Thursday, January 24, 2008

SEC = Seriously Ethically Challenged

Proving everything is always on the up-and-up when it comes to SEC football recruiting comes this little nugget from New Orleans:

Top Rated Recruit Tackles ACT Again

Apparently, Patrick Johnson - a highly-ranked defensive back from Pompano Beach, FL - had narrowed his list of schools down to Florida, Florida State, and LSU.

Spurning the two suitors from his home state, Johnson committed to LSU. Soon after, an unnamed source referred questions about his academic eligibility to the NCAA, throwing his recruitment into flux with the Tigers.

Johnson says it was Florida.

In any event, Johnson looks like he will be eligible to play for the LSU. He had an interesting take on the situation:

"I'm not upset," Johnson said. "Florida made an issue about the ACT score. They're cowards. They had to go behind my back. But that's OK. We play them this year (on Oct. 11 at Florida)."

SEC football. The behind-the-scenes drama is always better than the actual game.

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