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11:25 AM on 02/18/13 
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I don't think it matters THAT much since if you are high on the guy you'll really end up watching his pro-day to see it. If not than you probably wouldn't have drafted him in the first place, a couple of throws won't change your entire draft board lol
11:29 AM on 02/18/13 
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God, I really wanted Barkley to throw at the combine. I guess we can all make deflated football jokes again..?

Can someone explain what happened there? haha
11:38 AM on 02/18/13 
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Can someone explain what happened there? haha

USC home game against Oregon this year, turns out USC were using slightly deflated balls, so to get a better grip. So bizarre. I think they fired their equipment manager, but there was speculation as to how far up the staff knew about it.
11:39 AM on 02/18/13 
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USC home game against Oregon this year, turns out USC were using slightly deflated balls, so to get a better grip. So bizarre. I think they fired their equipment manager, but there was speculation as to how far up the staff knew about it.

Holy, Lane Kiffin. Haha. Amazing.
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Holy, Lane Kiffin. Haha. Amazing.

Yeah. I had no idea teams used separate balls.
01:38 PM on 02/18/13 
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Yeah. I had no idea teams used separate balls.

Really? You do that even in middle school.
02:11 PM on 02/18/13 
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I really hope Wilson doesn't get drafted by big D, I liked the kid
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Really? You do that even in middle school.

I played football in high school, if we used different balls, I didn't notice. haha.
05:06 PM on 02/18/13 
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Really? You do that even in middle school.

Yeah I never played. Damn me for falling love with football late in high school while I was 6'3", but only like 150lbs.
05:32 PM on 02/18/13 
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Goddamn bowers. :-\
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jail for bowers?
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same charge as Plaxico, but, very different circumstances. One hid a gun in his sweatpants and shot himself...the other handed the gun over to security apparently not knowing NYC is crazy about that stuff
07:39 PM on 02/18/13 
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Im surprised teams dont do it more. Some QBs prefer to throw a softer ball. Maybe Barkley has small hands.
08:31 PM on 02/18/13 
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USC home game against Oregon this year, turns out USC were using slightly deflated balls, so to get a better grip. So bizarre. I think they fired their equipment manager, but there was speculation as to how far up the staff knew about it.
Yeah this was reported on the week after the game, they weren't really that far below regulation. Neither the refs, Barkley, or Heidari (half of the deflated balls were kicking balls) even noticed it. They were removed at half time and the rest of the game was played with fully inflated ones, note how most of our scoring happened in the second half so it didn't really help much.

Barkley isn't throwing because his shoulder still isn't 100% and at this point he'd be doing himself more harm then good to go out their if he can't be at his best. Scouts are already down on him right now, they'd over analyze ever bad pass he threw no matter what so he's better off waiting until he's fully healed up and doing private workouts instead.
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You know, this reminds me more of the Shaun Rogers case. He did literally the same thing and got off with community service and mandatory completion of a diversion program. Granted, this was in Cleveland. I'm no law expert, but I think they could possibly reach a plea bargain with prosecutors to avoid the felony charges. It sounds more like he made a stupid mistake, rather than any kind of avoidance of the law.
 



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