After Marquis Spruill was arrested a few weeks ago after an alleged confrontation with a police officer, Orange fans were certain they wouldn’t be seeing him in the Pinstripe Bowl. Based on Marrone’s past behavior with incidents like these, it seemed like he’d be booted from the team. Well, that’s not that case, according to an interview with Coach Marrone today.
Coach Marrone also says the Marquis Spruill situation was handled internally and Spruill will play in the Pinstripe Bowl
— ESPN Radio CNY (@ESPNCNY) December 19, 2012
Some Orange fans are happy that Spruill will be bolstering the defense in a couple of weeks when Syracuse takes on West Virginia, but others are surprised and upset with Marrone’s decision.
I remember reading a story about how Doug Marrone kicked a guy off the team for missing a team meeting. Times have certainly changed.
— Sean Keeley (@NunesMagician) December 19, 2012
Congrats to Doug Marrone for being yet another college football hypocrite.
— David Propper (@dg_props) December 19, 2012
Integrity, respect, being fair, having balls… Doug Marrone has NONE of these features. You are pathetic @coachmarrone letting Spruill play
— CNY Media Critic (@CNYmediaCritic) December 19, 2012
It is ridiculous that Marrone is letting Spruill play in the bowl game after kicking players off the team for curfew violations in the past.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) December 19, 2012
But in a court of law, you’re innocent until proven guilty. I guess Marrone is treating this situation the same way.
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