December 28, 2008
If Syracuse were the setting for “The Departed,” Jim Boeheim would play Jack Nicholson’s Costello. He is, unquestionably, the law of upstate New York.
In the latest episode of the Chronicles of Eric Devendorf, university officials have suddenly reinstated Devo, as apparently the punk has done his time. Devendorf’s suspension for striking a woman in the face was reduced to “a verbal confrontation,” because the victim decided to recant on her initial statement. Funny how that works out.
ED has completed his 40 hours of testing out whether Spaulding fits through the Carrier Dome rims community service and has been reinstated, making him eligible for the Big East opener on Tuesday vs. Seton Hall. This all seems strange to us, as many facts now seem to have been misconstrued or not factual at all.
So with this seemingly swept under the rug, we’re going to make the assumption that Boehiem didn’t like his team sans Devendorf and feared the Orange could not win even ten effing games!!! without him. We don’t like how this played out, but will begrudgingly root for Devendorf the few times times he is needed during the sure-to-be treacherous Big East schedule.
December 19, 2008
Eric Devendorf’s appeal was quickly turned around by Syracuse University officials today. The punk will indeed face suspension but may not be done as an Orange player for good.
Devendorf has to commit to 40 hours of community service, and then can apply for reinstatement. Not sure if that’s just incentive to do what is being asked of him, or the door is actually still open. Nonetheless, we would like to prepare the entire body of Onondaga county, as this tatted up 21-year-old could be appearing at your next do-good event.
From a basketball standpoint, the good times may come to a halt in upstate New York. Expect Andy Rautins to step into a starting role, meaning limited scoring opportunities coming off the bench for the foreseeable future.
December 10, 2008
We wonder if Boeheim ever whispered a 'what the hell were you thinking?'
Things have been looking dandy for Syracuse basketball fans this season. An 8-0 start coupled with a #17 ranking, a pair of solid non conference victories over Florida and Kansas, and assistant coach Bernie Fine is looking healthy.
However, bowel movements may soon hit the dehumidifier, as the hammer is being brought down in the case of Eric Devendorf and Syracuse co-ed Kim Smith.
Wednesday night, a university judicial board has determined the Orange swingman should be suspended, drawing from Smith’s claim she made early November 1st to campus police.
Apparently Smith and Devendorff are MySpace friends, and there was drama. We’re thinking someone probably changed their relationship status or something. This then resulted in Devendorf and his entourage surrounding Smith’s Hyundai Elantra on Halloween night, kicking it until she popped out of the car. When she confronted the crew, she was allegedly met by the closed fist of Mr. Devendorf. He also is reported to have called her a sexually promiscuous female dog, one that belonged on her knees.
Coach Jim Boeheim told ESPN Wednesday that Devendorf’s status on the team will not change until he has been formally been suspended by the school.
The suspension has come down from the same administration that went to bat for Devendorf in front of the NCAA back in September, to grant him one more year of eligibility. Expect an appeal to be filed, which will then be reviewed in the next 10 days by the ‘Cuse bigwhgs.