Gene Lewis Perry

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SPORTS

Posted on | January 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

The NY Times goes behind the scenes of the football recruiting battle for a kid that finally chose OU.  The nut graf:

Along the way, McFarland was wined and dined. He visited the house of the president of Oklahoma, where he was promised a spot in the prestigious President’s Leadership Class. He rode in a Hummer stretch limousine in Los Angeles. He attended parties, including one in Dallas, where he said there was free alcohol, drugs and young women taking off their clothes.

Plenty of shady stuff, though OU comes out of it looking not so bad. Then there’s this:

He also thought that the Longhorns offered him the best education and that Austin had the most entertainment.  “There ain’t nothing to do at Oklahoma except football,” McFarland said.

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Comments

2 Responses to “SPORTS”

  1. Beth
    January 3rd, 2009 @ 1:55 am

    Sounds like this kid could use some education. Wonder why he chose OU? Maybe football is all he thinks he needs.

  2. genelewis
    January 5th, 2009 @ 12:40 am

    I wouldn’t say that. If you read the whole article the kid and his mom seem to have chosen based on where he would be supported by good role models and effective training as a football player, instead of being enticed by wild parties and bribes.

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