I just read Mandell's mailbag this morning: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130807/johnny-m... and could not help but to feel very pissed off all over again over the blatant hypocrisy shown by the sports world. While Stewart is refreshingly honest about some of the reasons why, it amazes me that sports writers and fans can be so hypocritical as to lustfully cheer the decimation of Pryor's career for his role in Tatgate, actually to the point of calling for the death penalty against Ohio State football, and the clamor to defend Johnny Manziel's "rights" to be compensated for his signatures.
The argument is that do we really feel college football will be better in 2013 with Manziel suspended? Where was the concern for the quality of college football in 2011 without Pryor and his teammates? Frankly I want Johnny Manziel to play this year, after the NCAA apologizes to Buckeye Nation for their blatant hypocrisy.
And to anticipate... I know the punishment was for the cover up. Basically, Jim Tressel made the same decision that 90% of college football fans want for Manziel. It still does not merit the vitriol and opportunity-killing sanctions that followed.