Friday, September 4, 2009

Blount suspended for the season

Oregon running back Lagarrette Blount has been suspended for the season for his actions last night after the Boise State game. According to the Oregonian, "The suspension would remain in effect through the bowl season, if the Ducks are invited, but Blount will remain in school, on scholarship and in the football program - through any bowl games the Ducks may play in - and will practice and have access to the school's support services. He just won't be allowed to play in games."

I think the punishment was probably the right thing to do for the sake of the program. Anything less would probably be viewed as an endorsement of his behavior. I feel bad for the kid, but I'm glad they are going to allow him to remain with the team and continue working on his degree instead of just throwing him out on the street. He has the rest of the season to work hard, stay in shape and show contrition. Hopefully, he will take advantage of this opportunity. And if he's lucky, he may still have a shot at the NFL.

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