Friday, September 21, 2007

It's Football First at West Virginia University

They have their priorities straight (but not right) in Morgantown, West Virginia. That's right, down at WVU it's about football, sofa burning, and football. Not necessarily in that order.

Just like in Kenton, OH


In case you were wondering, WVU reinstated two football players charged with theft today. Linebacker J.T. Thomas and cornerback Ellis Lankster were reinstated to the West Virginia University football team this aft
ernoon, Coach Rich Rodriguez announced, after both players agreed to pretrial-diversion programs.

Rodriguez said both players, projected starters who haven't practiced since being arrested Aug. 18 in the theft of a laptop computer from a student's party, will dress for the fifth-ranked Mountaineers' home game Saturday against East Carolina but won't start.

Under the terms, the players must meet a curfew, perform 150 hours of community service, undergo random drug and alcohol screening and report periodically to a community correction center for alternative-sentencing recipients. They also must remain full-time students or, failing that, hold jobs full time, and must comply with the rules of the university and the football program.


So...they're reinstated to the football team regardless of whether they're full-time students? And following the rules of the university and the football program are something beyond what's expected of non-burglar football players?

Maybe they can perform their community service by collecting old sofas and other furniture for post-game bonfire celebrations.

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