LaGarrette Blount suspended from Oregon for the season for punching another player…what do you think?


8 Responses to “LaGarrette Blount suspended from Oregon for the season for punching another player…what do you think?”

  1. September 6, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    OK, unless you live in a cave(without cable) you know about the incident between Boise State and Oregon. Bottom line, a senior with high draft potential has been suspended for his final season of college football. There are many implications here and it would be great to get some opinions from players, coaches and athletic directors on this one.

    My personal opinion is that even though this kid has some issues to deal with, the punishment seems to be a bit harsh. I also believe if he had contained himself rather than pull a Mike Tyson and going after spectators, he would have gotten a 2 or 3 game suspension. However, this animal couldn’t control himself and has now flushed his senior year, and perhaps his shot at the NFL down the toilet.

    Are we getting to a point where all elite athletes are just morons who do t understand consequence?

    Let me know what you think.

    Coach Tony

  2. September 7, 2009 at 8:32 PM

    Sorry I forgot to add details for anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about. LaGarrett Blount, a star running back from Oregon, was taunted after a defeat to Boise State. Blount lost his temper (to say the least) and sucker punched the Boise State player. When teammates and coaches tried to restrain him, he went nuts and took a swing at one of his teammates and even began challenging spectators on his way to the locker room. It was reminiscent of Mike Tyson losing his mind after trying to eat Evander Holyfield.

    Anyway, the whole thing was sickening but I’m more interested in the repercussions and what you all think about the punishment as well as the behavior.

    Coach Tony

  3. 3 anonymous
    September 7, 2009 at 8:39 PM

    Might be a bit harsh – maybe 4 or 5 games would have been appropriate. But don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. If he can’t control himself now, what happens when he is in the spotlight of the NFL and some drunk fan taunts him at some club at 2 am?

  4. 4 Butch
    September 7, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    The Boise player must have uttered the absolutely most offensive thing imaginable to set Blount off like that. However, once he punched the guy (one can argue whether it qualified as a sucker punch), he should have responded better to his teammates’ repeated attempts to restrain him. Instead, he carried on like an uncaged animal. I don’t think the punch alone would have justified a season in the penalty box. But it wasn’t just a punch. It really was a remarkable display of someone completely losing his mind. If I’m this guy’s coach or AD, I simply can’t allow this guy to tarnish the university’s name. They clearly made the right decision. If I’m an NFL GM, I’m certainly thinking hard about whether this is a player who would ever be worth the gamble.

  5. 5 Diane
    September 7, 2009 at 9:14 PM

    just a quick response for now. I hope he has completely blown any chance of playing in the NFL. I’m sorry, but those athletes get paid ALOT of money – and I don’t think he’s worthy of that (wow – I can’t believe I just omitted all those curse words I wanted to use). Just thinking about some of those comments on the hockey – and the fighting…I just hate when athletes at that level act like a bunch of middle school brats (heck, I hate it when middle schoolers do it!). There’s just no excuse. As Charles said, what a statement by the University of Oregon -good for them! We should also realize that we may not be getting the whole story – so it may not be as “harsh” as it appears. Bottom line – he made his bed, he deserves to lie in it!

  6. September 7, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Sticks and stones, that Boise player must have thrown a missile to set that kid off. The only thing that I can say about Oregon University is that they did perhaps what other universities might not have. They put aside the fact that this kid was a big reason for that team’s success. They have a conduct policy and stuck to it, even know this kid generates revenue for this institution. Good for them, teaching our student athletes that 0 tolerance is for real.

  7. September 8, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    nice to see some folks standing up for what must have been a very tough decision for Oregon.

  8. September 9, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    I loved what Oregon did. It showed the player(who has had numerous run ins already) that this is not some street corner and he represents not only himself but his school when he is on the field. The minute he went after a fan..he was done. Oregon won many points and accolades around the country for what they did.

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