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Recruiting: Bear Bounces
Georgia’s prize defensive line recruit, Keithian “Bear” Alexander, backed off his commitment to the Dawgs yesterday. Alexander had just completed a visit to Athens. Obviously, something about the visit made him rethink his decision, and Texas A&M seems to be his landing spot now.
Although Georgia will lose Jordan Davis after the 2021 season, its defensive line has adequate depth. It will be interesting to see if UGA keeps that scholarship slot for the defensive line or goes with a best available player tactic. This de-commit stings though.
Then there is this:
Navy Denies NFL Request
The U.S. Navy has denied the request of a Naval Academy graduate to delay his enlistment. Those requests from athletes seem to have been routinely granted in the past:
“The U.S. Navy surprised the NFL world today by denying Navy CB Cameron Kinley’s request to delay his active commission to play in the professional ranks.
Kinley was a captain of the football team this past year and a standout corner for the Midshipmen. Despite going undrafted, he was picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had by all accounts been a standout for them this offseason.
But despite granting similar requests to delay active commissions, the Navy denied Kinley’s. He is now set to serve an ensign, putting his playing career on hold – possibly indefinitely.”
Toledo Lands in Twitter Jail For Copyright Violations
Even universities will full-time sociual media staffers can run afoul of Twitter regulations:
In the case of the Rockets, their exile stems from an unwitting mistake made in a previous season, when a young staff member used two rap songs — Lil Wayne’s “Right Above It” and Lil Yachty’s “Pardon Me” — without permission in highlight videos posted on the basketball team’s Twitter account.
A staffer whose email was linked to the account then overlooked notices of the copyright violation, as issued by the Universal Music Group. By the time Toledo coaches or athletic officials became aware of the issue, @toledombb had been suspended.
Now, Lil Tweetgate has created a big headache.
The Toledo hoops account — a primary marketing engine for the reigning Mid-American Conference champions — has spent the past month in social media Sing Sing, with an uncertain chance of parole.
The university has reached out to Universal and Twitter, citing the steps it has taken to correct the mixup and asking them — at risk of further inflaming the copyright patrol — to call me maybe.
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