I’m sure by now many of you have heard about the big party in Miami where several NFL prospects like Wesley Saunders from South Carolina, Mario Austin from North Carolina and Marcel Dareus from Alabama attended supposedly by request of an agent or a runner for an agent. I have one question in all of this for America: Why are people so quick to judge and down the kids and the universities and not the agents?
All I see on the TV is that this kid did this and this university should of did this or did that. Some of what is being said may be true, but the agent(s) knew what they were doing too. I’m so sick of this happening and I think that the media needs to get some guts and start outing these agents for even presenting these types of things to collegiate athletes. In my opinion, the reason the agents do these things are simple: no consequences.
So, here is my proposal for how these issues should be handled now and in the future. First, the kids should be in trouble and be suspended for a length of time determined based upon the level of involvement in the issue at hand. That already is probably going to happen already. But here is where the punishment goes to the next level. The agent or agents involved should have their privileges taken away for a period of time. Six months for the first offense, a year for the next and on the third strike, they should be done! And in this punishment, they can’t have any contact with any collegiate athletes nor have their runners contact them on their behalf either.
I’m tired of the agents always getting off scott free and everyone else taking the blame. Enough of this foolishness.