculated correctly)

    It'll be interesting to see how many bench press reps (225 lbs) he'll be able to do...

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  • gh
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    Re: Lawrence Okoye puts athletics on hold

    the big vertical for somebody his height/weight isn't at all ridiculous. Back in the day I trained with no end of throwers who had serious hops. Amazing what a lot of heavy squats do for you in that department.

    There was a memorable incident in a hotel in Europe in the early '70s when some touring athletes were wondering about standing under something or other and wondering if anybody could touch it. Rey Brown, who was 6-4 and one of the best high jumpers in the world, couldn't do it. Putter Al Feuerbach, who was 6-1 and somewhere in the 250-275 range at the time, had no trouble.

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