When the news of Louisville’s escort service broke yesterday, shock and disbelief were not the first reactions for many. It’s not because the BBN expects this type of behavior to create punchlines, it’s because it was old news. Seriously.
I know some people, but I don’t always get scoop. Especially immediately. Yesterday I heard the name “Andre McGee” instantly. I was pretty pumped to be one of the first to know, but boy was I wrong.
When stuff happens at Louisville, I actually am pretty well connected with student-athletes. I may even know more at UofL than at UK. But I didn’t need to hear it from them. When I went to hang out with some high school buddies to shoot some pool and cut up, the overwhelming opinion was, “Finally.” They had known about the ridiculousness for years, and for no special reason at all. They’re just students. They knew because it was common knowledge on campus.
The recklessness of Louisville is actually kind of sad. Matt was criticized for making the “bold” statement that Chane Behanan wouldn’t make it through the year at UofL because of off the court issues, he was simply stating public knowledge. You didn’t need to know anybody special, you just needed to be 18-24 in the UofL social scene.
Rick said he asked around to see if people knew about what was going on. I don’t know who he was asking, but all he had to do was find a stranger on campus and they probably could have told him the story.