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Groves stays true to his school

Raiders linebacker Quentin Groves put up an impassioned defense for his alma mater Wednesday in the wake of an HBO “Real Sports” segment alleging payment to players at Auburn.

Groves described the four players who said they received money from boosters as “medicore at best” and said their comments were simply made out of bitterness and poor decisions made while in college regarding their academic and athletic well-being.

A few of Groves comments on WJOX 94.5-AM in Birmingham, Ala.:

“The only thing I heard guys receiving was a great education, a great experience and great memories.”

“Why would they pay (those) guys when they had Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown, Carlos Rogers and Jason Campbell?”

“You had Ronnie Brown who was arguably one of the best players in his senior year, driving around a (early 1990s) Honda Accord with the back window busted out.”

Groves said he and many other Auburn players were asked to participate, but the only players who responded _ Chaz Williams, Stanley McClover, Troy Reddick and Raven Gray, were marginal players.

He said he was actually close to McClover, and even called him after seeing the accusations. He said McClover told him HBO “helped with my camp.”

“Everything will be out in the open tonight and if that’s what he did, I have no words for him because the simple fact is, if you’re going to turn your back on the schull that made you over something as little as this, then there’s no telling what you’ll do to me.”

Groves scheduled a Ustream video to discuss the allegations this evening.

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  • Gust372

    Ha ha

  • Gust372

    Wow, that was interesting, Just Fire Baby. You should see if any sports magazines are hiring writers that basically just search google and plagiarize.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    KoolKell Says:
    April 1st, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    In 2010, CEO Pay Went Up 27% While Worker Pay Went Up 2%

    Households across the country are still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, with unemployment falling very slowly, while foreclosures are still increasing, along with poverty rates and oil prices. However, one group of Americans is doing very well — corporate CEOs, whose pay is returning to pre-recession levels:

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    Señor Fresco Kell, Usted debe estar contento. La temporada de Oakland Raider estará disponible muy pronto.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    184.KoolKell Says:
    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 am
    The US unemployment rate fell to a new two-year low in March of 8.8%, from 8.9% in February.

    It was the fourth monthly fall in a row. The unemployment rate has fallen by a percentage point during the last four months.

    Employers created 216,000 jobs in March, the US Department of Labor said, higher than market expectations.

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    Señor Fresco Kell, El tema es el fútbol Raider, por favor!

  • Carl Weathers
  • Carl Weathers

    7:12am EST… still problems around here?!

  • Carl Weathers

    I haven’t bought or even glanced through a magazine in about ten years, other than taking a peek at the top shelf at a gas bar, but if I ever have the chance to piss on one, it’ll be GQ.

    Found this at CBS, Raider team report:

    QUOTE TO NOTE
    “The silver and black have attracted an unholy fan base of hell-raiders, gangbangers and inveterate knife-lickers, all of whom firmly believe that skipping town for an away game is well worth the parole violation.” — GQ Magazine in naming the Raiders the fourth-worst fan base in the country.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gust372 Says:
    April 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    Wow, that was interesting, Just Fire Baby. You should see if any sports magazines are hiring writers that basically just search google and plagiarize.

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    WTF are you talking about????

  • Nnamdi21

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    April 3rd, 2011 at 6:44 am
    Gust372 Says:
    April 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    Wow, that was interesting, Just Fire Baby. You should see if any sports magazines are hiring writers that basically just search google and plagiarize.

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    WTF are you talking about????

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    No doubt Gust.

    JFB, its considered very bad form to copy and paste large parts or ENTIRE articles.

    Now ya know…

  • TerrapinRaider

    this stale post is still up here? must be no news no where. com’on jer give us some fresh meat instead of suckin’ on dry bones

  • HairyBush

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    Come on Jerry give us something, Run a story how Rolando McClain is going to crash wrestlemania and start body slamming everybody in sight.
    I’m in Raider withdrawl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    LOL….

    I wrote that post, while on the can.

    Never copied or pasted one word of it.

    I read about Blaine’s parents paying for this QB guru in The Sporting News, and just relayed the thought of it in response to Priests comments on him.

    Sorry that some quality commenting and flawless grammar wowed you two clowns.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The Gabbert family has been paying some well-regarded football “guru” type guy

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    I mean seriously, if you think that is sports writer material that I plagerized, you are about as sharp as a butterknife.

  • RaiderDebo

    Priest,

    I like you’re analysis of Gabbert. Honestly, I never really watched the guy that much in college. Looking at highlights, he reminds me a lot of Josh Freeman. Similar size and stature and a quick release. Both are Missouri kids that initially committed to Nebraska and ended up staying close to home. Both had marginal production in college. I think Gabbert has a lot of questions to answer about his play on the field, along with at least one incident off it according to PFT. He also comes off to me as manufactured, no doubt due to the coaching he’s recieved on dealing with the press provided by daddy. But with the right coaching staff, I think, just like Freeman, he should turn out to be a better pro than collegian. What I like about Gabbert, Newton and Mallett is that they were all five-star recruits out of high school according to Rivals. And none of them busted in college. They all have the requisite skills to make it. Locker was a four-star, so you know he has the skills. But the guy was basically a bust at Washington. This may be a weak class of QBs, but I’m more interested in seeing how this group turns out than any of the classes in recent memory.

  • RaiderDebo

    JFB,

    Is that the reason I always think you’re posts are pretty solid, albeit drenched with tired cliches?? I know you flat out make up stuff from time to time, but c’mon man. Just post a link every now and then to make your point. Same impact withougt destroying your credibility. Just a suggestion. LOL!

  • priesttj

    Well we’ll see if he can win games in the NFL because he was average in college. Technigue aside you have to win games…………period

    Where he goes in the draft doesn’t mean a hill of beans it’s what he does after the draft.

  • oo

    Murph arrested ..drugs

  • GoodOle00

    213.Just Fire Baby Says:
    April 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 am
    LOL….

    I wrote that post, while on the can.

    Never copied or pasted one word of it.

    I read about Blaine’s parents paying for this QB guru in The Sporting News, and just relayed the thought of it in response to Priests comments on him.

    Sorry that some quality commenting and flawless grammar wowed you two clowns.

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    La,e attempt at deflection. Maybe THIS one you wrote but you have been plagirazing ALOT of posts THTS what everones talking about clown.

  • GoodOle00

    Not much point in writing for a busted a-zz blog is there?

  • hendu

    post212, who friggin cares if Vegas or Dakota cut and paste, or Mrs or Kookell,its friggin boring in here! Its not OUR JOB for coming up with NEW ideas,its Jerrys,and then react w/opinions of our own! At least jfb is posting with his thoughts and maybe others,again, WHO CARES! Raiders!!!

  • hendu

    More I think about it, wish JFB could post as Jerry,then we would have a topic for conversation!! At the moment,nothing from Jerry,isnt the NFL Draft comin up? HELLO

  • oo

    Raiders wide receiver Louis Murphy was arrested in Florida and charged with drug possession without a prescription, disobeying a police officer and resisting arrest without violence.

    The drug Murphy allegedly was in possession of was Viagra. The bottle had no label and Murphy could not provide the prescription for it to the police.

    This marks the third arrest for the Raiders this offseason, following the DUI arrest of Michael Bush and Mario Henderson’s arrest for carrying a concealed firearm.

    All the charges against Murphy are misdemeanors and likely carry nothing more than a hefty fine. Viagra seems like an odd thing for the 23-year-old Murphy to use. Why he would resist arrest for a simple traffic citation?

  • Gust372

    So, how many articles has Just Fire Baby lifted today and tried to pass off in here as his own opinion? I’m guessing at least 10. That’s usually his average before 2pm.

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