That's gonna leave a mark
Neal McCready of the Mobile Press-Register says that's not a surprise.
So, Juwan Simpson's penalty for possession of marijuana is a little time in "drug court," followed by the expunging of the charge from his record once he completes the program.McCready isn't really down on UA, just the state of college athletics in general. He told a Birmingham radio station that the same thing would have happened at Auburn, Tennessee, or any other major program. And I think it's right. College football is so important, and such a rat's nest of intertwined, selfseeking threads, that the term "student-athlete" is as accurate as "pork and beans."
Why am I not surprised?
That resolution, reached Tuesday in Bessemer in front of Jefferson County State District Court Judge Eric Fancher, likely clears the way for the Alabama senior linebacker to play football for the Crimson Tide this season, if indeed that was ever in doubt. After all, that's what's most important, right?
Stuff like this makes it easier and easier for me not to care about college sports. I'll go cover some small college games, because they're a little bit closer to reality (and because I get paid to), but don't expect me to sit and watch for fun. Because the fun left a long time ago. When the NCAA can get a pulsing mad-on for one school and come down on them like they were stomping puppies in front of an orphanage, and see worse infractions at another school and barely give them a tsk-ing, wellsir, it's time to watch a sport that makes more sense. Like 'rassling.