Talking Points: If you wanted to get a tattoo, you should have gone to Ohio State
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
War Eagle. Oops. He means, Roll Tide.
Reuben Foster, the top-rated high school linebacker in the 2013 recruiting class, provided more reason to think before you tat.
Today on national signing day, Foster is expected to end his long and winding recruiting saga and pledge to Alabama. This decision comes after his verbal commitment to Auburn and getting the school's logo permanently inked on his right forearm.
Foster, who is also the No. 16 recruit on the ESPN 150 list, actually gave his word to Alabama two years ago then decided to de-commit last summer and switch allegiances to Auburn. Apparently the tattoo wasn't enough. Neither was playing his final high school season in the city of Auburn, Ala., to keep Foster from changing his mind.
Well, at least Foster has a home. If Drew Loftus desires to play football again, then he will soon need to find his third college in two years.
On Tuesday, Washington State announced the dismissal of Loftus from the team. Loftus, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, was arrested last Friday in Pullman. Police say that Loftus tried to steal two bottles of alcohol from a convenience store. Loftus had spent the 2011 season with Hawai'i before joining the Cougars.
The slopes hit back against Lindsey Vonn, star of the U.S. Ski Team.
Just watch the video from the Tuesday crash -- as Vonn loses control in the super-G competition at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships -- and it's easy to see why she needed to be airlifted to the nearest hospital.
According to team officials, Vonn suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
However, Vonn is expected to return in time for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.