Archive | February 2012

Do The Wright Thing

By Alex O’Sullivan-Pierce

It was vulgar, imprudent, and immature. It was foolish, and it definitely wasn’t grammatically correct. It was an All-American cornerback’s Twitter feed. This account was closed, along with the door to at least one premier college football program, on one of the most promising high school prospects in the nation, Yuri Wright.  Only months after helping Don Bosco Prepatory Academy bring home a National Football Championship, Wright was expelled from the private, Catholic high school in New Jersey because of a series of sexually explicit and racially charged Tweets which began in July. The University of Michigan, once seen as the frontrunner to land the talented defensive back, revoked his scholarship offer after learning of the expulsion.

Read More…