Colt McCoy’s wife, Rachel was on The Colin Cowherd show today. She may have launched the next big college football scandal! Over the 6-minute clip McCoy’s wife – who randomly called into the show – talked about players at Texas regularly getting free meals from boosters, getting approached by agents and teammates who got cars. Here’s a partial transcription:
Regularly it’s just dinner. People in Texas are just being friendly, they don’t mean anything by it at all. They don’t realize realize most of the time it’s a violation. At Texas you’re taught to take absolutely nothing, I don’t care if it’s a hot dog or soda.
But you’ve got guys, grown adult men with law degrees – educated men – what are they going to gain out of this? It’s to say, ‘Hey, I bought so and so dinner, hey I took so and so to do this’ … It’s grown men and their pride.
You cannot expect 19-20 year old kids to say no to free stuff when they’re in college … It’s hard, I think, for a lot of these guys to even know to say, ‘I can take this, I can’t take this, nobody’s going to know, will someone find out?’Things that could be handed to you that seem so minor – a dinner, a hunt, a fishing trip – most kids don’t even realize are illegal.
I know Colt was approached quite a bit [by agents] but I saw so many of his teammates who didn’t have some of that self control to say no to somebody … it’s hard, because you have adults who you respect and who you think will know what’s right and wrong … when you have adults promising things and offering things …
She even tweeted about her experience.
Mack Brown’s empire is about to be torn apart by a Baylor track athlete. It’ll be interesting to see if this really does turn into an investigation of the Texas Longhorns football program.