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Say it ain't so J---eremiah

Posted on: January 27, 2010 10:12 am
Edited on: January 27, 2010 12:24 pm
 
There are conflicting reports about Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli's role in the theft of laptops from an Oregon frat.

Coach Chip Kelly says he won't comment until there is more "substantiation". A frat boy says he is absolutely sure it was Masoli and teammate Garrett Embry who stole items from the frat. The most troubling thing to me is a passage in the linked story:

Masoli is from Daly City (Calif.). After playing two seasons for the Serra High School football team, he spent his senior year at a high school in Hawaii and served jail time for armed robberies, the Eugene Register-Guard reported. He was one of several Serra players arrested in June 2005 and expelled for targeting individuals at San Mateo's Hillsdale Mall and bus stops, muscling them for money, the paper reported.

"Armed robberies"? Be careful how this thing plays out and how things are worded. I was able to find a story from November 2009 that stated Masoli had served time in a San Mateo, Calif. juvenile detention center for "his role in several strong-armed robberies." Masoli was kicked out of Serra for what the story described as targeting victims at a nearby mall and bus stops and "muscling" them for money. 

If expelled from a California high school, students are banned from competing in a sport for a year, the paper reported. Masoli's senior year was spent at St. Louis High School in Hawaii.

In the story, Masoli told the Register-Guard, "There’s temptation everywhere. I’m just like any other person on the street."

Still, "strong-armed" seems to be a long way from armed robbery. There's definitely a long way to go overall on this story, and there's definitely a gray area considering the conflicting reports. The police, in fact, have said that Masoli and Embry are not suspects at this time. 

But until this point, Masoli mostly had been an inspirational story coming from fifth string to starter in 2008. His 2009 season put him in position to contend for the Heisman in 2010. 

For Oregon's sake, let's hope it remains that way.

 

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Oregon
 
Comments

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2010 3:45 pm
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

You take that for granted if the kids are smart enough to be in college.

Most athletes aren't smart enough to get into college. If they didn't have athletic skills, 70% of the athletes on any given team wouldn't be in college to begin with. (Except the baseball teams, of course.)

>>> It wasn't even a sucker punch because the duffess saw it coming enough to wince before it connected.


What video of this did you watch? The guy wasn't even looking at Blount. So yes, it was a sucker punch.


>>>Further, even if he didn't see it, I still wouldn't label it a sucker punch because it was one of the two predictable reactions Blount had to the guy's advance on him.


So Hout should have been behaving like someone who has been in prison? The credo there is never turn your back on anybody. Is that the same credo that football teams  have?  Well, perhaps its the credo they need, considering who is on most football teams...

>>>Blount either could have been smart and walked away and let the mouthy punk go, or retaliated like the obvious tool he is and punch the dork in his mouth.

So you agree that Blount isn't very smart.

Avengers Girl...you got it 100% correct.  5 STARS!!!!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2010 11:53 am
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

SCfire,

Really?  Really?  Really?  Did you really say that?  Your quote:

Yeah, Cleary it's another case of the evil white man tryin' to keep the Italian man down.  No justice , No peace. Yes we can! Se se puede!

Which of the players is italian?  Black Garrett Embry from Georgia or Samoan Jeremiah Masoli from San Francisco?  Oh wait, that song "I Love My Ducks" does mention Masoli and ravioli in the same verse...must be Italian, right?  Shoot, his first name is "Jeremiah," so he must be Hebrew, right?  Jeremiah is a Hebrew name afterall.  So, just to clarify NEITHER player is Italian, but good job with your research because life is so much more fun when you live in ignorance.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2010 10:14 am
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

Yeah, Cleary it's another case of the evil white man tryin' to keep the Italian man down.  No justice , No peace. Yes we can! Se se puede!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2010 5:45 pm
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

BowToTheCalBear,

WHAT?  Nobody even knows what your jealous a$$ is trying to say.  If what you are saying is true, then why did Cal decide to take our offensive coordinator to be their coach?  Also, why are Oregon and Cal targeting some of the same recruits?  Just shut your mouth and quit whining.  I don't know that I've ever seen a more moronic statement than yours.  Thanks for the comment though.  Nothing you say from here on out matters.

So, take your sour grapes and 8 wins somewhere else.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2010 5:28 pm
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

BKettles80 and the rest of you who don't actually read 100% of stories.  The call to the paper as this "story" broke referred to Embry and Masoli as "F***ing hoodrats."  That's not racial at all, is it? 

Please tell me what drunken frat guy is going to be able to run down a Pac-10 receiver...maybe Chip Kelly or Vin Lannana should sign this guy up for their respective programs.



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2010 12:24 pm
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

Well, if the frat member chased one of the suspects and then retrieved the property the guy took, they need to pull some fingerprints off of it.    My house was burglarized a few years back and the deputies investigating it never even thought of trying to lift prints.    I had to pretty much demand that they do it when they were ready to leave and still hadn't even discussed it.

I bet nobody tried to lift prints off of that item.   If it has any on it, it would answer alot of questions immediately.



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2010 12:06 pm
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah



Article by Oregonian columnist Ken Goe about the case against Masoli.  "Flimsy at best".




Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2010 9:29 am
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

That's what I was asking, Ducks.  I hadn't heard anything other than the "I'm sure it was Masoli" line.  I wasn't saying it wasn't at least partially racial.  I've heard that it might be an issue in Eugene.

That's why I was asking for more info.  What I was aware of at the time didn't seem to have racial undertones.  I never said it wasn't racially motivated.



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2010 9:10 am
 

Say it ain't so J---eremiah

Everyone on here convicting him already is an idiot.  The police say he is not a suspect!  Give it some damn time befored you go condemning the player and the unicersity.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2010 8:24 am
 

Criminals? Recruited by Mike Belotti?

NO!  It cannot possibly be true.  Mike Belotti has always played by the rules and never slicked an adademically or morality challenged kid into DuckU.  And SURELY never a kid who has a history of convictions in his past, right?  Good ol' Phil Knight would never give money to such a renegade program - his Nike monstrosity having done so much for the environment, as well as human and workers rights in the Far East.

WHAT A CROCK!!! Money mouth

Any Duck fan with a modicum of decency and self-respect should reject the complete sham of an operation being run in Eugene.  You say it's sour grapes because you were in the Rose Bowl and my team wasn't?  Only a weak mind would think that way.  If you are not horrified by the antics of some of these guys, from LeGarrette Ali... um, I mean Blunt.... errrr, BLOUNT.... to the new revelations about Jeremiah "B&E" Masoli... then you are just as bad as the perpetrators.  And it's not just THIS season - its been going on for ages under Belotti.  But don't worry - I'm sure ol' Phil will get you the latest copy of NCAA Football for your Playstation to make up for it.  I hear that they're adding a "fight breaks out" feature to the end of the game just for you, complete with lawyers.  Pathetic.



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