first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray wasn’t the only star college football quarterback taken in this year’s MLB Draft. A top Big Ten QB was just picked, too.Michigan’s Shea Patterson, who’s eligible to play for the Wolverines right away this season after transferring from Ole Miss, was just taken in the MLB Draft. He was a 39th round selection.The Texas Rangers took the former five-star recruit with pick No. 1169, labeling Patterson as a third baseman.39 (1169): @Rangers select U Michigan 3B Shea Patterson. #MLBDraft— MLB Draft Tracker (@MLBDraftTracker) June 6, 2018Don’t worry though, Michigan fans, Patterson isn’t going anywhere.“We know he’ll be with us this season,” Michigan’s official Twitter account wrote immediately after Patterson’s selection.Shea Patterson has been selected in the #MLBDraft. ?But we know he’ll be with us this season. #GoBlue | #ProBlue— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 6, 2018That’s good. It’d be pretty brutal for Jim Harbaugh to lose the star quarterback he had been wishing for before he played in a game.Patterson and Michigan are set to open the 2018 season on a big stage. The Wolverines kick off the year on Sept. 1 at Notre Dame. The game will start at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC.last_img read more

Victims of crime are having to wait too long for compensation under a “derisory” system, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales has said.Baroness Newlove called for a change to the way court-ordered financial awards are paid after they are imposed on convicted offenders.She has called for compensation for people who suffer at the hands of criminals should be paid up front rather than in instalments.Writing in her 2017/18 annual report, she said she wanted to see victims receive compensation in full following a conviction, rather than waiting for the money to be recovered from a defendant.”Currently, compensation can be paid in derisory amounts over a lengthy period, leaving victims feeling frustrated,” the commissioner said.”I want 100% of court-ordered compensation to be paid by the court to the victim straightaway, with the court recouping this from the offender, so the victim isn’t out of pocket and doesn’t feel cheated.”Following a conviction, magistrates and judges can impose compensation orders on offenders whose crimes resulted in injury, loss or damage. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The court must consider the convicted individual’s means when determining the amount.Baroness Newlove flagged up the issue of compensation as she repeated her call for a Victims’ Law so a number of “core” legal rights are guaranteed.She said legislation could deliver “seismic change” for victims.Acknowledging that her proposals are “ambitious”, she added: “Critics will quibble about costs at a time when the public sector purse is under enormous pressure.”Achieving the ambition of placing victims’ rights at the heart of our criminal justice system can never be achieved without cost.”But to the victims, it’s a right that is priceless.”Baroness Newlove also welcomed changes to the parole system announced in the wake of controversy over the decision to release sex attacker John Worboys earlier this year.The commissioner said: “Victims tell me they want to be more involved in the parole process.”A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Victim compensation is the first financial penalty collected from an offender, with over £41m paid to victims in 2016/17 alone – up from £32.9m in the previous year.”Furthermore, compensation for victims of violent crime is already available through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, which paid out over £140m last year.”We remain absolutely committed to supporting victims of crime, and will publish our victims strategy later this summer.” read more