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Anthony DiLoreto to Utah State

August 26, 2009

Being tall really does get you a chance, as stated earlier: Anthony DiLoreto, famous nationwide for participating in a botched bank robbery (and stealing a tank of gas for said robbery), has a scholarship from the Utah State University Aggies and Coach Stew Morrill.

If he’s good, we’re going to get those gauzy-toned ESPN specials with gentle piano/ organ music, a downplay of what the player did, and how he’s on the right track. I suppose everyone should get a second chance… but I do feel like there are some very hypocritical moralists out there who will say DiLoreto “paid his debt” or “deserves a second chance” or “will be better because he’s living with Mormons” just because he plays for Utah State. Armed robbery is much worse than:

  1. affairs
  2. cheating on one’s SAT’s
  3. and possibly, worse than stealing laptops, like AJ Price and Marcus Williams of U Conn.

Just so you know where I stand.

Official press release from Utah State; coverage from Deseret News.

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  1. USUAlum
    August 26, 2009 at 6:37 pm | #1

    Not everone is Utah is a Mormon moron, just like not everyone in Boston is Catholic. USU is a secular state school, your thinking of BYU, those guys are the Mormons!

    • picodulce
      August 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm | #2

      First, I don’t deal with name calling on this blog. But I will post your response because you make a good point and to say “I don’t deal with name calling.” Be civil.

      Second, I never said everyone in Utah is a Mormon. I added that statement because of a comment on the Deseret News article:

      “Nothing bad with a 7 footer. Just make sure he hangs out with our Mormon ballers. Hopefully the can keep him out of trouble. Good luck to USU and Welcome”

      The idea that he will suddenly be a better person by hanging out with Mormons (USU and Utah do have Mormon players from time to time) is dodgy to me.

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