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Oh yeah, I don't think it was wise for him to write that manifesto either. If other schools were genuinely curious about specifics, he could tell them in person or over the phone then.
"I've got a refrigerator for you, Alexis...f#@* off."
It's his life. He is free to handle it how he chooses. Why should he respect a place that didn't give him a scholarship when he was one of its best players?
If Roushar could write a letter to tRCMB. I would imagine it would look something like this.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Ktrain316 17 months ago
Kill clearly fucked up by not giving this kid a scholarship.
The training staff clearly fucked by treating this kid like a walk-on, and not the leading receiver on the team.
The kid fucked up by acting like the walk-on he had been conditioned to be and overtly toughing it out. If a starter gets hurt, he should probably be seeing a doctor, whether he's on scholarship or not.
Kill also fucked up again by treating his best receiver like a walk-on, who in his mind was acting like a HS JV kid who was afraid to get hit. He then fucked up again, by calling out the kid in front of the team.
Kill is a little off his rocker, and apparently can't manage scholarships correctly.
That's a HUGE assumption to make. Truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
This reads like something a crazy chick writes when you stop dating her after 3 months.
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
Who knows why he didn't earn a scholarship to this point? You're taking a teenager's word at 100% face value when you've only heard his side of the story. Seems foolish. Not saying Kill isn't a dick, but that kid just typed a lot of angry words. I think thou doth protest too much, and when that happens, there's usually more to the story.
This post was edited by JEK 17 months ago
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
He's right - a non-recruited player who never received any athletic aid qualified for the one-time transfer exception. Here's the thing though - Minnesota has to grant it to him. They can deny it and a letter like this would be enough to do so.
Plus, who is going to take him after that? The kid is going to be seen as a ticking time bomb. He needs to grow the fuck up and not be such a drama queen douche.
"If you have the right to be offended I have the right to offend you." - Ricky Gervais
Kill is an adult, a head coach, this is a 20 year old kid. Kill ( and every head coach in the NCAA) should treat all players the same. Looks like this has been building up for awhile with this player.
What gives with their training staff that a kid doesn't trust them and is going outside for treatment?
On the other hand, I bet they grant him the exception, in order to totally clear him from their books for all time. I would.
Thank you, Denicos.
Here are the facts:
He is a walk on- non scholarship player
He is the leading WR on the team
He is injured
Hell, looks like he was never considered for a scholarship( just a guess)
Everyone has the right to speak up. He quit the team so he has no obilgation to the team or university. Looks like the kid gave more to the school and program, and the team showed him very little appreciation, especially when injured.
Exactly. Nobody is going to give two shits that this kid didn't get a scholarship. "Oh, woe is you, you had to play football at a Big Ten school on your own dime." No, their concern will be whether he goes unhinged if they do or say something that he doesn't like. Who would want to risk that kind of PR nightmare, what, for a few extra receiving yards?
Agree. I'll be curious to see how the university reacts to this, if at all.
It definitely wasn't written like this was a spur-of-the-moment thing, that's for sure.
a few recieving yards and receptions could be the difference between 5-6, and 7-4. I would take it all day especially if it didnt cost a scholarship.
No kidding. I found myself wondering how long it took to write that.
No argument with any of that. I've also got the right to walk into work tomorrow and tell off my boss for treating me poorly and then broadcasting it publically, but I'd better be prepared to face the consequences for such a poor decision.
He said something about how it had been coming since Thursday. My guess is, worked on it while the team played Saturday.
Well, you were paid and not an unpaid intern, what if you were the top producer in your department? - as an unpaid intern then got treated poorly and did not have access to company resources?
now I have to go to mass...
Could be, but unlikely. Lots of factors contributed to our losses this year. I'll take my chances with Fowler, Lippett, Mumphery and Burbridge, thank you very much.
A letter from Roushar would just be the same sentence over and over, with a few smudges from where he dropped the pen.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Get him on this team ASAP. If he is anything like the last minny WR (eric decker), dude won't drop a single pass
He is a walk on.....And his Dad pays tuition. Read much?
"What is green and white and red all over? The Spartans pounding their chests after this bloodbath" -Mitch Albom 11/2/13
Not long enough. It's obvious it wasn't proofread before being posted. Perhaps his mother's friend should have taken a look at it.
If I was the top producer and didn't get hired, I would quietly and respectfully resign, or stay and try to continue to prove my worth. What I wouldn't do is go unhinged and write a huge novel bashing the company, and for all other companies to see. I'm not exactly sure how that would be in my best possible interest.
How old are you, 16? Burning bridges isn't a good idea under any circumstance, even if you think you've been wronged. If Kill did something illegal, then that would be another story, but even then, there would be an appropriate way to handle it.
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