Why does this kind of crap always have to happen at such crucial times like this? GEEZ!
Personally... and though we all don't know all the facts yet. I really don't think that the OSU brass were trying to "play games" with Clarett and keep him from returning home for this friend's funeral.
People like to assume things when others simply say "no comment" (including Clarett's Mom who refuses to come out and say anything negaitve about OSU's mgt. at this point).
I do tend to want to believe that it's more a NCAA bureaucratic "snafoo" than anything else. I'm not "up" on all the by-laws and rules of the NCAA, so I could be wrong; but isn't OSU prevented from simply buying him the ticket to return home? Doesn't Clarett have to process this through the NCAA as a hardship situation?
I just don't see the "advantages" for OSU to try and screw this kid over (and I'm thinking long term here).
He's mad and upset (and rightly so). I just hope he is not allowing his emotions to cause him to needlessly lash out at this time.