Take The High Road Regarding Aubrey Phillips
Posted by William Kristoph
Aubrey Phillips is heading to Auburn after receiving his unconditional release from Florida State University. Phillips was struggling with his relationship with Offensive Line Coach Rick Trickett, and with his weight. A bunch of websites are weighing in with their thoughts, and quite frankly I don’t understand all of the outrage.
Tomahawk Nation – Aubrey Phillips eats his way out of Tallahassee
ChantRant – Buyer Beware
Oh and read the comments from this Tennessee site
And for the other side of things AL.com – Aubrey Phillips lashes out
What we have is a guy who didn’t like Trickett’s style (and frankly, if the alleged urinating on a football thing is true I don’t like the style either), and a coach that wasn’t happy with a player. It didn’t work out, both sides don’t like each other. Why is this big news? Why is Phillips considered a crybaby because it turns out he made the wrong choice for a school? Why doesn’t Phillips get the benefit of “just being a kid” when other players get DUI’s, battery charges and possession charges and they get to be just a kid making mistakes. Aubrey Phillips’s mistake was choosing the wrong coach and the wrong school, and being overweight. Maybe he doesn’t have the desire to play anymore. Maybe he burned out on sports. Maybe there are other things in play, but there is no need to berate the kid. Take the high road and wish him luck at Auburn and then forget about him.