Alert readers will remember Donte Paige-Moss from my Day 90 update.Â That entry recounted and linked this interview in which Paige-MossÂ comparesÂ the dismissed former UNC playersÂ to “bank robbers” who “just got caught.” Paige-Moss reasoned thatÂ if ten people rob a bank, the only one who gets in trouble is the one guy who gets caught.Â I bring him up because, as you see in the video below,Â he got caught throwing a punch (or a forearm)Â in UNC-CH’s game this past Saturday.Â Let’s see if his theory holds true and he gets in trouble.
Paige-Moss is a tremendous example of the type of player the “New Carolina Way” has produced.Â If you want to seeÂ another Donte Paige-Moss punch, here you can see him take a cheap shot swing at Sterling Lucas after last yearâ€™s Wolfpack victory over UNC-CH.Â (Notice how Sterling did not take an “international soccer player”Â dive like the Miami player did.)
I have been waiting for a slow news day to recount a quote from N & O columnist Barry Saunders.Â Back in August, the News and Observer ran this piece about the scandals, which contained the following passage quoting unabashedÂ UNC-CHÂ bandwagon fan Saunders:
â€œThereâ€™s a cloud hanging over these kidsâ€™ heads for months, allowing them to be vilified in the media, so even when theyâ€™re eventually exonerated, the perception that they did something wrong will linger,â€ Saunders said. â€œI know my son hasnâ€™t taken anything from any agent, so I wish theyâ€™d leave him alone so he can concentrate on school and football, in that order.â€
Now that the eventualÂ exoneration of the kidsÂ seems unlikely, I wonder if Saunders will provide a furtherÂ quote.Â Of course, Weslye Saunders was dismissed from the USC team back in September.