In the body of the FSU sports information release regarding the Wednesday practice for the Noles was this gem from Bobby Bowden.
In reference to Bert Reed's suspension,Bowden said this. "I’m afraid that some people are making too much out of that, it’s missing classes.”
Are you kidding me? Is he saying that it's no big deal that he missed classes? This is the same Bobby Bowden that time after time after time when players have committed serious offenses has simply patted them on the head and had them run stadium steps. After all, two players resisting arrest and assaulting the police last year did not even warrant a suspension.
Bowden knows that after the academic fraud scandal the university implemented an attendance policy in which the athletes were to abide. Now he is being dismissive of the policy it seems. The players knew the policy and consequences and when a player violates the policy, he is putting his interests above that of the team.
For Bowden to make this ridiculous comment shows how profoundly he is out of touch. But then again, a lot of us knew that already.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Posted by tallynolefan at 10:09 PM