First commits to USC, and then switches to Miami. Plus OSU was pretty high on his list, I wonder why...
Did you see his name mentioned in the article? No? Oh, might as well go and just start libeling a kid.
I think the law nerd in you would likely be correct. (Note the use of the word "likely" - it is always necessary when opining because it gets you out of trouble if it turns out your opinion is wrong.)
For example, if we were to state as fact that Craig James Killed Five Hookers, we would be committing libel. However, if we were simply to suggest the possibility that Craig James Killed Five Hookers, even though it isn't true, we're not in libelous territory.
No, no, that's not what we meant by death penalty!
They're called call girls. And let me assure you, there is no way that Craig James went on a call girl murdering spree with an ice pick. Those are unsubstantiated rumors.
Yeah but when they're dead they're called hookers.
Are you serious? There is certainly a pattern that the OP is pointing out. Give him a break.
Again, 72 players listed, including current ones and recruits who went elsewhere, and no mention of Seantrel. Maybe give HIM a break?
Give ME a break.
to be pretty naive if you don't have the same types of thoughts as the OP.
it doesn't seem like you know what libel is.
It's actually a very commonly confused distinction, libel vs. slander. I direct the OP to Torts 101 for a tutorial.
Did he accuse him of anything? No. Did he word it for the reader to draw his on conclusions based on the facts of impropriatary occuring at both schools? Yes. Did Miami pay recruits....seems so....so what's your problem?
My problem is, when you have a list of 72 players who were involved, some of them not household names, and the number 1 recruit in the country isn't on that list, there's a decent chance it's because he wasn't involved.
Sure, just like it's possible that he received no benefits at all. Nevermind that the reason he chose not to go to USC was because of the sanctions they receieved which is a perfectly reasonable reason that wouldn't involve a bigger payday from Miami.
Seantrel has you to champion his cause. If you have trouble sleeping over this I recommend a fifth of Kettel One and some valium.
Truthfully, I could use both. In full disclosure, I spent my undergrad days at Miami. So, I'll admit that there's a good chance me rushing to this kid's defense is just trying to hold on to a little bit of hope that someone wasn't bought and paid for on my second favorite football team. I'm not in denial, I swear!
If you take the letters S,E,A,N,R, and L from "Michael Scarn", add a T and another E, and just kinda forget about the extra letters, IT SPELLS "SEANTREL"!
Sentrel! You self-defensive son of a bitch!
And here I thought he left USC because his dad did not get a rap deal.
You know who lives in Miami? Bryant McKinnie. Where was he formerly contracted? Minnesota.
Where is Seantrel from? St. Paul, MN.
Whose father showed up in 8th grade once he found out his son was a behemoth? Sean Henderson.
Who weightlifted with Seantrel while Seantrel was in high school? Bryant McKinnie.
Who was partying with Bryant McKinnie at the Pro Bowl last year? Sean and Seantrel Henderson on their official visit to Miami.
Who is a rap producer who works so hard at his music career that he was 370 pounds this offseason and got cut? McKinnie.
Connect the dots.
So you're saying Sean Henderson will get to spit hot fire on an album soon? Hustle hard.
It's also difficult to believe that Shapiro was the sole provider of illicit income among the Miami boosters. There is a long history of corruption here, and it is pretty reasonable to assume that SH probably ran into said culture at some point.
I think you have bigger problems than that.
Seantrel Henderson shreds and blends $1,000 of illicit benefit money into his coffee every morning.
did you read this at E11?
Well I am sure with his fathers aspiring rap career they were looking strictly at academics.
but Miami (YTM), OSU and USC are national programs that one would expect to be in the running for top recruits.
I do appreciate your point and I think every Miami player will be under scrutiny for inappropriate benefits.
Follow the causal chain back another step:
Miami, OSU, USC are top programs that get top recruits --->
Miami, OSU, USC are top choices for Seantrel Henderson
but it's the old "correlation is not causation" thing. I still like to give people the benefit of the doubt rather than assuming guilt. Theoretically, the 'extra benefits' at these schools had ended when Seantrel was looking around at colleges.
Maybe every kid who has considered Miami, OSU and USC is on the take. And maybe every "national" power is dirty. If that's true, then maybe it's time to shut down college football and basketball and let the NFL and NBA make their own minor/development leagues.
I don't know anything about Seantrel either, but there is some reason to wonder. Seantrel was the number one recruit in the country. His recruiting process seemed a little strange at the time. His dad seemed to be looking out for his own interests.
I doubt all that many of the kids Miami was recruiting were involved in anything dirty. But guys like Seantrel are a big target for boosters. Unethical programs will use some tactics to get players of his level that they wouldn't for everyone.
I had this exact same thought yesterday. Wonder if he transfers again, and would not want to be that school he chooses, if he does.
I bet Auburn will be in the mix.
I was explaining this guy's college choices to my wife yesterday.
Then, "Out of the frying pan and into the fire".
House > Hooker > Tattoo. So, no, OSU you really are qualitatively corrupt--but, yes, maybe quantitatively less so.
Does anyone know how to get Eau de Stripper out of your clothes before your wife/gf smells it? Thanks.
Henderson just happened to go from one program proven to give illegal benefits to another proven to give illegal benefits, and another proven to give illegal benefits was the last program cut, but Henderson is pure as the driven snow because he wasn't named in the report.
Did you get this info from Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny?
get along well, once they both flame out of the NFL.
The OP makes an interesting point/suggestion, even though it may well be unprovable. The kid, whose recruitment seemed weird on the face of it -- the dad wanted a school near the beach -- ping-ponged between the three shadiest top-10 programs (along with Auburn).
Maybe SH wasn't "enticed" in any direct way. Or maybe he was sharp enough to just say no. But come on: kids know the score about these schools, and players talk to each other. How many recruits, having arrived on these campuses, remained totally oblivious to the goings on? Not many. The recruits who remained clean made a choice to do so; it wasn't as if they had no idea what their teammates were doing.