Over the weekend, news "broke" on ESPN's outside the lines, that former USC basketball player O.J. Mayo received a bunch of money from an agent over the past 4 year. This would include that since he was a sophomore in High School, somebody was trying to buy their way into being his agent when he turned pro.
This is a problem that's been around sports for ever, and people have different thoughts and opinions about this stuff.
Some aren't surprised, and want to blame the NCAA and NBA for making these kids play one year of college ball.
Pat Forde thinks USC should get the Death Penalty.
I, myself, sit somewhere in the middle. Much like the use of performance enhancing drugs, I don't like the fact the college kids get free perks, but I know it happens. It happens everywhere. From the Brown's big bad UT, to Gerys Alabama, My North Texas, and the Serpa's South Carolina's institute of Technology. If your a bad ass, You get stuff free. Simple.
My problem lies with how ESPN found out about all this Mayo stuff. Enter Louis Johnson. He is a guy that until recently was a part of Mayo's cliq. Not a bad move for the guy, see this high school phenom, befriend him, knowing that he will make it to the pro's and get paid, and hang around for all the perks that come with it. While not the most noble idea, its a decent one non the less.
So Johnson gets booted out just a few weeks before payday, gets pissed and runs to ESPN to tell on his former friend.
In layman's terms. He snitched.
I hate people who snitch. I hate tattle tails, cry babies, and selfish people. I hate them all.
Now don't get me wrong, when it comes to seeing something bad, and police are involved, you have to tell the truth and say what you saw.
But when its just about money, and how your not getting some? Your a pussy, and a Snitch.
Can Johnson hit an 18 footer? Can he drive the lane? Can he carry his team with 18-7? Is he the one that is about to get drafted by an NBA team with a top 10 pick in this years draft?
No. Mayo is.
So because of his shortcomings, he has bring down someone else to his barren level of existence. Like I said earlier, all Schools have people taking money, Didn't you watch the Program? Who care if someone gave the Kid 30,000 over 4 years.