I wish Demar Dorsey the best luck and success following this botched ordeal. The rest of you should as well. Actually, one of the best things that could happen for Michigan is that Demar stays out of trouble, as he has been, and attains great success as a college football player elswhere. Even continuing into the NFL. Maybe then the school will realize that people can change and deserve, at least, the opportunity to prove themselves. I have been a lifelong Michigan supporter. No I did not go to school there. Hell, I've never even been to the state. However, I have grown tired of the arrogance and elite attitude of the school. I understand that there is a standard and a reputation to uphold, but wouldn't Michigan be well served to give a young man a chance to better himself at their school. It's fairly apparent that all he wanted to do was distance himself from his past life and start anew in a better environment. Michigan denied him that opportunity. If the school got burned by Mr. Dorsey on the deal, then.....lesson learned. The school could then use that as backup for any future dealings of this sort. To not have any experience in this matter and shy away from a chance to prove it's understanding and ability to better people in its own way is ridiculous. Am I going to cheer less for the Wolverines after this, no. Have I lost some respect for the school and it's stuffy, old fashioned ways, yes. I don't want this to seem like I am ripping on the school here. I am only frustrated that, given the current state of the football team, Michigan couldn't find it in themselves to take one chance on a single young man to help the team. In the end it could, if successful, provide future opportunities for other young men like Mr. Dorsey and only help the public image of the university itself.
That being said, I wish Mr. Dorsey the absolute best in his academic and athletic endeavors. Hopefully he can show Michigan what is missed out on by not giving him an opportunity and possibly open the minds of the admissions staff.
I would love to hear your opinions on this matter as well. Thanks for letting me vent.