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Video: Seth Davis interviews Todd O'Brien

Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:34 pm
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By Matt Norlander

The issue's not going away, Phil.

Todd O'Brien appeared on "Courtside with Seth Davis" Wednesday night, the latest push to free the grad student who wants a little more time in uniform before leaving organized hoops behind for the rest of his life. O'Brien resubmitted his information to the NCAA and is awaiting the latest word to see if his case can merit an override from them, since St. Joe's isn't willing to talk or budge on his release.

I originally snagged O'Brien's first media interview in the wake of his SI.com piece re: Phil Martelli and St. Joe's not letting him off the hook. Seth, using barrels of fewer words, did a much better job than I in getting information and bringing more light to the problem. O'Brien handled himself well, too.

Seth also has an accompanying column
up about this. If some think this is continued bludgeoning of a story that doesn't deserve this attention, they're missing the point. College players already wield too little power. When the system screws the little guy, we always take notice. It doesn't have to be some prominent figure; America likes to stand up for itself and fight on behalf of the person that was -- or could be -- us in some way. O'Brien represents that. Here's the interview.

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Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 10:20 am
 

Video: Seth Davis interviews Todd O'Brien

He's not even elligible per NCAA rules on transfering without NCAA override, has nothing to do with SJU decision. if he wanted to transfer why not announce it in the spring. why did Phil let Justin Crosgile and Carl Baptiste transfer and countless others before. 



Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 5, 2012 12:03 am
 

Video: Seth Davis interviews Todd O'Brien

How about asking him why he held on to his scholarship papers that he received in May?? or how about when did his dad offer to pay St Joe's back for the classes he took in the summer??

How about we start to teach student athletes that "honesty and integrity are more important than playing games!!!"


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