Jamar Hornsby Being Recruited By Ole Miss And Alabama

Further Proof That SEC Football Is Utterly Soulless

11/19/08 in NCAAF   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

While I know that many college football programs and conferences are rife with people who are willing to bend the rules or overlook minor transgressions to admit recruits, I've always felt that the SEC goes one step beyond that. That's primarily because football is religion in the SEC, and as long as you produce wins, fans could care less if your whole team consists of convicted felons. Just look at Tennessee back when they didn't suck. The joke was that the team color was orange so that the players could make a seamless transition from the prison yard to the field. 

But this story is truly disturbing. Just over 6 months ago, a safety at Florida named Jamar Hornsby did something unbelievably despicable.

He charged close to $3,000 on a credit card issued to Ashley Slonina, a University of Florida student who died in an October 2007 motorcycle accident in which walk-on Florida football player, Michael Guilford, was also killed. And here's the creepy thing, Hornsby began using the card the day after Slonina and Guilford's death. Talk about a great teammate, huh?

Now, here's the other thing. You might say, well, ok, this was awful, unethical, maybe even slightly evil, but perhaps he learned his lesson.

Actually, that idiotic move 6 months ago should have been the end of the line for Hornsby. That's because a month before the credit card fiasco, Hornsby was cited on a misdemeanor criminal mischief charges when he tossed a man on a hood of a car during a fight, causing about $750 in damages.

He was also suspended five games during the 2006 season for selling free football tickets he received as a student. At least Florida coach Urban Meyer kicked him off the team after the credit card incident.

So why am I telling you all of this? Because Hornsby has been lighting it up at a junior college this season, and guess who's been knocking on his door to get him to come play for them?

SEC schools, of course.

That's right, Ole Miss has been heavily recruiting Hornsby, apparently because charging money on a dead person's credit card who was the girlfriend of a dead teammate of yours doesn't bother Houston Nutt.

And it's not just Nutt, who honestly does need players. Nick Satan Saban is also looking at Hornsby too. Proving that no SEC program is too good for someone of Hornsby's ill repute.

In all honesty, I'm not sure what makes me more angry, that Hornsby is getting yet another chance solely because he's good at football, or that people like Nutt and Saban, who supposedly are teaching young men how to be upstanding student-athletes, are actually recruiting him (or maybe it's also the dumbass Rivals writer who completely ignores Hornsby's past criminal pastimes, thereby helping to perpetuate the cycle).

I mean, what's the point anymore, right? Why does anyone even make the lame excuse that the SEC and other schools are somehow producing student-athletes. It's a complete lie. They're all just football factories doing whatever unethical thing it takes to win.

I just wish more people were worked up about this stuff like I am.

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11/19/08   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

derms33 wrote:
How many times does that happen at the "U"...Classless piece o' GArbage...go play with Vick

Hey derms33 two words for you Maurice Clarett.

11/19/08   |   fourtime7   |   8 respect

i guess that going be a new drill to increase your 40 time running from the cops. what a shame it criminal somewhat students athlets now a days

11/19/08   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
The SEC fans, and especially Gator fans, are ONLY concerened if the team is winning, @ any costs. A Florida friend once told me he had been to every Gator home game for 15+ years, NEVER REMEMBERS one play from each game; he was DRUNK  from the night before, until the day after. Florida's police blotter is long, and the fans, the majority , only care if the guy scores touchdowns, and the team wins, no matter what.
(Edited by BigTone2475)

Hey don't  use Florida as an excuse to take your mind off the fact that your team sucks, has 8 losses with more on the way, and are about to get your a$$ handed to you by your rival who by the way also sucks!1 GO GATORS!!!!!!!

11/19/08   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
The SEC fans, and especially Gator fans, are ONLY concerened if the team is winning, @ any costs. A Florida friend once told me he had been to every Gator home game for 15+ years, NEVER REMEMBERS one play from each game; he was DRUNK  from the night before, until the day after. Florida's police blotter is long, and the fans, the majority , only care if the guy scores touchdowns, and the team wins, no matter what.

uh, he was kicked off the Gators football team.
as for the actions of fans, I'm sure NO ONE would ever get drunk before a game at Ann Arbor.........It's obviously tough on you here in Florida, why don't you go back to that failure of a state called Michigan.

11/19/08   |   Bizcanes

derms33 what the HELL are you talking about? Please enlighten me. I'm dying to hear your Comparision with this story to something linked with the "U" (and please keep it in the Modern Times... we all know about the late 80's & early 90's).

I can tell by your Brilliant Comment that you must know what you're talking about.

11/19/08   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

How many times does that happen at the "U"...Classless piece o' GArbage...go play with Vick

11/19/08   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

The SEC fans, and especially Gator fans, are ONLY concerened if the team is winning, @ any costs. A Florida friend once told me he had been to every Gator home game for 15+ years, NEVER REMEMBERS one play from each game; he was DRUNK  from the night before, until the day after. Florida's police blotter is long, and the fans, the majority , only care if the guy scores touchdowns, and the team wins, no matter what.

11/19/08   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

I used to get really worked up about this, but it happens soooooo often that I can't see that point in getting angry about it anymore.  There are millions of examples of things like this happening from Leonard Little all the way down to my high school football team where the star of the team stole over $2000 in merchandise from a local store with absolutly no consequences.

The sky is blue, water's wet and good athletes get away with murder.  It seems to be the way of the universe.

11/19/08   |   blamka   |   12 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Miroslav is the one cool Satan out there.

What about Natas Kaupas?  He should still count as a Satan, even though his parents were dyslexic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natas_Kaupas

11/19/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

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Are you comparing Nick Satan Saban to Miroslav Satan? Satan (Miroslav) is highly offended.

Miroslav is the one cool Satan out there.

11/19/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

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I like to RIP on the SEC as much as anybody, but this act should reflect only him and not the whole team or conference.  Even the so called "pristine" programs have their thugs.

I agree. I'm just using this as an example that this is what goes on in college football...while taking a dig at the SEC in process.

It's the sad fact that this really has nothing to do with student athletes anymore. It's win with whoever can avoid jail time if necessary.