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Arkansas Writer Rips Clarke Family

Jim Harris of believes Rotnei Clarke’s transfer from Fayetteville might be the most disappointing transfer in UA sports history.  With the jabs and right-crosses he aims at Clarke’s family, the author certainly sounds disappointed:

“Clarke, or his daddy or uncle or somebody decided to take the supposedly denied transfer request to the national media to force Arkansas’ hand.  So, we read, ‘Poor Rotnei is being denied his transfer, while two other guys were granted theirs…’ and so forth.

Even the Mitch Mustain debacle and transfer from Houston Nutt’s program wasn’t handled this poorly by the parties (player and families?) involved.

Now, we wonder about all those whispers that Rotnei was being ignored by certain other Hogs the past three years, that those players were in it for themselves and not passing the ball to poor ol’ wide-open Rotnei.  When the Clarkes needed them, they used the local media and clued-in superfans who would spread the whispers.  When it was time to bolt, notice that they ignored the local media and went national.

A real classy departing, and one that’s disappointing in that new coach Mike Anderson didn’t deserve to be toyed with by the Clarkes in his efforts to restore Arkansas’ basketball program to the level it enjoyed more than a decade ago.”

Wow.  Scorned much?



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