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Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by ChrisMWilliams, Apr 19, 2010.
Here's the latest on the Andrew Long situation...
WRESTLING: Long arrest ends with suspension
Sounds like things we did in college... but he really needs to keep his nose clean. Unfortunately, college athletes can't be the same type of idiot the rest of us are in college.
And the off season continues.
I think this is the right move. Long's only a Freshman so he needs to get the message now. I would have would like to see him sit until after winter break, but hopefully this does the job.
Still don't understand how a police officer was able to catch him once he started running...
Wonder if that 10% will cover the Iowa match?
The definition of "running" is VERY loose here. :wink:
If next year's schedule is similar to last year's he should be back for Iowa. ISU only had 15 dual meets last year so he would miss the first dual against no one then probably miss the Harold Nichols Open and come back which would be the Iowa dual as he wouldn't go to the Omaha Open, that is more for the one's redshirting and wrestling unattached.
Saying he is suspended 10% of the matches is actually a pretty light punishment IMO, if KJ wanted to really send a message then he shouldn't let him come back until after the Midlands when the Big 12 season gets started and he would still be able to wrestle in the National Duals as well.
Im shocked the NCAA hasnt stepped in and mandated something. Once, they let it go, twice they should be pretty interested with him.
I'm not sure, but I don't think the NCAA's jurisidiction extends that far. Recruiting improprieties and academic eligibility, yes. More "routine" college issues like getting drunk and running from the cops, no.
Interesting note: people on themat.com are actually defending Long, moreso than I would anyway.
The paper does say that Jackson said that he will add on if he feels the need to...
Guessing that if Long isn't working his butt of in the room in the summer and fall, Jackson may add some more.
Winter Break would probably be the best punishment, but if he hard on himself in the room then may 10% is all it is gonna to take straighten out Long.
Winter Break is half the season. No way that punishment would fly. The kid ****ed up, but we'd be stupid to go over the top to Long. You just don't take the 2 kid in the nation and pen him up for half the season for this.
In an earlier article the officer was stated to be a "she". Originally I thought Andrew had to be hammered, but only testing .10 makes me believe it wasn't much of a chase. .10 is about three beers in an hour which would have been the pace every other 20 year old would have been drinking while I was at Iowa State so I'm not going to knock Andrew a whole lot. A 10% suspension seems about right and I'm sure KJ has his own plans for AL right now.
I don't care that they caught up to him, but why didn't he take the officer down after he got caught.
The thing with wrestling is that you can bench him for half the season and it doesn't really matter. In this sport the end of the season is all that really matters. As long as he wrestles enough to get himself a top seed he'll be fine. Better to make a statement now rather than making it over and over again for the next three years.
One more mistake and long is gone
He needs to get his head out of his a$$
Missing half the season makes it very difficult to get a good seed. Getting him a bad draw for Nationals isn't something that will be beneficial for anyone involved.
Honestly for disciplinary actions it shouldnt matter how good the person is. Drinking underage, running from the cops, and a fake id is the same for the #2 kid and the #32 kid and should be treated as such. Honestly what would you think of Adrian Clayborn getting convicted of punching that cabby and KF only suspending him for one game "because he really good"...I dont think you would be happy just like most other people. As for half the season, maybe a little harsh but I dont know the kid personally. If he is one that will do it again(which it appears he may), maybe half the season is what he needs to see that he cant continue his actions.
I really don't give two ***** about what KF does for discipline. It doesn't affect me or anyone I know in any way, shape or form. That said, cutting him to half a season over this is overkill. The punishment now fits the crime.