Kurt Wermers Lacks "Family Value" of Telling the Truth

Michael Schottey@SchotteyNFL National Lead WriterJuly 20, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25:  A fan of the Michigan Wolverines looks on while playing the Michigan State Spartans on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 35-21.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kurt Wermers is a clown.

Last week, Wermers decided to be the latest transfer out of Ann Arbor.

His excuse? He didn't fit in. He didn't hang out with the "type of crowd" the coaching staff was bringing in.

On the surface, his excuses were a load of bull funky all along. Yet, they brought up the same "family values" questions that were in the forefront when Justin Boren left for Ohio State last year.

Yet, ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reported today that Wermers was already off the UofM Football team due to academic ineligibility. So, his excuse was the college equivalent of "YOU CAN'T FIRE ME, I QUIT"

Let's get one thing straight. Kurt Wermers is a talented lineman. So was Justin Boren. The loss of those two, along with Dann O'Neil (transferred to Western Michigan) would have been a great offensive line.

Michigan will miss these linemen. But don't let Wermers fool you.

In my family, we had values. I learned to tell the truth. I learned to do my homework. I learned not to blame other people for my shortcomings.

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There is no shame in not being able to hack it academically at the University of Michigan. There is a clown car full of shame in trying to cover up the real reason you're leaving a university.

Let's get it straight Kurt. You didn't choose to leave, you were asked to leave because you couldn't make the grade.

Have fun at Ball State. You can still aspire to join the NFL. You may need to study up on the Wonderlic though.


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