Former NCAA Quarterback Claims Alabama Bribed Him With A Corvette2
A bit of controversy was kicked up on Monday when Alabama University running back Derrick Henry posted a picture of his new Dodge Challenger to Instagram. Many questioned how an unpaid college student with no job could afford a brand new pony car, which led to accusations that the Crimson Tide bribed him with the hot new wheels.
That is when former West Virginia University quarterback Pat White interjected into the situation, posting a Facebook status which read “stop pretending like you didn’t know the crimson tide has been doing this for years. Still glad I turned down a Corvette to become a mountaineer.”
Following his career at West Virginia, White entered the NFL Draft in 2009, where he was picked up by the Miami Dolphins. He then played for the UFL’s Destroyers in 2011, the Washington Redskins in 2013, and currently is on the roster for the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos.
It’s currently unclear whether or not White’s claims that ‘Bama offered him a Corvette are true. Sources say White was ranked as a three-star athlete and not a blue-chip prospect, making it unlikely that he would be offered a fancy set of wheels just to come play for the team.
When asked about the situation, Nick Saban, Alabama’s head coach, didn’t have much to say in regards to the matter.
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Don’t take star ratings too seriously. See who else was recruiting the guy. There are plenty of guys who had three star ratings who now play on Sundays in the NFL. The recruiting coordinators know more about the talent than the scouting agencies that rank these kids in the first place. You’d be surprised how many three star athletes wind up with ten or fifteen offers. White was a quarterback, and different quarterbacks bring different strengths. A guy might not be well rated as a traditional quarterback, but still be highly valued because of the way his skillset matches the needs of certain programs.
White declined Bama’s offer due to the specific Corvette being offered: http://jalopnik.com/this-craigslist-corvette-is-a-tragic-monster-1577049799