- Nov 18, 2014
Geno is going by what Westbrook told him. He hasn’t made anything up. If you were a coach and a player transferred to your program with a tough story, wouldn’t you support that player if you had no reason not to believe her. Of course you would.
Funny, when someone on this LADY VOL FAN board makes an inference about Geno's motivation, you are all "YOU DON'T KNOW!" ONLY GENO CAN KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED" but now, you are all "oh poor, pool little Geno, he was only going by what Westbrook told him." Well, we don't know what Evina said or how much Geno and the Uconn staff embellished certain aspects of her story to strengthen the case for her waiver (and apparently with insufficient evidence).
But, even if Geno was parroting Evina's narrative, he has a freakin' responsibility to do some due diligence before publicly disparaging another program and further suggesting that the "transgressions" were so extreme that an investigation was warranted except that the NCAA for some mysterious decided to look the other way.
For the record, I think Geno would have been fully within his rights to complain that the NCAA lacks transparency in these decisions and he could have even proclaimed that he believed that Evina's case was a viable as others that had been granted waivers. But unless willing to back up his accusations about the LV program, Geno was being seriously unprofessional in dropping such innuendos in a press conference and then saying, immediately "well I can't talk about that" when asked for an explanation. Well, dude you just did talk about it, so put up or retract and apologize.
Those baseless accusations are the point of contention on this board. Why you keep coming back to try to justify Geno's calumny is your business but I am sure you will find a more receptive audience on the Boneyard.