Put the messenger in a bottle

Whistle-blowing basketball gypsy Tony Cole is just another no-talent con artist, writes Ralph Wiley.

Updated: March 6, 2003, 8:07 AM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

Frankly, this latest in a series of fine messes that college basketball has made of itself at Georgia (or Fresno State, or Michigan, or St. Bonnie's, etc.) doesn't surprise me. It's why I try to avoid the Tony Coles of the world in the first place. When I see a face trying too hard to look innocent, I run. When I hear that many "yes sirs" blown up my butt, I haul it out of there. I book. I remember Addie Pray.

Just become some cheeky but misguided and incompetent coach's son getting ...

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