1) Whistle blowers are clearly just snobby stuck up jokes who want their moment of fame. They don't like basketball and are sick of these classroom slackers. I get that. I wouldn't write a paper for a player either without some compensation coming back my way. But agree to it, make your deal, whatever you need to do and then shut it.
2) The fans who care have to be fans of Ivy League schools or the Stanford/Notre Dame/BC's of the world who took the high road with this student/athlete standard. Big time sports fans as a general rule must know these players, of any sport, are not all meant to attend elite University's. They just happened to have a differentiating factor that exists outside of the classroom that provides them admittance. Sports are entertainment, they are not this moral high road. Once upon a time entertainers were looked down upon as a lower class. I am not telling anyone who they should look up to but people need to take things at face value. If you love college basketball it is certainly not based on McCants writing ability.
3) Rashard McCants was a good college basketball player. He was not good enough to continue entertaining and is grasping back at the limelight. I do not know who McCants thinks he is to blame the school who offered him a community, a place to play ball and the opportunity to learn. The University understood school was not his first priority and provided an out which he took. He is simply taking advantage of a situation and then screwing over the school that helped him.
I know McCants helped the University, in winning a National Championship, and plenty of other schools would have taken him. It is not like UNC was the only one who reached out but that is where he ended up and that is who helped him.
This I ripped right off the ESPN article
"If there are Carolina fans that don't like what's I'm saying and don't like what's happening right now, they need to look in the mirror, see that it's a bigger picture," he said. "... I'm putting my life on the line for the younger generation right now, and I know that nobody else wants to step up and speak out because everybody's afraid, fear, submission, especially the black athletes ... . "College was a great experience, but looking back at it, now it's almost a tragedy because I spent a lot of my time in a class I didn't do anything in."
THE TRAGEDY IS YOU HAVE TO PUMP GAS DESPITE A DEGREE FROM UNC
GOOD LUCK BEING A MARTYR AFTER PISSING AWAY A FULL RIDE BECAUSE THEY GAVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE LAZY
The only people allowed to be upset are athletes who took on a full class load while competing at such a high level. They can be upset but hopefully first and foremost they did it to improve their life after school and can laugh at McCants for taking the road easily traveled.
Another aside, according to McCan'ts Wikipedia he had a relationship with Khloe on the Kar'dash. They split due to his infidelity...And his sister's name is Rashanda. Yes Rashard and Rashanda.