Monday, June 02, 2008
Former Iowa Player Everson in Rap Video?
This YouTube video, titled "Pullin On My Jersey" by Stak Mu$ik, was posted on March 14, 2007, exactly seven months before an alleged rape of a woman took place at Iowa's Hillcrest Residence Hall. Cedric Everson and Abe Satterfield, two former Hawkeye players, are facing charges of second-degree sexual abuse — a Class B felony punishable by a 25-year prison term — for their alleged involvement in the incident. Satterfield is also facing a charge of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony that carries a possible 10-year prison term.
Only Everson is mentioned in the video, which comes with a language warning. Bottom line: If you're facing a felony charge, this is not the type of material you want floating around the Internet.
Two screen grabs below show a Cedric Everson listed in the credits and a Rivals photo of the player is also used in the clip. Comments associated with the video also suggest this is Everson.
Everson and Satterfield were removed from the team last October and on Dec. 17, they announced their plans to transfer.
Everson ended up at Alcorn State in Mississippi but wasn't listed on the team roster. Satterfield transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which is coached by Lou Tepper, who was the coach at Illinois from 1991-97.
There has been a string of incidents involving Iowa players — 17 arrests, including five felony charges — since April 2007. Tepper told the Cedar Rapids Gazette on Jan. 19 that he called Iowa coaches for a character assessment of Satterfield.
"I said 'Would you take him back if you could?' and they said 'Absolutely' They told me that he might have started for them next year at corner. They were all high on him. He seems like a great kid."
Comments posted on the YouTube video include the following:
Trevaug: "Aren't these the guys that are being investigated for RAPE? Idiots..."
Jasorolling: "Ced is going to have mad street cred when gets out of prison in 2030."
Gtisdabest: "He had a heck of a season for Iowa this year. ...err not."
Posted by dawizofodds at 12:03 AM