Tag:Cincinnati Bearcats
Posted on: December 11, 2009 12:32 am

To the UC Players: It was more than just Business

Kelly betrayed his fans, asking us over and over to buy into this program, fill the stadium etc etc...the way he conducted himself tonight not even talking to the local media who he has used to benefit from for three years was sad. We are the ones hoping and waiting for a different decision, he knows this is the biggest story and he wouldnt even comment. I know this is early and I am upset. He did lead us to believe he was staying here, but we dont really matter(even though we pay part of his salary) its his players that matter, those are the ones he owes something to, not us. It seems very unfair to the guys that bled for him the last three years, and now here is exactly how they feel about him and I choose to side with the team over Kelly. Why? They need our support just like the one that led them to the biggest bowl game in UC history and now has because of his actions wont even be there! Sad, and as the UC players say disappointing:

From ESPN:


The news didn't play well with Kelly's current team. Bearcat players were led into a meeting room, where Kelly told them he was leaving and thanked them for making his opportunity possible. One minute into the meeting, the door opened and receiver Mardy Gilyard walked out angry and alone, save his MVP trophy.

"He went for the money," Gilyard told The Associated Press. "I'm fairly disgusted with the situation, that they let it last this long."

Players weren't told of Kelly's decision until the banquet ended, nearly three hours after the news first broke. A few blinked back tears as they left.

"We already knew what he was going to say. We weren't giving him a round of applause or anything," tight end Ben Guidugli said. "It's like somebody turned their back on us. We brought this whole thing this far. We've come this far. To have someone walk out now is disappointing."


He has gone from someone that these players would go to war with to someone they wouldnt even shake hands with right now. Thats where this becomes much more than the business that I previously, and wrongly claimed this to be about. 
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