Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
Boone? Has anyone hear ever known a college-age person (non-athlete) that was arrested for being drunk or doing something stupid while drunk? I have. It happens. 18 to 23 year "kids" do dumb things sometimes.
I'd venture to guess that at least one OSU student is arrested every weekend. Does that mean the whole school has a problem? How about other schools? Think Ivy League schools don't have arrests due to disorderly and/or drunken behavior?
I invite those throwing accusations to give me the number of guys that have been signed to play for OSU while Tressel has been there. Now give the number of players arrested. Is the percentage loads higher than other D-I football programs or loads higher than % of arrests for all college students. That is the kind of proof that I need to see to convince me. Give me facts, not "long lists", "bad track record", etc.
Alex Boone has a major drinking problem, plain and simple, beyond the scope of a normal college student. He was arrested previously for an underage DUI in April 2006 when he was nearly 2x the legal BA limit (http://www.dispatch.com/live/content...405-C2-01.html
Then in August 2006 Boone had this to say in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch:
Boone, who turned 19 in May, will arrive in Columbus as a sophomore starting left tackle, four months sober, down to 315 pounds after losing 50 pounds of beer weight, and eternally grateful that his actions in the early morning of April 2 didn't end a life or his football career.
"I knew I had a problem. I had been drinking like every night, just terrible drinking," he said. "I'd be down here in Columbus drinking, and I'd wake up . . . and I was like, 'How did I get home last night?' And guys were like, 'you got ripped, and you drove home, and we tried stopping you, and you got into a fight.' And I was like, 'I got a problem,' and I'd try to go sober, and it would last me about three days, and I'd be like, 'I need a beer.'
"Even during the season, I was drinking way more than I should have been. I shouldn't be drinking at all - I'm not of age - but I just realized I'm not mature enough to drink. I'd have one beer, and it would lead to 24 or 36 - there were weekends when in one night I'd be putting down 40.
Apparently old Alex Boone did not stick to his program. In fact, I can tell you from personal observation he was back to drinking as early as November 2007 because I personally witnessed him walk around a house party with an entire case he appeared to be drinking on his own. Later in the night he supposedly kicked a hole through a door at the same party (I had left, was told this by a friend who stayed). He obviously continues to battle these same problems on a level much more unhealthy than your normal college drinking.