Thank you for choosing LSU. Thank you for lighting the team on fire over and over again (specifically in the 2011 Arkansas game and again in the SEC Championship Game), saving that perfect regular season, and keeping the Championship dream alive. Thank you for two years of exciting plays, smashmouth hits, and trash talking. Especially the trash talking. Mrs. Judge Mental loves that part of the game best.
There’s something special about being young, and it’s unfortunate, really. Young people can make mistakes that really screw up the course of their lives, and thanks to their special youthful swagger, they don’t even realize they’re screwing up.[pullquote]Thank you for two years of exciting plays, smashmouth hits, and trash talking. Especially the trash talking. Mrs. Judge Mental loves that part of the game best.[/pullquote]
The feeling of invincibility, the very thing that made you an amazing football player, caused you to make a series of very poor decisions and cost you your future as a champion and a Tiger. We don’t know what rules you broke or why exactly you’re not playing for the Tigers anymore, and to me, it doesn’t matter. You screwed up, and that’s a fact.
You’ve had your struggles, personally and professionally. I’ve read your bio. I follow your tweets and subscribe to your Facebook updates. I know every time you and your girl fight, I know what you ate for breakfast, and I see how broken up you are about being dismissed from the team on Friday.
Here’s the good news: You’re 20. You still have a future; you didn’t break any laws; you’re not even in trouble anymore. You’ve already served out your sentence for whatever it is you did, and you still have a lot of options. You still have a chance to salvage your career and your future.
So here’s my unsolicited advice: USE THIS CHANCE. Get serious about improving your standing in life. Get your degree. Play more football. Talk more sh-t. Intercept more passes. Silence more haters. Win a championship. Go pro. Get paid. Turn it up. Show them all that the Honey Badger takes what he wants, and he wants success.
Make us all proud.
Still your #1 fan (but not in a creepy Stephen King/Misery way),