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I was going to write in the post you quoted that they probably charged him with as much as they did to get him to roll on wherever they got the money. I highly doubt that charges go through as stated, especially if he didn't actually print the money. I think the authorities want to find out where the money came from, they could care less about Zayd and his crew. Not excusing what he did, it's a stupid thing to do and shows piss more judgement. Sometimes I just don't understand how its so hard for these kids to stay out of trouble, especially with so much on the line.
Doesn't sound that way.
I would prefer them to cut ties. It's a big risk they would take. To me, this is worse than what Oakman did.
Grow up jackass!
I would agree that is the likely scenario too. They have bigger fish to fry than him, and will let him off lighter if he helps them out. Now, there is still a good argument to be made that he shouldn't be here, I'm not quite ready to make it. I would wait on it until some more news comes out. At this point I would have him prepared not to report this fall and possibly hold off until the spring semester. We'll see where it goes.
Just so f*cking stupid.
Oakman did put his hands on a woman, if Zayd was producing the money I'd be more inclined to agree with that. Unfortunately for him the law sees it as much worse.
This may very well be true, but this guy has always been in Issah's corner during recruitment. He is accepting all that Issah is apparently telling him now. What is really more important than a recruiting reporter's
opinion is what O'Brien and PSU think. If it blows over, the kid will be given another shot. If it gets hot, the ice which is very thin at best, will crack and he will enroll at an SEC school and be considered a hero.
This post was edited by Beppe 13 months ago
Disagree big time.
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Sort of OT, but Marshall Henderson, the Ole Miss SG, was charged with similar offenses in 2009.
"...Before graduating in 2009, though, Henderson attempted to purchase $800 of marijuana with counterfeit money, and exchange a further $100 of the fake cash for real currency."
Four years later the kid led the SEC in scoring and was a highlight player in the tournament.
I guess what I'm trying to say is Issah can come back form this if he learns his lesson.
After seeing and hearing Henderson a few times this season, is that really what we want Zayd's comparison to be?
I understand, but it appeared that he was just trying to get his ID back and not intending to cause harm. I have no problem with BOB kicking Oakman off the team (he deserved it), I'm just saying that this seems to be worse.
Good point. But Henderson did get off with probation. I'm not sure how those facts line up with Issah's, but it certainly seems Issah has a chance to avoid jail time and learn from his mistake.
This post was edited by rck127 13 months ago
Ok... so how does one get caught trying to buy pot with counterfeit money. Did the dealer call the cops? Was the cop under cover and henderson just that bad of a criminal? I would think if it were a legit dealer that would have just been handled with some street justice. SMH. Henderson and Andy Kennedy are perfect or each other...
I can't say whether he should be banned or allowed to enroll, but if he is allowed to come he needs to come in with strike 1 and 2 already against him. Frankly, the chances of a kid that seems to find trouble as easily as him NOT getting some type of trouble when he is on his own in college is not very high. The exception is whether the reason he is getting in trouble is the people he hangs out with, i.e. is he the trouble maker or the trouble follower?
The issue OB is going to have is that this kid has some HUGE red flags and if he lets him come only to be made out a fool, that's not going to reflect well on him. Additionally, the press from PSU bringing in a kid with known issues only to have those issues continue on PSU's campus is bad all around.
I don't envy OB's position on this call, but I wouldn't blame him either way. I do wonder if the powers that be above him might have a say in this matter though.
Time to move on!
I think that is the problem, he isn't going to be that far from home either that some trouble could follow him. I am willing to give the kid another chance depending on the forthcoming details. However, he needs to be at his best behavior moving forward.
One or true transgressions are not enough to write off the kid, but its a troubling trend.
I'm not trying to defend what this kid did but the DA probably threw the book at him in hopes of getting him to flip and provide him with some information. Hopefully this gets plead down to some probation and we can all move on. I wouldn't kick him off the team just yet but I def. would keep him on a very short leash.
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I agree that's likely is what is happening here. But this is what I keep coming back to:
He knowingly used counterfeit currency and tried to clean it up through McDonald's. Knowingly. Felony.
Then bragged about it like some wanna be gangsta.
I'm not saying he's doomed forever, but that is a trash move. Pure, 100% garbage.
He should pray OB let's him explain, much less stay on the team. He needs to quickly remove his head from his ass.
This post was edited by MTayl72 13 months ago
As much as I hate Pitt, this is why I dont gloat at their misfortunes (i.e., the Shell situation) because the very next day we are hit with our own crappy news.
Regardless of what happens to him on the football field, hopefully this will open his eyes and he will be a productive man in life.
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