Remember this Guy?
That's former NBA star Dennis Rodman, the poster child for the Competence-Deviance Hypothesis. In a nutshell, the premise is that the more competent an individual is, the more deviance will be tolerated in him or her by others. So in the case of Dennis Rodman, Detroit, San Antonio, Chicago and others all tolerated, at some expense, Dennis's proclivities for flamboyant stylings - even those that were a big departure from the expectations placed on others.
Why? There was a lot Dennis could not do; like shoot freethrows or hit a 3-pointer.
The reason lies in what Dennis could do. He could rebound. He could rebound a lot. Over a 14-year career Rodman pulled down an average of 13.1 rebounds a night. 18 per game in his prime at Detroit in 91-92 when he gathered more than thousand for the season.
Given so much competence in a critical area - Dennis was allowed to be deviant in others.
This was essentially the argument made by Superintendent Stu Silberman and the Fayette County school directors who evaluated former BTWA Principal Peggy Petrilli as they try to explain to the jury how anyone could rack up such a significant list of management problems - a list that would place lesser beings squarely in the cross hairs - and not have a one of them show up on her evaluations.
Catch us tomorrow morning and I'll share today's testimony as Petrilli's attorney bore down.
In the meantime...here are a few tweets: Read 'em from the bottom up.
Reday000Court in recess until Monday morning.about 1 hour ago from mobile web
Reday000Jurors indicate to Judge that they all can continue to serve next week.about 1 hour ago from mobile web
Reday000Plaintiff rests.about 1 hour ago from mobile web
Reday000Judge says it looks like another long day Monday...possible Tuesday.about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000 Golden calls Brenda Allen. Court rules Allen does not have to appear due to attorney client privilege.about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Judge confers with attorneys on remainder of trial.about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Silberman excused.about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Golden: "Wasn't the goal to send Carmen & Fabio out to her house, to pressure her to resign.about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Golden bears down on Silberman.about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Stu: That's the bottom line on this whole situation. I did not make Peggy leave.about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000"Did you throw Peggy under the bus? Stu "Oh no. Peggy made the decision to leave."about 2 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Court resumes. Stu still on the stand.about 3 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000After side bar...McNeilll begins cross.about 4 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Golden: "Didn't you decide it would just be easier to turn your back on Peggy?" Stu: "That is just not true."about 4 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Golden concludes. McNeil reserves right to recall Silberman. Does not cross.about 4 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Stu: Peggy could have gone back to BTWA.about 4 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Stu is back on the stand. Lisa Stone is probably next.about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Trial resumes.about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000McNeilll's client is Stu but it's also the Board. Is that the thing? ? ? ?about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Doesn't Stu own the privilege? Can't he waive it at will? Hummmm.about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000...but he didn't say everything he wanted to citing priv. My question is....about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000...attny/client priv. Stu told the jury he wanted to answer and that "it was critical." ...about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Is there a lawyer in the house? Before lunch Golden asked Stu a question involving the board attorney. McNeilll cautioned Stu about ...about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000This AM: Ishmael admonished attorneys "Remember Rule # 1...Attnys ask...Witnesses answer...and can explain.about 5 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Stu said: I knew her to be an outstanding instructional leader...had a significant issue with management...relationshipsabout 6 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Court in recess until 1PMabout 6 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Stu: Sir, There was nothing more that I wanted than for Peggy Petrilli to succeedabout 6 hours ago from mobile web
Reday000Stu on Aug 22 Mtg:I thought it was just one more thing that Peggy had gotten us into. I was there to smooth things out.about 7 hours ago from mobile web