April 16th, 2012 at 3:45 AM ^

I just can't wrap my head around why this type of thing is so common.  Not hitting women is as basic a rule to me as looking both ways before you cross the street.  I know it's just one of those things that gets passed down through behavioral exposure, but you would think getting a college education and being out in the world would help some of these athletes at least to wise up.  Nothing is worth getting that worked up over.  That said, the most surprising thing to me in this article is that Terrell is only 33?? It seems like ages ago that he was playing for us, but he apparently only retired 6 years ago.  The RR years were long.  Might just be me.  


April 16th, 2012 at 6:12 AM ^

"The RR years were long."

Um, WTF?

Terrell's last season at UMich was 2000. (He left early.) That leaves how many seasons between then and now?

'01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, and '11.

I count eleven, which break down like this:

* Carr: 7

* RichRod: 3

* Hoke: 1

Did you just want to take an extra shot at Rodriguez? If so, I guess I'd understand. He hurt a lot of feelings around here and screwed up the defense. (The offense, too, depending on whom you ask ...) Look at the bright side, though: We wound up with Hoke, who appears to have unlimited upside. We could be stuck with a flunkie like DeBord. (Seriously -- that parallel universe is interesting.)



April 16th, 2012 at 3:59 AM ^

about D Terrell.

Side note:  Is his attorney really named Shady Yassin??  An attorney whose first name is Shady?  I'm guessing it's not pronounced Shady, as in Slim Shady, but still awesome.

rob f

April 16th, 2012 at 6:25 AM ^

Terrell's attorney is proclaiming he will prove his client's innocence.  I learned a long time ago to let these things play out in court before assuming anything.

Blue in Yarmouth

April 16th, 2012 at 7:52 AM ^

but what else is his attorney going to say..."I'm plan on proving my clients guilt."? I try to live by that as well (the whole innocent until proven guilty) but that is a rule for the justice system and forcing people to take the same approach just won't happen in many cases. With the media such as it is today most people have made up their minds about whether a person is guilty or innocent long before they even stand trial. It's just the way things are these days. I don't agree with it, but it is what it is...


April 16th, 2012 at 7:53 AM ^

Can you think of a worse name for a defense attorney..............Shady Yassin.....

Three big mistakes here:

1.  Terrell being in this situation at all is terrible and lacks character

2.  Terrell hiring an attorney whose name is Shady

3.  rob f thinking that it is note worthy that Terrell attorney is proclaiming innocence.  


April 16th, 2012 at 7:47 AM ^

I don't get the need to hit women or try to force them into something........if she wants to leave sure grabbing her and hitting her is going to fix it.  If she blew your cash hitting her is sure going to fix that as well, it will get all your cash right back.......................dude, get away from her if she is causing this much issue in your life. 


April 16th, 2012 at 9:15 AM ^

I'm going to go high road on this one:

a) presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law before a jury of his peers

b) if guilty then a man cannot be seen as potentially beyond redemption; accordingly, one would like to see him get the help he needs if not just for himself but also for his younger relations


April 16th, 2012 at 12:55 PM ^

In basketball, the guy who made the free throws to win a national championship swindled his adoptive mother out of her home and has been convicted of a number of fraud/conspiracy federal charges.  We ran a program under two coaches for more than a decade where shady boosters were welcomed in, treated like kings by the coaching staff, and given virtually unlimited access to the program (which they then used to put pretty much every player on their payroll), yet are convinced that countless other successful programs are paying every player who decides to commit there.

In football we've had guys take money from agents, smack around their girlfriends, break bottles over people's heads, flash their dick at random passers by, get suspended for smoking a forest of weed, and pick up convictions for ultra-dangerous DUIs (i.e. BAC up around .25).  At least half those guys are considered heroes of the program by a sizeable chunk of the fanbase.

We've had a number of fantastic people don the maize and blue, but most if not all of them would have been fantastic people no matter what school they went to (and virtually every big time athletic program has a long list of fantastic human beings who have come through its doors).  We also have our share of bad behavior and downright despicable human beings who have enjoyed athletic success in their time at UM.  Yet our fanbase likes to pat itself on the back for doing things "the right way" and badmouth all the "shady" programs out there (usually the ones that beat us on the field).  The term "Michigan Man" is mostly used as self-congratulatory bullshit so fans/alums can take credit for a particular person being awesome, and to distance ourselves from those players who have disappointed us (usually ones who transfer, leave school early, or don't get along with a coach, very rarely those who excel on the field but act like assholes off it).

Michigan is a wonderful school that I'm enomoursly proud to have graduated from.  It has a fantastic athletic history and heritage as well.  But mere association with the school doesn't confer excellence.  If the definition of a "Michigan Man" is someone who is a fantastic human being who also happens to have attended or participated in intercollegiate athletics at the University of Michigan, then it doesn't add a whole lot to the conversation as far as I'm concerned.


April 16th, 2012 at 4:40 PM ^

Kid had so much potential, and just wasted it.  Him and Charles Rogers seem to be in some type of pool to find out which early-2000 B1G receiver can waste his talents more.


April 16th, 2012 at 5:04 PM ^

He's been at several recent games.  I've talked to him while tailgating last season, and he was really tolerant of fans and children approching him constantly.  He was great with kids - not sure what to do with my son's facebook profile with D Terrell standing with his arm around him smiling.  I know they don't want to be seen as role models, but kids naturally idealize these guys.  Its a painful part of growing up, I guess, to see how complicated people really are.


April 16th, 2012 at 5:08 PM ^

David Terrell never grew up and had maturity issues.  My run in with him (almost literally) was about 2 years after he left Michigan...say summer 2004ish, I was driving through downtown AA and got to a red light, to make a right turn...I was about to make the turn when a group of guys ran out in front of my car...crossing Washington St. against the light and totally blocking traffic.  One of those guys was Terrell and he was acting like he was trying to be a badass with this group of guys.  I almost ran in to him, but that was all on him.   It seemed surprising to me that a guy who was 2 years or so in to the NFL would be acting like a jack-ass running through traffic like that.