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Colorado's Ceal Barry mentioned on ESPN OTL

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Creebuzz, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

    Apr 30, 2008
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    Apparently, as head of some NCAA commitee, she signed a new rule that prevents women's AAU coaches from coaching at NCAA sanctioned events if they have a felony conviction. The OTL story centered on a coach that has a crack cocaine distribution felony from 15 years ago. With the rule change, he is now no longer allowed on the bench. By all accounts, he is rehabilitated today.

    The rub for Colorado is that he is a coach for a top AAU program (one that is sending signee Jen Reese to CU), and now will no longer assist the Buffs in recruiting players. :facepalm: For her part, Barry says that the rule change just mirrors the one already in place for the men, and she simply signed the new rule as chair of the committee and it's unfair to single out the Buffs.

    By the way, Jen Reese's parents support that subject coach and don't support the rule change.
  2. The Guest

    The Guest Guest

    If lovin' coked-up coaches is wrong, I don't wanna be right-aaaah!

    So much for redemption...

  3. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    I think I would agree with the rule if there was maybe some stipulation of time. I mean, if this guy made a stupid mistake 15 years ago (and that was a pretty stupid mistake) I don't believe he still needs to be paying for that mistake today as long as he has not had any other problems since.
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    I can see both sides of this. I think they're most worried about people who have been involved with things like fraud being a part of the process.

    The bigger issue I see here (and I don't want to turn this into a politics thread), is with our drug laws in this country. There shouldn't be a market need for drug traffickers and drug use should not be a crime. /soapbox
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  5. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

    Oct 18, 2007
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    First, his crime was not just a one-time mistake. Selling/distributing drugs is a felony. He is an individual with direct contact and relationships with young individuals, and it's this relationship that needs to be scrutinized. Is he "rehabed"? Great for him (the individual).

    Second, I don't think this is as confining as some may think. If I understand the rule correctly, it is only prohibiting the people in question from taking part in ncaa sanctioned events. They can still coach the AAU teams, have contact with the young athletes and families, etc.
  6. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

    Jun 30, 2009
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    Should we really trust the man to provide us recruits based on his actions alone?

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