Ducks to lose recruiting advantage to UW, WSU?

First Rob Mullens hit the team with his random Purple Kush testing and scholarship threats. Now it looks like Oregon’s marijuana legalization initiative is in the tank, while Washington’s is looking pretty likely. From the prediction markets at Intrade.com. 10/24/2012.

On the other hand, a reader sends us this on WSU. Virginia had a similar law – in 1831.

If you sign up to be an unpaid worker in a multimillion-dollar entertainment enterprise in Pullman, Wa, you should expect to give up your freedom of speech. 

<http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/oct/23/wsu-football-players-banned-twitter/>
Now, I can understand limiting the players from making public comments, tweets included, about their team, their games, their football program, etc., but it doesn’t stop there. 

“Quite frankly, if after today you see anything on Twitter from our team,” Leach said, “and I don’t care if it says, ‘I love life,’ I would like to see it because I will suspend them.” 

You can play football, but you can’t love life. Probably not a conflict in Pullman, now that I think about it… 

—– Will Overhead, ’33 The Fishwrapper

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2 Responses to Ducks to lose recruiting advantage to UW, WSU?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Give a little credit to Chip Kelly, who tweeted today: “If you can’t trust your players on Twitter … you probably can’t trust them on 3rd down.”

  2. UO Matters says:

    That’s pretty good – did he get approval from Craig Pintens before talking to the reporters, like his players have to do?

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