This question was sparked from the thread on Braylon playing charity b-ball in Ann Arbor in June. Among others, Braylon is including Jets teammate and former Buckeye Santonio Holmes, which received a little ribbing on that thread.
My question is whether in your personal interaction with or observation of Michigan athletes, you can comment on those who were good guys and those who were jerks. Obviously, this is subjective. But I recall some guys that were just nice, and others . . . well, let's just say that weren't favorites. Many of you have interacted with athletes in dorms, at parties, in clubs, in the gym. Some of you have seen prominent athletes from High School days. Who, in your own book, are our good guys and our jerks?
One of my personal stories went back to living in the same apt bldg with Rellford and Wade. I have pretty big feet, and they were kind enough when moving out to give me a bunch of their old Nike Michigan bball shoes. Not a big thing, but they were nice guys. On the jerk side, I didn't have good vibes from Ali Haji Sheik.
Among current players (with whom I have no personal interaction,) there have been sev. good stories about Mike Hart, and I have heard great things about Denard. I also have wondered from what RR has said if Tate Forcier is just immature, or if he is in the jerk category. This last highlights an important side point: being a good guy or a jerk often doesn't correlate to to your play on the field or the court. Rothlisberger may be a jerk, but he also is a great QB. MJ (and Isaiah, and Bird) may have been jerks, but they were some of the greatest players. From the dark side, Magic played for the enemy, but he seems to have been a good guy.
What are some of your stories?