Sports Illustrated and CBS News recently released a mammoth story about college football players who either come to school with a record, or acquire one during their stay in school.
The story is engrossing, a bit sickening, and points out just how little college coaches know about a youngster's past when they offer him a scholarship. It also illustrates how a coach believes they can change anyone, and the risks they are willing to take in an effort to land the teenager who can run faster than light, or lift more than The Hulk. This is not the NFL where players' backgrounds are researched by everyone but the Secret Service.
Of note, however, is the fact that among SI's preseason Top 25 from last season, TCU is the only school with zero football players who did not have a police record.
The Frogs' success disproves the theory that you have to have a small number of crooks to be a top team.
- Mac Engel
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