There is a top draft prospect whose athletic abili


first_imgThere is a top draft prospect whose athletic ability is undeniable but whose character and integrity is being called into question this week. We’re not talking about Auburn athlete quarterback Cam Newton and what was said in a Pro Football Weekly draft guide. We’re talking about LSU defensive back Patrick Peterson.Earlier in the week ESPN revealed that they had evidence that Peterson, then known as Patrick Johnson, had offered to sign a letter of intent with Texas A&M back in 2007 for $80,000. A former assistant coach at A&M said the request came through a family friend of Peterson’s named Willie Lyles. A name which may ring a bell due to his involvement with Oregon. 0 Comments   Share   That part of the story is interesting but Peterson’s subsequent denial of not only knowing Lyles but ever visiting Texas A&M is where things get interesting. See, Peterson in a August 2007 article on Rivals.com is quoted as saying he visited the school on the recommendation of a friend of his father. That friend? Willie Lyles.Cam Newton’s character, Wonderlic score and past transgressions have all been reasons why analysts say the Arizona Cardinals and other teams at the top of the draft shouldn’t select him. If that’s the standard by which he’s being judged don’t we have to use the same criteria for Peterson with what has come to light over the last few days?Sure, he was a young kid and someone like Lyles was probably just trying to find a way to make a quick buck off of his great athletic talent. The problem is, it’s not the initial action that’s the issue. It’s the cover up that is the real issue (just ask Jim Tressell).If Peterson had come clean upfront it’s forgivable. By allegedly lying on top of initial allegations just brings his character into question even more.Young men make mistakes and this won’t define him or his career but it does have to concern teams like the Cardinals and others that are lining up to invest millions in him and his character. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ If Newton is being picked apart for every character flaw shouldn’t Peterson too? Then again, no one is questioning Peterson’s ability to be a great NFL player like Newton’s. And that’s all that really matters when teams like the Cardinals go to the podium later this month right (insert sarcasm here)? Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip The death of a 42-year-old man from Balamban town who was reportedly being taken to a drug rehabilitation center on New Year’s Eve is being investigated.Jerome Bendebel was being escorted from his home to a private center in Cebu City.ADVERTISEMENT PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Painters refuse to go quietly A doctor told investigators that Bendebel had a blood clot in his brain which may have caused his death.MORE STORIESnewsinfo18 ‘graduate’ from Cavite drug rehab centernewsinfoChina-funded rehab center to rise in Agusan del SurnewsinfoPedregosa is DDB officer-in-charge—SantiagoMORE STORIESnewsinfo18 ‘graduate’ from Cavite drug rehab centernewsinfoChina-funded rehab center to rise in Agusan del SurnewsinfoPedregosa is DDB officer-in-charge—SantiagoAn autopsy was conducted but results have yet to be released.SPO1 Violango, homicide investigator, said the hospital management called them up past 3 a.m. of January 1 because Bendebel’s arms had suspicious bruises.Since the incident happened in Balamban town, Violango turned over the case to Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) for investigation.Bendebel was allegedly accompanied by personnel of a private rehabilitation center in Lahug, Cebu City on board a Gray Pajero with plate number YEG 160, said Violango.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Confiscated firecrackers destroyed MOST READ Homicide police in Cebu City learned about the death after a private hospital in the city called them up at 3 a.m. of January 1 to report it.Bendebel, a resident of barangay Tunga, was already dead when he was taken to the Perpetual Succour Hospital where staff noticed that Bendebel’s arms showed bruises.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionPolice said a man who accompanied Bendebel to the hospital, and identified himself as his brother, said Bendebel earlier became unruly and poked his companion in the eye.“Nag-wild kuno to siya, manuslok sa mata, tingali ug nadapatan (He reportedly went wild and poked someone in the eye. That’s why he was beaten up),” said SPO1 Ruth Violango. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Chief Insp. Richard Oliver, Balamban police chief, said in a televised interview that Bendebel’s relatives and staff of the rehabilitation center went to the police station on New Year’s Eve requesting for a police escort to the rehabilitation center.The police officer did not approve the request because there was no attached court order.The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) yesterday said it is willing to conduct an investigation.CHR-7 Chief Investigator Primo Cadampog said an inquiry may be initiated even without a complainant, although it would be better if Bendebel’s relatives filed one.Cadampog learned about the incident from news reports and called the Balamban police for details . He was told by the police chief no spot report was made about the incident although the police station knew that Bendebel was picked up in Balamban town by personnel of a private rehabilitation center.Read Next LATEST STORIES WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspensionlast_img read more