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April 27, 2006

USC Suspends QB Mark Sanchez Amidst Sexual Assault Allegations: So given ESPN's infatuation with the University of Southern California will they attempt to forget this as soon as possible, or will they finally begin to treat USC the way they do other schools?

posted by MassNole to football at 09:39 AM - 24 comments

ESPN or any other news channel will gladly bring down any high profile athletic program just for the publicity.

posted by bperk at 09:47 AM on April 27

I'd love to believe they would, but look at the free pass they give Duke Basketball compared to their hatred for Ohio State Football (sans Kirk Herbstreit for rather obvious reasons)

posted by MassNole at 09:50 AM on April 27

What scandal did they hush up about Duke basketball? I hate Duke basketball as much as anyone, but where is the dirt that brings ratings and publicity?

posted by bperk at 09:51 AM on April 27

For starters? Both Chris Duhon and Carloz Boozer's parents were given jobs beyond what their respective skill would normally allow them to obtain at a higher rate of pay than they deserved. Oddly enough, both jobs involved working for companies owned by prominant Duke Alumni. Here is a link to a MS Word document outlining that and a bunch of other stories suggesting media bias and program corruption.

posted by MassNole at 09:57 AM on April 27

I don't see anything in that document discussing those allegations regarding Duhon and Boozer.

posted by bperk at 10:23 AM on April 27

Look closer. It's not like a UNC fanboard would be more biased than ESPN.

posted by yerfatma at 10:41 AM on April 27

Here is a link to a MS Word document outlining that and a bunch of other stories suggesting media bias and program corruption. priceless...a word document on a UNC site Don't know about you guys, but I'm sold :-)

posted by bdaddy at 11:13 AM on April 27

I don't know that is matters where the information is found, but it does need to be supported by facts. I don't see any support for allegations of anyone ignoring NCAA violations. Since I am also a Duke hater, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing such facts.

posted by bperk at 11:22 AM on April 27

The university takes charges of sexual assault seriously," Michael Jackson, USC vice president of student affairs, said Did anyone else find this line humorous?

posted by bamike at 11:54 AM on April 27

micheal jackson??? i thought he preyed on lil boys...

posted by ktown at 02:41 PM on April 27

What I want to know is which alumnus came up with the dough for the $200,000.00 bond.

posted by irunfromclones at 02:43 PM on April 27

so seems like another arrogant kid,thinks he's special...that no women should refuse him..by the way, where does a college kid get 200,000 dollars???

posted by ktown at 02:46 PM on April 27

He could have just paid $20,000 to a bail bondsman. Presumably, he has parents who would help. so seems like another arrogant kid,thinks he's special...that no women should refuse him.. Currently, he seems like someone that has been accused of something. No sense in making up characteristics that he may or may not have.

posted by bperk at 03:00 PM on April 27

ESPN's "infatuation" with USC may have a little to do with the dominance of their football program the last 3 years, MassNole. I don't see the other sports programs at USC being covered in such a way that would suggest infatuation, or bias, with the U of SOCAL. As for allegations of free passes being given to the Duke basketball program, I don't recall much being made of those accusations by ANY network.

posted by mjkredliner at 03:00 PM on April 27

what happened to inoccent until proven guilty?

posted by rgthree at 03:45 PM on April 27

Please, FSU was more dominant than USC for a period of 14 years, and after 1993 ESPN made it their job to make FSU their bitch. Any allegations were major news. Now USC has had 2 players brought up on sexual assault charges (maybe 3, wasn't Eric Wright?), they had a player have a house purchased for their family, numerous academic troubles (LenDale White, Chauncey Washington, Whitney Lewis, etc.). They are not facing the ridicule other programs like FSU and OSU have faced in the past, despite a track record that will probably soon warrant an NCAA investigation. It will be funny when the team ESPN proclaimed the greatest ever will be 0-13 in the official record books.

posted by MassNole at 04:11 PM on April 27

What a comedy. USC takes allegations of sexual asssault seriously this coming from the vice president of student affairs MICHAEL JACKSON!!! Sanchez is backup to quarterback John David BOOTY!!! and USC is known as the TROJANS!!! Only in America. LMAO

posted by joromu at 04:20 PM on April 27

I don't know, mass, I think they are trying to find some good dirt. This Reggie Bush thing indicates that people are paying close attention to the program.

posted by bperk at 04:25 PM on April 27

Yeah, but it is Yahoo Sports who broke the Bush story, not E!SPN.

posted by MassNole at 04:52 PM on April 27

so seems like another arrogant kid,thinks he's special...that no women should refuse him..by the way, where does a college kid get 200,000 dollars??? His family lives in South Orange County in Mission Viejo. It wouldn't be hard to get $20K against MV real estate. Sanchez is a really gifted kid who I didn't hear of getting into any trouble in HS. Arrogant? No. Confident? Yes. There may be more to the story than we've heard. Who knows, maybe the alleged victim's dad is a Notre Dame alum. ;0) (If that were the case, it might have been better to involve JDB)

posted by Toad8572 at 05:03 PM on April 27

so seems like another arrogant kid,thinks he's special...that no women should refuse him..by the way, where does a college kid get 200,000 dollars??? sounds like another person who accepts accusations as truth and is ready to throw any athlete accused of anything by anybody under a bus.

posted by bdaddy at 05:21 PM on April 27

Who knows, maybe the alleged victim's dad is a Notre Dame alum. ;0) (If that were the case, it might have been better to involve JDB) Maybe not, Toad. Even though Booty is number 1 on the depth chart, most at SC realize that Sanchez is probably better, even without taking a snap yet. He has (or, maybe now, HAD) huge potential, was well ahead of Palmer or Leinert at this stage in his development, so this is a giant blow to SC's program. BTW, gifted kids are sometimes the ones who think they're never gonna get caught. People have probably been telling the kid his whole life how swell he is, and growing up in South OC didn't help his ego either. A big wakeup call.....

posted by eccsport78 at 05:29 PM on April 27

Maybe not, Toad. Even though Booty is number 1 on the depth chart, most at SC realize that Sanchez is probably better, even without taking a snap yet. Yeah, I watched him take quite a few snaps at MV High. He's definitely gifted. I heard the same from Ed Ogeron when he was the asst. head coach at SC. However, I've not seen JDB play; he also has quite a storied background. There's no doubt that this could be a huge blow to the SC program. As fas as growing up in So. OC, that doesn't condem him to a massive ego. Matt Leinart grew up there too; he seems to have turned out OK, same with Palmer. I think we have to give the benefit of the doubt to Mark until all of the facts are in. If he's really committed a crime, he's screwed up a multi-million dollar future.

posted by Toad8572 at 10:48 AM on April 28

As fas as growing up in So. OC, that doesn't condem him to a massive ego. Matt Leinart grew up there too; he seems to have turned out OK, same with Palmer. I think we have to give the benefit of the doubt to Mark until all of the facts are in. If he's really committed a crime, he's screwed up a multi-million dollar future. Sorry, guess I've been watching too much "Laguna Beach" and "Real Housewives of the OC"....hahaha....So you're not all like that, eh? Just kidding. Leinert has always impressed me with the way he handles himself, seems like a pretty down-to earth guy. And you're right, everyone needs to realize Sanchez is innocent until proven otherwise. I hope it all works out ok for him. Actually, the thing that's got me more pisssed than anything else right now is this whole Reggie Bush family stuff. Why the hell couldn't everyone involved just waited until the guy signed on the dotted line??

posted by eccsport78 at 09:04 PM on April 28

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