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Are you disappointed that C.J. Giles has been kicked off the KU basketball team?

Asked at Jefferson's Restaurant, 743 Mass. on November 8, 2006

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“No. I was never really a big fan of his in the first place to be honest. He’s good, but I don’t agree with his decisions.”

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“No. I’m not really surprised. I was more surprised that they let him back on the team.”

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“Yes. I guess I just expected more out of him. He had a good record being here for three years, and this seems like it kind of came out of nowhere.”

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“No. He should be kicked off. He’s lucky Bill Self let him back on the team in the first place, and he already blew it.”


Kuku_Kansas 11 years, 6 months ago

After the police report detailed the events AFTER he had been reinstated to the team...


I certainly hope he gets his life back in order, quickly.

Linda Aikins 11 years, 6 months ago

I'm disappointed that he didn't see what he had. I agree that dismissal was the only choice, given he allegedly messed up within a few hours of being told to stop messing up.

We sat courtside last night- those guys are TALL!!!

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

RI, someone is in mean spirits this morning. Did your candidates lose? :(

Linda Aikins 11 years, 6 months ago

I know T. It won't happen again for a while, I'm sure. I sat directly behind Chris Piper. We were fortunate enough to be given the seats by domestic unit's friends.

Harley, you are a wild man!

Off to dentist! Cool!

geppetto 11 years, 6 months ago

NO but I wish someone can support and help him get his act together

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Maybe his band days led him down the wrong path. Isn't he way too old to be playing b.ball? With lyrics like "my angel is the centerfold," we should have been forwarned!

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago

Not in the least.

[Insert Self joke here.]

trinity 11 years, 6 months ago

not even a little bit. and i agree, it's a shame this guy didn't realize his gifts and act accordingly!

courtside, gootsie?? too cool! :)

ohjayhawk 11 years, 6 months ago

I agree with Gootsie. I'm disappointed that C.J. didn't take advantage of the second chance given him. After the first suspension, Coach Self said that the whole story wasn't being told. I think C.J. has many deep-seated issues he has to take care of before them ruins his life more than they already have. I also agree with Coach Self's statement, "I care that he does well, but not at Kansas."

craigers 11 years, 6 months ago

Nope. Self would have had a lot of respect lost if he didn't boot CJ after that incident. It is sad that any athlete would waste an all expense paid trip through college on playing multiple women while needing to pay support to another. Wow...

Linda Endicott 11 years, 6 months ago

Well, yes, Py, there will probably still be women who will be attracted by him. There are always women who get involved with abusive men. Of course, most women who do that don't know ahead of time that he's this case, I hope there's been enough publicity that women in this area will know better. But he probably won't stay in this area now, and in other areas, he isn't that well known.

The point people were making is that a good lot of his groupies will disappear now. Since he's not on the KU team any longer, he'll lose a lot of his appeal. He may still have women attracted to him, but not nearly as many now.

Doesn't say much for some of the young women, but...

Am I disappointed? I'm always disappointed when a player for KU doesn't work out, for whatever reason. But I won't miss this one.

Several years ago, Gootsie, back in the Freeman West days (actually met him and got his autograph), after the regular season was over, the KU team used to go to area high schools and play little exhibition games with the locals. Nothing serious, more goofing off than anything. That was lots of fun. And yeah, they sure are TALL in person. TV doesn't prepare you for that!

I wish they still did that...I wonder why they stopped?

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago

I had a similar height shock experience one day at Notre Dame a couple years ago. Several members of the football team walked past me, and I realized how extraordinarily tall major college athletes really are.

I should have known that already, but I hadn't gotten firsthand experience until then.

Linda Aikins 11 years, 6 months ago

S-Sue wins joke of the day (so far)! Outstanding!

Julian Wright's knee socks would be thigh-highs for me.

Confrontation 11 years, 6 months ago

Pywacket: Thanks for bringing some sense to this "On the street." This deadbeat dad and woman abuser deserves only the worse life possible. I wish him absolutely no luck, and seriously hope that he has no influence on his own child. Am I being mean? Yes, and I don't care.

BorderRat 11 years, 6 months ago

Kicked off for good I hope. Now let's watch and see what bball program will bend over backwards to pick him up. Hey NCAA, clean up your act and make a ruling that once a player is dismissed for cause from any program, that's it. Otherwise, it's a big merry-go-round.

Linda Aikins 11 years, 6 months ago

Py, I don't really agree with you, but I can see that this subject brought out some baggage for you. I don't believe he will have the pool of girls anymore until he goes somewhere else and plays.

Dad said it so well - they were with the uniform, not the guy.

Kontum1972 11 years, 6 months ago


THE WORLD DOESNT REVOLVE AROUND THIS KID...find someone who is worthy of wearing the uniform...

IrishSwearingen 11 years, 6 months ago

I fell sorry for C.J. He has lost an opportunity that doesn't come to very many people. I don't feel that I have the right to judge him, as I don't know his situation or problems. Too often we think that the private lives of athletes are in the public domain. I intend to pray for him, that he changes and does not let this ruin the rest of his life. He is, after all, a young man, with a lot of years before him.

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

I_P - I can't believe Kinky lost. Is there no spirit of adventure in Texas?

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

TOB - is it really true, rummy quit. Woo Hoo and Yipee, maybe now we will see some progress in Iraq. sgt. - these tall athletes are amazing indeed. My hockey player lad is 6'3" and that is short. Two of his team mates are 6'7" and 6'9" and when they get 4" of skates under them, wow, I get a krink in my neck.

Ceallach 11 years, 6 months ago

Gootsie, you sat behind Chris Piper? Lucky you!! I used to boss him around on the Schwegler Elementary School playground :-P

Linda Aikins 11 years, 6 months ago

Yes I did! I could have played with the top of his if my domestic unit had not been with me! ;)

If I had known, I would have told him hi for you and to get back into the building now.

Linda Endicott 11 years, 6 months ago

Chris Piper is a class act, and I would love to get to meet him. He wasn't a spectacular player, but was part of the 1988 championship team, and now he's a top-notch sportscaster.

Way to go, Chris. People like you are what gives KU a good name.

Linda Aikins 11 years, 6 months ago

Oops - I meant the top of his HEAD.

Damn Bea! I need a pole fix!

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Goots, I think we all knew what you meant ;) And, weren't you just at the polls yesterday?

RI, I cooked something. Happy? BTW, I've heard your spawn make many a barnyard noise (along w/ mine) and I thought it rather endearing.

bunnyhawk 11 years, 6 months ago

gee..............wouldn't it be nice if we had all that athletic $$$$$$ for ACADEMIC scholarships!!!!!!!!! for STUDENTS!!!!!!!

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago

TOB, I believe those would be sick skillz. And I would pay at least 4.5 cents to see that.

gccs14r 11 years, 6 months ago


France has a televised contest in which the participants try to accurately diagram spoken French. Apparently it's a big hit. Better that than televangelists.

Bone777 11 years, 6 months ago

I think CJ Giles could easily claim self defense on this one. His girlfriend was going to kill him.

Bone777 11 years, 6 months ago

bunnyhawk - when the television networks start paying to televise smart people sitting around thinking, they will have "all that athletic $$$$$$ for ACADEMIC scholarships!!!!!!!!! for STUDENTS!!!!!!!"

Bone777 11 years, 6 months ago

TOB - I read yours after I responded to bunnyhawk. You are funnier.

Tony Kisner 11 years, 6 months ago

he really didn't have much of a jumper, and he usually was in foul trouble. He was good for a few minute to rest Kaun. But all in all I'd free up the scholarship too.

I guess it could be worse, the Nuns running the U of M had one of their finest shot and killed this week. That would come clear out of left field right in the middle of the season - hard to replace a good interior lineman.

Centrist 11 years, 6 months ago

What is wrong with these guys? They're young, apparently have somesort of athletic talent, and have thw world at their feet.

Why screw that up??

Why recruit in the first place.

Go looking for kids that WANT to focus on athletics and schoolwork as well.

Linda Endicott 11 years, 6 months ago

They could, however, mandate that only kids who score a certain number on some test would get athletic scholarships, no matter how much talent they think they have. And it would work, if ALL of the NCAA colleges and universities were forced to comply.

But let's face it, some of these kids think they have more talent than they actually do. Or they have talent, but only if the coach allows them to run roughshod over everyone else, instead of being a team player.

That kid from Syracuse that quit after his freshman year to go into the NBA comes to mind, but I can't think of his name...Anthony somebody. He got in the NBA, but not as the star player he thought he'd be. They had to teach him how not to be a ball hog. He let his head get filled with all of the sportscaster hype, and thought he was better than he actually was.

mom_of_three 11 years, 6 months ago

Yes, I am disappointed CJ was kicked off the team. It was the right decision by the Coach, but I am disappointed. He had so much potential. said it what I want to.

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