Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How Will Alabama's Crimson Tide Nation React To CEO Ted Rollins And His History As A Child Abuser?

Ted Rollins (right), with
Penn State booster Jack McWhirter
I know many University of Alabama supporters, and they tend to be a conservative bunch, touting God, family, and football--not necessarily in that order.

How will Crimson Tide nation take to a corporate executive who is entering their environs with a documented history as a child abuser? How will that square with UA's notion of family values?

We are about to find out because Charlotte-based Campus Crest Communities is seeking approval to build a student-housing complex near the University of Alabama campus. It will be known as The Grove at Tuscaloosa, and the 228-unit complex is planned for Fifth Street Northeast, at the site of the former Riverview Water Treatment plant. 

Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest Communities, has been the topic of frequent reports here at Legal Schnauzer, mainly because of his central role in the Rollins v. Rollins divorce case, which reached a conclusion in Shelby County, Alabama, even though it had been originally filed in Greenville, South Carolina (the proper jurisdiction), and litigated there for three years.

We have called Rollins v. Rollins the most grossly unjust outcome we've encountered in a civil court case. The judgment in Shelby County was so unlawful and one-sided that it left ex wife Sherry Carroll Rollins and the couple's two daughters (Sarah and Emma Rollins) on and off food stamps at their Birmingham residence. Meanwhile, Ted Rollins owns three private jets, and his company has received roughly $800 million in Wall Street support.

On top of that, Ted Rollins comes from one of the nation's wealthiest families--the folks behind Rollins Inc. (the umbrella company for Orkin Pest Control and RPC Inc.), plus Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment and Rollins Jamaica Ltd. 

How did Ted Rollins manage to pull off a monstrous cheat job against his ex wife and daughters in an Alabama courtroom? Public records suggest he did it with assistance from his corporate law firm, the highly influential Bradley Arant in downtown Birmingham.

If The Grove becomes a reality in Tuscaloosa--and it almost certainly will--UA students who rent apartments there had best beware. If they have a dispute with the property's owners, Ted Rollins has a documented history of bludgeoning his opponents--and receiving flagrantly unlawful favors--in Alabama courtrooms.

But that's not all. Ted Rollins also has a history of treating young people like punching bags--and we mean that quite literally. (See documents at the end of this post.)

Public records show that Rollins was convicted for assault on his 16-year-old stepson in Franklin County, North Carolina. Under North Carolina law, the beating met the definition of child abuse, although Rollins was not prosecuted for that. Here are a couple of posts where we have covered that issue:

Campus Crest Communities CEO Ted Rollins Has A Conviction For Assault In His Background (May 2, 2012)

How Was Campus Crest CEO Ted Rollins Convicted Of "Simple Assault" In North Carolina? (May 10, 2012)

Ted Rollins' ugliness toward young people does not end there. He also was investigated for child sexual abuse of the same stepson, based on a complaint from an anonymous citizen. We covered that in the following posts:

Campus Crest Communities CEO Ted Rollins Was Investigated For The Sexual Abuse Of His Stepson (September 12, 2012)

Towels Soiled With Feces Point To Child Sexual Abuse Involving CEO Ted Rollins (September 13, 2012)

Ted Rollins has proven that he is a brazen fellow. The Grove at State College is scheduled to open this month in central Pennsylvania. Campus Crest will be marketing the facility to students at Penn State, home to the still-unfolding Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal. We have yet to see any signs that Penn State supporters are concerned that a company led by a child abuser intends to make money off the university's students and their parents. That's probably because the Penn State community remains in the dark, for now, about Ted Rollins and the ugliness in his background.

University of Alabama supporters should not be able to claim ignorance. After all, Rollins has deep ties to our state. He already has student-housing complexes at four Alabama institutions--South Alabama, Troy, Jacksonville State, and Auburn. The gross corruption in the Rollins v. Rollins divorce case should be apparent to anyone who cares to check public court files in Alabama. Plus, a number of Ted Rollins' victims live in our state--and that includes his ex wife and two daughters, plus the stepson (Zac Parrish) Rollins abused on multiple occasions. Parrish, now in his early 30s, works as a residential-construction contractor in the Birmingham area.

Will the University of Alabama and its Crimson Tide nation sit quietly while Ted Rollins operates under their noses? Perhaps we will learn more when Campus Crest goes before the Tuscaloosa City Council on a rezoning request.


Anonymous said...

Wonder who set this sweet little deal up for Rollins? Did Bradley Arant law firm help him out with this? Richard Shelby might have helped as I just saw that the Rollins family gave him a campaign contribution in 2003. One would think Tuscaloosa has enough student apartments already but with money spread amongst the right people you can get anything you want in Alabama. Did a local Birmingham bank finance this deal? I think Regions did one for Auburn site. Does this mean that Regions is BA's go to Banker?

Anonymous said...

Ted Rollins , Child Abuser
Ted Rollins, wife abuser
Ted Rollins, Penn State Schmoozer
Ted Rollins, maybe in the end becomes the loser

Anonymous said...

I was a friend of the Rollins in Durham, N.C. in the 90's and worked at ATS, Teds company. I am sure I remember that Ted Rollins, Sherry Rollins and Jim Farthing took a road trip to Penn State to conduct some kind of business with officials at the college. I think maybe Zac Parrish accompanied them on this trip. Could they have been conducting some kind of clandestine "business" involving young boys?

Anonymous said...

Law firms that are 'republican' enjoy the protected all powerful 'republican court secretly held by John Roberts'.

In that secret court we learn that, the conservative republicans are all chosen and the unseen unclean hands are in control of such as, but not limited to, protecting their own.

Rollins is a top republican evildoer and his power is seen in how he can take innocent women and children and make them into beaten slaves for the vile EVIL called the USA.

TERROR WAR. Rollins is one of the powers in this, and our skies as well as food, water, dirt, all poisoned by the products Rollins sells to the people.

A false flag is scheduled so Rollins doesn't give a damn about your reporting LS.

You're at the very top of the best reporting in the United States, unfortunately though most Americans have been so destroyed like Sherry Rollins and her children - the American way.

Doubtful the American public can awaken in time.

Bless you for your incredible verve and genius and of course the altruistic gene of true human professional being.

Prepare for dates such as 8/29, 9/6-7, and look for 'special' days on the 'Zionist Rollins' schedule for the care of children's 'habitats' or any date that is designed for the Israeli State of collapsed affairs.

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 6:13--

Are you saying that Ted Rollins' ties to Penn State go back much farther than 2013. If so, that is indeed interesting. Just for the record, I assume ATS stands for "American Textile Services"? I've written about that company once or twice. My understanding is that Ted Rollins took it into bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

Interesting comment, @6:06. I understand that Regions Financial and Bradley Arant go way back, especially on various land and construction deals.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to report this to Nick Saban--stat! He will know exactly how to handle it.

Anonymous said...

Do guests at The Grove receive complimentary fecal-soiled towels?

Sharon said...

I seem to recall Zac Parrish stands up for Ted Rollins and has attacked you for reporting on this subject. Is this an Alabama version of the Stockholm Syndrome?

legalschnauzer said...


Yes, Zac Parrish has been Ted Rollins' consistent defender and ally. And yes, that does sound a bit like Stockholm Syndrome. Here is one post I've written about Zac Parrish even lying regarding the assault that is documented in public records:


Anonymous said...

I had a feeling Ted Rollins would come to Tuscaloosa one day. Didn't realize it would be so soon.

Anonymous said...

Interesting article about Stockholm Syndrome:


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Don't think I would want to be a UA student getting into a dispute over a rental agreement with Ted Rollins. He's proven he's got Alabama judges in his hip pocket. The student will lose every time.

Anonymous said...

The schools made famous by Bear Bryant and Joe Paterno are doing business with a child abuser. What's the world coming to?