Bobby Petrino told Dennis Dodd of cbssports.com that troubled linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad could still end up at UofL this season. He was said to be one of the best signees in the 2014 class and a huge pickup for Bobby Petrino this season. In March, he pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivious conduct after he was accused of impregnating a 14-year-old girl. You can read more about those charges in this article from the Courier-Journal.
The following is from the cbssports.com article:
“I want you to know this,” Petrino said. “He visited five great places [in recruiting], not one of us knew about this. To my mind, this was supposed to be a sealed case. Until it came out in an article, we didn’t know anything about it.”
Rhaheed-Muhammad was arrested Feb. 24, three weeks after Signing Day. Asked if the player could be with the Cardinals this season, Petrino responded, “There’s a possibility. He’s still working through it all.”
If anyone is going to give another chance, it makes sense that it will be Bobby Petrino. After all, Tom Jurich gave him another chance. So we will see how this all plays out. If all of the off-the-field issues get resolved, Rhaheed-Muhammad could end up being a great player for the Cards. I would like to see him get this out of the way and leave his teenage mistakes behind him, get to college, and grow up and become a better man. Let’s see what happens.