OT: Tide Clear Scholarship Room by Punting Thieves

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on February 27th, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Four players were kicked off the team for assorted forms of larceny

Pettway, Williams and Hayes are charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. Williams and Calloway are charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.

Williams confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back. He said Pettway and Hayes watched him commit another robbery from a nearby vehicle about an hour later.

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BONUS SEC COVERAGE: Per the WWL, Georgia has lost the 9th member of a 19 player recruiting class from 2010. Attrition exists outside of Ann Arbor. YAY!



February 27th, 2013 at 3:44 PM ^

Your probably right. If it was up to Saban these kids would still be on the team. To me it's just like Tressel promoting an environment detrimental to compliance. Meyer was known to do the same thing at Florida.

In the SEC and Cbus, playing football gives you a free pass to act as you wish without consequence. There's absolutely no accountability in these webs of deceit. Moral obligation as a player is rare, and academic obligation is basically nonexistent.

And now you can begin to understand "The Michigan Difference".


February 27th, 2013 at 3:43 PM ^

and coached at Mississippi State, no one would care. Not to mention, holding up Saban as the posterchild for oversigning is like making Andy Pettite the posterchild for PEDs. The only evidence that Saban has forced anything onto anyone is the NYT article that had very questionable integrity. He's easy to hate, I get it. I'm no fan of Saban, but following every roster decision he makes to try and uncover some dirt on him is silly. FTR, I realize that this thread was created at least partially for humor and the OP likely doesn't think Saban kicked the players off the team to clear roster spots. This is just something that has been annoying me for a while.

oriental andrew

February 27th, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

Saban didn't do crap other than follow along with the University's Judicial Review ruling (as if he had a choice).  The fact is that the University kicked them out and, of course, Saban is just spinning it like he did something disciplinarian.  He didn't do squat. 


February 27th, 2013 at 5:15 PM ^

mgoblog has gone downhill if my half-assed, .5 second title that doesn't even ignore WHY the kids were kicked off receives more commentary than the actual topic. 



February 27th, 2013 at 5:28 PM ^

I'm sure that this helps Saban's cause, but booting a couple of guys guilty of robbing doesn't strike me as repeatable "roster management."  Now, when a third-string LB gets pinched for missing curfew by 10 minutes, then we'll have something to complain about.


February 27th, 2013 at 7:14 PM ^

Fact that the school kicked them out means saban just followed what already was directed by the school. 

Oversigning...well it's roster management and what needs to be addressed isn't the 25 per yr limit but it needs to be 25  plus 3 in a yr or 85 total plus 3...  that way if you only have 15 available scholarships and you can't still sign 28 something the sec is still doing.




February 27th, 2013 at 8:14 PM ^

If you want to define a position of luxury this is an example of it. These guys are mostly well recruited guys, who couldnt make the two deep. Their dismissal means nothing probably and allows them to reload.

That said. That is the luxury of being the best and getting who you want. This would not be something we could afford. 

However our coaches would do the same thing. So dont think you can fault Saban. 


February 27th, 2013 at 9:23 PM ^

This is what sec does, they take chances on recruiting, sometimes the recruit will work just fine sometimes he will show its true colors as a thug.. How do u play representing the student body and then you go and beat up students and steal their stuff... Gangsta fooo life LOL