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  • LizardState
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    Dareus declared ineligible, Bama appeals

    Tideís Dareus declared ineligible; Alabama appeals
    SportingNews staff reports Jul 21, 4:18 pm EDT

    Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus has been declared ineligible by the NCAA, the Tuscaloosa News reports.

    Alabama will petition immediately to have Dareusí eligibility reinstated, according to the report. NCAA practice is to declare players ineligible when questions arise about whether they violated NCAA rules.

    Dareus is believed to be the only Tide player who attended a party hosted by an agent in Miami, the News reports. Alabama, with the SECís assistance, is investigating whether Dareus paid his own expenses for the trip, and whether the tripís circumstances make it an NCAA violation.

    NCAA athletes are not allowed to accept money of anything of value from agents or their representatives.

    The NCAA has talked to North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin and South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders about the party, whose host has not been revealed. Austinís alleged agent involvement is more serious than Dareusí, according to the report.

    Itís unknown whether Dareus will be allowed to practice with the Tide while his eligibility status is up in the air, according to the report. Tide receiver Julio Jones and running back Mark Ingram practiced during fall camp last year while eligibility issues unrelated to agent contact were settled, the News notes.

    A rising junior, Dareus made a name for himself during last seasonís BCS title game, in which he scored a touchdown and was named defensive MVP. He could be among the top picks in the 2011 NFL draft if he chooses to leave school a year early.

  • LizardState
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    Dareus suspended for 2 games

    And he has to pay an almost $1,800 fine to charity.

    Alabama is appealing & asking for one game suspended so he would be back for Penn St. coming to Tuscaloosa in Wk. 2.

    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2...ve_a_two-.html

    It's still one hell of a lot better than missing the whole season. Put Dareus back in your top 10 for the 2010 draft when/if he declares.

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  • HindSight
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    Originally posted by LizardState View Post
    Told you 13 was an unlucky no. of national championships ......
    they better watch out if they ever get that many then.

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  • Bob Sanders Dreadlock
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    Take it for what its worth but Mack Brown just said on college football live only 19 of the 122 FBS teams made money off of football.

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  • iowatreat54
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    That's a fair point, but in all honesty, having a poor background isn't a justifiable reason to break rules.

    I know it would probably be hard to turn down all this nice stuff, but it isn't the NCAA's fault that these kids see having expensive cars and vacations as more valuable than a college eduaction. It's not like these kids are at rock bottom while in school with no money, home or food. The stuff they are getting are luxury items, not necessities. While it may be hard to turn them down, it's not like they are unable to live without them.

    Maybe it's just me, but I would take a college education over a Mercades every time. Most of these guys will be getting drafted and signing the contracts eventually, there's no reason to accept money and other stuff like a year earlier than they will get it.

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  • LizardState
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    Superstitious?

    Told you 13 was an unlucky no. of national championships ......

    And the Tide might be stuck on that no. for awhile. 1st Andre Smith signing with an agent, now Dareus going to a party. Dyathink Saban might be somewhat pissed at agents contacting his players now?

    Not a lot of thought & consideration given to this choice: (outstretches both arms with palms up balancing alternately up & down) Another NC for Bama, or gazillions in guaranteed money? The NCAA won't let them have jack **** for themselves while on scholarship, they grew up poor in the poorest p/o the country, which one do you think they want?

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  • iowatreat54
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    Originally posted by Sniper View Post
    The bad man held a gun to their head and forced them to accept those benefits. THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!
    Well, this in addition to they were poor kids all their life so when presented with nice things they had no choice but to take them.

    Seriously though, for me it's enough to know that just telling these kids once they step on campus, "Ok, here are the rules and if you break them you're done. You can't accept (insert list of things/benefits/etc.) at all, so don't." Just telling every kid that at the beginning and I think that should be enough, but schools have people constantly monitoring and reminding kids. There's no excuse for any player to plead ignorance and say he didn't know it was against the rules.

    It's one thing if the kid was tricked into going to a party, it's completely different if the player accepts anything. (Not just Dareus, any kid).

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  • Sniper
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    Originally posted by iowatreat54 View Post
    Exactly. Anyone who thinks most these kids are innocent and being taken advantage of have their heads so far in the sand.
    The bad man held a gun to their head and forced them to accept those benefits. THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!

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  • iowatreat54
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    Originally posted by phlysac View Post
    That's basically what he is saying. He mentioned that a current "successful" NFL player who's been in the League a couple of years asked him to buy the newest top-of-the-line Mercedes in order to sign with him. When he refused, the unnamed player signed elsewhere and was seen in the very Mercedes he demanded.
    Exactly. Anyone who thinks most these kids are innocent and being taken advantage of have their heads so far in the sand.

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  • phlysac
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    Originally posted by iowatreat54 View Post
    I'd wager that for every 1-2 kids that get taken advantage of because they don't fully understand the rules, there's probably another 5-10 that know they are breaking rules and ask for ****.
    That's basically what he is saying. He mentioned that a current "successful" NFL player who's been in the League a couple of years asked him to buy the newest top-of-the-line Mercedes in order to sign with him. When he refused, the unnamed player signed elsewhere and was seen in the very Mercedes he demanded.

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  • iowatreat54
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    That doesn't surprise me at all. If anyone thinks that it's all these agents taking advantage of poor, young kids, they are just as idiotic as the kids themselves. I'd wager that for every 1-2 kids that get taken advantage of because they don't fully understand the rules, there's probably another 5-10 that know they are breaking rules and ask for ****.

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  • phlysac
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    My local sports radio had an enlightening interview with a professional agent. Here is an article summarizing the interview and link to audio...

    Sports agent Ron Del Duca, who has been an NFL agent since 1993, weighed in on the subject by telling Seibel and Starkey that agents bend the rules 40-50 percent of the time.

    “I tell the kid right off the bat, if I have to throw toys at you-cars, girls, lines of credit, money-for you to sign with me then I’m not your guy,” Del Duca, a South Hills resident, said.

    Agents can meet with college football players once they’re finished with three years of school, as long as they don’t give athletes anything of value.

    “Technically you can’t give the player or any member of his family anything of value to induce them,” Del Duca said. “Now, value can be a cup of coffee, a pizza, $100,000, a car. But then you get some gray areas like a marketing guarantee.”

    Del Duca says it’s not just the agents, the kids are asking for trouble too. “The kids are out of control,” he said.

    “(Kids) are asking agents to co-sign car loans, send them to Arizona for training, they want rims for their vehicles, they want to go to Las Vegas after the Bowl game with their family to celebrate the NFL career they probably aren’t going to have anyway,” Del Duca said.

    Del Duca said that last year he walked away from six or seven guys because they wanted things of value.
    http://937thefan.cbslocal.com/2010/0...ut-of-control/

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  • AntoinCD
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    I think Dez Bryant is an anomoly in this sort of situation. Dareus was being put in the top 10 in a lot of drafts on pure potential and what he needed to do this year. Dez Bryant was a sure fire first rounder after his sophomore year. I would think anywhere between 3rd and undrafted for Dareus now.

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  • Brent
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    So, I should have been paid as much as the football players would theoretically make when I worked at the Writing Lab and helped several athletes turn their mindless wordvomit into a decent paper?

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  • wonderbredd24
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    Hi <insert prospect name>, I'd like to you come play for our university where you will be treated like a child and locked in your room when you aren't in class or at practice. At our university, we don't plan to treat you like men because we know we need to protect you from yourself and the outside world. I look forward to you representing our university.

    Regards,

    Lizardstate

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