Thursday, May 22, 2008

PETE ROSE: BAD NAME

Virginia Tech recruit Peter Rose, who faces felony charges from an undercover drug operation at his high school, has had his scholarship offer withdrawn by the Hokies.

"Each scholarship offer we make is contingent upon a number of requirements, one of which is maintaining the high standards required of each recruit in their community, school and on the football field," Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer said in a statement Monday. "I am disappointed that this action was necessary."

Beamer said he would have no additional comment.

Rose, a first-team quarterback and AP Group AA player of the year for 2007 out of Lynchburg's Amherst High School, was charged along with six other students after what police said Saturday was an undercover operation at the school over the past 10 months.

The 18-year-old Rose is charged with two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of distribution of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office said during the course of the investigation, 18 purchases of drugs were made from students, including seven that were made within 1,000 feet of school property.

Actually, they took back the scholarship because, like the baseball version of Pete Rose, the kid is a MORON (some would say MORAN). Yes, I have a scholarship to a major D1 school to play QB, how can I screw this up? I love myself, let's go sell some crack!
(Marion Barry fans will get a laugh out of that one...)

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