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SteeleMan
03-11-2007, 06:42 AM
from this a.m.'s Spokesman Review.


Bulldogs coach Mark Few confirmed that following Saturday afternoon's practice in preparation for the NCAA tournament, which starts later this week. But he added that both players are still enrolled in school, attending classes and doing what they need to do in order to be considered for reinstatement on the team once the legal procedures and university's Student Life process run their courses.

"That's been the plan all along," Few said. "When I originally set out to decide what we should do, it became crystal clear to me that we didn't need to play these two or have them on our team the rest of this year.

"But then we also need to make sure we help them and turn this into a positive story with a great ending. And that's what we're trying to do."

According to Few, the two players speak regularly with him and members of his coaching staff and have both addressed former teammates about their transgressions.

"It's part of the process," he said, adding that earning back the trust of those former teammates remains an important requirement for their reinstatement.

Yet Few insists that he, personally, has still not come to terms with the shock, anger and disappointment he felt when he first learned about the wayward actions of Heytvelt and Davis – which is why he stopped short of declaring himself "pleased" with how they are dealing with their suspensions.

"I don't know if I'm getting past anything yet," he said, "so the emotion of being pleased ... ? Let's just say it's hard to impress me, or whatever.

"But we are going to help them. We are going to try to make this thing right for them. That's certainly been my and my staff's approach. And it has been (university president) Father (Robert) Spitzer's approach since Day One, too, when he prefaced it by saying, 'That's what Gonzaga is all about.'

LynetteG
03-11-2007, 08:20 AM
first part of above, which probably everyone figured out

"Heytvelt, Davis won't return for tournament"

zag69
03-11-2007, 08:55 AM
"Heytvelt, Davis won't return for tournament"

I can't imagine anyone is surprised at this statement.

UIUWUMUCGuy
03-11-2007, 01:11 PM
from this a.m.'s Spokesman Review.


"But we are going to help them. We are going to try to make this thing right for them. That's certainly been my and my staff's approach. And it has been (university president) Father (Robert) Spitzer's approach since Day One, too, when he prefaced it by saying, 'That's what Gonzaga is all about.'

Something to make you GU alums feel good about your alma mater and your president.

If Heytvelt and Davis want another chance then they could not be in a better place.

jazzdelmar
03-11-2007, 01:29 PM
Time heals and it could this too....Let's hope...

Psychozag
03-11-2007, 03:16 PM
Few always says the right thing in my opinion. This situation is a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. Few lets them play, then GU has sold its soul in order to win games. GU kicks them off and they are a heartless institution that doesn't allow for growth. It sounds like Heytfelt will be given another chance if he does the right things. As a GU alum, I am proud of how it's being handled.

wazZag
03-11-2007, 03:19 PM
I think this has been handled flawlessly by Few so far, and I imagine if they're willing to put in the effort JH and TD will be welcomed back with open arms next season.

zag944
03-11-2007, 03:33 PM
If we play a successful tourney this year, JH is gonna play with a helluva chip on his shoulder next season. I like that

youreachiteach
03-11-2007, 03:35 PM
OJ Mayo gets caught with possession of marijuana. lol...Everyone is smocking folks.