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Does Johnny Football Need Some Publicity Advice ?

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by Joe Strummer, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. Joe Strummer

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    I saw the photo he posted ( which was deleted later ).
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    In this day + age with money under the table + perks
    given to College players........and having Heisman Status,now ---
    He should have someone helping his "judgement" --
    Yes, I know he's legal age to go to a casino...and just a kid....BUT....
    a photo with The Heisman Trophy Winner flashing a handful
    of cash ?..........not really a good idea.
    IMHO
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    What do you think ?
     
  2. Nevyn

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    I didn't see the photo you're talking about. But if it wasn't evidence of a violation I see nothing wrong with it.

    The fact that it would become messageboard fodder though further reinforces my opinion that if I were a college/pro athlete, I wouldn't touch twitter or facebook, or at the most I'd have anonymous accounts for the purpose of receiving the updates of others.

    The average citizen can be somewhat (or at least) cavalier about their privacy, secure in the knowledge that no one cares much (there are some exceptions). Once you have a job where people routinely invade your privacy and want to know the trivia of your day to day life, inviting them in seems beyond ludicrous.
     
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    I didn't see that one, but TMZ posted one of him holding a bottle of Dom in a Dallas nightclub the night of the Cotton Bowl win. He also had some kinda roman-candle in his mouth like a cigar. I get it... he's the man of the hour, but as we've all seen over and over and over again, the man of he hour always gets knocked down and he doesn't need to be doing it to himself. I love watchin' this kid play, but predict his "judgement" will bring him down unless he starts to surround himself with some quality advisors.
     
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    The kid is 20 years old. Is there any state in this country where you can legally drink alcohol in a public establishment under age 21?

    I don't keep up on the laws, but I thought it was more or less a national law these days tied into government funding.
     
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    The club was indeed posted at 21, but apparently Texas (and a few other states) has a loophole and allows boozing under 21 with the consent of a parent also in attendance (both his parents were there). Those present state that no one saw Johnny drinking, that he just used the bottle as a prop for some photos.
     
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    geez, twitter or no twitter I would NEVER have thought of drinking alcohol when I was 20 years old and in college. :evillaugh:evillaugh:evillaugh

    and certainly wouldn't have been hanging out with any hot blondes either. :wink2:

    Go Johnny Go!!!:beer:
     
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    lol he's flashing 20's anyways, at most like $200 in his hands
     
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    Oh no…heaven forbid! I just pray that none of that money was obtained by him using HIS talents! That would be horrible. Only the coaches, athletic directors, school presidents etc. etc. should be able to enrich themselves off that young man’s talent. :rolleyes2:

    You have to hand it to the NCAA, though. Not only have they somehow managed to find a way around the 13th amendment, they’ve got us all believing that their doing so is somehow a noble cause. :nworthy:
     
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    Johnny Football may not have received any "impermissable benefits" in his recent pictures in the front row of a Mavs game ($1,000 courtside seat) or hanging out in a Oklahoma casino (minimum age to be there is only 18), but he needs to understand this can have an impact on how people view his character.

    He WAS arrested for carrying a fake ID and having a friend involved in a fight with racist words being thrown about, so it'd be in his best interest to have a lower profile. If he actually does get accused of something clearly illegal, the public is more likely to assume he is guilty. And he's much less likely to garner some nice endorsements once he leaves college. Such is the life of high profile athlete.

    He did have an amazing Cotton Bowl performance.
     
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