Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber hasn't had the swellest run of it lately; two of his players were recently involved in a car accident, one of whom, Jamar Smith, is being charged on two felony counts. Prior to that incident, there were a few other problems within the program.
That's probably why a media member brought up the idea of a zero-tolerance policy for the athletic department. Needless to say Weber was not to happy about the suggestion, and in turn, he criticized the media for not doing their jobs. Here's a brief transcript of his rant, which you hear by pressing the play button below.
"There was a kid in a program that got arrested a couple weeks ago and he played on another team. I don't read the paper and I don't turn on the news, nothing against you guys but there's a lot of stuff that doesn't get printed so I don't bother…you're going to hold us to high standards why don't you hold somebody else?"
My quick hit: Cleaning up a program has to start somewhere, and maybe with Weber and Illinois. And in case Weber is wondering why they're getting picked on, which he is, it's because of the car accident and the felony charges on Smith.
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