Mo Money, Mo Problems.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Mo Money, Mo Problems.
and video. Brings back some good memories with friends
When you come from the hood its hard to turn down green. We got Morris and some REAL Green, no wonder the coaches stopped recruiting him. Guess we dont want to send bags of money to Illinois. Reminds me of:
You don't go to Ol' Miss because you hope to be a Nobel prize-winning astrophysicist and peace activist and an NFL player someday.
Of course, you also don't go for the reason that Ol' Miss is an NFL-wideout factory that has produced multiple all-pro WR's. Because, like, you know, it isn't.
So, a guy like Quon goes because, well... caysh.
But they had mike Wallace !!!!1!1!1!111!!!!!one!!1
I'm still convinced that Treadwell would have ended up here but the coaches stopped recruiting him for some reason....maybe this has something to do with it.
on the Wolverines message board that he knew for a fact they kept recruiting him despite what he said.
How much did they really recruit him though? I don't believe I heard about Treadwell getting an in home with the coaches when every other recruit they were seriously after did get one.
It would be really cool if Hoke just took a running start and broke down the front door of the Treadwells' house, but unfortunately, things don't work that way. The family actually has to agree to let the coach in the house. It's a two-way street. If Treadwell wasn't interested in going to Michigan by that point, he would have no reason to waste 2 or 3 hours entertaining Michigan's coaching staff.
Thing that would be awesome: If we could get one of the recently graduated seniors to flash his degree in resonse.
Tosh.0 had a perfect response
On kids who play for Michigan?
So no more Derrick Green threads (or threads about ANY recruits for that matter) since he doesn't (yet) play for Michigan, right?
but what has he got there...50 dollars? I can see what someone might think seeing that tweet, but that is one small stack of cash. Unless it's a stack of thousand dollar bills it isn't much to brag about. Still...the mentality of a college athlete (or soon to be) to take a picture of a stack of money (no matter the size) begs the question of how smart he really is. It doesn't take much of a leap for someone to assume it is related to the decision he recently made to attend a certain university (whether that is actually the case or not).
I'm not saying anything illegal is going on, it could all be his own hard earned cash, but don't say $50 when $300 is clearly visible plus a stack of bills below it. Looks awfully fishy to me and the fact that it was deleted soon after only adds to my skepticism.
The only thing that I can think of is that he realized how bad it would look to tweet a picture of himself holding a stack of money right after his Ole Miss visit.
On a side note, I hate it when people automatically make "$EC" and "well it looks like he's more interested in getting paid than winning" comments after we lose out on a guy. However, between J Diamond and now Treadwell, I'm even starting to wonder.
Meh. Probably just Monopoly money.
I don't see any timestamp.
Way to use your head there, big guy.
Seriously, what was he thinking? Forget recruiting, not a wise or safe move.
Andddddddddddd there's this:
This would be surprise to no-one.
But nice find.
Young, fit, athlete gets laid. News at 11.
Ole Miss hardly has a monopoly on sorority girls...
Meh, she's not that hot. I've had better.
Looks like he got paid for the anatomy lesson in the library...What?
It's ok, he'll be run out of town in no time. I hear people down south don't take kindly to interracial dating. You just wait until this gets around.
/s (Hate when people do this, but I really hope this isn't taken too poorly.)
1) For a Ole Miss girl, she's not that hot. 2) The Library is a bar in Oxford (so an 18 year old recruit should probably not be talking about it on twitter)
The fact that other people are commenting on that is creepy. Twitter sucks.
Sluts gonna slut.
Takes 2 broseph.
Edit: Then again, given your response, maybe it's always been just one for you.
so to speak.
Georgia's hedges and tramps for Ole Miss.
Is Treadwell sure he committed to the right SEC school?
No one has hedges anymore.
on female sexuality as part of an academic exchange program with Minnesota.
Looks like Ben Bernake, err Alan Greenspan's hand to me.
Perhaps his family or close friends have engaged in a successful enterprise!
Its $300 bucks people..its not like hes driving around in a new car. Could be birthday money, could be Grandma is feeling generous money..not indicative of foul play
Exactly. It's just 300 bucks. Probably the cash left over after buying himself that nice ring. What's that white thing in the corner?
$300 is a big deal. I'm not saying Treadwell tool any money, but a few hindered dollars is what boosters give to recruits to wet their appetite. It's enough money to a high schooler that he gets some spending cash, but little enough that he knows he won't get caught (and he won't). This can happen on multiple occasions. A booster can promise more later. It adds up, and it's not insignificant.
could be... if I'm not mistaken, the SMU guys also received $300 a week... back in 1985.
Thats a stack on the table son...
The most overlooked piece of recruiting info that came out this year was, if i recall, about 6 months ago (ish).
It was LT basically saying that the Michigan coaches had not contacted him in quite some time and he didnt know why.
It baffled me not only how Michigan fans did not notice these comments, but how most still though LT was a lock, even though the Michigan coaches next to dropped him for some reason unknown to all us fans, but definitely known by the coaches.
I was always curious as to why the Michigan coaches walked from him. He 'seemed' like a good kid.
Someone else mentioned this earlier in the thread, but TVH has been consistent in reporting that that's just not true - the coaches maintained contact with LT through the whole process.
1/2 were pissed at how our coaches "could be so stupid"...then the rest of us all knew what was going on.
It happens all over the country, in more ways than people realize. In the end, not a big deal and probably not the only kid THIS YEAR that we lost due to "other" circumstances.
I've worked in college athletics for quite some time, there's only so much you can do. Just yesterday, I heard a story about a dad pimping out his own daughter who was on the welcome team (they've got all kinds of names for the group and literally every school has them)...giving her money to give to recruits, take them out, do whatever. School had no knowledge, just some crazy, rich, fan that thought he was helping his team.
We have crazy freakouts on MGoBlog all the time, can you imagine what that's like at the "MGoBlog of Ole Miss?"
Fact is, you can't control an entire fan base. If people want to cheat, they're going to cheat. The bigger issue is making sure coaches aren't involved and student-athletes are educated.
For every athlete that takes money, there are probably 10 more than turn down handouts. Hell, I remember when I was in college. Me and my best friend who played football at OSU walked back to his dorm...at the door was a box. Inside...a Rolex. He had no idea where it came from, it didn't even say anything other than "Go Bucks" on it.
Another friend who was at MSU had someone give him an envelop with $400 in it. Neither guy kept the gift or knew where it came from. Neither guy got another gift to my knowledge...but I don't think in either case anyone associated with the University knew about it until they turned them in.