Drew Pearson takes aim at Mel Tucker for leaving Colorado

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Three days after Mel Tucker publicly renewed his vows with the Colorado football program, Tucker bolted for Michigan State. Former NFL receiver Drew Pearson is not happy about that, because Pearson has a grandson who decided to attend Colorado based on the representation that Tucker would be there.

MEL TUCKER IS A CON MAN!” Pearson tweeted. “He recruited my grandson to go to CU said he wasn’t going anywhere then ups and leaves. Sat there and lied to my face he wasn’t going anywhere! So I want to beat him up today on social media. What else can I do?”

There’s not much else Pearson can do. But it’s good that he’s speaking up. We’ve come to accept the fact that football coaches who insist on blind loyalty from their players aren’t willing to show blind loyalty when a better offer comes along. It’s wrong. Even if there’s not much anyone can do other than say so, people should always be willing to say so.

That’s what Tucker did. And if he gave his word to recruits that he was going nowhere, he should be held accountable. The good news is that Pearson has a platform to express his displeasure. Most kids don’t have the connection that allows lies to be exposed in this way.

16 responses to “Drew Pearson takes aim at Mel Tucker for leaving Colorado

  1. Recruits break commitments all the time, players transfer, etc., so just stop it. If you’re going to a school based solely or even primarily on the coach, you’re going for the wrong reason.

  2. Of course the NCAA should allow players who signed to a certain school because of a specific coach’s “guarantee” that he wasn’t changing job to get out of their signing if the coach pulls this kind of stuff.

    Chances of the NCAA making this change? Zero to double zero.

  3. How is it a lie? He changed his mind. If an employer offers you 5 million dollars, you are going to change your mind. What is he supposed to do, not take care of his family for generations because he told some kid he wasn’t leaving. He wasn’t leaving. Now he is. Very simple. Geez.

  4. Highly doubt a waiver would be disapproved if his grandson didn’t want to play there now. They let kids leave if their position coach or main recruiter leaves right after they sign now.

  5. There have been 10 decades in the NFL. His cries for sympathy will actually get him voted in next year.

  6. Sad that they go to a school for the head coach? Kids ain’t going to Alabama because they like the uniforms. They go for Saban. They go to Clemson for Dabo. Yeah some kids can transfer but they are penalized for it usually. Not coaches.

  7. Drew, maybe just maybe you should have not acted a fool at the 2017 NFL Draft. If you had just announced the Cowboys pick you might have been selected for HOF. Or maybe if you didn’t trash some of the other HOFs last year, you might have gotten in. Now you go after a college coach who just had to decide…should I take another $2 million per year or stay at CU to coach Drew Pearson’s grandson. Yup…they did it like that!

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