Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I Wonder What The Athens Cops Would Have Done?

This recruiting story from Dr. Saturday caught my eye and may catch the NCAA's as well.

Nebraska state trooper convinces recruit to join the Huskers

Nebraska state troopers apparently make some of the state’s better recruiters.

Pat Smith, a kicker from Western Illinois University, was on his way to Lincoln, Neb., for his official visit to the Cornhuskers' campus. Unfortunately, his driving skills (or lack thereof) piqued the interest of a state trooper, who pulled him over and inquired about why Smith was in the state. Smith told the state trooper he was making his official visit to Nebraska and the state trooper, who was apparently a big Nebraska football fan, immediately went into recruiting mode.

"He took my insurance card and went back to his car," Smith told the Quincy Herald-Whig. "He then waved me back to his car. We spent about 15 minutes talking about the Huskers."

No mention of a ticket given.

And I thought only registered employees of an athletic association could recruit?

I surmise if this recruit had been pulled over in Athens, Ga. he would have been given a ticket, arrested for minor in possession, and thrown in jail for jaywalking.

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