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Tennessee: Hoodlum U?Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 2:29 PM
With all the recent uproar over University of Tennessee football and basketball athletes getting into trouble, what I saw in Michigan's Lansing State Journal was amazing.
Several Michigan State football players were charged, and still more suspended, for being present at an altercation outside a dormitory in November, according to the State Journal.
Among those suspended but not charged is one Brynden Trawick, a redshirt freshman linebacker, who is planning to transfer to another major college, his father told the State Journal.
Trawick's already visited one school, his father said.
Guess which one? Right. UT. Surprised?
I'd like to see Lane Kiffin build the Vols back into a national championship contender. But considering athletes who even have a hint of scandal in their background makes me wonder if Kiffin is willing to let UT become Hoodlum U.
There should be a minimum set of recruitment standards. And those standards should include avoiding players with even a hint of scandal in their backgrounds.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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