I just got this e-mail. I can’t argue with the logic. I know there are genuine Hawkeyes fans out there with a healthy perspective on life. They see an inexcusable run of behavior from Iowa football players and they see a stain, an unhealthy ring in the tree that is their favorite team.
They see this and they can’t reconcile it. They want action. They want a change at the top.
What do you say to this e-mail, which is a response to my Saturday story out of Chicago?
This is going to cost Iowa some good fans, good people who are good fans of Iowa sports. That’s a really big deal in my mind.
We know that Iowa has a history of players who are real students; real people of high moral and ethical standards. That is why the Ferentz Rogue gallery has become so offensive. And now we are going to hire a life skill’s coach to teach players not to run down the streets naked when chased by police, that is wrong to use other people’s credit cards and that sexual assault is a no-no. Lets face it, the program is out of control and the man who should be in control has to go if we really care about all of the decent guys who wear the black and gold.
(I took the name out until he gives me permission to use it)