Mick McCabe, the high school sports writer from the Freep, who has not previously been an opinion columnist, comes out with the predictable outrage over Dorsey's recruitment. Among other things, saying it sends a "bad message," that Dorsey's past shows "a lack of respect for his parents," that "U-M should not settle for being like everyone else," and concluding with:
"Some U-M fans I know wonder why there is so much concern over Dorsey's signing.
My question to them is simple: What would be their reaction if Dorsey had signed with Michigan State?
That's what I thought."
I don't normally contribute to the troll filled legions on their board, but fired off this response:
I know exactly what I would say if Dorsey was signed by MSU--nothing--just like I did when MSU signed Glenn Winston. And BTW, that's exactly what the Freep and McCabe said when MSU signed Winston--nothing. Even though Winston SERVED 6 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR ASSAULT WHICH SENT A KID TO THE HOSPITAL--BEFORE HE STEPPED FOOT ON CAMPUS AS A FRESHMAN. Yet MSU brought him in, and the silence was deafening. I don't have any tolerance usually for accusations of media bias--but in this case the double standard is amazing.
And another thing--for McCabe to say that he has no respect for his parents in reprehensible--does every kid that messes up not respect his parents? This assault on an 18 year old kid that has no record, has been out of trouble for two years, and is coming to UM to get away from a bad situation, is sickening. If he messes up, he'll be kicked off the team, as he should be, but until then--SHUT UP, YOU SELF-RIGHTEOUS FOOL.