Everyone knows all about the Bishop Sycamore story at this point. I think it's the most bizarre sports story I can recall in my lifetime. Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the only one that comes close, but that at least happens. It happens often enough, as a matter of fact, that there was a TV show about it.
But this? Creating a fake school to play football with possible junior college dropouts and having them play two games in three days (not to mention all the other swaths of shit that have allegedly happened)? This is the most certifiably insane thing I've ever seen.
So you would think that if everything is even remotely on the up and up or things have been misrepresented, some people affiliated with the program would want to take this opportunity to give their side of the story and clear the air somehow. Well, you'd be incorrect. The Bishop Sycamore coaches are demanding to be paid to do interviews.
I don't think it's an unreasonable opinion to think at least somebody involved in this whole scheme should go to jail if even half the things that have come out about Bishop Sycamore are true. And instead of trying to dispel some of the accusations, the coaches — and I guess we're getting pretty liberal if that's the term we're using for these guys — are openly saying they'll only do interviews if they're being compensated.
Put aside the fact they should want to clear their own names if they have nothing to hide; that's just not how it works, pal. Does this guy think every radio show in America is handing out bags to four guests a day?
I really don't know what to say about this whole situation. It seems like a real piece of work operation from the top down that has taken advantage of a lot of people along the way. And something tells me there's even more crazy shit that has yet to come out.