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See ya, Dez

Posted on: October 27, 2009 10:16 pm
Well, it wasn't a white lie, that's for sure -- an innocent, inadvertent, teeny, weeny twisting of the facts.

Dez Bryant apparently told a whopper. That's apparently what the NCAA decided when it suspended Oklahoma State's junior receiver Tuesday for one year. That friendly meal with Deion Sanders? Apparently there is more to it, or maybe the NCAA frowns on being lied to. For now that's what this is about. We don't know if Bryant interacted improperly with Prime Time. We do know he will do time -- sitting out -- after lying to the NCAA.

The news impacts everything from Saturday's showdown with Texas to Sanders to Bryant to Oklahoma State. Suddenly, the Cowboys are crippled without arguably their best player. Sure, they're used to playing without him by now but it just got a lot harder to beat Texas. The school still doesn't know if NCAA rules were violated so there's that pleasantry to look forward to. 

Best guess: The NCAA is determined to keep Sanders out of any interaction with college players. From the looks of things, Sanders has become a glorified runner and recruiter for his agent Eugene Parker. By suspending Bryant, the NCAA has fired a warning flare to stay away from Sanders.

Bryant is in a tough spot. He can declare for the draft, but what has he really proven? That 87-catch, 1,000-yard season in 2008 gets older with each passing day. Bryant's best move is to come back next season and try to have a monster season to enhance his draft value. Or maybe Prime Time taught Bryant everything the kid needs to know about beating coverage.

Too bad that in this case the NCAA is heck of a cover corner.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2009 2:30 pm

See ya, Dez

These sports writers don't know crap. Dez Bryant is laughing his ass off. He now can concentrate on his NFL future and not play at risk for a UNiversity and a system that pays the coaches millions of dollars while he gets to receive a below poverty check each month. Dud or Dodd get a f**king clue.

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2009 1:46 pm

See ya, Dez

The NCAA football community should be very afraid of this ruling.  I guess the lesson is to REALLY, REALLY LIE and LIE some more - - why not try to cover any small infraction since you'll lose a whole year anyway.  Way to ruin the game and "teach" a lesson to 20 year old boys!I like the defense that he's just a kid. He's 20 years old. That means he is an adult. And when you doing something blatantly wrong as an adult, you are subject to the consequenses. He lied because he thought he was getting away with a rules violation. That means he believed that his involvment with Deion was wrong and continued to do it until he was caught. Then, once caught and asked directly about his involvment, he lied.

How far would he have gone? Would he have hired an agent? Would he have taken money from boosters? If he lies about one thing that he believes is wrong, what's to stop him from lying about other things? I wouldn't want this loser on my team anyway, regardless of his talent. Liars lie for life.

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2009 1:35 pm

See ya, Dez

The difference: Rhett Bomar did not explicitly lie to the NCAA about what he thought was a rules violation. Dez Bryant did.

When OU was made aware of Bomar's wrongdoing, they took swift action and removed him from the team immediately. They didn't take the "wait and see" approach that OSU did.

The Dez Bryant situation isn't an example of lack of institutional control. It's an example of an athlete who thought he was getting away with something wrong, and lied his butt off when asked directly about it. Who knows what else he has done?

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2009 11:13 am

See ya, Dez

Wow NANCy, jealous much!!!

First off NOBODY thought Bradford was going to be the Bradford that we all know. I think your way off there. Nobody was waiting in the wings that's why Paul Thompson had to take over the reigns that year. And we still got another BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE WAY. Take that, busters.  I do think certain players get second chances that are undeserving..  Look at Mack Brown, he drops a backup center for a facebook comment, but gives Benson and Kindle chance after chance after nearly killing innocent people with their repeat drunken incidents.  I think dropping Bomar had more to do with the fact that he was overrated from the get go, and nobody on the team liked him cause he was so cocky. It's easy to drop a loser like that. Sometimes you have to shoot that puppy in the head.

I never heard anything about AD test driving cars, not that I don't believe you, but where's your proof on that buddy. I would love to read about it. I'm sure your research is impeccable, please provide some facts though.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2009 9:44 am

See ya, Dez

This guy is nuts.  If Dez can go day 1 in the draft, then Dez has no choice but to jump to the NFL.   Why risk having another wasted season at the college level?  At least once he is drafted, the NCAA cannot tell him who he can or can't go to for advice.  Sam Bradford is prime example of how sticking it out until your Senior year can harm draft position.

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2009 9:08 am

See ya, Dez

The punishment really should fit the crime, though.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2009 12:10 pm

See ya, Dez

Adrian Peterson's TEST DRIVE for two months????  please!

Dusty Dvoracek's medical redshirt for almost killing one person and beating others????

PLEASE don't pretend you handle your problems there.....

Bomar was expendable because of Bradford ----Adrian had no backup ----

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2009 12:08 pm

See ya, Dez

OU booted Bomar because they had a Bradford waiting....

Adrian Peterson "TEST DROVE" a car for two months from the same dealership----no punishment from NCAA, no punishment from OU.

Why not?  OU did NOT HAVE another Adrian Peterson in the wings.

But WHY DIDN'T NCAA punish OU for Adrian (or punish Adrian for that matter?)

You and I will never get to test drive a BMW or Mercedes for two months.....

Please don't think that OU is any better than USC....both get away with murder.

(don't get me started on the Dusty Dvoracek "medical redshirt" for beating his friend almost to death)

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2009 11:26 am

See ya, Dez

,  OU has dominated OSU on the football field, it is true.  Thanks for sharing your knowledge on that!

Tell me one thing...  why do OU fans always stop wearing their Wal-Mart bought Hats & t-shirts when OU loses?  Why do they have an excuse for every lose?  Why do they claim to be the best 4-3 team in the country?  Why do they resort to saying they have 7 National Championships?  You're trying to make yourselves feel better? 

One more thing. 

I'm sharing my recipe for "Sooner Cookies":
;     &nbs
p; You take 70+ OU football players, put them in a Bowl & beat them for 60 minutes!

Stop raining on our parade, Brother!

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2009 11:03 am

See ya, Dez

If you're not a Glorified "Money Maker" program that the NCAA sponges off of, then expect to be investigated for anything & everything.  Jerrell Harris (ALABAMA) got caught with a Lap-Top that he could not provide a receipt (who knows what else a "NON-BOOSTER" supplied him with).  It has become public knowledge that it unapproved gift & a rule violation.  He donated the lap-top & was only suspended for a few games .  OU wide receiver Broyles, when a freshman, got caught pumping gas at a "Closed" gas station.  When asked why he was not paying for it, he stated "I was given a code"  The owner of the gas station stated "I was wondering why my pump readings were wrong" (Whatever).  Why was this not investegated?  Reggie Bush & USC...  no comment.  Answer to all these - High profile programs.  Blatant Rule violations that go unpunished, or only get a slap on the wrist. 
Why a one year suspension for a high profile player from a non high profile program, for lying about something he was not sure was a violation & turned out wasn't a violation in the first place?  It would be like handing down a life sentence to a witness of a crime for not telling the police what they saw.

I'm not saying he shouldn't go unpunished, I'm just saying the punishment should fit the crime!

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