Metroid wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:It's not the fact that he made mistakes, it's the level of those mistakes. That's a very Michigan State-like stance you are taking.
Short of murder or rape, I can't think of any mistakes that a person can't redeem themselves from. Speaking of rape, did they ever release the Michigan football players name who was arrested for sexual assault in November?
It wasn't even about giving him a chance to redeem himself. It was about taking a calculated risk on a kid who was a perpetual troublemaker because he had incredible abilities on the football field. Bringing up that case at U of M is irrelevant and misdirected (FWIW, the player's name was never released and the charges were dropped with barely an investigation even taking place).
I'm not trying to play a holier than thou type card....almost every school in the country takes these same types of chances....that's why the Demar Dorsey commitment got so much attention in Ann Arbor...because he was a troublemaker in high school who was perceived as a huge risk to a primarily pristine image. It's probably the reason he won't play there even if he qualifies academically. The one thing Michigan (and plenty of other schools) has never done is foster an atmosphere where players feel comfortable breaking the rules. They've had plenty of players get in trouble but it's usually a one and done type deal.