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Three Tech players to miss bowl game

Douglas, Mackey, Payne not on trip

Posted: December 24, 2012 - 11:41am
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HOUSTON -- The Texas Tech football team will be without cornerback Cornelius Douglas, defensive tackle Leon Mackey and linebacker Chris Payne for Friday's Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said. Acting head coach Chris Thomsen said two of the players missed practices this month in Lubbock without notifying coaches in advance, and said privacy laws prevented him discussing the other player's suspension. Douglas is a starter when healthy, though he missed games with a knee injury this season. Mackey is a backup defensive tackle, and Payne played almost exclusively on special teams. The Red Raiders started on-site bowl preparations Monday morning at Rice Stadium. Tech (7-5) faces Minnesota (6-6) at 8 p.m. Friday at Reliant Stadium.

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"Privacy laws," really?

"Privacy laws," really?

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Really. Privacy laws =

confiding in a Chaplin (that can't be it, because the coach wouldn't know); client/attorney privilege (wrong again, police blotter/arrest records are public); or, medical "issues", of which drug use/urine test would fall under!

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Privacy Laws

A school official can not discuss grades for a student without a violation of the privacy laws. In other words, pulled a Hanspard and didn't bother going to take any final exams!

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What a maroon!

Okay, let me get this straight. You're a senior, you received a free education and have over 3 years in credits, and you're throwing it all away because football is almost over. Could happen, people get stupid sometimes, I'm still betting on "got caught smokin weed".

Aren't they "discussing grades" whenever they say a player is academically ineligible ?

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