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Gene Jelks returns to Tuscaloosa a changed man

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Almost 20 years ago, after a brief pro football career failed to  sustain, the Gadsden native rocked the entire state with allegations  against Alabama of receiving cash payments, potentially serious NCAA  violations. It was a decision that cast Jelks out of favor with former  teammates and fans alike. And the revelation that followed - that Jelks  had also accepted 28 checks totaling nearly $37,000 to make the  allegations from what Jelks described as "Auburn people" - decimated his  standing with the Alabama Nation even more.

Over the weekend,  Jelks was in town to volunteer to help tornado victims, and to speak to a  church congregation about his mistakes, his trials and his eventual  redemption. Jelks credits Noel Humphrey, pastor at Truth Seekers  International in Atlanta, and the brother of former UA star running back  - and Jelks' teammate - Bobby Humphrey,with helping him process what he  calls "nineteen years of guilt and shame."

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Too little , too late. Jelks was a terrible teammate and a snitch.


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Why should he be ashamed about saying he got paid? If he was telling the truth then I don't see the problem.
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he is ashamed for taking the money
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azamugg said:

he is ashamed for taking the money

Ah, that makes sense. I'm not sure why he is made to be a bad guy for "snitching" though...
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azamugg said:

he is ashamed for taking the money

He ought to be..... :mad:
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TheRealBrave said:

Ah, that makes sense. I'm not sure why he is made to be a bad guy for "snitching" though...

He does not have to be made. He did that to himself. He took money then turned in the people that helped him out once he became "disillusioned" concerning his career. He even dragged his mother into the situation. Total piece of shit.


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Yeah, well, besides that... how did you like the play Mrs Lincoln?

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He does not have to be made. He did that to himself. He took money then turned in the people that helped him out once he became "disillusioned" concerning his career. He even dragged his mother into the situation. Total piece of shit.


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