ESPN is reporting that FSU wide receiver Bert Reed was suspended because he missed class and violated the school's new academic policy. According to Bobby Bowden as reported by ESPN, he "wanted to keep it a secret ... that's something you really wouldn't like the opponent to know that."
The academic policy states the following:
1.Three unexcused absences in any one class will cost a student-athlete one game.
2. A fourth unexcused absence will force the athlete to miss 30 percent of his or her games that season.
3. A fifth knocks the athlete out for the year.
This is rather disappointing and illustrates the fact that our recruiting efforts have to focus on players with character and a commitment to their team and the program. Bert Reed has shown by his actions that he does not have those traits.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Posted by tallynolefan at 3:55 PM