Judgement Day (yawn)
- I agree that Mo Purify needs to be punished. I also agree that Bill Callahan needs Mo Purify to help win him games and keep his job. I also realize that NO lawyer in Lincoln wants to be known as the guy who puts a star Husker player in jail for an extended period of time. But alas, the trial is today, there is a plea bargain in the works (according to Steve Sipple yesterday) blah blah blah blah.
Is ANY of this shocking? I’m not shocked he attacked a bouncer. I’m not shocked he allegedly hit a girl. I’m not shocked you people defend him. I’m not shocked he’s about to get off with next to nothing. I’m not shocked that the media is playing this off as no big deal. I’m not shocked that as the schedule gets closer, the realization that your other wide receivers suck is sinking in. Also, I won’t be shocked when Callahan announced a 4 game suspension. I won’t be shocked when some of you think it’s too harsh. I won’t be shocked when all of you say “he learned his lesson”.
NONE of this shocks me.
So why is this a big deal? It’s not really, mostly because Husker players have been getting in trouble and getting off with a slap on the wrist for well over a decade. They punch fans on the field. They attack OU cheerleaders. They steal purses. They have sex with teen girls in trailers. They hit off-duty firefighters over the head with a pool cue. They steal playstations. They get drunk and drive on nothing but their rims. They climb up the side of buildings and punch girls in the face.
Compared to all of that, does it really surprise you that he’ll get off light in the courts, and he’ll get off light on the team?
It doesn’t me.
Personally, I don’t really care, because I’ve watched Mo Purify play quite a bit. He’s an outstanding talent with NFL skills. Unfortunately for you people, he also takes big games off, he fumbles when the chips are down, and he only hustles when he wants to.
As far as I’m concerned, as long as something wacky doesn’t happen today….case closed.
PS - Oh, and by the way. For those of you looking at me going, “hey hypocrite, how about Kalen Grimes on the Missouri basketball team? He smacked a guy with a shotgun. What do you have to say about that?”
I say cut him. Let the courts deal with him and cut him from the team. No suspension. No trial period. No “Kalen needs basketball in his life.” Nothing. Break the rules. Leave the team.
And that’s the difference between you and the rest of us.