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    CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...oli/index.html

    I think this story provides a good lesson why you have to have players with high integrity in your team.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    That is a great article, and I think it highlights how easily situations involving college athletes can get overblown.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    That robbery thing is messed up


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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    I'm still baffled why he pleaded guilty. If he didn't do it, he should have fought tooth and nail against the charges.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    I'm still baffled why he pleaded guilty. If he didn't do it, he should have fought tooth and nail against the charges.
    He said in the story that by pleading guilty he assured himself of a minimal punishment. If he were to fight tooth and nail but somehow lose, even if thats only a 1% chance, he would go to jail for a minimum of 2 years.

    Pay $2,500 to absolutely not go to jail, or take that risk? I would have done the same.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    It's interesting knowing all the details but this article is written with such bias towards Masoli that it's hard to see it as an objective opinion. Mentioning that one of the guys who said Masoli didn't commit the robbery in high was an army vet, that all his teammates think he's a good guy and brushing off his marijuana ticket aren't going to make me feel sorry for him.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    How the hell did he even get charged? The evidence is circumstantial at best.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    I'm still baffled why he pleaded guilty. If he didn't do it, he should have fought tooth and nail against the charges.
    Prison time is a scary thing to gamble with. It doesn't sound like he had the world's greatest lawyer either.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    It's interesting knowing all the details but this article is written with such bias towards Masoli that it's hard to see it as an objective opinion. Mentioning that one of the guys who said Masoli didn't commit the robbery in high was an army vet, that all his teammates think he's a good guy and brushing off his marijuana ticket aren't going to make me feel sorry for him.
    +1
    I also have issue on how he was portrayed as a saint. He put himself in the situation he wasn't supposed to be. Also, why he had to lie the first time. That's why the fact that he pled guilty doesn't make sense to me - if he wasn't guilty, he should've fought tooth and nail.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    +1
    I also have issue on how he was portrayed as a saint. He put himself in the situation he wasn't supposed to be. Also, why he had to lie the first time. That's why the fact that he pled guilty doesn't make sense to me - if he wasn't guilty, he should've fought tooth and nail.
    I agree that he should have fought it, but he handled it badly in a number of other ways as well, and now he's paying the price.

    He admitted in the article that he has been putting himself in bad situations. IMO, that's a good start to turning his life around.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Masoli also enrolled at Ole Miss today.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13
    Masoli also enrolled at Ole Miss today.
    I wasn't sure to believe but here's a source... ESPN It would be interesting to see how his style of play would fit in the SEC and their physical defense.



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    I'm still baffled why he pleaded guilty. If he didn't do it, he should have fought tooth and nail against the charges.
    It's not always that cut and dry. I'd take a guaranteed fine and probation for something I didn't do any day over the possibility of sitting in jail for 2 years.


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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    at least he didnt end up at k state..that would have been bad news for us if he had started this year



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    Re: CNNSI Story about Jeremiah Masoli

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    It's interesting knowing all the details but this article is written with such bias towards Masoli that it's hard to see it as an objective opinion. Mentioning that one of the guys who said Masoli didn't commit the robbery in high was an army vet, that all his teammates think he's a good guy and brushing off his marijuana ticket aren't going to make me feel sorry for him.
    That and lieing to the police in the first place. he should have actually helped the kid cath the guy. Seriously if he is on his third strike, he can't let the marijuana in the car. Whether it was his or his buddy.


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