By the Big Ten, anyway.
The two University of Michigan students accused of possessing Molotov cocktails on the night of the Michigan men’s basketball team’s national championship loss to Louisville are members of the wrestling team and have been indefinitely suspended.
Wrestlers Justin Dozier and Rosario Bruno, both 20, have been charged with two counts each of possessing/manufacturing explosives, a four-year felony, and were both arraigned on Wednesday in the 15th District Court.
So here I am beating a dead horse. But why not, it's late.
According to this ESPN article, the
OSU Ohio players suspended for the first game were banished for taking cash at a charity event. Previously, especially those cooler poopers at Eleven Warriors defended these players by assuming they took a gift basket or the like. Well, in fact, it wasn't. It was cold hard cash. And the worst part, they don't seem to come to a concensus why they were given this cash.
The records released Thursday night indicate the athletes gave varying accounts for why they received the money and who they received it from.
Two of the athletes said they believed the money was for working at the event while a third said he believed he was receiving money from a teammate. They were invited to attend the charity event by a former Buckeyes player.
The article further goes on to say that this wasn't an Ohio sponsored event, yet in previous year it had.
All three believed that Ohio State had approved attending the event, even though it had not. Ohio State had permitted athletes to attend the event in 2007 and 2010, however, Ohio State's NCAA compliance department requires that athletes ask for and receive written permission to attend promotional or charitable events.
I'm sorry. Your coach was
fired resigned. Your program is under intense scrutiny. And your players are STILL accepting money at sponsored non-sponsored events.
A Florida HS football head coach is suspended and being reprimanded for taking in a homeless kid and allowing him to play for his HS football team. I don't know about you guys, but this is very disheartening to me. The guy seems to be doing the right thing by helping a kid in need out, and then is punished for it.
What do you guys think?
Minnesota suspends leading receiver, player with a chance to break the league kick return total, indefinitely.
Chances for a few wins this season (or maybe any) go from zip and a hope to just plain zip.
I know this has been covered, but the Detroit News article indicates that Rodriguez will be
"I will tell you, my conversation with the commissioner (Jim Delany) is that we will watch every Big Ten game very closely, and any non-football act, whether it's a six-inch jab or anything not called for in the game of football, we're going to ask that that person gets the same type of punishment that Jonas Mouton got," Rodriguez said. "And I'm sure the league will do that."
I would like to reiterate earlier sentiment that the coaches should not be focused on this, and I believe this should be outsourced to us (The fans). Anyone finding video of a punch / incident for the upcoming oppenent shoudl post it to the board with a link to youtube.
For Indiana it probably isn't necessary, but for Michigan State we should be scouring the footage for punches etc this week. That would certainly be a painful double standard for the Big 10 to go through on (suspending a State player for the Michigan game).
Here's to Cousins and Nicol both throwing jabs in the game this week.