|04-29-2007, 02:01 PM||#1|
Anti Homer Board Director
Join Date: Apr 2005
Jack Del erious
Moss and Thomas Roomates!!!
It was unfortunate he got kicked off the team. He was our best player, hands down,'' Jarvis Moss said. ``Hopefully he has his issues cleared up and that's in his past. I hope the best for him.''
`He made a mistake,'' Florida linebacker Earl Everett said. ``But that's something I think he's learned from. It's not like he's a bad person full of a bunch of character issues and getting in trouble all the time. He's really taking things seriously now and thinking `business, business, business.' ''
Gators defensive end Jarvis Moss came to Florida with Thomas, and they roomed together.
Moss and Thomas, character concerns, but now they can room together in Denver. Gotta love it, too Mary Jane lovers living together. In all seriousness they will be good for eachother.
|04-29-2007, 02:13 PM||#2|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Mar 2006
It's too bad Al Wilson isn't around to offer his leadership, but then again, didn't seem to work with Clarett, so hopefully these two have seen the light and ready to play.
|04-29-2007, 02:19 PM||#3|
"Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern California
Something for you guys to read: I found this when I drafted Thomas in my mock draft for St. Louis.
Alright, let the Marijuana jokes begin however let me say that Marcus Thomas played in five games, posted 4 sacks and 26 tackles against Tennessee,LSU, Auburn, UCF and Georgia.
To explain a little bit more into my insight I equate the situation to that of one Warren Sapp coming out. He also had a couple of Marijuana accusations against him as a senior and it caused him to slide. He ended up being a huge steal for the Bucs which help lead to his resurgance.
That info alone didn't motivate me to make this move. I had him graded as a 4th rounder if he happened to slide that far. The more I thought about it though and the more I researched him I came across this letter shortly after the suspension which he wrote to gator country off of rivals.com:
An Open Letter To Gators From Marcus Thomas
By Marcus Thomas
Posted Nov 6, 2006
Monday evening, senior defensive tackle Marcus Thomas, who has been permanently dismissed from the Florida Gators football team, reached out to Gator Country, asking us to print an open letter to Gator Nation on his behalf.
Dear Gator Nation:
First off, I would like to thank the Gator fans for making the last 3-1/2 years of my life very memorable. Gator fans are the best in the world, and are a main reason why I chose Florida over all other colleges that recruited me. There is no better feeling than running out the tunnel in The Swamp or getting a sack in front of 90,000 fans. Secondly, I'd like to thank the coaching staff, especially Coach Mattison and Coach Strong, who are not only great coaches but great people.
I would like to take this time to apologize to the fans, coaches, and my teammates for letting them down. I loved being a Gator and I love playing football, even through pain and never missing a start due to injury. I made a bad decision at a party this past off-season. It was the first time I had been in any kind of trouble in my life and I deserved to be suspended the first game of the season. It was difficult for me to watch the opening game from the sidelines, but I was excited to help my team beat Tennessee in Knoxville, which was a first for us seniors.
When I thought my bad decision was behind me, I was given a longer suspension. It was frustrating to be told I was going to miss that many games of the season. It was not the way I saw my senior year going down when I chose to come back. Many people passed judgment on me and it was hard going from seeing your name in the paper and on the news for three years for great things, then suddenly everyone's talking about how bad you are. One of the disadvantages of being a football player in the spotlight is that one mistake is seen by everyone.
I apologize most of all to the kids who look up to me and promise to be a better role model in the future. Soon after, my name was cleared and my suspension was lifted. At drug rehab, I felt like I didn't belong. I knew my mistake was months behind me so I didn't see the point. I realize now that I was wrong and I should have done everything the coaches asked me to do no matter what I thought. That's what a good football player does. I'm also aware that I've affected my draft status but me and "Scoop" will work even harder at the next level to make up for it. Once again I am truly sorry for what has happened and I blame no one but myself. I'm now the #1 Gator fan in the world and hope my boys can ride out of Atlanta with a ring.
I feel he is truly sorry for his actions and he is ready to move forward in his football career.
|04-29-2007, 02:42 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2002
If both Thomas and Moss have their heads screwed on straight, they have great potential. I do hope they are not allowed to room together at Dove Valley so that they will be exposed to strong vetern leadership 24-7.
No doubt that the Thomas pick is a big gamble. Seems like it will either be a home run or a complete whiff, a la Clarett.
Let's cross our fingers and hope this kid is ready to work his arse off.
|04-29-2007, 03:13 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Quit comparing this guy to Clarett...Clarett proved to be INSANE. His problems were much deeper routed. This dude smoked pot.
|04-29-2007, 03:30 PM||#6|
helmet to helmet hitter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Arlington, TX
He hasn't shot anybody, beat up a woman or commited an armed robbery, but neither had Maurice Clarett before he got here. He should be on an extremely short leash; especiallly in view of the new attitude in the commissioner's office.