Friday, April 3, 2009

Roy: I've gambled too

DETROIT — North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he has "zero" problems with point guard Ty Lawson and reserve Marc Campbell shooting craps in Detroit.

The players are of age, he said, they were chaperoned by the team's video coordinator — and Williams has already shot craps, himself.

"When my team came here to play Michigan State, we stayed in the MGM and I went down and shot craps and we lost – and we won the game,'' Williams said. "And we go to Nevado-Reno and we play Nevada-Reno, I stayed in a casino and I went downstairs and we shot craps and we lost – but my team won. So you've got to be an idiot if you think I'm not going to go gamble and lose money before this game. And I have lost – and I'm going to do everything I can possibly do to win the game."

Lawson, the ACC Player of the Year, said he won about $250 gambling at a local casino Wednesday night, but that he wouldn't do it again before this weekend's Final Four games. The NCAA only forbids betting on sports teams.

"If you don't want those kids doing it, then don't put the Final Four where there's a casino 500 yards from our front door,'' Williams said. "And they've got a great buffet in there. …The other thing is, guys, do you know when we got here? Wednesday. I'm not going to tell my guys to stay in their rooms and watch Bill Cosby re-runs for four days." -- Robbi Pickeral

Note: UConn and Michigan State players are reportedly forbidden from gambling.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do an office pool?

Well then you gambled.

Cliff said...

Roy, you have earned even more respect. Instead of backpeddling with some half cocked politically correct apology, you stated the obvious. Score one for being straight up and dealing with a non-issue appropriately.

Anonymous said...

These are the kind of thugs Roy recruits....No class...Ghetto kids...Roy is a whinner and a big game loser..

Daniel said...

"Roy is a whinner and a big game loser.."

Said the guy who couldn't spell... and- odds are- has never been involved in a big 'anything' in his life.

If you are going to type these types of remarks, at least have the courage to allow your first name to be posted, Grand Wizard Anonymous. You don't even have to post your last name with a handle...it's not like we can match up a first name with your local KKK attendance record.

Dave said...

This UNC alum is perfectly happy with Roy and the 21+ players going to the casinos.

"Whinners," indeed.

vic said...

A great way to defuse what seems to be an attempt by a lazy reporter to try to stir up some controversy. Roy, a players coach, someone you'd want to win for. I'll take the Heels and give points! I'll play craps in a casino too.

Anonymous said...

Roy is doing absolutely nothing wrong.

- Pete Rose, Tim Donaghy

Anonymous said...

I would definitely have to say that Tyler Hansbrough is the epitome of a thug. Come on idiots. This is an absolute non-story. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Please do not blame the klan. We are your neighbors,boss, doctor,clergy,lawyer,newspaper editor. We are just like you. Do not blame The Klan. 88's to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Kids go to town, go to a legal establishment and have some fun. This is a story? How many of the other guys went across the river to the nudie bars? (Probably none of the guys because that's where all the reporters were!)

Anonymous said...

Prostitution is legal in Nevada too. Take the Tar Heels out to break off a piece before the game, Roy? What a joke! If this was a bank CEO, people would be calling for their heads...but a basketball player...just win baby!