I must admit, my first though when seeing a headline that read “Jarboe Booted From OU Football Team” was “hey, do what you want to Jane, but at least allow Norman Westberg to run back kicks.” From Sportsline :
An incoming freshman player at Oklahoma was dismissed from the football team Friday by coach Bob Stoops after a video of him rapping about guns and shooting people appeared on the Internet.
The dismissal of wide receiver Josh Jarboe came after the player appeared in a 74-second, profanity-laced video.
“We are disappointed in this outcome, but our complete review and this final decision is in the best interest of our program,” Stoops said in a statement. “We outlined for Josh the expectations we had for him when he arrived and, unfortunately, those expectations have not been met. Josh needs to learn from this experience. We hope he can move forward in a positive manner.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Jarboe signed with the Sooners in February. In March, he was arrested after an assistant principal at Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Ga., told a school police officer he saw Jarboe grab a gun from a car.
Jarboe was expelled from school, but completed his high school degree online.
Around the same time Stoops’ hip-hop-phobia resulted in Jarboe’s dismissal, video of LSU coach Les Miles blatantly sucking up to world famous reprobate Calvin Broadus was shown on “SportsCenter” several times. That the two cases have not been compared leads me to one earth shattering conclusion : someone in the Mushnick household forgot to pay the cable bill last month.