Looks like Romeo Pellum is feeling like he got the shaft from Paul Wulff and company. Pellum, as you probably know, was suspended from the team for stealing electronics in February, and then was arrested in April for driving with a suspended license. Pellum has decided instead of sticking around and dealing with it, he's going to leave. Or was he kicked off the team? It's all a little foggy. I guess it doesn't matter, whether he was booted or chose to leave, because either way he's gone.
Anyway, he had some choice words for the coaches as he moves on down the road...
“I felt like I was treated unfairly with that whole situation,” Pellum said. “I was suspended for the whole spring. If you read those charges that happened back in February, it’s pretty self-explanatory what we were suspended for.” Pellum said because he was treated unfairly and not given a second chance, he elected to depart both the team and the university to pursue other football opportunities.
“(The coaches) are untrustworthy and I don’t want to be a part of the Wulff era,” he said. “I wouldn’t say all of the coaches, but a handful.” Pellum also said the team’s strict and unfair nature became evident after he witnessed the suspension of five players, four being reinstated, and three charged legally.
Is he really being treated unfairly here? He was arrested twice in three months this spring. Wulff has a system in place where the player incidents are dealt with in a particular way, with discipline handed down from the players and staff. Either you play by the rules that everyone else has to follow, or you don't, and you move on. Case closed. At least Jim Sterk, who happens to be Wulff's boss, thinks that Wulff is doing just fine in the discipline department.
But what's odd is that Pellum calls the coaches untrustworthy. Yet, as the Evergreen story reports, Pellum claims he is leaving on good terms, and Wulff and Jody Sears both wrote letters of recommendation for Pellum....? Oh well. Good luck to Romeo, wherever he ends up.
Pellum's loss does hurt though. 65 tackles and a couple of picks last year, and a likely starter in the depleted secondary, he does leave some shoes to fill. We like the Cal transfer, Brandon Jones, and Tyrone Justin at corner (as long as Justin stays out of trouble as well?). We'll look at the secondary in the next week or so.
Speaking of moving on, in completely unrelated, non-Cougness, Jessica Simpson was released by Tony "Dimples" Romo. And it sounds as though she is devastated. What's cold is that Romo cut her loose the night before her 29th birthday! Even I can say that's cold man, cold.
Seriously though, Jess has literally ONE JOB to do, and that is stay a hot chick if she wants to hang on the arm of Mr. Wonderful.....did she succeed, or fail? Check it out:
Gisele figured it out and is doing what it takes to hang with Tom Brady. It's a tough, competitive market for being with an NFL superstar QB. Maybe age 29 is the "cutoff" for Romo, and it was time to trade into something newer and sleeker? Meanwhile there's probably 3 million females in the state of Texas who are still up popping champagne over Romo's new-found free agency. Let the bidding begin!
Finally, one last thing on Michael Jackson.
The Sunday after he died, Fox ran the famous Simpson's episode, where Homer is admitted to an insane asylum and meets a guy who claims to be Michael Jackson (and he clearly is not the King of Pop). It's a really good episode, if you are a fan of the show or not.
If you recall the episode, the voice of the Jackson impostor sounded amazingly like Michael. Yet, when the credits rolled, there was no mention of him as the voice. There were rumors it was him, but it was never really confirmed.
But now, the truth can be told. Jackson WAS the voice after all. Per wiki:
Michael Jackson guest stars as Leon Kompowsky's speaking voice, while his singing is provided by Kipp Lennon. For contractual reasons, Jackson was credited as John Jay Smith, and his role in the episode was not officially confirmed until later. Kompowsky was originally set to return in a second episode, except voiced by Prince, but the episode was never produced.
That's about it for a slow Friday (obviously). ENJOY your weekend, and as always, GO COUGS!