I’ve always said that growin’ up in the ghetto was the best place in the world be from. Why? Because if you can survive there you can survive ANYWHERE!! One of the greatest things I’ve learned growin’ up in the hood was loyalty. If your ridin’ with a boy and he becomes apart of your fabric you never diss him even if he makes a mistake. You never turn your back on people that you love. I’m not talkin’ about the “snitch” foolishness bruh. I’m talkin’ about not turnin’ your backs on people you love even when they makes mistakes. Bryant H. McGill said it best, “Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.”
Well playas…not at the University of Oklahoma they aren’t. On Wednesday Bob Stoops finally addressed the media about the whole Joe Mixon foolishness. He folded like a cheap tent, threw ole boy under the bus, backed up and ran over him again to separate himself from the entire incident. The dun saw the tape two and a half years ago along with university officials and decided then that a year suspension was enough of a punishment. Now he’s back trackin’!
Here’s what he had to say, “Two and a half years ago, thought we had a significant penalty, a strong penalty. Now, it isn’t enough. These individuals can’t have a second chance. Just not acceptable. And they know it anymore, and they’ve been told enough. We have more meetings and things of that nature that instruct and let them know what appropriate behavior is and isn’t and what the consequences are.”
He goes on to say, “Dismissal is really the only thing that is possible. A young guy having an opportunity to rehabilitate and to have some kind of discipline and come back from it is really not there anymore. Hopefully that message goes down even to the high school level that these things are just unacceptable to any degree and there’s no recovering, I guess … it never has been acceptable. What I’m saying is, there’s no recovering from these incidents really anymore.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I’m not condoning the kid’s behavior whatsoever. However, I’m just callin’ foolishness when I see foolishness. Bob Stoops and company saw the No.1 recruit in America and decided that a year suspension was enough and he was welcomed back onto the team with opened arms the followin’ year. And nobody’s said squat about the incident since. So if you decided that the punishment was enough two and a half years ago then stick to your guns as to why you allowed him back on the team in 2015!! Right or wrong bruh! You made the decision so live with it and own it.
Don’t let the public or media backlash change your mind now playboy. Either you thought that the punishment was sufficient enough or it wasn’t? Out of your OWN mouth Bob, you said that you thought that an 18 year old that made a horrible mistake deserved a second change to redeem himself. But like I said in the crazy Hot Joint last week entitled “Pockets” that it was ironic that the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association sued for the release of the tape AFTER Joe Mixon has finished makin’ the university, the city of Norman and the state of Oklahoma a boat load of money.
If boyz were as appalled as they say they are today in 2014. Why didn’t the tape come out then? I’m just sayin’! Don’t wait until he’s finished playin’ ball there to throw the tape on the streets.
He’s declared for the NFL draft now so he’s not worth a red cent to anybody in Oklahoma today. That’s why the tape in on the streets. Please don’t act like you’re appalled today Bob Stoops or OU because you saw the tape immediately after the incident. It’s no different than the duns in Baltimore after the Ray Rice foolishness. They saw the tape as soon as the ignorance occurred but they didn’t react until the tape hit the streets.
Now if you felt STRONG enough to say that the kid deserved a second change in 2014 then you should say that today. Don’t say that today he would have been dismissed because by doin’ that you let yourself off of the hook for makin’ the wrong decision in 2014.
A man sticks by his decision and simply says, “I felt that the kid could be saved. I never want to just throw kids away when they make mistakes. I’ve always felt that way.” But on some real talk, he saw the best recruit in America and knew that he could help him win a ton of games. PERIOD! Now that he’s gone, Stoops or the university cares nothin’ about him. I’m cool with that bruh and if you feel that way playboy just be man enough to say it.
If Stoops really cared about him he would have said, “Over the past two and a half years Joe’s been a pleasure to coach and I do believe that he deserved a second chance.” But the dun didn’t! So that means it was ONLY about winnin’ games and nothin’ more.
Again, I’m not condoning Mixon’s behavior but Bob Stoops isn’t goin’ to stand up and act like he didn’t use this kid for his own benefit and now try to detach himself from him because he’s NOW catchin’ heat. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!