– Brian Wolf
“The status of University at Buffalo star basketball player Justin Moss is uncertain in the wake of his involvement in an on-campus theft.
Moss and fellow UB basketball players Raheem Johnson and Mory Diane were caught in June stealing money – a total of $650 – from the dorm room of two other students on the Amherst Campus, according to a University Police report obtained by The News.
The basketball players returned the money and the two victims in the case agreed not to press charges. However, the case was turned over to the Student-Wide Judiciary, which handles student misconduct.”
Here is the link where the story came from. http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/college-basketball/ubs-moss-two-basketball-teammates-in-limbo-following-theft-20150810
The above snippet comes from Buffalo News Reporter Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News who broke the story earlier this week. The articles goes on to say that Moss, last year’s conference player of the year, and his two teammates stole $650 dollars from two members of the UB football team. Those names have not been released. All we know is that the three basketball players returned the money and the two victims agreed not to press charges.
The comments on the article as well over at UBfan.com are buzzing on how to handle the situation. Many are blaming Bobby Hurley for bringing in these type of players, while Reggie Witherspoon brought in respectable players. I have a message for these old timers. Do you want respected players, or MAC championship banners and appearances in the NCAA tournament? For me that is an easy one. I would take success any day. It brings exposure, it brings in money, and it brings in even better athletes.
The UB football team has had one successful football season since it made its return to the Division I level in 1999. Only in 2008 have the Bulls won the MAC championship. They are also 0-2 in Bowl Game appearances. Is it time to bend some rules to bring in better athletes to have an impact on a program? Who knows. Both the basketball and football teams have first year coaches and are looking to prove that they were worth the hire. In order to keep you job, you have to win.