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Rysheed Jordan Release 9 months 3 weeks ago #365548

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You can take the person out of prison but that doesn’t mean that prison is out of the person.
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Rysheed Jordan Release 9 months 3 weeks ago #365556

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Monte wrote: IMO the most significant thing that he can do is get the hell away from the people he used to hang out with. Easier said then done since some are likely family. Then, get counseling(he probably is already), stay clean, work on physical health/basketball skills and land a job (likely overseas). There are other things he can do to turn his life around, but I hope he starts by surrounding himself with positive influences. I wish him the best.


I agree. Best thing he could do is get out of Philadelphia.

It seems like a million years ago, but I think that was was part of the reason he chose St Johns. It was a chance to get away from home but sadly, it seems NYC wasn't far enough away. I recall him going back there for days at a time during the season, missing game(s), getting suspended, etc. I think there were stories about his mom being ill at the time, but based on how things played out that likely wasn't the only reason he kept going home.

I sincerely hope he gets his life turned around but in hindsight, he'd have been far better off going to UCLA or some other program where he couldn't drive home whenever he felt like it.


During his time at SJU, his aunt was murdered, his best friend was murdered, his mother fell ill and Rysheed, as the oldest of something like 7 or 8 kids, had to play the father role, since there was no father In the picture. And all of this happened when was 19, 20 years old.

Did he screw up in a big way? Yes. Has he paid a big price? Yes.

He deserves a second chance and I hope he gets it.


I'm in favor of 2nd chances. I hope he gets one. But he doesn't deserve one here, even if he were eligible.
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Rysheed Jordan Release 9 months 3 weeks ago #365568

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Rysheed, himself, will play a factor in whether he gets a "second chance". Those opportunities usually start with honest reflection, conscious decision making, and earning the trust of those who are in a position to issue opportunity.

I do wish him change and good fortune. That fortune may look different than the fortune he originally imagined, but he has a whole life in front of him. May he find pleasure in family, friends, interesting work and good health.
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Rysheed Jordan Release 9 months 3 weeks ago #365570

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Monte wrote: IMO the most significant thing that he can do is get the hell away from the people he used to hang out with. Easier said then done since some are likely family. Then, get counseling(he probably is already), stay clean, work on physical health/basketball skills and land a job (likely overseas). There are other things he can do to turn his life around, but I hope he starts by surrounding himself with positive influences. I wish him the best.


Monte, it sucks but truth, sometimes you just gotta say F family, unless you (you as in general) have a dad like greg Williams sr, or a dad like Roberts dad. They seem like good men.

What Rysheed needed to do was have very little contact with friends and fams while at sju, and if they cut you off the to hell with them.
Just be your own man and you do you, yeah that's hard to do when you grew up with them from a little boy to a grown man, but when you get drafted and you're living your dream as a little boy, damn it's all well worth it.

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Rysheed Jordan Release 9 months 3 weeks ago #365590

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What an absolutely stupid post. Attempted murder charge is not a petty crime. Stop with the Poor Rysheed, great player BS. He got what he deserved. And he will be in the states custody again before you know it.

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I hope that he takes advantage of "this" second chance. Gifted athletes frequently get many "second" chances.

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Rysheed Jordan Release 9 months 3 weeks ago #365609

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Redzone wrote: What an absolutely stupid post. Attempted murder charge is not a petty crime. Stop with the Poor Rysheed, great player BS. He got what he deserved. And he will be in the states custody again before you know it.


while yes, he did get what he deserved, a little “douchey” to say he will be back there before you know it.

How about we just hope that this experience the past couple years was a lesson learned for Rysheed and he uses it to better himself every day. This is why prison sentences don’t always last forever, because we hope as a society they can learn from mistakes and reintegrate themselves into the free world and do a better job this time around.

Sounds like you think he has no chance of changing his ways, i for one am hoping he can do it.
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Fair enough. But, I have my reasons. My thoughts are with the victims of crime. If that's "douchy" that's fine. He F'd up. He will again IMO.

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Redzone wrote: Fair enough. But, I have my reasons. My thoughts are with the victims of crime. If that's "douchy" that's fine. He F'd up. He will again IMO.

Let’s try to refrain from denegrating Rysheed. Yes he made some big mistakes but let’s all wish him well and if you can’t I suggest you skip this post. I would truly hate to see this thread locked. That would be a sad indicator of the posters and not Rysheed considering he left the school 4.5 years ago.
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Rysheed Jordan Release 9 months 3 weeks ago #365624

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Tom H O'Toole wrote:

Monte wrote: IMO the most significant thing that he can do is get the hell away from the people he used to hang out with. Easier said then done since some are likely family. Then, get counseling(he probably is already), stay clean, work on physical health/basketball skills and land a job (likely overseas). There are other things he can do to turn his life around, but I hope he starts by surrounding himself with positive influences. I wish him the best.


Monte, it sucks but truth, sometimes you just gotta say F family, unless you (you as in general) have a dad like greg Williams sr, or a dad like Roberts dad. They seem like good men.

What Rysheed needed to do was have very little contact with friends and fams while at sju, and if they cut you off the to hell with them.
Just be your own man and you do you, yeah that's hard to do when you grew up with them from a little boy to a grown man, but when you get drafted and you're living your dream as a little boy, damn it's all well worth it.


Agree completely Tom, and that is exactly what I had to do as I made my way through college and in to the business world. Most of my friends(and some family) from my old neighborhood, Bushwick, had dropped out of high school. By the time I had graduated SJU, many of them had done time, were hooked on drugs, were unemployed, etc. I knew I had to distance myself from them if I was going to accomplish anything in life, but it wasn’t easy. Naturally some of them resented me for it. IE “oh, you’re too good for us now“, etc. Just hope Rysheed understands the importance of surrounding himself with positive influences, or his story will have a very sad ending.
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