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UK physics professor fired from US university for conviction in Argentina on drugs

Tuesday, May 27th 2014 - 08:48 UTC
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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has fired the 70-year-old physics professor who was arrested in 2012 after flying to Argentina to meet the woman who he thought was a former Miss Bikini World and instead was arrested by drug agents after getting entangled in a scheme to smuggle two kilos of cocaine. Read full article

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  • Clyde15

    He should surely have asked himself why a bikini model would be interested in him, an aged particle phenomenologist with three Oxford degrees.
    For fun and friendship ?
    No fool like an old fool where young women are concerned !

    May 27th, 2014 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ira Curtis

    Put the blame on...God. He created men with a very limited blood system, one penis and one brain.
    So when one is full, the other is empty.

    May 27th, 2014 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Poor old bugger I feel sorry for him.

    With so many people that need to be put into prison in Argentina and so many foreigners bringing drugs into the country knowingly this guy ended up busted for being a hopeful old fool.

    May 27th, 2014 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Will the US let him back in? a convicted drug smuggler.

    I seriously doubt it.

    May 27th, 2014 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    It reminds me of the documentary “TallHotBlond” - although that story of a man with a brain the size of a pea turned out even worse.

    May 27th, 2014 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches

    What's with all these EUians and NOrthAmos flying to Argentina to meet a woman? Every year there is at least a case of a politician, professor, or singer/actor coming here to meet a woman.

    I think most posters here have tried that and been either arrested or rejected and that explains their resentment and hatred towards the country.

    Silly northern pale-skinned fiends.

    May 27th, 2014 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #6
    One case a year?
    Simple. It's because they have a reputation for being “easy”

    You actually think that we would soil our souls by going to Argentina.?
    What is there that we could possibly want. Reading this forum it must be full of pathetic little twats like you...UGH !

    May 27th, 2014 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    @6 The women here are irresistible and it's not difficult to find a match.

    In this case, his biggest crime was thinking that a woman like that would be attracted to him in the first place. The events that followed were a result of his foolishness.

    May 27th, 2014 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches

    Oh such a predictable answer.

    Noticed I said “politician, actor/singer, professor”. So obviously not easy actually out of the league of everyone here but me. And even those foreigners have no guarantees no wonder they drop everything in their lives and FLY, it's like the chance of their lifetimes.

    May 27th, 2014 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    @7

    Argentinas girls are amongst the most difficult and hottest accorfing to polls.... So you are wrong. British women are easier

    http://elmeme.me/santiago_sarceda/argentina-tiene-las-mujeres-mas-lindas-y-mas-dificiles-del-mundo_11184

    Anyway Denise Milani is of Chech origin so that is what inticed this poor old man to come here.

    May 27th, 2014 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    This bloke probably spent his entire life with his nose and his brain in texts books most of us would have difficulty in pronouncing the titles of.

    He was fooled, because he wanted to be fooled, simple as that.

    May 27th, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    Or it could have been the Mother of all Nightmares.

    Cristina.

    In a bikini.

    May 27th, 2014 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 12 BOTINHO

    TMBOA in a bikini.

    I have got to was out with brain bleach now!

    The funniest thing about this of course is that he was arrested for taking drugs INTO Argentina!!!!

    Ah, I see it now. He didn’t give Maximus Prattus a kick back for his mom.

    This Prof was probably still a virgin, or is that “virgin on the ridiculous”. :o)

    May 27th, 2014 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4wentways

    Who brings drugs into Argentina anyway? surly more profitable to get them out to north america and europe eh?
    Why wasn't he retired anyway? Nice move to fire him though..now they save paying his pension.

    May 27th, 2014 - 10:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    This reminds me of a comment made about Boris Johnson earning only a 2nd at Oxford, printed in the UK Telegraph:

    “ Mr. Mayor, you can read all the books in the world and take as many exams as you feel inclined, but if the information you take in is not used and doesn't improve your mind, you remain as stupid as you were before you started. “

    Professor Frampton appears to have attended the same lecture series.

    May 28th, 2014 - 12:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @6 Nostrils
    “What's with all these EUians and NOrthAmos flying to Argentina to meet a woman? Every year there is at least a case of a politician, professor, or singer/actor coming here to meet a woman.”

    Nostrils,
    Clyde and Optimus are both correct / / / /

    @7 Clyde15
    “Simple. It's because they have a reputation for being “easy” ”

    @8 Optimus
    “The women here are irresistible and it's not difficult to find a match.”

    About 10 years ago, I met 3 Argentine women at a bar - all about 30 years old. Two of them were married and quite attractive, the third was beautiful. “I'm Italian, from Argentina”.
    All three had moved to Canada in the past three years - lets say 2002 - 2005.

    They were all friendly and fun (it was Customer Appreciation Night and free drinks were abundant).
    Talk turned to Argentina - I told them I had responded to an ad for a job building a fibre optic network in Argentina and I was waiting to hear back.

    The “Italian girl” said,
    “ you will love it there. There are many beautiful girls in Argentina, but BE CAREFUL.
    They will tell you anything and do anything for a better life outside Argentina - then when they have what they want, they will leave you, it happens all the time.”

    That was 10 years ago - I am not a movie star, nor am I anywhere close to 60, even now.

    The “job” turned out to be a scam.

    The Italian Girl ? Sorry, that's a story for another day.

    May 28th, 2014 - 02:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @15 ONLY a 2nd at Oxford? That made me laugh. Just getting through Oxbridge is a feat.

    @16 I have heard similar stories.

    @TTT What would you know about Argentine women, or any women? You already told us you have never dated a woman.

    I remember reading about this story when it first broke. I think the Professor is high functioning autistic. He may have a brilliant mind but lack social skills and awareness.

    You have to remember that people believe what they want to believe even if facts and logic dictate otherwise. Just look at how gullible the K supporters are.

    May 28th, 2014 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @15 he got a 2:1 which is good. Getting a 1st at Oxford is not easy. You make it sound like he got a 2:2 which he didn't.

    May 28th, 2014 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    @ 18- Welsh -

    Just repeating what I read in the Telegraph. Thanks for the clarification !

    May 28th, 2014 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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