This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Kids say the darndest things!
I busted out laughing! thank you
Blaming twitter is like blaming guns for murder.. Its the user not the device.. On that note im still starving.. Who's got pats number?
Young. 18, popular, and obviously wanting a piece. Although I think this type of talk in public is stupid as hell, he did it multiple times. He's acting like a typical 18 year old except he needs to stop thinking outloud. He's making himself look really really bad.
I don't know about that, I was 18 a couple years ago, and I don't ever recall laughing about my Dad throwing water on Jewish people, and maybe it's just me but I didn't flaunt my sex-life or lack thereof about for the world to see.
I think it was the car hitting a puddle but yeah still a little messed up. However I doubt this is why michigan stopped recruiting him, a coach is going to get a feeling of character from in homes and talking to the kid not from twitter. He said some stupid things but nothing that I saw as truly offensive, maybe I'm just crazy but this doesn't need to get blown out of proportion at all.
So claims Ace Williams.
Believe it or not, this one time, Ace Williams is right.
Ace Williams took info from an Insider site and made it his own? I don't buy that one bit!
Twiiter should be outlawed. Nothing positive. Like giving a curious kid a loaded gun.
why would anyone publically post half the stuff he posted? If true that shows a serious lack of judgment.
If people aren't mature enough to drink until they are 21 they shouldn't be allowed to tweet until at least 24.
Not for Wright, but for us.
If it's true that we backed off of Wright because of character concerns, then Twitter helped the staff make a more informed decision. Better to find out now, rather than next season.
I guess I'm too old to relate...
Now get off my lawn!
could be only serious immaturity, as to which I'm sure he does not have a monopoly among 17/18 year olds. The exceptionally poor judgment he shows (or lack of intelligence at understanding who can see this stuff) indicates that the coaching staff was right on by passing.
Dude sounds like trouble, obviously not too bright.
Wow! I did laugh at the starving for pussy tweet, but yeah I'll pass. At least he will always have those well manicured eyebrows.
So starving for pussy is a bad thing? Making guys bleed on the field is a good thing?
Next time he should say it in old british english to make it sound better:
"My, I am looking to partake in vaginal intercourse with that harlot in homeroom......I say"
I'm sure he would still be on our radar if he had.
Damn! I've had my fair share of tweets about attractive women, but those tweets are messed up.
If the coaches took a stand for that, I support it 100%. And if I understand the article correctly, Hoke & Co make it perfectly clear that there are standards to adhere to, even for recruits.
i thought just a couple of tweets...then i scrolled down there're hundreds of them.
and my definiton of 18 must be similar.
So If Yuri said on twitter "after I make the Ohio players bleed on the field, I'm going to go and fuck me some bitches" would that of been ok?
it would of
Hate to be the grammar nazi, but it's would've...sorry really big pet peeve of mine
If you have to ask, you're a moron
If you can't detect sarcasm you're a bigger moron
I had a friend whose last name was Moran. Good times, good times....
I certainly do not have sex. Your entire post is invalid.
I've been married for ten years and have no recollection of this "sex", I remember being single along time ago and doing something with women, perhaps it was chess or lawn darts...Strange.
While listening to classical Oprah!
of her life would you define Oprah as classical?
Let's move on and let this kid do the same
I have been following him for some time now and I fealt like what he was saying was going to come back and bite him in the ass. As a big time recruit how do you not know that you are being watched by thousands of people and being criticised on everything you do?
Sucks because he's such a great talent and I really wanted a 6'2 cb.
Why do Ace Williams posts get regurgitated onto this board?
Compared to these tweets, calling your mom the realest bitch alive is actually kind of touching.
You're starved for pussy Yuri? You're an 18 year old star athlete. Wait till you're married with kids. Then you'll know what starving for pussy feels like.
For the single men, if you think she's the one continue to date her but don't have sex with her for 3-4 months and if you still like her at the end she may be a keeper.
I'm sure I'm in the minority but if the kid can ball, not land in jail, and stay eligible I don't really care if he says dumb shit on Twitter.
That's what he says
The reasoning is that someone who says stupid things on Twitter does so because he's a head case, making it more likely he'll do other stupid things that land him in jail.
That's a logical leap of epic proportions. Congrats.
My roommates and I have been laughing at these tweets for months; however, as it became clear that they werent just jokes occasionally.... you wonder how intelligent he really his...
Im not saying he's going to fail in life, but i'd rather have just about anybody else on our recruiting board right now.
I myself have.
I think his less than stellar performance in the Army All-American Bowl has more to do with this than any of those tweets. Also Ace Williams = AssHat
Not a Michigan man.
I am not part of twitter or do I follow anyone on twitter, but do other recruits, knowing they are being recruited nationally, put stuff like this on their twitter pages. This is just plain dumb and classless to me.
Lol, I hope the Domers get him. He'll fit right in with that fanbase.
but at the same time: How does someone not tell the kid how incredibly dumb he sounds?
These are the type of things you end up regretting later in life.
I doubt this simply because of the source but the tweets themselves are real. I know alot of 18 year olds have sex and girls on the brain but those are beyond ridiculous.... its isn't just a lewd tweet are 2..... its basically all he has to say on a public forum such as twitter. Sad really.
Is anyone else getting kind of sick for the 18 year old kid defense being thrown around for everything recruits do? I realize that kids that age arent making the best decisions they will ever make but at some point they have to be responsible for their actions/what they say.
I'm just glad Twitter did not exist when I was 18 years old. Even though I was not a star athlete, I still probably would have tweeted some stupid stuff and effed myself up somehow.
It's unfortunate, because he seems like a very good prospect and this type of stuff really is not uncommon among boys of that age. But a coach can't very well declare that he's going to recruit "high character kids" and then turn a blind eye to this stuff.
(played under urban at flo rida)
Oh man, Will Hill may be the King of idiotic tweets.
Will Hill validates the existence of twitter
Seems like taking about girls and their sexual organs is all this guy cares about when it comes to Twitter. What he has to say about that topic isn't funny, I get he's 18 but there's no reason to talk like that on a open forum for the world to read. It'a one thing to talk to your buddies like that, but he just cost himself a scholarship at one prestigious school, I know other schools wont or don't care, but this is the type of player I like to see avoided. Good call coaching staff. I also like the one Tweet where a person with Michigan fan handle starts chirping him about committing to ND, yet another reason I don't follow athletes on Twitter.
David Terrell would never have had a chance in this new world
Oh man... It was great living in West Quad in the late 90s.
I wonder if this was also part of problem with Standifer's recruitment. I don't remember seeing anything to this extent but there were certain tweets that made me question his character.
He is just being a kid, a disrespectful one but a kid nonetheless. Yuri probably needs a better role model, he makes his dad seem like a jackass!
No, he's not "just being a disrespectful" kid. He has character issues.
He is a kid who is just running his mouth, figuratively speaking! He not out here selling drugs, raping women or knocking people over the head. He is a young adult with a dirty mouth no worse than Kevin Hart who gets paid to say the type of things Yuri is saying. Saying he has character issues is a bit harsh I would say he is immature! Now Demar Dorsey on the other hand I would say had character issues!
At this point are there any recruits we look to be in good shape with other than Garnett? Reeves very well may go to ohio depending on how he likes his visit
even if no one else says something to him you would think his high school coach would. I mean he not follow him on Twitter, but he knows his personality and likely hears things from other students/ players. I coach hs football and I know I would have at least spoken to him about what I was hearing. not start, especially in 2012.
He's a moron. 17 and 18 year old men and women (maybe they aren't quite considered men and women but should be damn close) don't do this if they have half a brain. If you're sticking up for this, would YOU write this to the world?! Conversation amongst friends is one thing, Lord knows my thoughts and discussions in life ain't pretty, but this goes beyond unpretty and veers into severe disrespect and lewd.
But I'll just say that I'm fine with Hoke looking elsewhere. The 18 year old excuse doesn't cut it. Character and discretion are part of what coaches recruit for, beyond on the field skills.
Wow, a generation raised on a sewer culture ends up regurgitating what they see. Color me surprised. He's an 18 year old kid trying to be Mr. Ball So Hard U dude (thanks T-Sizzle and douche-king Kenny Mayne) that he makes himself look silly - question - where the hell are his parents?
I was surprised no one here mentioned - yet - that he makes fun of his dad purposefully splashing a jewish woman. I expect the kid to be a horndog - and yeah, would love to see him interviewed by Miss Liberty University Samantha Steele - but to go racial with some older woman, c'mon son - that won't fly, have some respect for people.
Another case of telling a guy he needs to reform to be a Michigan Man, but go do it somewhere else, we don't want you go through the growth process here.
He is not "a generation" he is one guy. Our other recruits are from from his "generation" do not do this. Blaming this on his "generation" his wrthless handwaving.
Whether or not you think this is a big deal, it is reflective of this individual.
I had to look up Ball So Hard University in order to make sure you weren't off your meds (at first, the inclusion of Kenny Mayne here was a headscratcher.)
But now that I have, I don't see much connection at all between Terrell Suggs goofing around in a completely non-offensive manner in his SNF introduction and what Wright was tweeting. Can you explain what links those two? While you're at it, you can try to provide a definition of 'sewer culture.'
Smoking weed tweet was probably the most damning to the coaches.
That is some misogynistic stuff which could manifest itself in some pretty terrible ways. These kids are going to be exposed to and have access to a lot more and will have to take on a lot of responsibility once they get on campus. You wanna make sure they can handle it.
So I'm OK with using twitter to filter out trouble during the recruiting process, before they pull a Kellen Jones.
Im glad the coaches cooled on him. I wanted Yuri in this class bad but after his performance in the AA game and these tweets, Im happy he wont be a wolverine.
Glad we're not recruiting him anymore.
Stuff about getting laid, fine whatever. Not very classy, but probably 1/3 of the internet is porn of some degree anyways.
The race thing is definitely over the top though
He seems more suited for MSU or Urban Liar
The kid has the common sense of a pinecone.
So we are in the business of not recruiting highly talented, grade qualified kids at positions of need because of a few of their tweets now?
Damn. This is just stupid. This kid is a kid. I know I grew up quite a bit in college, you know, because that is what college is all about.
Were you on a full ride scholarship, in the limelight on a daily basis with microphones thrust in your face? If not, you were not really a risk and your maturation was allowed to happen in private. Do you think Yuri's would be?
and Nothing else? my impression of him was..What a JERK..the LAST thing we need is as Terrell Pryor type athlete and he has that written ALL OVER HIM based up those tweets..He sounds like a gansta thug wanna be....he belongs at OSU
So what you're saying is that Hoke should have no standards for a player that represents the University as long as that player plays a position of need? Sounds very SECish to me. Maybe Hoke just doesn't want a bunch of guys on his team that he has to worry about. I'm sure that takes a toll on a coach. Yes, kids are kids, but Wright seems to show a pattern of lack of judgement.
Dude he is a 17 year old kid... I would not have been ok in this new world of twitter.
This is just dumb. It's a fucking tweet.
Also, there are reasons why we have "captains" who do the talking in front of the mic.
I teach in a high school coach football, I am around 17 and 18 year old kids all day, every day...even in lockerrooms. I rarely hear talk that out in the open and vulger. Really, this is a snap shot of Yuri's character, and it isn't good. My question is, as others have mentioned, where are his parents/mentors? Doesn't this kid have anyone in his life that loves him and cares enough for him to tell him he is an idiot and is destroying his reputation? I think Hoke did the right thing FOR this kid, not TO him. Hopefully he is able to examine his life and make more appropriate choices in the future.
that they want to recruit kids with high character and who know what being accountable means.
Based on his tweets alone, we can easily deduce that Yuri does not possess those traits.
I just don't think you can base the character of a kid based on a few random tweets. You capture 5 tweets you capture 5 independent and extrememly fleeting thoughts. Hell, I am guessing MLK got horny too from time to time. I mean jeeeeeeze is this what it's come too?
I said waaaay worse than this in high school. I am pretty sure my major focus in life in high school was chasing tail. Did I say high school? I meant now too. Hell the only reason I don't live under a bridge and eat Little Debbies for every meal is because trolls don't get laid. This kid is/was probably a lot like me and all of us in high school... if we're being honest.
much the girl stuff, more the weed stuff. Doesn't look good either way, but - start referencing drugs in your tweets - doesn't exactly impress the coaches. But, the good news is - the SEC won't care.
SEC would put him in contact with the team dealer and have him describe his ideal blend.
Those tweets remind me of pretty much every conversation I had in the locker room when I was playing football in high school, so I don't necessarily think it's a character issue as much as a judgment issue. I'd say the Army All-American game had more to do with it, but I'm sure the tweets added fuel to the fire. Either way it appears everyone has moved on and we can stop bashing a 17 year old kid for poor judgment.
Indeed. They'd probably say "man, what are you doing smoking that nasty stuff? Check out this - we call it "The Alabama Slamma".
I'm not bashing the kid, as I agree with you - the stuff I said when I was 17 and in the locker room wouldn't exactly be "bulletin board" material, but pretty silly to put it out on twitter. But, when you're 17-18 years old and one of the top recruits in the nation - you don't really think about this kind of stuff.
The AA game was not great for him - true. I'm not sold that was the main reason, but it certainly didn't help. 95% of the guys he'll be going up against in college won't be nearly that good as these are the best of the best. But you're right, didn't help his chances and he got burned really, really bad a few times.
Hate to burst the Mary Poppins bubble, but half the kids on the team probably talk like that to each other. They just do.
The problem is saying it in public to the world. Someone needs to teach these kids that Twitter is not the same as texting your buddies.
If you would not say it in an ESPN interview, don't say it on Twitter. Because they're both broadcasts.
Ok dad! We all know that 18 year olds talk like that. I prob did at that age as well, however, the difference is he is not intellegent enough to recognize that thousands of fans and coaches recruiting him see those as well. Glad we passed up, no matter what the reason was.
It's important to remember that these are football players, not heroes, and that they'll represent a cross section of society. It only makes sense that a lot of what they say is going to mirror their school, their home, their neighborhood, as well as the slice of culture they come from.
I suppose it is inevitable that things will be messy as guys adjust to the reality of social media. That's why it is more an issue of education and discretion. Almost all of us have a filter, and we learn over time what is appropriate and inappropriate to voice in public.
Having said that, there is something to be said for guys who do the right thing, on and off the field, in public and in private. It certainly makes for less of a headache for coaches. If you have guys that play all out on the field, but also do well in the classroom and the public arena, well, what more could you ask for.
Honestly, I don't know exactly what to say when the behavior of the adults and role models around kids is pretty bad (i.e., the tweet re: Yuri's father.) Do you reach out to such kids? I think you definitely do, but there's work involved.
One last thing: there have been a lot of comments from recruits about the "family" atmosphere, and liking the coaches, who are approachable and down to earth. The reality is that every team, everywhere, is a bit of a family, so that in itself isn't unique to Michigan. However, while a team is going to be very diverse, and have all different kinds of characters, it can also skew one way or another. I could definitely see coaches, and even some of the current guys on the team, making the judgement the other way, that a potential recruit just isn't a good "fit" with the current team culture (whatever that culture is.)
Im taking a shit at home right now.
Im taking a shit at home right now.
I won't ask how you found this.
I am going to hop on an ice flow and float into the setting sun now. It is finished. Society, that is.
Im taking a shit at home right now.
Lots of these tweets r verses of songs not really all that bad in my opinion if the quit recruiting him for this its stupid
I will be very interested to see if ND, his supposed leader, still takes him. They tout their superior ethics, so let's see just how serious they are about it. I'm guessing football talent wins out, yet again.
Ethics? Brian Kelly? same sentence...I dont think so
Twitter is dumb. I have never read any "tweets" or posted a tweet as I really don't care what people do during the day. Yuri Wright sounds like a kid, but when I was 18, I actually respected women and didn't objectify them. The tweets were incredibly immature, but I have more of a problem with the drug stuff and the ethnic slurs than the "playa" stuff.
Hooker in his office round the clock. He will be good to go. Man that kid is horny.
I remember reading somewhere that Bo once paid a visit to a highly touted recruit. He took one look at the way the kid treated his parents, cut the visit short, and stopped recruiting him. I believe Bo was quoted along the lines of "If that kids treats his parents that way, there is no way in hell he's gonna respect us (or the program)". Please help refresh my memory or correct me if I'm wrong.
Along those lines, Wright treats people around him with an incredible amount of disrespect, and to say that he doesn't even trust his mother (joking or not) is enough insight into his character for me.
This one is trouble, and I'm relieved the coaches have backed off.
I agree with Yuri Wright's teacher: an organism is a complex structure of interdependent and subordinate elements whose relations and properties are largely determined by their function in the whole (source: Merriam-Webster online).
His tweets are protected from the public eye. Now that's good judgment.
Just how in hell does Yuri "know" that the woman was "Jewish?" Was she wearing a yarmulke? Did she have a big yellow Star of David on her coat? Did she have dark hair and a big nose? Was she an international financier?
So let's review: Yuri's tweets contain:
• Overtly mysogynistic comments of an extremely crude sexual nature;
• Comments that imply he currently smokes pot;
• At least one comment that flirts uncomfortably close with anti-Semitism.
That's a trifecta that Brady Hoke doesn't need to touch with a one-hundred yard pole. If some punk wanted to date my daughter and that's the kind of crap he was tweeting, he wouldn't get any farther than the sidewalk.
Smoking pot?!?! AT MICHIGAN?!? Well I never...
I've seen people put a lot of stupid shit on twitter in the last year but this dude is just plain dumb I mean who does that??
Obviously I am in the minority, probably because I'm "middle-aged" father of 2 teenagers, but I think there IS something wrong with those tweets. (stepping up to soap box) Have we really sank so low that garbage like this is acceptable behavior and "no big deal?"
Hoke needs to set the record straight. Right thing to do, I don't want anyone that can't represent Michigan.
Hoke cannot talk about recruits until they have signed their LOI.
Right now everybody is largely assuming that Wright is simply not toning down his tweets for public consumption. Hoke also has to consider the possibility that Wright is like the rest of us and IS toning down his tweets.
I swear like a sailor but I'm also smart enough to not talk like that in front of my Grandparents or in public (or at least not as loud). Kid needs an attitude adjustment...
Content aside, Wright's command of spelling and grammar is pathetic. I wonder if he has ever had an English course?
Today's Chicago Tribune has an interesting article on how sharing something in public is a form of validation in today's youth culture. This comes partly out of a horrific beating of a teen in Chicago last weekend. The beating by six other teens was videotaped, posted on Facebook, and went viral. (Link to article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-teen-beating-video-2-20120118,0,5786684.story.)
What makes the article relevant to Yuri Wright is the closing quote:
"It's rather alarming to people who are more accustomed to a private world," said Sparks, the Purdue professor. "We say: 'What's going on here? Why would you want to put that on the Internet?' But for some of these younger people, their whole world is the Internet. Their first instinct is that everything is potentially shareable."
This describes exactly how I feel, and also gets at my failure to understand part of today's youth culture.
He's going to fit in just fine at ND, NOT !!!!!!
Relaying an unsubstantiated rumor posted by a guy on the Colorado Rivals pay site who is some sort of mentor for Yuri, and has contacts with the CU coaching staff:
Originally posted by donmac67:
Yuri is getting thrown out of Don Bosco tomorrow over TWITTERGATE; it's a done deal
...could use a guy like Yuri.