We’ve tried everything, but Kelvin Sampson won’t go quietly

  • 01/28/2009 11:45 pm in

I know you’re sick and tired of hearing about the lad pictured to the right, but the truth is, every time we think he’s out of our lives … BOOM … he reappears, much to our dismay.

If Eamonn’s post yesterday wasn’t enough to wet your Kelvin Sampson palate, I’ve got your fix. Speaking prior to tonight’s Bucks-Pacers game, where he likely heard obscenities thrown his way without discretion, Sampson tried to rationalize his appeal to the NCAA:

“I think they were wrong. They were wrong in every way. If I didn’t think they were wrong, I wouldn’t have appealed.”

Sampson acknowledged he and his staff had erred, though not deliberately.

“When someone makes a mistake, the first thing you have to ascertain is intent. There was no scheme or nobody sitting around trying to get away with something. A lot of people paid the price for those mistakes.”

This, my friends, is the same song and dance we’ve been hearing from day one. But apparently Sampson, who also said tonight that he’s enjoying the NBA and has no intent to come back to college, can’t just let it die and ride quietly into the night. He’s still fighting. He doesn’t really believe the NCAA is going to revisit this and determine they had it all wrong, does he?

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  • Kelin Blab

    If the NCAA budges on their ruling on this, they are officially the dumbest organization in history. Kelvin Sampson is openly and blatently saying …in his eyes he did nothing wrong….despite the evidence etc. and he wants a THIRD chance.

    Go ahead NCAA I dare you to let him back in………

  • JamesHardy

    If KS is “innocent” as he wants all IU nation to believe, then I'd have to say Hitler was just misunderstood and we should consider him for a posthumous Nobel Prize….yeah right!

  • Peter

    My guess is Sampson has to exhaust the appeal options before he can sue the NCAA – remember Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV!

  • MikeinNC

    You know, when everything went down, despite the swath of destruction Sampson had cut through IU basketball, I still had some little twinges of compassion for the guy….I felt like he was just a guy who wanted to win and please so bad that he just couldn't help himself in bending the rules, almost like an alcoholic or a compulsive gambler….I felt a teensy bit of pity.

    Those days are long gone. This guy pi**es me off more and more every time he opens his mouth….he needs to be tarred and feathered – with red and white feathers in a candystripe pattern (sure, it would be a lot of extra work to do the candystripe, but it would be worth it). What an unbelievable weasel.

  • MikeinNC

    You know, when everything went down, despite the swath of destruction Sampson had cut through IU basketball, I still had some little twinges of compassion for the guy….I felt like he was just a guy who wanted to win and please so bad that he just couldn't help himself in bending the rules, almost like an alcoholic or a compulsive gambler….I felt a teensy bit of pity.

    Those days are long gone. This guy pi**es me off more and more every time he opens his mouth….he needs to be tarred and feathered – with red and white feathers in a candystripe pattern (sure, it would be a lot of extra work to do the candystripe, but it would be worth it). What an unbelievable weasel.