Nevada AD Rips The Media For Doing Their Jobs

You have to be impressed with the sheer audacity of Nevada AD Cary Groth. After all, it takes a lot of cajones to defend the moral standing of your athletes after a story breaks involving a basketball player going to the school’s rec center with a gun looking for a member of the football team. But as the NEVADA APPEAL says, Groth (below, third from right) and basketball coach David Carter did just that, calling a press conference to rip the media for their coverage of Ahyaro Phillips’ dismissal from the team.

Cary Groth and Nevada basketball team

It’s a fair point: Why would the media want to cover something as frivolous as a basketball player using a gun to try to intimidate a member of the football team on campus a few days after they got into a brawl at a party? After all, in Groth’s world, Nevada doesn’t recruit any player in any sport that isn’t a fine, upstanding student:

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Nevada Hoopster Used Gun To Avenge FB Fight

When Nevada basketball player Ahyaro Phillips was kicked off the Wolfpack basketball team last week for an undisclosed gun charge, there seemed to be more to the story than was being told. And now thanks to the NEVADA SAGEBRUSH, we know exactly what went down. Phillips allegedly went to the school’s recreation center with a .22 caliber gun looking for Nevada linebacker Adam Liranzo as a result of a fight at a party a few days earlier.

Ahyaro Phillips and Adam Liranzo

I’m guessing that Phillips wasn’t seeking out Liranzo to get some gun safety tips. This could have been very, very bad, but fortunately Phillips was stopped before things went from farcical to tragic. Phillips is now facing up to a year in jail if convicted, and although he seemed “somber” when turning himself into the police, the fact that “he still thinks he wasn’t wrong” doesn’t bode well for him having learned any lesson.

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