July 24th, 2013 at 9:32 AM ^

Good to see a swift removal by RR.  He has been pretty consistent at allowing one lesser offense, but drawing a line at multiples and felonies.

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July 24th, 2013 at 11:30 AM ^

Aren't you thinking of Frank Clark, the felon who is a current starter at Michigan?

Glass houses and all.

If anybody can supply a clear and concise explanation of any substantial difference in the player-disciplinary records of Lloyd Carr, Jim Tressel, Rich Rodriguez, Brady Hoke or Urban Meyer; or any clear distinction between how player-criminal allegations are treated at Ohio State and Michigan respectively, have at it.

I don't think there is any.  First offenses and minor charges are treated with routine discipline.  Serious chargess and repeated offenses earn dismissals.  In between, there are a variety of personal circumstances that merit individual consideration.

Welcome, to Ann Arbor's Glass House Cafe:

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July 24th, 2013 at 11:40 AM ^

What did Justin Feagin have to do with anything in this story?  I know what Butterfield was doing; he was taking a cheap shot at Rich Rodriguez.  Is there the slightest question about that?

Incidentally, I have nothing against Frank Clark, or Brady Hoke, or the Washtenaw County Circuit Court or the 19th District Court.  And I have nothing against how Clark's case was handled, or how he was punished, or whatever degree of leniency/forgiveness/forebearance may have been brought to his case.  None whatsoever.

It's Butterfield who offends me, and whom I hate.

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July 24th, 2013 at 12:00 PM ^

The similarities between Feigen and this guy Onwuasor seem pretty easy to see. Notibly they were both accused of selling drugs, not just using them. That's not meant to be any sort of comment about RR or anyone else, just that there's clear parallels between the cases.

Again, I'm waiting for the inevitable "someone tried to burn down his dorm room" shoe to drop.


July 24th, 2013 at 3:03 PM ^

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy, and hatred, as a rule, take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them" - Johannes Brahms, Composer (1833-1897)1833-1



July 24th, 2013 at 2:55 PM ^

My God, man - I wasn't even TRYING to draw you out this time.  Like others have said, Feagin and now this guy are confirmed drug dealers that got booted from school, that's the joke.  The fact that they both played for RR really has nothing to do with it, although it is a funny coincidence. 



July 24th, 2013 at 12:02 PM ^

This must be why Rich Rod supports the O'Bannon lawsuit. If players got paid, there'd be no need for the lowlifes on his teams to deal drugs.


July 24th, 2013 at 2:11 PM ^

As some here know, I'm not a big RichRod supporter, but the guy (as far as I recall) was solid with his discipline at UofM.  Like all schools, we had some kids get into trouble, but Rich did a good job holding order while his counterpart in East Lansing was digging tunnels into the local jails with a completion date of "kickoff".

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July 24th, 2013 at 3:19 PM ^

It's always a disappointment when comments as assinine as this one show up on this Board, where attentive and long-time readers would know better.

Richard Rodriguez was not accused of any practice time violations.  He wasn't accused of a "failure to monitor" such violations. 

He was accused of a "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance."  Both Rodriguez and the University of Michigan, led by David Brandon and lead counsel Gene Marsh, objected to that allegation and defended the charge.  Ultimately, the NCAA agreed, and dismissed it.

You could look it up, but now you don't need to.


July 24th, 2013 at 4:20 PM ^


The initial allegation against Rodriguez that he had failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance, Dee said, was changed to a violation of NCAA Constitution 2.8.1 because the committee felt that Rodriguez failed to properly oversee the program, not that he failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance.





4. FAILURE TO MONITOR. [NCAA Constitution 2.8.1 (2009-10 NCAA Manual)] The scope and nature of the violations detailed in Finding B-1 and B-2 demonstrate that, from January 2008 through September 2009, the head coach failed to monitor the duties and activities of the quality control staff members, the former graduate assistant coach and a student assistant coach, and the time limits for athletically related activities.


He was originally accused of the more serious failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance, which was rightly tossed, but he was still found to failure to monitor. As is logical when it is his coaches commiting the violoations.  Certainly not a big deal, but your unending claims that the NCAA found no wrong doing by the head coach is just false.