1) So what? Are the rest of them are geniuses, or just lucky?
No, he has been snakebit by circumstance, poor decision making, and someone more than willing to want to harm the kid's future, and he really isn't just another college kid.
There is probably no one out there trying to sabotage the other's careers, and unless they catch the perp, what other harms can he do? He's already cost the kid 10-13 million (ESPN figures) in contract money, the Miami coach...who is on not so solid ground in Miami...has one more headache to worry about; South beach beckons, and the kid will have lots of "friends" and lots of money.
Yep, pro athletes and others smoke weed, but the NFL rules say you can't do that or you will be punished. Would it be off base to say he will probably be frequently peeing in cups in the next year or so?
Ummm....none of the other violations...taking money, airplane tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars cross your radar? You kind of frame Brady as a criminal for maybe conspiring to let a little air out of a football, and you get in back of an admitted offender who broke rules, put Ole Miss into further trouble with the NCAA, and probably will have gotten an AD fired. Is it also a bad assumption that the $300 he asked the AD for so he could pay his mom's water and light bill is a little less than believable? A bag of weed costs about that much these days...I'm inclined to go with the latter. He messed with someone, and that someone got a piece of revenge Friday night...ya think?
It doesn't matter whether or not he posed for the picture; it's out there and it has been a major topic of conversation...this matter will follow him to the grave...the media will see to that. And what about that person who is intent on ruining the kid's career...so far he has been successful. $10-13 million down the tubes, and a big question mark about the kid's decision making and character. Time will tell. TV commentators will ensure every game he plays on TV for at least the first year will have mention of his pre-draft behavior.
"I think I may say that of all the men we meet with, nine parts of ten are what they are, good or evil, useful or not, by their education." John Locke