Re: Former Notre Dame star says OSU used "criminals" to win
I've heard some discussion on this topic and I wonder what Pinkett really meant by using the word, "criminals" or "bad guys." On Mike and Mike this morning they seemed to believe that meant lowering admissions standards and, as a fan, would you accept your alma mater (or the school you root for) lowering those standards for having a very successful program and whether you actually need to.
I also wonder if Pinkett meant that he felt there should be more players that have more of a violent streak in them rather than players who actually commit criminal acts. I would hope no one would want players who commit violent criminal acts on their team. You can have players that have violent streaks that aren't criminals. Or I wonder if he meant, when he made mention of OSU, players who break NCAA rules. It depends on the rule, of course, but breaking an NCAA rule doesn't necessarily make one a criminal. In the eyes of some it may make a player a "bad guy" if he violates NCAA rules but they may not actually be "bad guys" in the strictest sense of the phrase since there are a lot of NCAA rules that are just stupid.