Monday, February 22, 2016

LOUISVILLE BASKETBALL HAS LITTLE REGARD FOR CURRENT PLAYERS

A few months ago there was a book published by a woman who claimed she was hired by, Andre
McGee to provide strippers and prostitutes at 22  parties for some recruits and their fathers from 2010 to 2014.  McGee, at the time was the director of basketball operations.  After hearing from the NCAA, who were investigating these allegations, university President, James R Ramsey announced on February 5,  that it was reasonable to believe that these acts did occur.  Ramsey, along with Athletic Director, Tom Jurich stated that the university would issue a self imposed sanction upon itself, and would not participate in the NCAA post season tournament this year.  Of course this sanction was put into place in hopes that the NCAA would feel the punishment was sufficient and not issue any further sanctions.  Coach, Rick Pitino has denied any knowledge of these parties for recruits.  Whether you think he did or did not, I will leave that up to you, but it truly his hard to believe that recruits are being entertained on campus with strippers and prostitutes and the coach not knowing.  I would think, Pitino would at least want to know if the recruit liked the school and how was the recruiting going.  Pitino is not my issue here.  I have a problem with the university,  Ramsey and Jurich came up with the brilliant idea to put all the punishment on the current players, who had nothing to do with this recruiting practice. Two  fifth year seniors,  Damion Lee and Trey Lewis decided to play for Louisville this year in hopes of competing for a national championship.  Their reward will be to sit back come  tournament time, and just watch, knowing they should be a part of it.
It is obvious that Ramsey and Jurich have no regard for their team and the players as individuals.  Maybe the university can offer a course to these two in humanity.  Then again, I am sure they would fail the course anyway.  Punishment to those who did no wrong is never acceptable.  If any self imposed sanction was to take place, then it should have been a reduction in scholarships and nothing else.  Ramsey, Jurich, and Pitino will continue with their everyday lives and make the big bucks, while the Louisville players will stop playing in the next few weeks and get ready to watch the big tournament.

7 comments:

Brooklyn-Mike said...

Its the president and athletic director that should be sitting out--out of a job!!!

jamdiddy01 said...

great example of justice. punish others for what someone else did. the Pres and AD must be terrific role models. . .

ESPNBehns said...

this is completely wrong. Louisville alums and top contributors of the program should speak out on this

Hal365 said...

Bet he's proud to play for Louisville

Brolo8101 said...

They don't care about the players, they care about losing money if the schools image is brought down

deriq b. said...

Louisville's program is a shady one

fanatico74 said...

They're just doing it to make an example of them and avoid legal problems