Casey Weldon Firing Reactions

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Since his name rings a bell in the ears of many people in town, we decided to put our cameras in the community to hear what a few people had to say.

George Merritt, a Tallahassee resident said, "He's done a lot for the community. He grew up here, he went to school here and then went on to become a pro football player and then he came back to his alma mater to coach and he's won some championships and it doesn't make sense."

Todd Coffield, another Tallahassee resident said, "He was kind of like an icon around here and to say that, you know, that they're going to fire him just all of a sudden is kind of weird. Wouldn't you say? "

Jordan Walters, an FSU student said, "I think that locally, they could do a little more to help him out here, you know, I am not sure the reasons. I guess they haven't divulged it, but it'd be nice to find out a little bit more about it see that he gets a second chance cause he's definitely done a lot for this town."

Just a year ago Casey Weldon had his number retired at North Florida Christian.

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  • by info on May 13, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    Funny Casey got booted from a Club Volleyball tournament this weekend for his inappropriate behavior. was that someone elses fault too?
  • by Jeff Location: Barnesville GA on Feb 26, 2008 at 09:11 PM
    Come on up to athens Casey...Mark Richt need to put you on to pay roll .. I would love to see you and him togather...Good luck..
  • by Tammy Location: Kentucky on Dec 24, 2007 at 09:08 AM
    Good Luck Casey!!! You know how NFC has always been. Sad to see they are still that way.
  • by Steve Location: South Florida on Dec 17, 2007 at 10:05 AM
    I am very familiar with Randy Ray. This has been his style for many years. Even from the start of his tenure at NFC. He has from the beginning gathered around him men of no backbone - in other words yes men. He from the start had secret agreements to line his pockets with leases from the TV and Radio tower that broadcasts secular stations. When this was discovered and brought to his attention instead of repenting for his avarice he kicked those out of the fellowship that questioned his "integrity". He said it was no ones business how he does "his" business. This is just a tip of the iceberg. He has changed the by laws of the church to make him pastor for life. He has amased wealth beyond measure which few people know about. He sounds like a carnival barker in his sermons which forsakes the humilty and meekness of Christ and wears the cloak of the pharisees and loves to lord it over those who challenge his iron fist. Those who love the Lord have long left Ray's cultic "leadership".
  • by Barbara Location: Alligator Point on Dec 15, 2007 at 06:20 PM
    It appears that even if Casey HAD won the championship, he'd been fired; dirty dealing in deed!! Blaming God for such a classless and cowardly act is sacrilegious. I think it's God's will that Randy be tarred and feathered, and then run out of town!!
  • by Walter Sauls Location: St. Augustine Florida on Dec 15, 2007 at 10:04 AM
    How sad to see good Christian Folk at odds with each other. Sounds do me it all comes down to a need for power and control. Paul warned the Corinthians (1st Letter-3rd chapter) about divisions in the church. If you really want to make a statement, give your tithes and offerings to another charity for two months and see who's attention you get.
  • by In Tally Location: Tally on Dec 15, 2007 at 03:23 AM
    Every one please understand NFC and north Florida Baptist Church, if you work there you have got to go to church there, you have no choice on the matter, if you talk to the wrong people you are repremanded, Randy Ray never has an answer to any actions that he does look at his track record. His church is big but the attendence is small in comparison to that large building. He surrounds himself with yes men to do his work while he travels the world over doing "God's" work. He needs the likes of Tim Cokley to complete him. Casey is a driven man that loves the sport and good luck to him he was done wrong by Randy, one day Randy will answer for this. Randy should by worried about his first love (the allmighty dollar) as parents hopefully pull students and the boosters all quit giving money to The Cokeley fund. Sir you are a fool, tell us why you did this, stand up and grow a pair and quit using God as an excuss, be a man for once. no one likes this guy but you, what has Tim got on you?
  • by Bill Location: Tallahassee on Dec 15, 2007 at 03:08 AM
    Well finally ole Randy has that brown noser Cokley back. His yes man has finally returned home, I hope he does better than he did in Georgia, you are a fool. How can you justify firing Casey with his record to hire back a couch that is "washed up"? I hope at spring practice no one shows up but the "King" (Cokley). Casey it will be ok you deserve better than this, and Randy keep using Jesus to hide behind when you do your dirty work. I guess Jesus loves the "yes" men!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2007 at 02:46 PM
    isn't the good pastor mimicking the islamic nut jobs with his its god's will sounds a lot like allah's will
  • by Rhonda Location: Tallahassee on Dec 14, 2007 at 08:28 AM
    I hate that a pastor would use "GOD's will" as a reason to get rid of someone. That line is used as a cop out. I am a christian and I can't stand it when a pastor of a church uses God in that way. It leaves a black eye on all churches. Casey.....The community is behind you and applaud your professionalism during this time. Good luck and know that prayers are going up for you.
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