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If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy

The recruiting insanity of the last couple of weeks was pretty much guaranteed to produce at least one ridiculous story, and this one appears to be it. 2012 forward Devonta Pollard (who you got to know here) is a Kentucky target and one of the best players in the country. He is versatile and an explosive athlete, but one person he apparently still couldn’t shake was his mother, when she took him out of a recent AAU game herself and sent in a sub. No, she is not a coach. Yes, on the parental embarrassment scale this probably outranks the time your mom licked a napkin and wiped your face in front of all the kids at school.

The matter is magnified by the number of major D-1 coaches in attendance, including Kentucky’s Kenny Payne along with Rick Barnes, Kevin Stallings, Mark Gottfried and others. Of course, it’s unlikely she’d be able to add a clause to his letter of intent that would allow her to do this in college, so they probably won’t have to worry about her. The real question about this situation is, what if Alex Legion’s mom had known you could do this? Is there any doubt she would have taken it all the way and just snapped the clipboard out of Clyde’s hands to start drawing up inbound plays? Then again, that might not have been all bad.

You can read a more detailed account of the story at Yahoo!, and here’s a video from the game, although you can’t see much of the actual incident. You can see a lot of coaches and some footage of Pollard looking like the #6 player in the country, though.

[**Update – According to Pollard’s Twitter, the Yahoo! report is not accurate and his mom took him out of the game because he was holding his chest and asked to be taken out. So there you go.

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

13 Comments for If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy

  1. Buckets
    1:22 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    So he’s a momma’s boy. Aren’t we all?

  2. tdogg4033011
    1:25 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    what did he do ?? video didn’t show anything for momma to be mad at ….

  3. Catfan55
    1:30 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    He made two mistakes in the game and was looking bad so mama took him out. Came back in later and lit it up in front of the division 1 coaches so the story goes.

  4. tdogg4033011
    1:42 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    3) I’d tell momma to sit her ass home if she gonna act like that … lol

  5. SexnNursinHomes
    1:52 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    2- he was caught breast feeding off another momma. birth momma didn’t like dat.

    I just hope this mom joins Mrs. Legion’s Psychic Friends Network

  6. .
    1:53 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink


  7. ChuckHayes_Award
    1:53 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    His mom didn’t yank him. He was having chest pains and holding his chest and asked to be taken out. Posting this will hurt our chances with him. He went off on ‘journalists’ on his twitter for assuming what was going on and not asking him what happened. I suggest you delete this, apparently it really rubbed him the wrong way whoever else that wrote about it.

  8. ChuckHayes_Award
    2:08 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    This is as bad as Tipton. Posting something that you never cared to verify yourself. We blast other media outlets for not researching the violations Cal has been associated with, our players past, and any other rumor. Yet this is exactly what you did here.

  9. tdogg4033011
    2:12 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    5) whats up with ya???

  10. SexnNursinHomes
    2:19 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    9- man, drinking beer. about to go see Danny Freeman’s Crack Rock Opera tonight. It should be good. I’m just trying to kill time till the Cats kick-off. I bet you’re antsy for some UK pigskin too.

    3:13 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    7/8 Thank you for posting that! If anyone would bother checking the guy’s Twitter account, he explained everything last night shortly after the game. I hope you’re wrong and this doesn’t hurt his chances of being a Cat.

  12. gillie
    3:42 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah what #7 said. See twitter is good for some people….

  13. mudcreekmark
    4:19 pm July 16, 2011 Permalink

    Do your research before you post. The post should be a follow up of how his health is. Not about a overbearing mother. If my son was complaining about chest pains, you bet I’d be out on the floor jerking his butt off the floor. Too many times we have lost young athletes because of an unknown heart problem.