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Buddy of mine sent me this earlier this morning. Apparently the Doughty family feels our team doctors did their son a disservice.
Universities arenand that fact has proved devastating for some student-athletes and their families.
"As one of just a small number of black students on campus"
Uhhh, I was there before and when he was there. That's not true.
Same here. Appears to me the black demographic is the 2nd largest on USC's campus @ almost 14%.
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Sounds to me like he's trying to blame a genetic disorder on a couple hits he can pin point as a possible cause. If its on us we should pay but that article ignored a lot of facts. Didn't even bring up medical hardship schollys players receive due to career ending injuries.
"Those who live in the past are cowards and losers" -- Mike Ditka
This is sad, and I feel horrible for Doughty, but you have to understand that this is a story told, and colored through the eyes of that author. The reaction we initially have to it is what the author is trying to achieve. I can guarantee you there is WAY more to the story, and that facts have been twisted and molded in this article. It's an awkward situation being manipulated by a tabloid, here, though.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
I know that Doughty had his issues while here, but I had never heard of all this. I love how USC gets thrown under the bus, though. And when given a chance to rebut, the response is silence (presumably due to the litigious nature of society and the highly volatile nature of the subject) except for the snippet from Dr. Guy that I thought was kinda weak. I really don't know what to think but it is certainly some very negative pub.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
There are no evil thoughts except one: The refusal to think.
This is pretty terrible too: "The teenage boy even got to go inside Nick Saban's house during a visit to the University of Alabama."
What was Saban doing recruiting Stanley Doughty to Alabama back then?
I posted this in the "Ask Tony" thread in response to a post about the same article:
The article is very one-sided, and I wonder how they even got to Doughty as an example. Willy Korn's serious issues with Clemson's in-house staff were very well documented, as are other incidents of clear orthopedic injuries to their players who are still allowed/encouraged to play. It's amazing, given all the possible players/angles for a story like this, that USC somehow gets the brunt of it.
You do, at least, make the main point, which is that it seems any issue would be with the neurosurgeon Doughty was sent to. Jeff Guy, our team physiican, is mentioned in the article, but he's an orthopedist, so it's not him, and I seriously doubt USC has an on-staff neurosurgeon. So, it's a straight referral to an outside doctor. Why is he not named, yet USC is somehow dragged through the mud? What obligation does USC have for an alleged mis-diagnosis to an athlete by a third party, especially after the athlete voluntarily severs his relationship with the university?
This seems like yet another cautionary tale for athletes chasing dreams of NFL stardom instead of securing their future through the educational opportunity afforded them in their football scholarships, and yet another example of a media bias painting an adult as a "victim" without consideration of the poor choices made by that adult. I'm not even going to get into the injection of race/class by the San Francisco-based writer.
Was Saban even at Bama yet?
He wasn't...another error by the SanFran writer.
His first year at Bama was 2007.
If a kid leaves college early against the recommendation of his coaches, then finds out about an injury that may or may not have occurred while playing for that college, should the college simply open their arms and say come on back and finish school for free and we'll do your surgery for free too?
I'm not saying our doctors could never miss an injury, but I doubt very seriously they've ever operated like NFL team doctors and ignored serious injuries to get kids back on the field.
How much assistance does the NCAA permit a school to provide to a former athlete who has since signed a pro contract?
Writer lost my interest when he penned: As one of just a small number of black students on campus, Doughty felt isolated.
Give me a break. It should just say that he grew up poor. Went to play big time college football, & got hurt. He can't play in the NFL. And he's still poor. Now he's looking to blame someone.
Make something or yourself, not excuses.
Left to right: Reed and Blondie,
This is article is so full of fail and blatant lies and misinformation. While I do feel a bit sad for Doughty, this is of his own doing. I love how they felt so sorry for him for not having a college degree. Really? Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Stanley leave USC early?
The part about visising Saban is also laughable.
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I tried to find the email address of the author with no luck. Has anyone else located it?
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We certainly didn't stop him from getting his degree
Here you go.
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I know, that was kind of my point. He made a bad choice and wants to blame us.
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