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Olivea surprised at Clarett's recent charges

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by ohiobuck94, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    I wonder if ESpin is going to publish this. Espin's lack of journalistic ethics will bite them in the butt.

    Olivea is perplexed by Clarett

    BOB HERZOG

    January 9, 2005

    SAN DIEGO - Shane Olivea was a teammate and friend of controversial Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett during the 2002 national championship season. The Long Island native said he's surprised at Clarett's recent charges against the school of preferential treatment of football players.

    "There was never anything like that when I was there. I never saw any of that go on at all. That's why it was news to me," Olivea told Newsday this past week. "I know Maurice. I loved playing with him. I know the person, not the guy that's on ESPN and in the tabloids."

    Olivea said of Ohio State, "It was a great experience, academically and athletically. I'd have no problem sending my children there."

    As for Clarett, Olivea observed, "It doesn't look good for anybody [to make public criticisms]. No one wins in a situation like that. Ohio State doesn't look good at the end of the day and neither does Maurice. Who gains from it? I don't know."

    - BOB HERZOG
     
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Tom Friend
    ESPN
    Anyone else without a spine who decides to follow up on the story
     
  3. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    I went ahead and watched the "Outside the Lines" show the day Andy Geiger announced his retirement. Tom Friend truly was spineless, saying this was just the beginning and that Geiger was wrong to have publicly called Clarett a liar. But that wasn't what stood out the most to me.

    What stood out most was Friend's physical appearance. He had this strange, colorful and moving background behind him, and his eyelids rapidly fluttered throughout his short interview. He looked like a greasy weasel. If any of you have seen Adam Sandler's recent movie "Mr. Deeds," Tom Friend reminded me of a journalist from that Inside Edition knock-off tabloid channel they had in that movie.

    I'm glad Olivea has the courage to say his side of the story. I just hope it gets fair circulation among the press and the public.
     
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Shane Olivea Speaks Up

    I saw this on bucknuts and thought it may be of interest here.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/ny-spshanebox094109163jan09,0,732554.story?coll=ny-football-headlines

    It is good to see some past players coming forward. Needless to say ESPN never reports anything from former players that say something positive about Ohio State.

    Olivea is perplexed by Clarett

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    January 9, 2005

    SAN DIEGO - Shane Olivea was a teammate and friend of controversial Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett during the 2002 national championship season. The Long Island native said he's surprised at Clarett's recent charges against the school of preferential treatment of football players.

    "There was never anything like that when I was there. I never saw any of that go on at all. That's why it was news to me," Olivea told Newsday this past week. "I know Maurice. I loved playing with him. I know the person, not the guy that's on ESPN and in the tabloids."

    Olivea said of Ohio State, "It was a great experience, academically and athletically. I'd have no problem sending my children there."

    As for Clarett, Olivea observed, "It doesn't look good for anybody [to make public criticisms]. No one wins in a situation like that. Ohio State doesn't look good at the end of the day and neither does Maurice. Who gains from it? I don't know."

    - BOB HERZOG

     

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