Friedlander - McCants Is Out For Himself, As Usual

It's been a tough stretch for Roy Williams, but he seems to be winning the PR war with Rashad McCants - Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

A pretty sharp analysis.

Brett Friedlander tees off on former Tar Heel and eternal flake Rashad McCants, arguing that it's not what McCants said but how he said it and how he presented himself on ESPN's Between The Lines (the second time around).

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Here's the heart of it:

The problem is that McCants could care less about academic integrity. If he didn’t make that clear enough by showing up in a shirt emblazoned with the slogan "Defend Student Athletes," then he came right out and said it once he finally got around to answering Katz’s opening question: Why come forward now?

'There should be some kind of reward for not receiving a proper education,' he said defiantly.

In other words, all McCants is concerned about is himself and how he can benefit from the publicity he’s generating."

You know, that's about the best response we've seen to this whole bizarre chapter of the UNC scandal, and he isn't looking past the possibility that McCants could be in it for his own reasons and still be right.

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