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SMU’s Uchenna Nwabuike Is In a Compromising Position

There are a few tried-and-true rules of being a college athlete, and, for that matter, a human with common sense.

SMU football player Uchenna Nwabuike apparently needs a quick referesher on a few of these “rules”, after news has broken he and two roommates had over $3,000 worth of electronics stolen from their off-campus home while at an awards banquet by a suspect who Nwabuike believes to be a prostitute he failed to compensate for a previous “encounter”.

Not to simplify things, but here are a few general guidelines for SMU football players to consider:

1. Your program has a history of being tied to ladies of the night. Just ask Craig James about a certain little Internet meme which continues to circulate in his “honor”. Maybe it’s a good idea to steer clear.

2. If your hormones are just too much to handle, pay for the services rendered. Pay for the services rendered.

3. Not paying for the services rendered in this type of, er, “transaction”, more often than not will lead to a negative consequence.

It appears Nwabuike has realized how this quid pro quo can play out if not executed correctly:

Nwabuike told police he believed the person responsible for the thefts was an escort. The linebacker from Missouri City went on to tell authorities that he had, “made a deal with the suspect to have sex with her for $50.”

In the police report, Nwabuike admitted that, “he did not pay the suspect for the acts that she performed” and left the woman in the home alone while the players attended the banquet.

From Deadspin.

Regardless, it’s another unwanted distraction for a program desperately trying to change its reputation and establish itself as a viable option for talented players in the state of Texas.

June Jones wants to build a new tradition at SMU, and separate the present from the past, but his players certainly aren’t making that an easy task.

Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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