Wednesday, July 30

Crooms Is Quite The Disciplinarian



Can I call Croom a P.O.S.? Is that acceptable? Maybe Croom's just playing the hand he was dealt...Maybe's it more the National/Regional/local media's brainwashed view of Crooms that pisses me off so.

From May 6th, 2008:

Brown and Wesley waived their right to a grand jury hearing and pleaded guilty last Friday to the felony of bringing firearms onto educational property. They faced up to three years in prison. Howard said Wesley's sentence was longer because he has a simple assault conviction on his record.

Brown and Wesley were arrested March 27 after an altercation that started off campus earlier in the day, then continued near several residence halls that evening.

Campus police Detective Don Bartlett "described it as a stare-down kind of deal," Clark said of testimony offered to Howard on Tuesday.

The two were kicked off the team and dismissed from the university soon after their arrests.

Three other players still face grand jury indictment for what coach Sylvester Croom has called an indirect connection to the cases of Brown and Wesley.(they were hiding the gun)

Croom told fans in Tupelo last week that former starting cornerback Anthony Johnson, reserve linebacker Jamon Hughes and reserve defensive lineman Rodney Prince are not enrolled in school. Hughes likely will transfer, while a spokesman said Johnson and Prince could still return to Mississippi State, depending on the outcome of the grand jury hearing in July.

Today, July 30, 2008:

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State University re-admitted Bulldog football student-athletes Anthony Johnson, Rodney Prince and Jamon Hughes to the institution, it was announced Wednesday.

Johnson, Prince and Hughes had withdrawn from the university during the 2008 spring semester and were required to re-apply.

“I hope that all of our players have learned a valuable lesson from this situation,” Croom said, “and understand there are consequences of making bad decisions and choices."
The only consequence these boys will endure is the NCAA rule that requires you to sit a year after you voluntarily withdrawal from school (to avoid imminent expulsion????).You're right Crooms. These guys were only aiding and abetting a felony.

Way to keep your rep, brah.

From now on I'm on a mission. Let this be a warning...Any joke-of-a-national/regional/local journalist who mentions "Croom" and "Discipline" or "Character" or "Example" or even "Strong Black Man" in the same sentence, I will hunt you down. I will hunt you down and give you the crippling nut-punch you so obviously deserve. I am a man of character.

PREEMPTIVE WARNING: No one is saying that numerous schools don't do this same shit. They surely do, (some more desperate than others) however those other offenders typically aren't constantly pretending to be some bastion of "high character" and "discipline."

17 comments:

  1. I think you're more mad that Croom is going to start whipping some rebel ass in the next few years :)

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  2. Wow, these three plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of obstructing an arrest and were fined $638.50 apiece. These are real criminals and shouldn't be allowed to even breath fresh air again.
    They have to sit a year out for withdrawing from school. Half of Ole Piss's team steals shit from a hotel and they get to play the next week. You could argue that obstruction and theft are on different levels, but are they really??

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  3. Like you've never stolen shit from a hotel, you Judas.

    Yeah, stealing from a hotel and hiding a felonious hand gun on campus are the same thing.

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  4. Maybe a towel, but not a clock radio, oh, and I'm not like 30 football players.
    and "hiding a felonious hand gun on campus" must not be that big of a thing seeing that it only got them a misdemeanor and a fat 638 dollar fine.
    Come on, a DUI gets you in more trouble than that.

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  5. What are you gonna tell me next? OJ is innocent because he got off? From a State fan, they didn't have sufficient evidence to get those 3 on the more serious, initial charges.

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  6. So being suspended for a season for a misdemeanor isn't being disciplined harshly enough?

    Urban Meyer thinks that's the equivalent of the death penatly.

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  7. these fools were suspended for the season because the voluntarily withdrew from the university (to avoid expulsion) and by NCAA rule, they must sit a year. However, Crooms will probably play it all off like he's "tough on crime" or some bullshit.

    McGruff the Crime Walrus.

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  8. They didn't get off. They plead guilty. And if they really did do it, where is the evidence... any evidence. Starkville cops are notoriously bad and would plant false evidence rather than let 3 football players get off on cheese charges. All comparisons to UM aside, most coaches in the NCAA would let these guys back on the team.
    Nice OJ comparison, though. 2 counts of first degree murder and "hiding a felonious hand gun on campus" are almost identical charges.

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  9. "most coaches in the NCAA would let these guys back on the team."

    Like I said above. But Croom's not most coaches. He's a black man of character. Just ask ESPN.

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  10. Why is everyone arguing about the severity of these crimes? That's not even the real issue here.

    Croom/the media constantly harp on his "reputation" as a disciplinarian and he constantly praises the "character" of is athletes. You know, like Derek "fuck da Police" Peagues.

    Croom is full of shit. That's Erik's point.

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  11. "Croom/the media constantly harp on his "reputation" as a disciplinarian and he constantly praises the "character" of is athletes. You know, like Derek "fuck da Police" Peagues."

    Let the punishment fit the crime. These 3 men plead guilty to a misdemeanor. They have lost a semester of school and will have to sit out a year possibly jeapordizing any career they have with the NFL. They paid their fines and have owned up to their culpability in this affair. This is enough punishment.

    If none of you is capable of understanding the difference in the level of discipline under Croom versus under Jackie Sherrill, then you don't really know that much about sports in general and Mississippi State sports in particular.

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  12. BTW, is that an Ole Miss hat you are wearing in your snapshot?

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  13. I'm just glad crooms has taken up all their gold jewelry and all but eliminated Mississippi State's thuggish reputation.

    Tied for 13th in the fulmer cup?

    You're right. Crooms is running a tight-assed ship.

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  14. COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina will have redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Garcia back for the start of practice.

    The school says Garcia will be at practice Friday after being approved for early reinstatement. He had been suspended by the university from all activities until Aug. 15.

    Garcia was suspended in March after he was ticketed for underage drinking. It was his third run-in with authorities since arriving on campus in January 2007.

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  15. PREEMPTIVE WARNING: No one is saying that numerous schools don't do this same shit. They surely do, (some more desperate than others) however those other offenders typically aren't constantly pretending to be some bastion of "high character" and "discipline."

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  16. dude, that is totally an ole miss hat you're wearing

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