Alert readers will remember Donte Paige-Moss from my Day 90 update. That entry recounted and linked this interview in which Paige-Moss compares the dismissed former UNC players to “bank robbers” who “just got caught.” Paige-Moss reasoned that if ten people rob a bank, the only one who gets in trouble is the one guy who gets caught. I bring him up because, as you see in the video below, he got caught throwing a punch (or a forearm) in UNC-CH’s game this past Saturday. 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. If you want to see another Donte Paige-Moss punch, here you can see him take a cheap shot swing at Sterling Lucas after last year’s Wolfpack victory over UNC-CH. (Notice how Sterling did not take an “international soccer player” 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. Back in August, the News and Observer ran this piece about the scandals, which contained the following passage quoting unabashed UNC-CH bandwagon fan Saunders:
“There’s a cloud hanging over these kids’ heads for months, allowing them to be vilified in the media, so even when they’re eventually exonerated, the perception that they did something wrong will linger,” Saunders said. “I know my son hasn’t taken anything from any agent, so I wish they’d leave him alone so he can concentrate on school and football, in that order.”
Now that the eventual exoneration of the kids seems unlikely, I wonder if Saunders will provide a further quote. Of course, Weslye Saunders was dismissed from the USC team back in September.