How does "recognizing that he did not have the academic qualifications for admission" = "made him look like an idiotic thug"?
The school's administration has a fucking university to run, which is bigger than the football team, let alone one talented recruit. Blame the media all you like - they deserve it - but UM made the correct decision in denying Dorsey's admission.
EDIT: Oops. Didn't bother to check whether the same response had been made.