Penn State players' off-field antics ...

Penn State players' off-field antics won't help their NFL draft...

There are 11 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 12, 2009, titled Penn State players' off-field antics won't help their NFL draft.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

It used to be that when an NFL team drafted a Joe Paterno -coached player, it was getting someone of good character, good principles, good attitude and a good work ethic.

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American Pride

Macungie, PA

#1 Jan 12, 2009
It is interesting how a "local" "yocal" writer for a substandard newspaper has the power to rate football players for an upcoming draft.

One can only hope that your child someday, after devoting 15 years of his life to a passion, will have some sorry excuse for a human being libel that person in the newspaper with phrases such as "off field issues" and "does not rate that high". In this country one is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

I am not a parent of the above kids, but one can only wonder what their parents must thinks about the author of this article and the newspaper that deals in yellow journalism.

Why not write something good about intercollegiate sports?? I know, that would require some thought and hard work, something that seems to be lacking in your article.
Palmetto Jack

Chesterfield, SC

#2 Jan 12, 2009
American Pride wrote:
It is interesting how a "local" "yocal" writer for a substandard newspaper has the power to rate football players for an upcoming draft.
One can only hope that your child someday, after devoting 15 years of his life to a passion, will have some sorry excuse for a human being libel that person in the newspaper with phrases such as "off field issues" and "does not rate that high". In this country one is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
I am not a parent of the above kids, but one can only wonder what their parents must thinks about the author of this article and the newspaper that deals in yellow journalism.
Why not write something good about intercollegiate sports?? I know, that would require some thought and hard work, something that seems to be lacking in your article.
This man knows PSU football and to verbally attack him shows that you are a spineless geek without any knowledge. If you don't like what he writes, don't read it ! Keep up the good work Bill
BOB

Allentown, PA

#3 Jan 12, 2009
I thought it was a very good article. I don't consider "off the field issues" to be a libelous statement. American Pride, if you want hugs and happy-clappy, follow tee-ball. They don't keep score so everyone "wins" and every player gets juice box after the game. PSU is big-boy sports.
Plaxico in Dallas in 09

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jan 12, 2009
Thank god the Cowboys love players that have off field issues. All players with issues have a good shot at finding a home.
MKcoplay

Easton, PA

#5 Jan 12, 2009
What was the point of this article? What a waste of ink and time, this is the best you can do when writting about Penn State football.
I can't believe that writters still deliver this kind of reporting of obvious worn out issues.How about some investigation with recruiting violations down south?

“I get to see an Angel everyday”

Since: Dec 08

Allentown, PA

#6 Jan 12, 2009
American Pride wrote:
It is interesting how a "local" "yocal" writer for a substandard newspaper has the power to rate football players for an upcoming draft.
One can only hope that your child someday, after devoting 15 years of his life to a passion, will have some sorry excuse for a human being libel that person in the newspaper with phrases such as "off field issues" and "does not rate that high". In this country one is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
I am not a parent of the above kids, but one can only wonder what their parents must thinks about the author of this article and the newspaper that deals in yellow journalism.
Why not write something good about intercollegiate sports?? I know, that would require some thought and hard work, something that seems to be lacking in your article.
A.P.- Hope all is well.

Haven't you heard? There is no such thing as accountability anymore.

The negative - This guy write's an article that many thousands may see.

The positive - He writes for the Morning Call and I can guarantee you that no pro football scouts are reading the Call.

I know that doesn't minimize the effect of his writing.
MKcoplay

Easton, PA

#7 Jan 12, 2009
No one wants to really write about one of the real culprits of the problem. The Media,and the Parents.
These days the high school kids are ranked prior to college recuriting, treated like sports gods, can do no wrong, featured on national TV games, it's no wonder when they act like kids(which they are)they can't figure it and expect to get away with anything because they are the #1 QB recruit. The media feeds off this garbage and so do the Parents, High School has becaome big business and the players are 18 years old and don't have the experience to handle the ego and spotlight. Lets take a good look at the real problem.
MKcoplay

Easton, PA

#8 Jan 12, 2009
Any word on the pristine programs of Ohio State, ole' Maureice, or Bobby B from FSU solid upstanding with solid integrity and we can go on, come on Bill stop trying to be the one who gets to throw the last stone at Joe Pa, it's college wide the problems you speak of.
Get with it.
Curious Questioner

Bath, PA

#9 Jan 12, 2009
Why isn't anyone questioning whether or not these meatheads graduated with a degree or not? College sports need a major overhaul. Get the NFL idiots out of the way until graduation. College sports at the division 1 level is no longer amateur sports. These guys get all kinds of perks from alumni, scholarships they steal by leaving early, exclusive housing and dining and too many other special services to mention.
John Smith

Buford, GA

#10 Jan 12, 2009
a little harsh dont you think for someone who probably has no clue what they are talking about, i know first hand a lot of these guys have higher draft status then you think and a guy like lucian who has experience at about 4 different positions is a lock for an nfl camp, clearly you have no idea what your saying
Old News

Harrisburg, PA

#11 Jan 14, 2009
If your going to rehash old news you should and title it "Penn State players' off-field antics won't help their NFL draft..." you should limit it to the players that are 1. on the team and 2. have had off the field issues. You do a disservice to those players that have worked hard and had success with honor. Pick any big program that produces that quantity of NFL talent and you could write this same trash.

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