Governing Body: UCF Lacks Skinstitutional Control

Much has been made the past few days about a recent photo shoot involving a former Playboy magazine model that took place in the Univ. of Central Florida football team’s locker room.

Shanna Marie McLaughlin

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The ORLANDO SENTINEL recently reported that UCF football coach George O’Leary gave a local magazine, called Axis, authorization for the shoot with model Shanna Marie McLaughlin.

The Sentinel reports:

After video of the photo shoot appeared on the Internet Saturday, a school spokesman said that university officials would be reminding employees about the university’s standards.

UCF associate director of athletics Joe Hornstein then released this formal apology:

“An employee without proper authorization allowed access to our football locker room. By the time the video of the shoot was brought to our attention, it had already made its rounds via the internet.

“Let me make this clear, UCF does not condone the photos and the video. We have spoken to the employee in question and we will speak to our entire staff to make sure that this does not happen again. To any fans who were offended by this, we sincerely apologize.”

When reading the Sentinel’s report and in consideration of McLaughlin’s “modeling” career, the mind can’t help but run wild as to the content of the shoot. Read more…

Must Marcus Jordan Always Be His Father’s Son?

Odd news from ESPN today, as UCF’s Marcus Jordan - son of His Airness Michael, of course - is refusing to comply with the Golden Knights’ shoe deal. UCF has a $3 million dollar with adidas, while (not suprisingly) Jordan won’t wear anything but his dad’s Air Jordans.

UCF jersey adidas logo
(It’s an adidas logo. It’s not made of poison.)

While it’s fine and normal for Marcus to want to honor his dad (if this is, indeed, Marcus’ decision alone), it seems slightly improper to do so in this way. We’re not going to chastise Marcus much for not understanding the way endorsement and equipment deals work - he’s just a freshman in college - but there are several causes for concern here, and nearly all point right back at Dad.

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