So we had three guys suspended?

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    But that doesn't mean they aren't "team players," as he suggested more than once. If the staff doesn't comment about it, I see no reason why the media should unless they have hard information.
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    I was glad he brought it up. I hope DFS, Harris, and Wilbekin feel awful. They should. They cost their team a win.

    They're grown men. They can handle it.
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    and dont forget, Wilbekin has been suspended multiple times.
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    Twice--which counts as multiple, but so could thirty. Since when has he been considered a "bad teammate," as the color commentator inferred? Mistakes happen. None of these are bad kids, none have been in trouble elsewhere, not have been arrested or involved in violent altercations or had bad reputatiokns.
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    I may be wrong, but wasn't he also benched or held out of a game/games for something? Maybe benched - because being held out of a whole game would pretty much constitute a suspension. Again, I barely remember this.

    The "bad teammate" thing I might see one aspect of. In my view, when you become part of a team, you have a responsibility to do what you need to do to stay a part of that team. I know less about this situation than most of you, but doesn't it appear as if he's chosen to act selfishly, in a way that actually hurts the team, on multiple occasions? We may not know what he did, but it'd be surprising, IMO, if his past discretions didn't entail him making conscious decisions that violated rules set forth by either a team or a university that he joined of his own volition. Also, given the fact that he's been suspended before, I don't see how this can be accurately portrayed by a phrase like "mistakes happen..."

    I'm certainly not trying to label him as a "bad kid," but I think its fair to assume that his apparent actions separate him, probably put him in another category, from the rest of his teammates - certainly guys like Patric Young at least. At this point, it'd be hard for me to lump him in with teammates that haven't found themselves in hot water with Donovan on multiple occasions.
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    Geez..I like Dan.
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    This is Wilbekin's third offense as for the first failed test, you don't get suspended. The second was the three game suspension last year and now he is on his third strike.

    I have no problem with Dakich calling out the suspended players, especially Wilbekin who just doesn't seem to get it. Good kids don't constantly get suspended for the same offense, and yes they let their teammates and coaches down.
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    I agree. Wilbekin didn't "make a mistake." He violated a known rule more than once. That's either ignorance or willfully improper behavior. Of all the 1000s of bb players currently in D1, how many are suspended? And besides Marshall Henderson, how many 2x? And how many has Billy suspended over his time here? And don't get me started on the other 2 knuckleheads who had nothing to do for a year but go to class and practice.
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    Don't worry we won't hold it against you :)
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    Wilbekin shouldn't get suspended every year. Then he wouldn't have to listen to it and neither would I.
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    Are you seriously comparing a kid who ended up in prison with Wilbekin? And what exactly is his infraction? I guess it is always easy to harp on these kids hiding behind anonymity.
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    Ah, now he isn't a "good" kid, despite the fact that Donovan and his teammates have nothing but praise for him. The sanctimony is really thick in here.
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    I guess it's how you define a "good kid". A kid who flunks three drug tests obviously has some issues and may not be a real good example of a "good kid". A kid who continually lets down his teammates by continuing to make bad decisions, again, may not be a "good kid".

    But, if your definition of a "good kid" is different than mine, no problem.
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    No, I compared him to all the D1-D3 players who haven't been suspended 2x

    David Ostroff
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    Any guy who can shut Mike Jordan down in the big dance can say anything he wants.
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    I wouldn't say he is a bad kid. However, you are factually incorrect to say that Donovan has nothing but praise for him.

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