Last Wednesday we wrote “When will they learn?” after Ole Miss commitment Laquon Treadwell posted online a photo of himself and several hundred-dollar bills shortly after making his recruiting visit to Oxford.
Well, apparently no one’s learned anything since Wednesday.
Georgia native Davin Bellamy posted a photo of himself, two other prospects, four girls, and a bong that was snapped during his recent visit to Oregon.
Bellamy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“We were leaving some apartments, and a couple of girls wanted to take a picture with us. So we were in their room for like 30 seconds. I didn’t even know the (bong) as in the picture. After I tweeted out (the picture), I started getting all kinds of text messages. Then I looked closely at the picture, and I was like ‘What?’ I deleted the picture, but it was already out there…
I told (Oregon’s coaches) the story, and that none of the football players had anything to do with it. It as just some girls I was taking pictures with. I guess the girls were using it before we got there. It was just there on the table. It is what it is…
They understood. But… these girls on college campuses, they probably know more about the recruits than the coaches do. Once they saw me, they wanted to take pictures with me and the other recruits. But like I said, the coaches understood. It wasn’t in a football player’s room. It was just girls that wanted pictures with us.”
Right now there are four University of Oregon students telling their parents, “It wasn’t mine, it was my roommate’s!”
Why people feel the need to post online every photo taken of them (ego) is beyond this writer. But as long as kids feel the need to post pictures of themselves, there will continue to be photos of recruits with cash, bongs, and Heaven knows what else.
Bellamy says that Georgia is still his leader, but Oregon has pulled into a tie for second with Tennessee for the defensive end’s services. So congrats to the fast-rising Ducks and their old “hot chicks with bongs” ploy.
For those who don’t know what a bong is… let’s just say this Paul Harvey ad is a lot more entertaining than that long farmer/truck spot from last night’s Super Bowl: