[Claiborne] also has a learning disability.
According to Greg Gabriel at the National Football Post, Claiborne’s disability — though not specified— isn’t a secret around the league. When he was recruited out of high school, it was made clear to the various big-time college programs courting him that he’d need academic advisors and assistance in the classroom once he selected a school.
Fortunately he chose a school that doesn't require athletes to visit places like classrooms and advisors' offices. Although more power to him if he chose to do so.
After deciding to attend LSU, Claiborne didn’t fade away and let the rigors of the college environment swallow him whole. He worked with tutors and utilized LSU’s various on-campus learning resources to get the grades he needed to stay academically eligible and compete.
The real issue is that the report was even leaked at all. Whether true or false, it’s a nefarious act
Whoa. Ease up, 1860s newspaper writer describing the Lincoln assassination.
from an individual or individuals who clearly have some incentives to damage a young man.
Or an individual or individuals who are just being low-level jerks by relaying a part sad/part hilarious piece of information to the public.
Did the score come from a team that wants to draft Claiborne and thought the information would stray another team away from doing so?
Or was it from an agent trying to better position his own client, potentially a top cornerback, himself?
Also could've. Do we want to stick with "nefarious?" Are "dastardly" or "opprobrious" still available?
You’ll drive yourself crazy playing Andy Sipowicz trying to figure that one out.
If it's one of those two things, which seems plausible if not likely, it's a little shady but not surprising given the stakes of the draft. And definitely not worth shitting your shorts over.
But we should know.
We should have the name of the tough guy
I doubt this person thinks they're tough. They probably think they're a hilarious troll.
who went public with information that’s supposed to be highly confidential.
HE SHOULD BE MADE TO FACE JUSTICE FOR HIS NON-CRIME
The NFL conducts these tests in what are described as highly secure environments.
Read: some emptied-out equipment room in Lucas Oil Stadium with a few folding tables set up.
The results are not intended to be leaked. And yet, here we are today, and Claiborne’s woeful Wonderlic is the biggest football headline of the day.
And yet, the Earth continues to spin on its axis while rotating the sun.
The truth is, Claiborne’s score won’t impact his draft stock in April. I assure you that he’ll be the first cornerback taken in the draft, regardless of how he performed with a No. 2 pencil in Indy.
I misrepresented things when I said this guy was acting like Chris Crocker- he's acting half like Chris Crocker and half like Claiborne's mom.
He’ll get over it. He’ll use it as motivation. He’ll come out angry and he’ll have a fine NFL career. This will all be forgotten and five years from now, the same message board commenters that were mocking him today will be wearing his jersey and selling his game-used mouth guard on eBay.
He’ll sleep fine and likely won’t have to face any repercussions.
But I wish he would.
We got it, thanks.
Roger Goodell’s all about security and the purity of the game. His stance on Bountygate was aggressive and firm. If the NFL is going to ask its draft prospects to take an exam under the assumption that the results won’t be made public, they should honor that agreement. Otherwise, why would any of these kids even bother?
That's great stuff. I'd do the multiple copy and paste thing but I'm tired and it's late. But just to summarize: league office's harsh stance on players allegedly trying to injure other players means league is hypocritical if it doesn't do a better job of safeguarding written test scores. Spectacular. I hope more shitty football writers try to lump anything that goes slightly wrong in the NFL this season into the bounty scandal. "Sure the league PRETENDS to care about safety when Brett Favre's ankles are involved, but where is the justice for Chargers fan Bob Q. Smith, who had half a beer dumped on him while watching his team play in Oakland? IT AIN'T RIGHT."
Morris Claiborne could have walked out of that room and said, “I’ll be a top-10 pick regardless of what I score on this. What’s the point?” Hell, if his score’s going to be discussed on SportsCenter three weeks before the draft, he should have done that.
What? What are we talking about?
If you’re going to hold these kids responsible and ask them to honor their end of the pre-draft process, you should hold all parties responsible for it, too.
Including people who circumvented what was likely a lax security process and made a day's worth of headlines by leaking an awesome player's abominable score!
Maybe I’m getting too worked up over this.
No, I think you're pretty much being rational and measured about it. Sincerely, people who bitch endlessly about instant replay in MLB.