I must be missing something. From what I understand Lance has a pending charge that he groped a 17 year old girl and it's expected that his case will either be pleaded down or thrown out. Yes, that's bad, but there are also several other recruits that have signed this period that have had charges against them and I didn't hear near the uproar that I'm hearing over Stephenson. Aside from the legal issue I'm not sure I understand what gives pepole the perception that he's the scum of the earth. Let's look at the other issues around him.
1. His dad is outspoken: apparently that means Lance is scum.
2. He toured the under armor facilities while on a college visit with Maryland: not sure how this reflects poorly on Lance, it only reflects poorly on Maryland IMO.
3. He had an internet reality show about him: Again, not sure how this reflects poorly on Lance. Probably not the smartest thing to do because it will ultimately raise the question of whether or not he received compensation, but from what I understand it's just pure speculation that any money changed hands. I guess people will take that speculation as fact and assume that he's a thug because of it. For what it's worth Lance's dad said that they would have to be idiots to take any money for that show (to be determined whether or not they're idiots I guess).
4. He's supposedly a selfish basketball player and bad for team chemistry: I'm not sure I know of many star athletes, especially top 25 caliber players that aren't selfish in high school. I'm not sure how bad his team chemistry can be if his team won 4 city championships and 2 state titles.
Is there anything else I'm unaware of that makes UC a renegade program for recruiting him? Decourcey was just on Lance's show and said the talk about other programs backing out and nobody else wanting him is crazy. He said Mick flat out won this recruiting battle.