"You were way out of line and disrespectful," Shirley Smith wrote after reading Casselberry's tweet.
"You should really be ashamed of yourself." Writer Kimberly Ellis thought Casselberry's message was "a blatant conscientious attempt to degrade a child, a girl, a black girl." Bloomsburg announced the dismissal of the junior first baseman on Twitter, and said it was "deeply saddened" by Casselberry's tweet, noting "his words do not represent Bloomsburg University." Casselberry broke almost every offensive record at Methacton high School, earning All-Southeast Pennsylvania honors.
He did this in addition to going to class, studying, working out and, of course, attending FIU practices.
This fall, Muhammad got the opportunity he has worked for, as new FIU coach Butch Davis allowed him back on the practice field. 20, Davis shocked Muhammad, announcing in front of the entire team that the now former walk-on was being put on scholarship.
He arrived at FIU just one week before the start of fall camp, yet vaulted up the cornerback depth chart as noted in an August 2013 Miami Herald story with the headline, “FIU walk-on makes quick impression.” But seven games into his freshman season, Muhammad overslept and missed a walk-through practice.
Turner dismissed Muhammad from the team for the rest of the season.
“When I was a little girl, my dad would point at the TV when [Olympic sprinter] Carl Lewis was on,” Tivica said.
“My dad would say, ‘That was supposed to be me.’” A hip injury derailed Green’s career, and he went down the wrong path, ending up serving time at Florida State Prison in Raiford for burglary.