Been a bit since posting, but here goes:
Flaws or "intimate dislike," don't really matter. What will matter is just the accusation/admission. I cannot stand seeing some of these players saying things as above. Scenarios like this with other institutions have brought investigators to those respective person(s). I cannot fathom why this dipstick would open his mouth like this right now, but he has ... and could actually have consequences (sorry to those of you that think not, wrong).
Unfortunately for us all, there is a 'pile on' sentiment. While this isn't elite or foreign to major university ball, it is still looking like the whole "Example Made," will be with us. Too much of a crap pile to ignore. I completely & fully believe we will be slammed, at this point.
Regardless, tOSU is my U & always will be. Will still always be in the shoe & travel for these games.
While "Flaws or 'intimate dislike'" may not matter per se, what will matter is credibility. The NCAA will not accept as gospel truth the vomit Small is spewing out without some corroboration. One witness says "everyone does it", and 50+ witnesses who say "a small number of team members did it", and the NCAA will have to determine whose story is truthful, or where the truth lies in between. Not unlike a judge or jury, not every witness's testimony is accepted as truthful.
That's not to say this latest shoe to drop (how many are there?! Seems like we're dealing with an octopus!) won't worsen OSU's situation or cause the NCAA to extend its investigation. But just because Small said it, doesn't mean it will result in the NCAA's finding it to be true.
I think I pretty much hedged, the same as you. By Flaws & dislike, I meant public ... not anything else.
It is all fine and dandy to dismiss this as crap but it is still a player making claims that would become serious problems for the university if proof was attainable. With that in mind, any time a player makes a stupid public statement that would be in the range of violations, there is a likelihood of questions from the investigators. Obviously there is a range of "severity," based off school.
Small saying what he has in regards to tOSU is exceptionally problematic. A) He's just that damn dumb & when investigators come, he'll backtrack. B) He knows the route this is going & doesn't care about stating what he has.
F*ck Ray Small. That is all.
Because I couldn't go for three. -Woody-
With the caveat of "from what I know about him," I'll say this: Ray Small is a fucking piece of shit.
I don't think Small is lying completely, but he's certainly a huge attention whore. And that is sad.
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#82 was and always will be a steaming pile of poo.
"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team. This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama
I have a feeling no one will want that number for a very long time.
I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.
#13 took awhile too. I think Amos or Underwood (DB) wore it after about 5 years of the MoC.-gate....
True, has there been another truly productive number 13 since Mo. C? Watch out for the number curse.