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Da Coach 12-07-2017 11:24 AM

Jojo McGlaston dismissed from Bradley basketball team
 
Jojo McGlaston was dismissed from the team today for multiple violations of team standards.

He will remain in school, on scholarship, and plans to graduate in the spring, but will no longer be part of the team.

Jojo was averaging 20.6 minutes per game (6th highest on the team and the most of any non-starter), and was averaging 6.4 ppg (5th highest on team) and 3.9 rpg (5th highest on team)-
http://www.bubraves.com/documents/20...dley_stats.pdf

tornado 12-07-2017 11:31 AM

That is too bad, he is very talented.....it is now being reported that Jojo was suspended for the Lewis exhibition game...
but at that time - it was said that "he was on a leave of absence due to personal reasons."
But this shows a stark contrast to what we had for four years under Geno - this admin & staff is 100% committed to the highest standards of behavior & discipline.
It will only make us a better team going forward..

Da Coach 12-07-2017 11:31 AM

Bradley announcement-
https://twitter.com/BradleyBraves/st...06375022583809

Bradley Braves‏
@BradleyBraves
BU Basketball Roster News: Senior guard JoJo McGlaston will no longer be part of the Bradley basketball program due to consistent violations of team standards.

10:24 AM - 7 Dec 2017

Future Walk-On 12-07-2017 11:58 AM

Definitely hurts the team this season...but I wasn't a fan of his game...so it won't bother me that much.

Chibearsfan10125 12-07-2017 01:31 PM

While not having him will hurt, it won’t hurt as much as it would’ve in previous seasons. RS will see an increase in playing time, as probably will LL, but we have the depth to overcome this and still compete. And I’m glad to see Wardle won’t tolerate people breaking rules.

YATittle 12-07-2017 01:57 PM

My compliments and respect to Coach Wardle.

BUfan39 12-07-2017 02:11 PM

Regardless of what he brings on the court, props to Brian Wardle and his staff for not putting up with anything. I agree with many of you that this was not the case during the Geno Ford area. I want to win but I want to do it with a clean team that works hard and respects authority/rules of the program.

pfcmsh 12-07-2017 02:17 PM

Darn, But I Understand
 
You hate to see this happen to good student athletes. I liked Jo Jo as a player and I am a little surprised to learn of this. I wish Jo Jo well. We have to trust in Coach Wardle. I think we all feel that he is going about the re-competitiveness in the correct way. We are deep enough to absorb this even though, in my view, Jo Jo was the best athlete on the team. Go Braves!!

Jim 12-07-2017 02:26 PM

I'm a big fan of Jojo and will miss his very athletic dunks and blocked shots. I'm disappointed that he put himself in this position and he is letting his teammates and fans down. It is refreshing to have a coach that has high standards and makes his players accountable for their actions. I'm pleased to hear Jojo will be allowed to continue his education and graduate from Bradley. I wish nothing but the best for Jojo in the future.

carter 12-07-2017 02:34 PM

Jojo
 
Before you all jump to conclusions about Jojo notice what his Mother says in a tweet about this situation.Remember Wardle has a history of homophobic
Insults and verbal abuse before coming to Bradley.

tornado 12-07-2017 02:42 PM

I have seen that and it is reminiscent of the situation we had a few years ago with Tyrone Cole-Scott.
I think you also have to choose cautiously whether to believe and "not jump to conclusions" when reading an impromptu Twitter comment, supposedly from his mother jumping to his defense.
But I haven't seen anyone go after Jojo - the fans wish him the best -


also....as for...
Quote:

Originally Posted by carter (Post 825134530)
...has a history of homophobic
Insults and verbal abuse ...

I disagree -- there were charges, but they were investigated and per reports
UWGB "commissioned attorney Joseph Nicks to lead an independent investigation of the coach.
After Nicks turned in his 39-page report, however, UWGB chancellor Thomas Harden decided that Wardle could keep his job"


many of the charges were not supported by facts and Brian Wardle stated to the media
"the version of events you are reporting is inaccurate. I have fully cooperated with the independent investigator,
as have our players and coaches. I fully expect the eyewitnesses to these allegations you are reporting will contradict the version you are reporting."


so, I would think we are dealing with something that will never be proven and I think Coach Wardle deserves the benefit of the doubt.

Da Coach 12-07-2017 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornado (Post 825134531)
many of the charges were not supported by facts and Brian Wardle stated to the media
"the version of events you are reporting is inaccurate. I have fully cooperated with the independent investigator,
as have our players and coaches. I fully expect the eyewitnesses to these allegations you are reporting will contradict the version you are reporting."


so, I would think we are dealing with something that will never be proven and I think Coach Wardle deserves the benefit of the doubt.


I feel compelled to add some facts regarding this point about the issues Coach Wardle had in 2013 at Wisconsin-Green Bay. Check out this summary article-
https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab...182430649.html

Wardle was investigated for more than a month by an independent investigator, not someone employed by the school or who would be biased toward any side. In the end, they concluded that "a good deal of what was alleged did not occur."
Coach Wardle was retained in his job, and received no fines or suspension. The only form of "punishment" was a letter of reprimand because "some of Wardle's words were obscene or vulgar".

Plus, recall that our new AD, Chris Reynolds, and the Board of Trustees subcommittee who conducted the coaching search also did their own in-depth investigation in March, 2015, into these past claims regarding Coach Wardle, and they were completely satisfied with what they found.

tornado 12-07-2017 04:21 PM

nonetheless, I hate to see this kind of difference of opinion...but obviously this is not something that just blew up this week....
Dave Reynolds said:
"McGlaston sat out the Lewis exhibition game in October for the same reason." (he has since removed that statement from the column)

If indeed it was "the same reason" at least once before, then this is similar to the rules issues we had with Warren Jones, Xzavier Taylor, and others...who were given repeat opportunities to comply with team rules then were dismissed when they did not.

One more thing...lots of fans & donors verbalized their desire to see our staff go out and land a couple juco kids (even tho several of our top targets were juco kids but they went "higher"). Well, we did, and one is now dismissed & the other is 12th in playing time & production. :?


btw- I see where Dave Reynolds has Tweeted directly and publicly to Jojo McGlaston's mother saying
"This is Dave Reynolds from the Journal Star. If you have a specific accusation regarding Brian Wardle’s treatment of JoJo,
please elaborate to me at [email protected]. Please include your phone number if I need to call you. Thanks."


Jojo's mother then responds with--
"Replying to @DaveReynolds2 ...
Will do"


So I anticipate we are gonna hear more altho just like the Tyrone Cole-Scott situation, it is gonna get one-sided since our coaching staff will be bound by Federal regulations from making any comment or giving their viewpoint or defending themselves.

Da Coach 12-07-2017 04:52 PM

Jojo's mother is claiming some kind of "violations of his rights".

I would like to know more about this claim. As I have said before, college sports can sometimes be rather ruthless, and that is unfortunate when it happens and affects a young athlete. But, what "rights" could have been violated. Maybe DR can enlighten us?

I am happy to hear that Jojo will remain on scholarship and is on track to get his degree from Bradley next spring.

Dub 12-07-2017 05:31 PM

Well, this is the last thing we needed. Something to divide our players and impede our progress..

Now that all these speculations comments are being thrown out it creates a need for specifics, when it was probably in the best interest of the young man that we stay above that.

I appreciate all the effort Jo Jo gave us. He is a great athlete who can really throw the ball down.

I hope our team can reunify.

Da Coach 12-07-2017 06:53 PM

I have learned a few additional key details about the Jojo McGlaston story, and they differ a bit from what is out on twitter at this time.

If anyone wants to know the inside story, which you may not see elsewhere, send me a PM.
www.bradleyfans.com/vb/private.php?do=newpm&u=10

Da Coach 12-07-2017 11:05 PM

As many of you who PM'ed me now know, this issue was handled appropriately and correctly by our coaches and AD, and the decisions that were made were the right ones. In fact, I commend the staff for the great patience and compassion they have displayed in dealing with this.
Good luck to Jojo in the future. I hope he is able to graduate with his degree next May. And I believe the team will be better off going forward.

tornado 12-08-2017 03:55 AM

There have been some wild and irresponsible allegations made on twitter, but anyone who knows either Dr. Chris Reynolds or Brian Wardle surely would know that they would NOT condone nor tolerate any kind of abuse, discrimination or racism in our Athletic Department.
Life doesn't always seem fair, but the scholarships are AWARDED by the school & the coaching staff - they are not an entitlement.

Also - after Dave Reynolds direct-tweeted to Jojo's mother and asked her to email him...and she said she would....

Dave writes his column and talks about going forward without Jojo but mentions no further info or details or if he got anything from talking with Jojo's mother.
The last time this kind of thing happened - Dave Reynolds talked with Tyrone Cole-Scott's father then went with it and printed it verbatim as if it were fact, and yet it was later proven to be a complete lie. So I would say journalistic standards require doing a little more research than just printing what a disgruntled person says.


BTW- I know DR has been at Wardle practices - and I know he was also at Geno Ford practices....so I am sure he easily sees the differences.
Geno Ford practices had absolutely ZERO discipline...players came in late, goofed off, and acted generally like a wild 3rd grade class out of control...until Geno had to scream and threaten to take away playing time from players - which he did as you can look back and see almost every player who played under Geno got suspended once or twice then came back and did the same thing. And I have personally been at Geno practices and heard him call players demeaning and derogatory names, "question their manhood" (if you know what I mean) and use language NSFW - oddly even tho I am 100% certain Dave Reynolds & KW also saw this - they never wrote about it.
But Wardle practices are like precise clockwork. They are tough, precise, and the coach demands players be on time and accountable for their actions but nobody gets abused. I can't say foul language never gets used, but I have never heard any of it. Total 180 from Geno - and I am sure DR sees the differences -so maybe he will note that in his columns. But I have never seen players abused or threatened under Wardle. He is strict but he cares very much for the guys. I have even had other people in the Athletic Dept. tell me the same thing over and over - that Geno's players were totally undisciplined and behaved like spoiled children and he had no reign on them...no wonder so many were skipping class and getting into trouble down at Big Al's. And to think the PJS called JL's era "renegade"? In 2 1/2 years with Coach Wardle we have not had a single issue - until possibly now - and I say possibly because there's 2 sides.

lefty 12-08-2017 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Da Coach (Post 825134535)
Jojo's mother is claiming some kind of "violations of his rights".

I would like to know more about this claim. As I have said before, college sports can sometimes be rather ruthless, and that is unfortunate when it happens and affects a young athlete. But, what "rights" could have been violated. Maybe DR can enlighten us?

I am happy to hear that Jojo will remain on scholarship and is on track to get his degree from Bradley next spring.

Similar tweets from Mom when JoJo was at Utah State as well.....

tornado 12-08-2017 06:43 PM

I have heard similar about the reasons for Jojo's departure from Utah State


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