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Two problems with two women is a bad sign

Posted on: January 11, 2011 11:38 am
Edited on: January 11, 2011 7:05 pm
 
Let's assume what Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe posted on an ex-girlfriend's Facebook page Monday in violation of a restraining order was non-threatening and perhaps even nice. It still doesn't change the fact that a woman in Minnesota once felt it necessary to file an order against him for some reason, which is troubling considering a totally different woman in Florida once accused the star forward of breaking her face during an assault.

So Mbakwe is either troubled or unlucky, right?

There's almost no in-between.

Serious questions:
  1. How many times has a woman accused you of breaking her face?
  2. How many times has a woman filed an order against you?
For most the answers to those questions are never and never because, let's be honest, this type of stuff doesn't really happen to normal people. One issue can be labeled a misunderstanding or even a straight-up false allegation. But two issues with two totally different women? That's typically a sign something isn't right. Not always, of course. But typically. Again, it's possible the worst thing Mbakwe did Monday was post a message on an ex-girlfriend's Facebook page that was non-threatening but still in violation of an order filed against him, which would mean he spent Monday being more dumb than evil. But that's not what I want to know. What I want to know is what it is about Mbakwe that's led to him having issues (real or otherwise) with two totally different women in two totally different states, and whether his ability to average 13.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game has helped school officials ignore the answer to that question.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

problems with two women is a bad sign.


I didn't need Gary Parish to tell me that.  Been there done that...my ex has the t-shirt. 



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

Of course if he would not have went after the top recruit in the state and just let him go the MN faithful would have tried to run him out of town because of losing top recruits.    At least he made the call to say you might be a talent and we need players like you but don't want people like you on this team.



Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

I wonder if he would still be "with the team" if Purdue wasn't on the horizon?  What if it were a bottom feeder like Indiana?  (We know Gary...Purdue is just TERRIBLE without Hummel and their #8 ranking is WAY too high.)


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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 10:32 pm
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Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

Not cool if Mbakwe really hurt a girl, but he was not proven guilty, so what are you going to do. If you read what he said to the girl, it was harmless. The U made the right decision. Let's just hope that it remains that way.



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

kusko, let's say that is the message he put out there. It sounds innocent enough, but then you don't know this guy and how he operates, and no doubt his ex-girlfriend sure does, otherwise she would not have said anything and would not have a restraining order against him. He could be the kind of guy who looks and acts nice in public to everyone, but then has a hair trigger temper when it comes to women, we just do not know. Look, he even mentions the "trouble in Miami" and how it is now over, thank god - just why in blazes does he bring that up in this post? To me, there are several warning signs in this post that point to him trying to get back into good graces with this woman, for whatever purpose, and it was enough to make her scared enough to turn him in.

As far as Tubby goes, well, he has had his shot and done nothing of real substance yet. Yes, they have qualified for the NCAA, but he won't get much more than that. There's a reason he was available, he just does not have the magic anymore, if he had it at all.



Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

The message Mbakwe sent via Facebook read: “I know we haven't talked in forever and trust me I'm not trying to start any drama with nobody in your life or anything. I just wanted to wish u the best with everything and I hope all has been well with you and your family. I am still disappointed how everything played out and I do wish that in the future we could be cool again. Idk how u r going to take this msg hopefully its not bad but I just wanted to wish u a happy new year and send out a congrats for graduating. I've been well I'm finally playin bball again in everything down in miami finally got taken care of thank god. Well idk if u will respond or not but best wishes for 2011.”



Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

the woman didnt file a restraining order against him. The two agreed to a "no contact agreement."



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

"For most the answers to those questions are never and never because, let's be honest, this type of stuff doesn't really happen to normal people" = nail on head.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Two problems with two women is a bad sign

"this type of stuff doesn't really happen to normal people." = bad journalism 


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