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OT: Auburn player tweets to pay for paper writing
Stupid is all you need to say.
Could this be... you know... a joke?
Who was hiding in the closet, in the closet.
I kid, I kid.
That would be the assumption if it weren't... you know... Auburn.
Well, I assume he was kidding around. But that will cost him anyway.
I think he'll only really get into trouble if they can prove he did it. Now, at any other school I don't see the coaching staff being too happy, but...it's Auburn.
Granted, this was beyond stupid for him to even say.
...to know better than to joke like that, if it is a joke. That's dumb enough to make me believe he wasn't joking to begin with.
this sounds like a joke.
give the guy a break
Cam Newton! Regardless of if this was a joke or not, this IS DUMB and it brings unneeded attention to a school already in question.
Mouth may I introduce Foot, Foot this is Mouth.
Pay to play, pay to do homework...hmmm why doesn't auburn just apply for a NFL franchise license.
That is so awesome. I'm so glad it came from an Auburn player.
who's that guy in your avatar?
How long before coaches just ban Tweeting for a scholarship? Free speech all you want, but Athletics puts all sorts of restrictions on your rights. In the electronic age there's way more out there than in the days of Bo without players outing themselves.
I agree. At the end of the day, there is no good that can come from tweeting. Even for a guy like Justice Hayes who is recruiting like crazy for Michigan. The chance of revealing too much or saying something stupid is just too great. Its just not necessary.
Just learn to have a filter on your mouth. They already learn how to coach-speak during interviews, right? So why not learn it for other situations? They have to respond immediately to a question in an interview, but they can think before speaking on Twitter or other sort of media, so why does the output seem so much dumber?
Just tell them to treat everything they say publicly like an interview. They have their guard up for interviews and make sure they coach-speak, so maybe it's an issue of forgetting about public image.
Instead of censoring players, how about teaching them to be responsible?
As public. Without coaches and media relations guys standing over them, watching and guarding them, they don't think tweets and such are things different than chatting in their dorm. It's not just kids, it's everybody. People text their junk, make home movies, whatever...then are SHOCKED when they get out. It's a good lesson for everyone. But since almost no one seems to learn it, coaches have to ask themselves if it's worth the trouble.
This is obviously a joke, no one is this stupid. But then again it is the SEC...
This is extremely dumb but it happens so often with regular students I could give two shits. He'll get in trouble for this. $180k to pick a school though? No big deal.
As Mr. Spriggs attorney, I can inform all of you that he merely stated that he would pay money to individuals who are good at writing papers. He never said he would pay for a paper to be written.
Mr. Spriggs is being unfairly treated on the board when, in fact, he merely wanted to give an award to those individuals who are good at writing papers.
Shame on you.
...is why people loath lawyers. It seems to me that I could actually see a guy in a suit standing in front of some mikes saying this. Great impersonation.
has been going for centuries, and the confusion it breeds is an integral piece of the modern Matrix.
Though I may just be wigged out from Jeopardy last night
If only because no one is stupid enough to believe that. However, we'd certainly claim that he is joking.
If legal standards weren't so often governed by the concept of what is reasonable though, I'm sure you'd likely be right on.
legal process in general) are most often Not governed by the concept of what is reasonable, and there are plenty of people stupid enough to believe that
this is why dumb people loath lawyers. Most people don't even know that half the lawyers out there never step inside a courtroom (like me), yet we are all judged on the basis that we are criminal defense litigators trying to sell knowingly false theories to juries to ensure the freedom of child molestors.
Actually, people "loathe" lawyers, not loath them.
do I have to put quotes around it to make it REALLY OBVIOUS that I was poking fun at his spelling of "loath" in the context of calling his view of lawyers dumb?
... is he is a budding entrepreneur in publishing. So long as that career doesn't make him ineligible, I'm okay with it.
It's a dumb one...if you're posting a joke this dumb, you better be Chris Rock and make it funny. Lots of taboo things, and you better be hilarious if you're going to joke about it. Hard to do in a tweet.
His teammates didn't think it was so funny, calling him "the dumbest guy in the world", and "you've gone too far". Or at least not funny for the same reason in the former case.
It wasn't the smartest thing, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. I always made dumb sarcastic remarks like this to my friends when I was under the gun at school. That was back in the day when we used AIM status messages.
What is this "AIM" you speak of?
Sure, let's all laugh. But who among us wouldn't leap at the chance to help a young man in this situation? I myself would not hesitate to write as many papers as I could for a Buckeye or a Spartan in need of a little free time and/or a passing grade.
Hopefully Pryor can use this opportunity to make some money off of his Research Paper on Research, which he could use to pay for
tattoos goods and services.
Or supporting his poor family by sticking around for a fourth year instead of DOMINATING in the pros just like he always says he'll do.
must be eagerly waiting for the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus to show up.
There is no conspiracy here. 100% joke. Probably not the best idea for a student-athlete to put on twitter, but there must be millions of students who have sat around before writing a paper and said to their friends, "Man, I'll give you $100 if you write this paper for me."
And millions of friends who were soon thereafter $100 dollars richer...
Yes but how many of them were dumb enough to tweet it, all the while being a Division 1 athlete on a National Title winning team? You're right it's not an uncommon question to ask but you shouldn't publicly outsource your college homework. Thats like, the exact opposite of what you should do if you're gonna cheat. Str8 Stoopid.
Maybe he's willing to pay someone to write a paper for a teammate who's struggling academically. As long as the teammate doesn't know the paper he submitted wasn't his, it's legit according to the NCAA.
I think that only counts if he is soliciting for his son.
Man, I don't know. Their star QB blatantly just took $180k to play for them, would paying for a paper be that outrageous? I will say that people or players can definitely be dumb enough to request this online for everybody to see...Especially players since they have a sense of invincibility.
The SEC is so fukin crooked it makes me sick. Urban Meyer (who I think is crooked as well) came out & said it. If a coach without the highest moral standards is saying the NCAA world is F'ed up and coaches are slimeballs...How bad must it be!?!?
What pisses me off even more is osu is basically SEC North & almost makes it impossible to compete with them on a level playing field when they're cheating their asses off (I know some will say they just sold gold pants, got free tats, nothing big proven, etc...But c'mon, is there any doubt that things are quite complient at that university).
Or Cam's dad, I guess, can probably afford a lot of papers.
It's probably a joke, but he should have ended it with a "haha" or "just kidding, writing this paper sucks." Stupid.
If Cam can get away with shady illegal stuff why cant he?
As much as i want to say this shows how bad the SEC is I agree with those above. Saying this isn't doing anything wrong, if he actually pays someone to write his paper and they can prove it thats where the wrong doing comes into play.
ok okay, before anyone gets all sanctimonious up in this piece - A Michigan football player offered me good money to write papers for him. I accepted, being a broke college student. I didn't run around talking about it though...
That same player put up a facebook status offering money to anyone to write some of his other papers. I imagine he got schooled for it, but we all told him it was a bad idea (we were West quad neighbors)
It happens. it's the tweeting that gets me, though
While I knew a lot of people who had cottage paper writing industries for beer money, I don't think most of them would have taken on a revenue sport athlete as a client. They face a lot of scrutiny from all over (including a lot of professors who aren't that into sports) and I can promise you that LSA sanctions for people that got caught could be pretty severe.
If students are required to write a few pieces in class, it makes it really obvious who is cheating and who is doing their own work. Don't all profs routinely do this? Or are they so busy trying to read and grade 500 papers that they don't remember who is who and don't have time to keep a folder?
"A Michigan football player offered me good money to write papers for him. I accepted, being a broke college student."
First, that's pretty pathetic on its own.
"I didn't run around talking about it though..."
Really? Cause it seems like exactly what you are doing.
cool story brahh, enjoy your vodka and keep popping your collar. I cant wait for more of your sweet posts.
" i didn't round around talking about it"
It was 3 years ago, I've since graduated, and you'll notice I never gave a name out.
Yeah, I have no problem with students cheating, but heaven forbit they jokingly tweet about it.
31841 points worth of posts...I just got the urge to roll my eyes myself.
HS and College kids don't.
I'm guessing he's joking. I'm sure if he wanted someone to write his papers, that service is readily available without having to tweet for help.
says the NCAA doesn't think it's worth looking into
How can he afford to pay? All I've been hearing from college athletes is that they have to sell expensive memorabilia just to stay afloat and support their families.
curious to hear what people on here think is the worst thing an athlete can tweet...
"Skipping practice to hang with my boo"
"Doing lines with a prostitute in the back of TP's Escalade." or "My cuz was picked to dot the i for the Michigan game." I cannot figure out which is worse.
Think of the worst thing you could do and then imagine writing a 140 character confession as though you had just done it. Then change your name to a high-profile athlete. It's the same thing.
His dad tweeted this. The kid had no idea.
Looks like Mr. Spriggs' twitter was shut down.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Someone didn't think it was funny....
SEC Commisioner pulled the plug on the internet along with Auburn AD with the help of their good friends at ESPN. Joke is not funny with $2.5bn on the line for the greatest conference in the history of sports conferences.
He should of just texted cam newton, on who helped him write his.
As some on this board have already pointed out. Good joke or someone (maybe an Alabama fan in disguise) logged onto his computer. We all know that you do not have to write papers at SEC schools. I mean come on Guys, this Board know better than that.
"...if it ain't the SEC then it ain't football " - Pat Forde (thats Ford + EEEE)
I might be so inclined for the right price.
Who is paying him that he can pay?
Come on, this is Auburn. Why would you need anyone to write a paper for you, I don't even think the school is accredited.
Cam isnt even bothering to turn in papers any more.