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Disturbing story about ILL guard Luther Head

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Xevious, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    This story has been around a while, but I'm surprised that very few people seem to be aware of it. I lost a lot of respect for their team after reading this article. I also really don't understand how the national media never latched onto this story since Head is such a big part of the Illini team.

    Note the article is somewhat long.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0502200093feb20,1,3826077.story?coll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=2&cset=true
     
  2. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    Bottom line: "Overcoming adversity" is something one does in response to an external event which has somehow hampered one's ability to perform a given task. Head and Weber did not "overcome adversity." He lucked out and dodged a bullet! He prayed for forgiveness? Then, why does Solomon Brown feel violated? The event nearly "knocked (Head's) life off track." What meticulously painted choices of words!

    Head has never apologized to his victim. He was suspended a few games. I agree whole-heartedly with Xevious. I don't "hate" Illinois because of this story, but it is quite pathetic.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2005
  3. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    Obviously there are ugly accusations surrounding our program, but there this is much uglier than anything we have been accused of.

    I'm not sure you read the article closely, but this is a criminal matter that somehow has been swept under the rug. This is particularly disturbing because the victim is a fellow student. As a Buckeye fan would you be totally forgiving if one of our players broke into your house and OSU found a way to "make it go away"? Personally I would have trouble watching our teams if this happened to me. If this occurred at OSU the student should be booted out of school regardless of whether they are an athlete or not. This issue should have been allowed to complete it's cycle through the legal system, and if found guilty they should have received the punishment they deserved. I doubt their punishment would be something as simple as talking to a Pentecostal Minister.

    BTW, I never said I was hoping Illinois would lose, I simply said I lost a lot of respect for their program.
     
  4. this is gonna spawn sylvester's two suspensions: the msu incident and the elbow that wasnt called a foul suspension.

    its terrible i have mixed emotions like many. its terrible kids "get away" with these kinds of things, and im glad to see he seems to have "learned" from it.
     
  5. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    I believe that is Xevious' point! Was LI's attack on a fellow OSU student swept under the rug? No! Was Al Dukes situation swept under the rug? No!

    Granted we do not know the whole story, but to say one has lost some respect for the Illini bball program is not the same as saying you want them to lose. I want them to have a great showing in the NCAA tourney, but compare how the Illini handled the Head situation to how scUM handled their bball situation:

    I hate scUM as much as the next Buckeye fan, but I can at least respect this course of action.
     
  6. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    LI and IG were immediatly suspended and later dismissed from the team.
    Al Dukes is currently innocent until proven guilty, but has also been suspended.
    If tOSU had pulled something like this, this would have been national news.
     
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  7. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    Thanks Prof and Strohs,

    I'm glad someone understood what I was saying. I've already accepted the fact that professional athletes often receive special treatment from the law, but I would hope college athletes would still receive the same treatment as any other student. Guess that point of view might be somewhat naive, but I haven't seen the legal system give preferential treatment to our players.
     
  8. Alan

    Alan Banned

    Brutus....you are missing the point and way off here...

    first- it is HYPOCRITE, not hippocrit

    two- the point is that tosu is being penalized in the media for PROACTIVELY dealing out stiff punishments for all mistakes made.....your arguement that the irizarry situation was a worse crime is valid, but you are neglecting the fact that Ohio State DEALT strongly with the situation. Meanwhile, Illinois has chosen an utterly shameful approach to their situation.

    three- the media approach (espn) toward tosu as opposed to other institutions is completely reeediculous. they paint andy geiger as having resigned instead of being fired. however, the colorado situation, which screams lack of institutional control, is a mere blip on their radar screen. despite the president and athletic director of colorado resigning b/c of their problems...
     
  9. NightmaresDad

    NightmaresDad Woody Rules!

     
  10. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Disturbing to say the least. But hey, they aren't OSU :smash: why should the media care?

    Holy ****, could you imagine the turmoil that would be involved if Dials was involved in something like this? They'd call us crooked......oh wait, they already do. Bastards.
     
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  11. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    You have made your point clear that you couldn't care less about other programs.

    Now read this slowly: No one was bashing the Illini program to save face; no one was bashing the Illini program period. Saying one has lost some respect isn't the same as bashing. I think that has been clearly stated in multiple posts.
     

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