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Johnson, Prince and Hughes had withdrawn from the university during the 2008 spring semester and were required to re-apply.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