Former MSU player targets NCAA in Twitter rant

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD and WLNS) — A former Michigan State and Notre Dame basketball player is gaining attention online after going on a rant on Twitter about MSU and the NCAA.

Garrick Sherman played for Michigan State from 2009 to 2011 before transferring to Notre Dame. He now plays professional basketball overseas for a team in the country of Georgia.

Our sister station WOOD TV 8 reports Sherman began his Twitter rant around 7 p.m. Wednesday by saying he just ended his current season and he “may or may not have consumed some alcohol.”

During his rant, he addressed his time playing at MSU under coach Tom Izzo and allegedly helping former Michigan State guard Durrell Summers pass a drug test.

“I pissed in a condom and gave it to Durrell summers (sic) to pass a drug test.  Suck it #NCAA #stillwenttothefinalfour #suckstobeyou,” Sherman posted in a tweet

“Izzo might actually hate me more ( if that’s possible) when he loses scholarships cause I drunkenly spilled half his team smoked weed,” he added on Twitter.

He also criticized the NCAA for not paying players by saying the NCAA is “taking advantage of student athletes.”

Some people on Twitter appeared entertained by Sherman’s tweets while others were clearly angry.

He responded to a few responses on Twitter and said he doesn’t dislike MSU. He tweeted “I liked my teammates. I just think the NCAA is a joke, but do as you wish Twitter.”

Later in his tweets he stated, “If nothing gets accomplished, let this Twitter rant show the inability of the NCAA to do anything at all of substance.” He went on to say that if his last tweet doesn’t “make me Twitter famous, I give up.”

Sherman deleted most of his tweets as of Thursday morning.

Sherman then tweeted, “The notifications were killing me so I deleted them. #notrescinding.”

As of early Thursday morning, Michigan State University and the NCAA had not come forward with a response.

To see the original tweets, visit WOOD TV 8’s website.

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More Information:

WOOD TV 8: http://woodtv.com/2015/05/28/former-msu-player-targets-ncaa-in-twitter-rant/

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