View Full Version : Blount to be reinstate?
10-02-2009, 12:15 AM
10-02-2009, 12:20 AM
If Blount gets reinstated he is going to be tested in every road game by the fans' reactions. He is like a ticking timebomb and there will be those (even players) that will do anything they can to set him off.
10-02-2009, 12:32 AM
School officials also have connected Blount with mentors, including former NBA player Kermit Washington, who was suspended from that league for punching an opposing player.
An opposing player? An opposing player? Can't even name Rudy T?
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10-02-2009, 01:35 AM
I'm not sure I find the clip above very funny. That single play almost killed Rudy and ruined Kermit's career. Nothing amazing about it.
10-02-2009, 02:02 AM
I spent my early years in DC before moving west and I saw Kermit play for AU several times against Georgetown. He was a great player and rebounder and I think he even made the NBA All Star team once or twice before the incident. He never seemed like a hot-head. I was dumbfounded when he threw the punch against Rudy T. He was suspended for 26 games, the longest NBA suspension at that time. That punch pretty much ruined his career, but he redeemed himself with what he did afterwards, and continues to do.
Interestingly, he just reached out to OU's LeGarrette Blount and offered him some good advice:
“I wish it never happened, but it did,” said Washington. “Thirty years later, I am still identified with that no matter where I go. They say, ‘Kermit, you’re the guy who hit somebody,’ and that’s life. There’s nothing you can do about it. I always wanted to be a politician, but after that being a senator or being a congressman was out of the window.”
Washington was concerned for Blount’s future, and at the request of Oregon coach Chip Kelly, spoke with Blount on the phone Sunday.
“This is what I said to him: ‘Don’t make any excuses because nobody wants to hear that,” said Washington. “You do need to be public with your regrets. Write an open letter to the University. Write a letter to the Oregonian. And just say you’re sorry. Say publicly the truth: that you embarrassed your school, your coach, and your team. People respect honestly, courage, and truthfulness.
“Even those who think the worst about you and will always think you’re a thug. They might not like you but they respect those traits. It’s very important that you write the letter in your own words. No PR people. And remember: no excuses. You are going to lose people if you say, ‘he taunted me.’ And don’t make it a black white thing [Hout is white]. Don’t even consider that route. You will go the way of Maurice Clarett: from bad to worse.”
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