Aubrey Solomon Apologizes

Submitted by EastCoast on January 5th, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Presented without comment (h/t Garrett Fishaw)

 

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— Aubrey Solomon (@AubreySolomon91) January 5, 2017

 

Edit: For those who are having trouble accessing the previous thread, Aubrey was caught on another recruit's periscope saying "F*** Michigan" and expressing bitterness about the staff getting his name wrong (among other less than flattering comments).

Comments

Blue in Paradise

January 5th, 2017 at 10:09 AM ^

We should do the same. And I think saying that the kid has bad character is an exaggeration. I said and did some really dumb shit as a kid and yet most people would have said I had a good character.

How do you know that our current players and commits haven't said or done something really stupid and just haven't been recorded.

My favorite player on the team is Jabrill and there was speculation he did something stupid to his hand last year. Regardless of what happened or didn't happen, I am going to look at his body of work over the last 3 years and say he is a Michigan Man with high character.

reshp1

January 5th, 2017 at 10:15 AM ^

I don't think he means bad character like he's a bad person, I think he means character as in disposition that is better suited to success at the college level. If the kid is still butthurt 7 months later about someone spelling his name wrong, who is he going to handle getting chewed out for missed assignments, or not getting enough PT? 

True Blue Grit

January 5th, 2017 at 10:53 AM ^

many years, and I've also learned that you can't control how people react to your mistakes.  Make the identical mistake with two people, and with one person it's no biggie and the other goes off the deepend.  You correct the mistake and move on, just like Michigan is doing here.  

Venom7541

January 5th, 2017 at 1:24 PM ^

I did far worse at 18 than this until the Marines got a hold of me and corrected the stupid in me. For middle aged men to get so bent out of sort over a recruit is insane to me. Move on and let it be. Cheer against him in games if you wish, but he's 18 and made a dumb decision. He'll make more, hopefully he learns and moves on too.

ColeIsCorky

January 5th, 2017 at 10:11 AM ^

I've heard Marcus Ray mention this before, but there was a time where Marcus Ray and Charles Woodson and others considered transferring sometime in their careers. Clearly they had high emotions and probably had similar thoughts at one time to come to the idea of transferring. Kids get emotional, say things they regret, do things they regret. Heck I do and say things I regret all the time. When we are in the heat of the moment, sometimes we don't think or say or do rational things. It's human nature.

reshp1

January 5th, 2017 at 10:41 AM ^

Everyone has those moments where they consider quitting when they're being pushed harder than they've ever been pushed, and are competing with people better than them for the first time. But they didn't. 

I'm not sure a guy that can't get over someone misspelling his name or misremembering if he was at an event will be able to handle those moments of doubt in the same way though.

B1G_Fan

January 5th, 2017 at 1:42 PM ^

 It's better to know where you stand with someone. Glad he said fuck Michigan, so now there is no more will he, won't he. We can just move on now. After his last visit, he was all smiles and talking about how great Michigan was but, now it's fuck Michigan.... Nobody likes a person who smiles in your face and talk $%^& behind your back. That's what fake people do, have fun at Georgia, Audrey

BlueInDallas

January 5th, 2017 at 11:23 AM ^

First, I don't think saying "F*ck Michigan" is a mistake.  What you say around friends when you think you are "keeping it real" is what you really feel. So, I don't necessarily agree with his statement that "in no way does that reflect who I am as a person."  Of course it does.  It just doesn't reflect what he wants the public to think of him now.

Second, someone who "loves the University of Michigan" would never utter those words.  So, stop with the fake affection so you can put our hat on table.

Third, if it really was a mistake then I'm fine with forgiving him.  But, then how about he forgive Michigan for the whole "thank you" letter incident?  That seemed like an innocent mistake by an M staffer as well and I'm sure Harbaugh and others have apologized to him and his mother multiple times for it.  But, didn't he say in the video that "they didn't even know my name"?  Sounds like he's still bitter about it and carrying around a grudge. 

 

 

Prince Lover

January 5th, 2017 at 11:59 AM ^

Peer pressure doesn't exist? You've never said something stupid just to impress a group of friends or a special lady friend? C'mon man, of course you have. Everybody did it at that age. Everybody!!!

And the misspelling of his name? Not letting that go is a little silly. I'll bet him a lot of money it won't be the last time that happens. I have a buddy with the last name of Larsen, or is it Larson? I don't even remember....

The real question is, can we please not care what a teenager says about anything as long as it's not hurtful towards another person? Do we not have bills to pay, kids to take care of, jobs where other people rely on us to tend to? Yes, I like following recruiting, yes I get disappointed when Deshawn Hand picks Alabama for example, but my reality has never been affected one way or the other. And I seriously doubt any of the people here has had their reality altered either.

Go Blue!!

BlueInDallas

January 5th, 2017 at 1:12 PM ^

If I'm comparing what he said around friends versus a statement of formal apology and professed love for UofM on twitter, then I will believe what he said around frends as his true feelings.  He wasn't pressured into saying anything about M in the video.  He said what was on his mind.

Absolutely agree to move on.  It certainly has not altered my reality.  But, hitting F5 repeatedly and posting on this site (which is not what I usually do) is not about reality either.  So, all of this is a bit of an alternate universe.

 

 

 

MGoStrength

January 5th, 2017 at 11:57 AM ^

On the one hand if someone is thoughtless/impulsive enough to make public inflammatory statements it's likely they will get them in return on social media.  Right on wrong on either part, it has to be expected.

 

On the other hand, it's unfortunate that a kid is in the spotlight before he's mature enough to understand it.

 

That being said, I think the impulsivity, attention seeking behavior, rebelliousness, and gregarious personality traits are often highly associated with risk taking behavior, which has the potential to cause issues if not focused in productive ways.

WestQuad

January 5th, 2017 at 9:45 AM ^

There was video (I didn't watch) of him saying "F*#$ Michigan.  They didn't even spell my name right." or something very similar to that.    Good for the young man to apologize.   Kids talk all sorts of smack from one moment to the next.  They may mean it at the time, but ten minutes later have a different attitude.  (Think about the kids you knew who would break up and get back together 20 times in a day in H.S.)    It has to be hard living in a world where everything is recorded and even worse when you have the spotlight on you.  

Frostbite

January 5th, 2017 at 9:56 AM ^

I agree, while not thrilled about the negative comments, caring enough and having the stones to publicly apologize holds much more weight with me than the teenage smack talk caught on video.