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"You can’t snort a line of coke off a woman’s a&& and not wonder about her hopes and dreams, it’s not gentlemanly."
When an athlete is not up to par academically, the NCAA refuses to allow them to enroll with their recruiting class. They are required to enroll in JUCO and lose two years of eligibility. No one pitches a tantrum about that.
If Saban did what the self-righteous Bama-haters wanted, and enrolled this kid with his class, he would burn his redshirt while he rehabbed. His RSFreshman year would be burned learning the offense, etc. He would lose a year of on-the-field eligibility.
With a greyshirt, his enrollment is delayed by 6 months (he can enroll in January of 2013) while he rehabs. When he begins his redshirt year, he is healthy and ready to develop. He keeps ALL OF HIS ELIGIBILITY.
How is this a bad thing?
By the way, since when did UGA or anyone else stop recruiting a player simply because they committed somewhere else? They stopped recruiting him because he was 'damaged goods'. Bama is honoring their offer even AFTER he had a serious injury. Now, considering these facts let's re-evaluate which programs are giving kids a chance to succeed and which ones are treating kids unethically.
Well, if I had my druthers, I'd prefer we not force any kids into making this decision. At this point, though, I'm pretty much used to it. I still don't like it though.
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