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Tennessee Knuckleheads

Posted on: November 12, 2009 11:30 am
Edited on: November 13, 2009 7:43 am
 

If  Nu’Keese Richardson was looking to transfer out of Tennessee, he got his wish.

Division I-AA is going to look like heaven compared to prison.

By now you know that Richardson and two other Tennessee players were charged attempted armed robbery early Thursday morning. You also know that one of the alleged victims thinks it's no big deal. Hey, that's football in Tennessee.

It’s obvious that smarts were not a big part of Lane Kiffin’s first recruiting class. The three players had everything ahead of them and threw it all away. One of those charged, Mike Edwards, was coached by Ted Ginn Sr. in Cleveland. Ginn’s life has been dedicated to preparing inner city youth for a better life. This has to be a huge disappointment.

But Richardson is the name that will make headlines. He started the whole thing. Well, Kiffin started the whole thing accusing Urban Meyer of “cheating” to get Richardson out of Pahokee, Fla. Meyer didn’t cheat and, thankfully now, didn’t get Richardson.

A Tennessee football source told me earlier in the season that Richardson wasn’t getting on the field because he couldn’t be trusted yet. That was in reference to his football skills. There were rumblings that Richardson wanted to transfer.

It’s not going to be the type of transfer he thought. I can’t see any way these three don’t spend some time in prison. Kiffin surely has to kick them off the team soon, if not today.

In the short term, Tennessee will take a beating on the recruiting trail. There’s a chance that Kiffin’s first class has been gutted. We’ll see. As a whole, the Volunteers have overachieved this season. Now they’ve been betrayed by some knuckleheads.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Tennessee
 
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Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2010 9:07 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

CA-Gator02 

says... You can't spell Thug without UT!  

  

What they ever do to those guys anyway?





Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2009 12:58 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

All right you GAYtor fan



Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2009 5:23 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Gator1776, I almost did not even respond to this because your ignorance did the talking for you..  My statement was they were recruited by him not that they were his recruits..  I would do an english lesson for you but I will pass on that because it obviously wouldn't help you. But if your gonna try and twist what I say next time try to make sure the proof that you are an idiot is not the post right above your post.

And about the "joking" defense, i do agree it was dumb and they are lucky to be alive after stickin a pellet gun to someone's face and i am only repeating the reports coming from sources out of knoxville..  Reliable ones unlike the biased ones we all hear every day just so it makes a good news story..  I am in no way defending what they did, they were wrong and now they are gone, which is exactly what should have been done.

For most of us, we read posts and respond with intellect in order to not make our team look dumb.  Nice try though!!!



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2009 5:05 pm
 

Urban's Recruits

I have to admit, , I didn't see that one coming.  Suggesting that the arrested Vols were actually Urban Meyer's recruits because he attempted to recruit them is an amazing bit of twisted logic.

For most of us, a recruit in this context is a player who actually signed with the team.

I do like the "we were just joking" defense.  Kids will get into some crazy hi-jinks these days!



Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2009 3:51 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Well Mr. Kodak, if you had any knowledge of what is going on you would know that they have repeatedly said they are all waiting on the facts to act on this.  I honestly believe the delay is so they act on all three players discipline at the same time.  Reports are that Janzen Jackson had no part in anything going on except when he came out of store and saw what was going on and say "guys we gotta go".  I am sure they already know what they are gonna do with the other two players.  And to your comment on the victims, they are not the ones that called the cops, the call was made inside the store from someone looking on. 

Being from Kodak you should have heard the full story by now to know it was a joke gone bad..  And yes, anyone with a sense of humor in college does stupid pranks and a lot of times they backfire.  This has to be the dumbest joke ever, and by the way it was a pellet gun even though florida fans still wanna post that it was a handgun. 

And to all the FL fans saying that these are kiffin's recruits not meyer's...  All three players were recruited by florida also, this was brought up on cbs when someone made the comment of kiffin's recruit, he was quickly interrupted with.. all 3 guys were recruited by florida and alabama as well, obviously to prevent a biased view from cbs on the matter.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2009 11:08 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

I live in Kodak , Tn for 20 years  and graduated from UF. I am surprised that with 3 eyewithnesses (those who were robbed at gun point who identified them) that there is not any suspension from the team pending further investigation, only thing done was that the players involved were not allowed to travel for the MS game, of course one player is still in jail so he can't travel.  I find it interesting that the national media is so silent about this Armed Robbery vs the outrage from the media on Spikes, I guess a finger is more of a threat than a gun and robbery is a non factor.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2009 6:52 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

I have seen a number of schools that have immediately suspended players for the season for committing misdemeanors or less with some of those schools revoking the scholarships or flat out kicking the student-athlete out of school for just being accused of a felony.  (See the BYU's, Air Force Academy, Stanford, Syracuse, San Diego State histories.)  Then there are the SEC schools, .... sometimes law enforcement does not even have the audacity to prosecute the student athletes from these programs for criminal activity.  It is to bad when criminals are so coveted for their athletic prowess that their crimes against the residents of those communities are overlooked.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2009 6:51 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Florida referring to anybody as a "thug" makes about ad much sense as Michael Jackson referring to anybody as "creepy".


SixtyK -- Now that's funny! ---




Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2009 6:46 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Pretty stupid post -- Why would you comment on something , when you don't have all the facts? During an investigation this is exactly the norm. Companys', sports teams, do not allow the associate, player to participate until all the facts come out. in this case, they are not part of the team. If they are found guilty then Kiffin (you can't spell) will make a decsion based on the findings. This is the accepted practice in business, life etc. You as a Gator fan certainly wouldn't want to compare police blotters over the past 25 yrs with any program. The gators are being out recruited by Kiffin. That is the only reason one of them is not a gator.     
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BTW - Bring a better attitude to Knoxville next year...You're going to need it.



Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2009 6:04 pm
 

Tennessee Knuckleheads


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Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2009 5:03 pmScore: 30Rate This Post:

MORON!  Those arrests were not Urbans recruits.  Unlike these being Kiffins!!!


My previous post was in reference to this post.


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