… ’cause Corch is back to business.
Urban Meyer dismissed Tracy Sprinkle from the Ohio State football team on Monday after the defensive lineman was arrested over the weekend and charged with cocaine possession after a bar brawl in Lorain.
But don’t get too excited about a transfer just yet, Plainsfolk. Urban’s keeping his options open.
Now he is completely off the team, though a team spokesman said that Sprinkle’s status could be looked at again depending on the outcome of his legal issues.
Meyer followed a similar path in 2012 with linebacker Storm Klein. He was dismissed from the team that summer after facing a charge of domestic violence and assault. Klein later pleaded to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct and rejoined the team and did play that season.
Here’s Ohio State’s 2014 schedule. I’ll let you do the math.
“On vacation”? Seriously? Shoot, if this had happened in Gainesville, Huntley Johnson would have worked out a deal with the state’s attorney by now.
UPDATE: Damn, this just keeps getting better and better.
Police were called to respond to a “large fight in progress” at the Grown & Sexy Lounge in Lorain, Ohio, according to Cleveland.com. Sprinkle was reportedly one of an estimated 50 people outside the bar when police arrived. According to the police report, several groups of people were fighting outside the lounge as police arrived on the scene. Sprinkle is accused of participating in the fighting, for which he was arrested and taken away in custody.
Police found two small bags of cocaine stuffed under the back seat after Sprinkle was removed from the police vehicle.
Hiding cocaine in the back of a police car? Genius.
The “Grown & Sexy Lounge” sounds like a place in the top 1% of the top 1% of America’s watering holes.
I assume that means Auburn feels good about its quarterback situation.
What’s to stop him from declaring for the NFL draft next spring?
Now there’s an explanation I can’t wait to hear.
I guaran-damn-tee you this is a headline you’ll never see written about Georgia football.
Have some football.
- Herschel Walker thinks the college football playoff format should be bigger than four teams to accommodate the SEC.
- I heard a lot of talk from some of the NCAA’s witnesses at O’Bannon that paying players could harm the integration between them and the rest of the student body. I wonder how they feel about this.
- The arrests of seven athletes over a three-month span at Missouri led the athletic director to the conclusion that he doesn’t believe the spate of arrests was indicative of a cultural problem. Isn’t that what they always think?
- More academic speculation on what the Northwestern unionization effort might lead to. Nobody knows, really.
- Statistical comfort for Auburn: Allowing big passing numbers is no indicator of a team’s success. Except when it is: “Four of the top five teams in the country in passing yardage — Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Michigan State and Louisville — held the top four spots in opponents’ passer rating, and they were the only four teams to hold teams under a 100 rating.”
- If you’re interested in some inside ball, Shakin the Southland, which has been an excellent Clemson blog, has lost two of its major contributors. Their story is here.
- Auburn wants to do something about limiting opponents’ explosive plays, although if the problem really goes back to Tuberville’s time, I’m not sure why that really matters now.
Hey, you get hungry on the weekends, too.
If the world is going to give Corch tons of shit for turning a blind eye to Aaron Hernandez’ behavior in Gainesville, I sure hope somebody in the media has a few questions to direct Junior’s way about Janzen Jackson.
Now this surprises me.
I’m not saying whether it’s right or wrong. But it is a departure from previous practice.
So at Georgia, eating a marijuana-laced brownie will cost you game time, but stealing from the school may not. Interesting set of priorities.
Matthews, LeMay, James DeLoach and John Taylor are due to be arraigned in Athens-Clarke County court Thursday.
I wonder how blind justice will be.