Another College Sports Scandal...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by RodH, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. RodH

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    It is nothing new, but it seems to be happening more often than it used to. You would think they would learn what could happen by watching Kobe Bryant on trial. :rolleyes: Here are the most recent stories:

    Police investigating charges against Va Tech QB Vick

    ROANOKE, Virginia (Ticker) - Police reportedly are investigating charges that Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick had sex with a 15-year-old girl after serving her liquor.

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    University of Colorado regents to discuss sex party allegations</a>

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- University of Colorado regents will meet within 10 days to discuss claims that football recruits were offered sexual favors to enroll.

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    And of course there was Ell Roberson:
    Prosecutors won't press charges against K-state player

    PHOENIX (AP) -- The Maricopa County Attorney's Office declined to press charges against Kansas State University quarterback Ell Roberson, who was accused of sexually assaulting an acquaintance on New Year's Day.

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    Of course some of their coaches haven't exactly been the best role models in recent years either. Mike Price and Larry Eustachy immediately come to mind. When will they realize that there are consequences for their actions? I guess maybe the whole OJ Simpson acquittal makes them think that athletes (or sports programs) can get away with anything.
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Maybe it is because they CAN get away with it.

    Ask Pete Rose. Cheat, lie, cheat, lie and laugh it off.

    If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.
     
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    Why are so surprised when we throw teenagers in most cases in front of the media sharks, big wig money guys and loads of freebies and they do something wrong? That doesn't excuse their behavior in the least. I just wander if we aren't as the psychos say "setting them up for failure" by putting them in situations that most grown men can't handle.
     
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    Two words to anyone who's afraid of becoming cynical about college sports: Jamir Nelson.

    Great player. Good kid. Good role model. Heart as big as all outdoors. Removed himself from the draft because because he didn't want to leave his teammates in a bind.

    He's one of the reasons St Joes may very well go undefeated this year.
     
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    They beat 'Nova last night! Go Hawks! [​IMG]
     
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    Did you see it? 'Nova played a great game.

    I didn't watch basketball for about fifteen years. It was Phil Martelli and the Hawks who brought me back.

    How can you not love these guys? They made me remember why I used to love Big Five basketball so much to begin with.
     
  7. RodH

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    How could I possibly start a college sports scandal thread without mentioning Bob Knight at least once. :D

    Report: Texas Tech's Knight suspended five days

     
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    More information on the Bob Knight altercation:

    Texas Tech delivers ultimatum

     
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    I thought for sure I would see a bunch of SEC teams listed when I saw the title of this thread.
     
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    I happened to be in Lubbock today on business - the Knight situation was being discussed everywhere you went. One of the people I met with is a fairly high roller in town - he had a bit of scoop that was interesting. Evidently Knight had invited Clarence Thomas into town to speak to the Tech Law school (last night and then to the game with Baylor tonight) - due to an incident earlier in the year with the Chancellor Bob decided not to invite the Chancellor to the Invitation only meeting with Thomas. Obviously this did not sit well with the Chancellor and his comment to Knight in the salad bar line was laced with sarcasm.
     
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    From what they said on ESPN last night, it sounds like the chancellor doesn't like Coach Knight and he (the chancellor) was the one trying to start trouble. When the chancellor wouldn't leave him alone, Knight finally got angry and started yelling back. The university decided not to suspend Bob Knight and he was allowed to coach last night.
     

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