It may not be true for your circle of people, but I assure you it is for where I live. One article I found had Alabama as the state with the largest percentage of persons with a conceal-carry license - at a little over 12%. For the record, I don't currently have one myself - but I did when I was in college.
'93 was about the end of the Stallings Era, and the beginning of some dark, dark years for Bama.
I've never touched the Devil's lettuce but during my college years pretty much everyone I knew had a gun in their vehicle at all times. Of course mine wasn't stolen - but if you are buying used it's always a possibility. Maybe that's more of a southern or rural thing, but it is not uncommon at all to find a pistol under someone's driver's seat in the South.
You are right Squirrel - I believe the combine has a rule against allowing people with crimes committed with firearms to perform there. This may or may not not qualify for that as he wasn't using it to commit a crime (it was just present), but he really shouldn't have put himself in this situation.
RE: guns - it is entirely possible that he bought it from someone and didn't know it was stolen. If he can show a pawn shop receipt or personal check (long shot, I know) for the purchase, I think this goes away and becomes something akin to what you would expect from any other player caught smoking weed for the first time. If not, and the felony sticks he's probably gone.
You don't Twitter much do you? Grammar is thrown out the window by pretty much everyone there.
Be careful what you wish for:
"I believe the grammar police need to make a few arrests as well."
Unless, of course there is only one of them out there.
Dude, they were sitting in a parked car, getting high in a park. A serious crime it may be, but there is absolutely nothing thought out about this.
I used to keep a spreadsheet on the attrition % of each B10 and SEC school - meaning how many players from a particular signing class were no longer on the team 4 years later (neglecting only players who left early for the NFL or exhausted eligibility). I did the full conferences for the 2008-2010 classes and half of them for 2011 before I got bored with it and quit. Here are the (selected) results of that limited timeframe:
SEC Average: 33.5%
B10 Average: 32.1%
Ole Miss: 37.4%
Michigan State: 24.8%
Depends on if it is Alabama or OSU doing the oversigning
That's the joke no one gets - "was" is a smaller word than "were"
Of course, I'm from Alabama so maybe I shouldn't get that either...
The NCAA has been investigating Ole Miss for most of the last year and most people expect a NOV to be issued at some point - probably this summer if I had to guess.
Bo Davis wasn't fired for paying recruits - he had impermissable contact with a recruit (one that reportedly didn't come to Bama) and then lied about it. When Bama found out the truth - instead of covering it up - they gave him the option of resigning or being fired. Similar cases like this in the past found the NCAA to be satisfied with this type action.
Basically, he had impermissable contact with a recruit and lied about it. Bama fired/he resigned when it was found out - it is being compared to what happened with Joker Phillips and the Bama compliance is reportedly upbeat about the situation. It is being referred to as an "infraction" by the NCAA instead of a violation.so don't expect anything big to come of this.
Bama fans have been told this every year ... for going on 9 years now. Eventually you will be right.
Fair enough, I guess, but if they were in the least bit upset with Ingram's production, they would have traded him or let him go to free agency. Instead, they have traded off many of their other platoon guys and kept Ingram around (though to be honest, I've always felt that they have never used him to his potential as I think they want that platoon system). He's on contract for about $4 mil a year through 2019. That doesn't exactly sound like the Saints are disappointed in him.
Here's a comparison, and you can make your call: Below are the runningbacks taken in the 1st round since 2010:
Richardson (3rd - 2012) - and we all agree he has disappointed
Spiller (9th - 2010) - Bouncing around the league, but had 1 - 1,000 yd year
Gurley (10th - 2015) - a great start with a 1,000 yd rookie season
Matthews (12th - 2010) - Pretty good career with SD, 2 - 1,000 yd seasons
Gorden (15th - 2015) - 641 yds in rookie season
Ingram (28th - 2011) - Best season is only 964 yds, but played 5 dependable yrs (so far) with Saints
Best (30th - 2010) - Played 2 years and didn't total 1,000 yds
Martin (31st - 2012) - Good career with TB with 2 - 1,000 yd seasons
Wilson (32nd - 2012) - Played 2 years totaling 504 yds
Given the comparison, I'd say Ingram was average for a 1st rounder (and a later pick at that) and that Lacy and Yeldon have given a fine value as later round picks.
There were only 7 - 1.000 yd RBs in the league last year as the feature back in the NFL is a fading position. Ingram, Lacy, and Yeldon were all top-25 in rushing yards by RBs. They may not be the league best, but that's solid production from a guy in a platoon system, a guy battling injuries, and a rookie.
I admitted that Richardson was a bust - though I'm really hoping he gets it together with the Ravens (he has admitted he came in lazy). He was the one I would have drafted first among Bama backs, I'll admit - and he was the highest drafted among them all (Ingram being the only other 1st rounder at 28th overall) so maybe that has something to do with this bias but one guy does not define the whole era.
Lacy has played 3 years - been a 1,000 yard rusher twice and gone to a pro bowl. How much more can you ask of a guy that has also been injured and is apparently too overweight.
Glenn Coffee, Mark Ingram, Eddie Lacy, and TJ Yeldon (not to mention Jawlston Fowler, who was a RB/FB mix) have/are all enjoying successful careers as major contributors if not the feature back role. Trent is the only one who has truly busted (and is looking at one last chance with the Ravens it seems), yet you guys keep claiming that all these Bama backs are busts. Where are you actually getting this?
It came from something from his recruitment while he was in high school - but it was not associated with Alabama. That's about all you will find about it.