October 27th, 2009 at 6:28 PM ^

The guy seems to have gotten plenty of chances but insisted on continuing to act like a knucklehead. It sounds like his high school coach was among the many folks trying to steer him in the right direction but for whatever reason nobody could get through to him. A real shame to see a kid blow such a wonderful opportunity.


October 27th, 2009 at 6:30 PM ^

I just refreshed that article 15 times to make up for you fuckheads who think you're actually fighting the power, then feel the need to remind us with a dozen posts in every thread that vaguely mentioned the Free Press. Cue negging.


October 27th, 2009 at 6:39 PM ^

from Wilcher, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's true. Could this be a Carson Butler kicked off the team type of thing where he's allowed back on 6 months? I don't know, but for now I tend to think Wilcher is telling the truth.

And Wilcher certainly wasn't coming to his defense at all, which is also interesting.


October 27th, 2009 at 6:36 PM ^

It's a shame that a kid would squander an opportunity like this.

It's also a shame that the kid came in so highly touted and had underperformed so greatly.

Perhaps this could mean his performance would have been better had his heart been in it. At the end of the day perhaps it is better for the team to rid itself of players whose hearts are not fully in it.

But still a shame.


October 27th, 2009 at 7:58 PM ^

and getting negged is appropriate if you are deliberately trying to provoke IMO.

HOWEVA, I have to say IMHO the Freep boycott is overblown. To each his own, and if you don't want to read them that is understandable and cool with me, but to me they are like any source--you read them and understand the perspective, and if you still find value then good for you. I have never stopped going to them as one source for M articles, and it will take more than an idiot reporter to change that--for me anyway.

And one more controversial statement: the fact that the NCAA has moved to the next phase, far from being "nothing," is in fact a sign that they believe there is enough evidence from the investigation so far to continue the process. That means there is something to the allegations--it DOES NOT MEAN we have committed major violations. But it does mean that the lead NCAA investigator believes it is worth continuing, after interviewing people for more than a month.


October 27th, 2009 at 6:53 PM ^

This probably is not the time to be stating your dislike of a 20 year old kid who you have never met. This issue goes well beyond football. Missing class, workouts, and whatever isnt the problem. The problem is what caused him to do so in the first place. He could be a really troubled kid right now. And thats just what he is a KID.


October 27th, 2009 at 7:05 PM ^

He's just a kid. You're not allowed to dislike him, even if he acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, acted cocky when he didn't do much, got in trouble with the police, got suspended from the team, and then got kicked off the team. You know, because likable, good kids get kicked off major college football teams all the time...


October 27th, 2009 at 7:10 PM ^

I never said you cant dislike him. What I am saying is that voicing that sentiment publicly after he was dismissed for the team is probably not the best idea and shows more of your character than his.

He is 20 years old and is clearly not making good decisions right now. However, that does not mean that he is a bad person or anything. He is young and we have no idea whats going on in his life right now.


October 27th, 2009 at 7:16 PM ^


One person gets kicked off a football team...

...another person says he didn't like the aforementioned person...

...and my character is more in question than his?

I won't apologize for not liking a Michigan player. I know my opinion isn't popular, but I'm not a follower. I voice my opinion and you can do what you want with it. But the kid got kicked off the team. It's not a stretch to say that he might have character issues.


October 27th, 2009 at 7:21 PM ^

Hes also still a kid trying to figure out life and still in the developing stages.

You are more than likely older than say 25 or 30 and therefore you publicly saying you dont like a kid who made a bad choice is more an indication of your character to me. Cissoko still has room to grow and mature.


October 27th, 2009 at 7:26 PM ^

Are you serious? Every 20-year-old has the chance to grow and mature. Does that mean nobody can dislike a 20-year-old?

If I said I disliked LeGarrett Blount, who punched a Boise State player and then went after some fans, would you (the general "you", not the individual "you") be so offended? I mean, he's just a 22-year-old kid. What about the douchebag housemate I had in college? He was only 21. Can I not dislike him?