So I was watching the mtn. while drinking my morning coffee and noticed a slight change to the groovy new San Diego State “I Believe” commercial:
In case you missed it, Aztecs hoops phenom Jamaal Franklin just did a nice job of ruining our Washington State victory buzz, as he was arrested on suspicion of DUI over the weekend. You know, I may be jumping to conclusions here, but I’m starting to suspect the sophomore guard isn’t the most mature kid in the world.
Clearly, this hurts. Not just because Franklin is a player many people think can become a dominant offensive player in the Mountain West, but because this now leaves the Aztecs with eight scholarship players (and only 13 healthy knees) for the first few games.
If memory serves, Steve Fisher usually doles out three- or four-game suspensions for this kind of foolishness. A quick peek at the schedule shows that the fourth game is at nationally-ranked Baylor.
I really hope three games is enough for Jamaal to learn his lesson, don’t you?
OK, so maybe we’re not screwed. But Jamaal’s track record is starting make me a little wary. I hope this is nothing more than an isolated indiscretion of a 20-year-old kid. But I’m starting to wonder.
No more things like this, OK?