Greetings sports fans and welcome back for another unscheduled installment of Vegas Valley Sports Beat the column that dares to ask the hard-hitting questions your parents warned you about. Unless one of your parents is Felicity Huffman that is. I am not going to reiterate my dim view of that whole sordid affair and cheating for college entrance in general. That has already been written in a previous column and it remains unchanged.
It is simply a splendid September Saturday morning here in the Las Vegas valley and the Spring Mountain region and a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy the many parks Las Vegas has to offer. Grab the wife and kiddies and have a picnic in the shade of a large leafy tree or go for a day at the water park or amusement park if you are so inclined. Make some new friends if not for a lifetime at least for the moment and leave everything else at home. Like you and like me, we are all just squirrels trying to get a nut. People are people no matter where you go. That is because the only two races are Human and inhuman.
Let us turn our attention now to today’s headline, and address the subject for the last time. without passing any further judgment on convicted federal felon Felicity Huffman. Yesterday a Federal District Court Judge sentenced Huffman to serve 14 days in prison, plus successfully complete a year on supervised release. Additionally, she will have to perform 250 hours of community service, and pay a $30,000 fine to the court.
“I accept the court’s decision today without reservation,” Huffman stated after sentencing. “I have always been prepared to accept whatever punishment Judge Talwani imposed. I broke the law. I have admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.”
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” she wrote. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologise (sic) to the students who work hard every day to get into college.” –
Felicity Huffman 9/13/2019
I am a firm believer in second chances and even though I would like to have seen her doing more time. Time to think about what she did and just how serious it is, but the Judge made his decision and that is that. I hope she will reflect on it for the two weeks she gets to enjoy the amenities of Club Fed and the company of the fine ladies and gentleman of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. As of this going to press the BOP has not yet reported Inmate Huffman being on the guest registry.
She should bear in mind that a second federal offense like that will get her a year or more and the third strike could get her a life-time residency in a remote federal prison somewhere in Alaska. Capice? My parole officer imparted a few simple words of advice to me when he cut the monitor off of my ankle and in them I found much wisdom. These words to live by I now pass along to you Felicity Huffman in the hopes that you will take them to heart as I did. Go forth and sin no more.