Don’t Feel Bad Erik, University of Florida has Cheaters too…just different than your garden variety of Cheaters at USC
June 19, 2010
Erik has been very sensitive recently about the probation that his team the trojans find themselves in. Well, hopefully this will make you feel better. The University of Florida recruits cheaters and boozers to the program. This was a story about Tebow (who Erik hates and I think is one of the top 5 college football players of all time) but it also shows how UF is willing to overlook issues in the quest of winning.
• News of Florida’s plan of putting up a Tim Tebow statue got Mike Bianchi to thinking thatUF should have statues for some other folks as well:
How about a statue for the two most important people in the program — the Unnamed Bail Bondsman and Huntley Johnson, the legendary local attorney who traditionally gets all of UF’s football players out of trouble when they get arrested? The latest player to get arrested and suspended from all team activities is up-and-coming wide receiver Frankie Hammond, who was arrested for DUI last weekend when police said he was speeding, swerving and driving with two open bottles of Crown Royal whiskey in his car.I know many college students drink and drive, but isn’t there a deeper problem when a guy is driving around with two open bottles of blended Canadian whiskey? If this is the type of binge drinking that UF football players do, it’s no wonder that former defensive end Carlos Dunlap became one of the biggest goats in UF athletic history when he fell asleep at a red light, was arrested for DUI and missed the SEC championship game last December. It’s hard to keep track of all the arrests, but this is believed to be the the 28th football player to be charged with a crime since Florida coach Urban Meyer took over as coach in 2005. I know players from other programs also get arrested, but not at this rate.
I’ve heard UF fans and officials constantly laud Meyer for being such a stellar disciplinarian, but there is certainly no proof to back up their claims. On average, nearly six of his players are getting arrested every season. That’s disgraceful. You know it’s bad when even the student newspaper, the Independent Florida Alligator, is embarrassed about UF’s disturbing arrest rate. Instead of calling newspaper reporters “bad guys” isn’t it about time for Urban Meyer to start worrying about the frightening number of really bad guys he is recruiting to the campus of what is supposed to be a reputed institution of higher learning?
It sounds suspiciously like USC, but without the statue, since they don’t have anyone who rose to the level of Tebow. (yes, they definitely have had some that have been close, but not equal)