Chimdi Chekwa Takes Offense to Sports Illustrated Report

Raider rookie Chimdi Chekwa might be done playing football for Ohio State but he’s just begun to defend his Alma mater. In lieu of the sky falling on the once proud Buckeye football program Chekwa took to Twitter yesterday to defend his former school and take a few shots at the SI report that ultimately ushered Jim Tressel out the door.

Mann this sports illustrated article is trash. They really reaching. Its sad that outsiders will only know what they hear in the media.

You can understand where the young DB is coming from on this. Clearly there was plenty of wrongdoing going on in Columbus but that doesn’t mean everything that has been reported is accurate. In some ways Chekwa’s defense of his school feels a little like what most of Raider Nation goes through when defending Al Davis.

Since this is a blog dedicated to the Oakland Raiders I’m not going to turn this into a college football forum even if there is little else to talk about during this hideous lockout. But Chekwa’s character is showing why the Raiders were eager to bring him on board.

Say what you will of what is going on at OSU right now but the real issue is what is happening with the NCAA. Chekwa hasn’t pulled a Sepp Blatter and outright denied everything. No doubt he saw plenty of questionable occurrences during his time in Columbus. Still, for Chekwa that has no bearing on how he views the man that coached him up over the years.

We just lost a great coach nd a great person. Its a sad day for a former player. Tress gave me more than an opportunity he gave me a roadmap

As we’ve seen in recent months, the business of football is an ugly one. At the collegiate level it’s as bad as it’s ever been given the greedy nature of the NCAA. Lost in all of this is the fact that a truly great coach is gone from the game. How does this improve the product? I guess getting that answer is about as impossible as trying to explain the work stoppage of the most profitable sports league in the country.

Now talent can’t trump the rules but the fact of the matter is a football coaches shouldn’t even have to be concerned with anything other than what happens on the field.

Tressel dug his own ditch. He’s just lucky to have guys like Chekwa in his corner to help him out of the hole.

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