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Former Oklahoma lineman may live to regret remarks


Gazette staff April 12th, 2007

The only thing funnier than watching Robin Williams on coke is listening to young college students explaining why they strayed from the path of righteousness. Former University of Oklahoma football p...

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The only thing funnier than watching Robin Williams on coke is listening to young college students explaining why they strayed from the path of righteousness.

Former University of Oklahoma football players Rhett Bomar and J.D. Quinn are back in news these days as they discuss the actions leading to their dismissal from the team last year.

Bomar has been talking to sports television super gorilla ESPN while Quinn espoused his philosophy of bad behavior to the Tulsa World.

You can see where this is heading.

Bomar was the starting quarterback and poised to become a college football star while Quinn was getting ready to anchor the offensive line, burdened with the task of protecting Bomar. But just before the start of the 2006 season, both players were kicked off the team for violating NCAA rules.

The two players spent last summer working at the Big Red Sports/Imports automobile dealership in Norman and were paid for work for which they never showed up.

"All I did was take cash," Quinn told the Tulsa World last week.

Now, to a young college student, that may seem to be a reasonable statement. To everybody else, an image of Homer Simpson comes to mind, because all the footballers did was get the university in a hot oil bath with the NCAA. To a government employee, all it does is land you in jail.

In a few years, Quinn may look back on his statement and ask himself, "What'd I say?"

 
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