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Radio Analyst Endorses Criminals In Football

8-29-2012

Yahoo Sports helped us track this story down. Former Notre Dame running back Allen Pinkett is also a radio analyst for the team. Pinkett was on CBS's "The McNeil and Spiegel Show" on 670-AM The Score in Chicago and said  having criminals on a football team makes for a better product.

Pinkett said, "I've always felt like, to have a successful team, you gotta have a few bad citizens on the team. I mean, that's how Ohio State used to win all the time. They would have two or three guys that were criminals. That just adds to the chemistry of the team. I think Notre Dame is growing because maybe they have some guys that are doing something worthy of a suspension, which creates an edge on the football team. You can't have a football team full of choir boys. You get your butt kicked if you have a team full of choir boys. You gotta have a little bit of edge, but the coach has to be the dictator and ultimate ruler."

He went on...

"I don't want any mass murders or rapists. I want guys that maybe get caught drinking that are underage, or guys that maybe got arrested because they got in a fight at a bar, or guys that are willing to cuss in public and don't mind the repercussions of it. That's the type of criminal I'm talking about."
 
Listen to the audio clip that CBS Chicago posted to their website HERE



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