How many times have we heard that? How many times have we heard people lamenting that KD is such a nice guy, a good guy with so much integrity. I know he's gone, but it boils my blood hearing the media(and user comments on ESPN/Fox Sports) jabber about how he's such a great human being. The media in general so far has been very willing to rattle off excuses for KD, especially SportsZone on ABC where I must've heard the word "injuries" about 50 times. And of course, they also sang the chorus about what a quality guy KD is. Let's review what it means to be such a high class human being with outstanding integrity:
-Remember Andrew Baumgartner? A kid who, as a walk on, earned his way into a scholarship during the 2005 season. Dorrell decides he needs another scholarship for his next recruiting class, revokes Baumgartner's scholarship and notifies him via letter.
-Jim Svoboda, the offensive coordinator for the 2006 season, is fired via text messaging.
-With his job on the line for the USC game, Dorrell can either play the healthy quarterback Osaar Rashaan, OR he can play the quarterback who has recently injured his hamstring, knee, and has suffered a punctured lung within the past couple of weeks. Well, that guy won last time, so let's just put him in and if he gets hurt again so be it. Cowan, of course, gets hurt again. Does he go to the healthy Rashaan? No, he goes to the also injured Ben Olson.
-After the game, he calls out players individually to the media in particular names one of the hardest working members of the team in Christian Taylor. But you know, he had "the call on" just like he always has.
Sounds like a real nice guy to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad this fool is gone and don't want to dwell much more on him, but I absolutely cannot tolerate hearing people extol KD for being a good human being.