JaJuan Ship Sinks

Here we were thinking that JaJuan Spillman had seen the light, getting things in perspective, preparing for a great future on the football field. No such luck, not if the report in the Courier-Journal is true, and there’s no reason to doubt it, that Spillman was arrested early Thursday on DUI charges for the second time in two years.

Only this time, it’s worse: the drunken episode is spiced up with charges of using marijuana, carrying no insurance, and possessing an unlicensed concealed deadly weapon.

Ugly and despicable. Spillman had an incredible future in front of him and tosses it away. Just like that, the latest casualty in a growing list. For nothing. Anyone think he was even having fun in his condition? No way he could convince even his closest pals.

Still another embarrassing incident. Still more attrition. This has got to stop. The waste and the recyclables have to be sorted before any sense of normalcy returns to the football program. Who’s next for the cheap thrills?

Can anyone doubt now the enormity of the personnel issues that Steve Kragthorpe was confronted with when he accepted the UofL job? The slow dribble of dismissals and departures is wounding the program in a way that will take some time from which to recover.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “JaJuan Ship Sinks

  • July 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    We’re going to have to start recruiting more players with brains. Football IQ is one thing but a complete lack of intelligence is another.

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