- Nov 14, 2009
Playing James Wiseman in defiance of the NCAA was foolish and risky because it A) almost certainly wouldn't work out in Memphis' favor, and B) could expose the program to additional penalties. And now here we are. If Memphis would've just done what every other school does when faced with a similar situation, Wiseman, it's now clear as day, would've served a nine-game suspension and returned in time for the Tigers' showdown with Tennessee on Dec. 14. But now, because Memphis didn't do what every other school does when faced with a similar situation, Wiseman will serve a 12-game suspension,
Students: Do not spit in the face of the NCAA as it relates to eligibility surrounding amateurism.
As I said from the start, taking this to court was foolish, the decision to defiantly play him was even more foolish, and the idea that Wiseman and his lawyers could strong-arm the NCAA without expectation of a more severe punishment for both Wiseman and Memphis after defying them, was foolish.
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