As previously discussed in depth in this space, Virginia QB Peter Lalich was dismissed from the team after violating probation. The Richmond Times-Dispatch, among other sources, indicated that pictures on Lalich’s Facebook page played at least a part in the decision of the team/school. The RTD did not print or specifically discuss the pictures, but noted that they “called [Lalich’s] judgment into question and indicated that statements he’d made to university officials and the news media might not have been genuine.”
Ironically, the same day Lalich was in court and later dismissed, Senior Associate Dean of Admission Greg Roberts was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the role of Facebook and other social networking sties in the admissions process. Per the WSJ, Roberts’ “staff is free to check out anonymous tips about social-networking sites or make use of the information if the admissions committee is evaluating a ‘tight’ decision.”
Tight like nuts & bolts… or, tight like weighing Marc Verica as a starter against the likelihood of further embarrassment via Lalich?
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