Monday, October 16, 2017

Regarding the TMZ-Jamall Anderson stuff

TMZ is reporting that former Eagle Jamall Anderson is peddling a video of BC players from the mid-90s drinking and grinding on strippers. Anderson is also promoting a book about his misadventures. I am going to try to keep my inconsistencies and hypocrisy in check for this, but then again this whole things is stupid.

1. BC is not above bad behavior or coloring outside the lines -- then or now. I sort of touched on this when writing about recent NCAA scandals. I am sure there are plenty of embarrassing things, illegal things (real laws and NCAA laws) and academically questionable things going on at BC right now. I have no proof, but I am also not naive. Do I think BC is bending the rules as much as other schools? Probably not. Does that matter? Not really. We like to say we do things the right way, but sometimes if you are arguing degrees of wrongness, you are probably missing the point. "Everyone's doing it" is not an excuse. My hope is that BC one day takes a real leadership position on all these issues, so that the underground nature of all this becomes unnecessary. Also, I want to point out that this doesn't mean athletes are bad apples. I was on campus during the era of this video and saw regular students break rules, cheat, break laws, and even have strippers in the Mods. That doesn't justify anyone's behavior. My point is these sorts of things are not exclusively driven by sports or jock culture.

2. BC's response was perfect. The school told TMZ, "This 22 year old video, which is alleged to have taken place at Boston College, depicts unauthorized and unacceptable behavior that does not reflect the culture of BC or the standards to which our student-athletes are held." 

The player involved was kicked out of school. His head coach was fired. The AD during the time was essentially fired. BC has nothing to explain. We had problems and dealt with them at the appropriate time in the appropriate way.

Now the school should use this as a reminder to make sure it knows what is going on now, but the Andeson stuff is a non-issue.

3. Jamall Anderson has been a problem and desperate for a long time. Anderson has been trying to sell and tell his story for a long time. He did it 20 years ago after BC kicked him out of school. He did it last year when he was trying to sell his memoir. And now he's doing it again as the Pitino scandal churns up salacious NCAA coverage. Most of the other players involved have moved on, are welcome in the BC Football family and are proud alums. Anderson -- who denied everything for years -- was one of only two players that the DA had proof bet against BC. The others were suspended for betting on sports. But the gambling scandal was not Anderson's first discipline issue at BC. He was kicked out of University housing prior to the betting and was a challenge to the coaching staff his entire time.

He claims he is doing this to help young athletes learn. I don't trust his motives and wonder if 22 years later, he has learned everything. I hope TMZ paid him for the video because that's about all that he's got to show for the wasted opportunities.

19 comments:

knucklehead said...

I cannot wait for this to go public. It is going to have the opposite effect the TGS-like author is intending. Over the last 15 years Boston College has become buttoned down. This will improve recruiting.

BCAlum2000 said...

I literally dont even semi-recollect that guy and I was there at the time. Complete non-story. Is the video supposedly showing recruits? Even so, wtf cares as it was 22 years ago and came before BC literally cleaned house in the football program.

TGS said...

The stripper in question is Khead in drag. The jock sniffer does anything to get "close" to the players.

knucklehead said...

(S)T(D)GS, I will say it again for you. Keep trying, stupid.

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knucklehead said...

Is this the guy who did the dirty bird for the Falcons?

Kidding. Stupid TGS.

TGS said...

Khead, your rapier like wit is truly astounding.
How goes the studying for the HS equivalency diploma from Bunker Hill Community College?

knucklehead said...

TGS, Not interested. Stop.

knucklehead said...

BHCC. Your "sons" first stop before Providence College. Ha, Providence College.

Stupid TGS and "his" even more stupid offspring.

Anne Marie Gahring said...

Has anyone noticed what that beloved ancient rival (HINT Worcester) just did in football as

OPPOSED to OUR OH what can you do crowd ??????

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Georgia Eagle said...

Block this troll!!!!

Section D said...

We need to block the knucklehead troll too with his constant juvenile sniping about who is a moron, who is stupid, etc. what a drag it is to read comments from that guy.

knucklehead said...

Section D,
Another hypocritical loser statement. Can it crybaby. You started it up but cannot handle it being given back.


Section D said...

desperate knucklehead needs any attention he can get...

Knucklehead said...

Section D,
Wrong. Another stupid hypocritical comment. "We" should do this and "We" should do that. You are the one begging for attention.

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