Minor line at the end of the Sullinger-coming-back story on ESPN today. Emphasis added below:
Sullinger said he made the decision following the game, but coach Thad Matta said it's the message Sullinger has been sending to him all season.
"Oh he's been telling me that all along," Matta said. "And I believe it. He told me, draw me up a contract, whatever you need to do. I believe him when he says it."
Given that the football program is now under a cloud, can men's hoops be far behind? What would such a mythical contract promise Sullinger in return for staying? Maybe Matta meant "We'll have to renegotiate the previous contract in light of your performance?"
In any case, not a smart choice of words.