I suppose I’m not surprised that a member of the Matthews family has taken umbrage at the comments made by Sterling Bailey’s father. And I guess I’m not too surprised that she chose to take her anger public.
Here’s what she’s right about: some people take this shit too seriously. The rest of her cri de coeur? Not so much. The circumstances surrounding Matthews’ departure may have been the final straw that broke Mr. Bailey’s camel’s back, but it’s clear that he was talking about more than just Tray Matthews when he vented. And as for the hypotheticals she poses about how Bailey would have handled a similar situation involving his son, what she misses there is that unlike Tray, Sterling learned from his mistake and cleaned up his act.
Tray is a talented kid, and that’s why he’s blessed with a second chance at Auburn. Good for him. And good for him, as well, that he has a family structure that gives him support. (Too bad it wasn’t supportive enough to steer him down the right road after Checkgate, though.)
Now please shut up and leave the rest of us alone, okay? Because nobody really cares about who’s hurting now.