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Think I've found the problem. From her "About" page on her own website, she says that she's "always going to be a storyteller." Unfortunately, your job is to report facts, not spin stories to get people to go to your blog.
Journalism and success in the field is determined by generation of readers and thus controversial topics can make or break someones career. It should not come as a surprise that following all of the Auburn hoop la and Miami and Rtugers scandals with NCAA violations and coaching nightmares journalist twist turn and blow up any said wrong doing by a Univeristy they can find.
I do believt that the NCAA does owe more of an obligation through Legislation or at least suggestive wording to push for minimal boundaries in handling athletic injuries. Let us not forget that kids on full scholarships are afforded a free right to get an education and no one is perfect. Medicine is a progressive field and their are no perfect doctors. Insinuating that a Univeristy willingfully turns their cheeks from athletes who are injured is pushing it. Also throwing in the racial BS is below the belt in my opinion.
I think the overall point of this article is good and I dont think their can ever be too many parameters outling injuires and sorts for college athletes. I do however think that this is a ploy for a journalist to "uncover" something major that a Universty did wrong based on heresay and unsupported facts. Unfortuantely the Universty we love and admire is the one being targeted and I have all the faith in the world that our medical staff and athletic department did everything capable in supporting Doughty on and off the field. To state otherwise is a means to generate reader and sadly pathetic
Tell us the real story.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
I don't know the whole story. That was a narrative from a tabloid author, though. You know it, too. Don't try to act naive all the sudden.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Wow, we have some awesome fans. Just drive the bus over a former player because he's saying something that goes against what you think is best for the perception of the program. I haven't seen one post that expresses any concern for his health and well being. That's really disheartening. Who the hell is anyone to say he didn't feel isolated on campus? Have you walked in his shoes? The people laughing at him on this board should be completely ashamed. It's quite likely some of you folks would have had some of his same struggles if you came from his background.
I don't care if there are some pieces of the story you can dispute. Unless you're questioning the fact that he legitimately suffered those injuries while playing for USC, there's no good excuse not to make sure he receives the surgery he needs. We make tens of millions of dollars from our players. The very LEAST we can do is ensure their health care needs are covered. I'm glad that some of you people would rather tear him down instead of encourage the athletic department to reach out to a former player and do what they can to make things right. No freaking wonder our former players have so many issues when even our fans respond this way.
Regarding Saban's lake house, I didn't know you were barred from owning a lake house in Alabama when you coach somewhere outside of the state. I'm not sure how the fact that he was coaching at LSU is proof that he didn't have a lake house.
What do you mean "we"? Seems like many of your posts are slanted quite negatively toward USC.
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No kidding. The first part about the draft is full of errors.
And you wonder why people call you a giraffe.
Elliott "Small" Fry
Stanley left USC earlier against the advice of the coaches. Now Stanley cried woe is me for not having a job with insurance. Sounds to me like Stanley made his bed and now has to sleep in it.
Did you read the article? If so how can you be so stupid?
Look at the first handful of posts in the thread...
I don't even know where to begin with the second piece. If you can't distinguish a difference between him needing the surgery within a year or two of finishing his career at USC and a player (and something that should have been done while he was enrolled) from a player from the 50s needing surgery in his old age, then I can't help you. He can pretty directly correlate his need for surgery to injuries suffered playing football for USC, and he was given treatment by a negligent USC-endorsed doctor who misdiagnosed a very serious condition. That's not something to just brush off. I'm simply saying pay the bill for his medical procedure. I'm not asking for someone to deliver him a briefcase full of cash. It's absurd for anyone to try to vilify him without even knowing him or how the full extent of his this spine injury impacts him.
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It's quite obvious that you've blindly bit into this pseudo-journalism that has been outed as factually incorrect for some presumed axe that you have to grind against USC. Even with no knowledge of Doughty's background at USC, one should be able to tell that there are inconsistencies in the article in regards to what went on. The only thing that is disconcerting at all is the lack of comment from the USC end, but it is easy to see why that would be the case given the situation. Remembering some things from his tenure here, how it ended, and the mounting untrue claims exposed in this piece, the most likely scenario is that USC was not negligent in the least. We don't know what happened when he belatedly came back to have USC pay for his surgery and continued advancement toward his degree. We don't even know what his academic standing was, much less how his interactions with the school went. Yet here you are, judging the University as wrong without even knowing the story.
What we do know is that this story comes out six years after Doughty left USC with a year of eligibility to try to cash in on the opportunities given to him from playing here. Why have we not heard this before? It seems that if it were a true instance of him being wronged, we'd have heard of it long before now. He didn't get to realize his dream and now someone has been willing to leverage that into a piece of journalistic trash to try to move their career forward.
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There are no evil thoughts except one: The refusal to think.
I can't believe you are this gullible. There are infinite errors, ad libs, and opinions stated as facts, and that is just in the 1st paragraph. You can't disregard all of the BS in that article, and choose one thing to claim as accurate. There is an agenda with that article: a tabloid reporter trying to make a splash. You may as well watch star wars and claim "The Force" is achievable.
If USC pays for a damn medical procedure, how in the world is he cashing in? Yeah, what an ungrateful jerk; he'd like to have his spinal injury corrected. He's sure trying to bleed us dry! I have news for you guys -- the Atlantic isn't some rinky dink tabloid. I realize the material in the publication goes way over most of your heads and they don't have enough pictures to hold your attention, but this isn't exactly like some disgruntled bag man leaking unflattering details to Selena f*cking Roberts or some other hack.
Why don't you guys go ask some former players what they think about this and get back to me. Not that I'm really surprised, but a lot of people have exposed themselves for all they are -- fake fans who care about nothing more than USC's image and winning as many games as possible in the here and now. You guys couldn't care less about players' long term well being if they're not here now, on the field, and helping us win games.
Nice melt bro.
I read the article and noticed inaccuracies all over the place and disregarded the whole thing immediately because of the numerous inaccuracies.
I would hope the university would do all it could to help Its former athletes. I think they would do it if a) it were legal and b) the NCAA would let them.
This is an outstanding post. I share this poster's concern about the anger towards the player. But that's what to be expected here, knee jerk reactions and a herd mentality.
Football is dangerous and exploitative, not paying kids who risk serious injury that sometimes doesn't manifest until long after their college eligibility is over.
Think y'all are pretty quick to jump on the university. I'd like to know the truth before I cast judgment and I don't feel like this article is credible at all.
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