Off Court Reprucussions & Jeff Goodman's Blog

Jeff Goodman at Foxsports.com writes probably the best blog in the college basketball business. In addition to being one of the hardest workers, he is a good guy, man of his word, and extremely fair. Whether it is putting on the phenomenal prep tournament in Lowell, MA each fall, or in Vegas covering AAU tournaments, or in L.A. taking time off from his family vacation to sit on a panel to discuss media relations...he's everywhere and he's an asset to the game of basketball.

A quick blurb from one of his recent postings on Tywon Lawson's under aged drinking and driving. The message to our guys is that if you think what you do off the court doesn't effect the way people think of you on the court, you are very mistaken in this day and age.
Lawson said he was told that the Indiana Pacers, who had the 11th overall pick, held him in high regard – until the arrest.

“Coach [Roy Williams] talked to Larry Bird and they were real high on me,” Lawson said. “I was either going to be the No. 1 or No. 2 pick [on their draft board]… They’ve had a lot of problems with things like that, like with Jamaal Tinsley and Jermaine O’Neal – there were a couple of people that he named – so he called and said that they just couldn’t take a chance.”