Mo Money Mo Problems

by Junior D on June 2, 2012 · 5 comments

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Justin Combs, son of Sean “Diddy” Combs, has received heat over accepting a scholarship to UCLA. He is a 3-star football recruit and carries a 3.75 GPA. I thought I’d get that out of the way before I start blasting these morons that are giving this kid crap about accepting the scholarship. Combs has obviously been good in the classroom as well as on the football field but ignorant people who have something against students with rich parents accepting scholarships continue to ask the question, ‘should they?’

I don’t get it. TV stations, like CNN, that should be responsible are asking questions like ” Should P. Diddy’s son return $54,000 college scholarship?” Are you serious?? This kid earned this scholarship. It wasn’t just given to him. He was sought after by other universities to play football and UCLA got him. End of story. It doesn’t matter that Diddy is worth $500 million or $500. If Diddy went to his son and said ‘hey, I know you earned it, but we are gonna give the scholarship back’ what does that teach Justin Combs? It teaches him that just because you have money you shouldn’t accept things that you’ve earned.

Listening to sports radio makes me sick when a story like this comes out. Listeners were calling in and saying that he isn’t a normal student and should give back the scholarship because of who his dad is and that regular students don’t get a chance at scholarships, blah blah blah. ALL students get a chance at scholarships. You can go with the athletic scholarship or, if you’re not athletic, you can try to get an academic scholarship. If you’re not smart or athletic then either quit your bitching and take out a loan or go to a vocational school. Don’t we teach our kids that everyone is different? So if you’re special or if you have a gift that others don’t have you should get rewarded for it.

Does anyone really think that Justin Combs is the only rich kid that has accepted a scholarship? There are kids across america, past and present, that have accepted an academic or athletic scholarship that have rich parents. Don’t get it twisted, Justin Combs is not rich, his dad is rich. There’s a big difference. Justin didn’t earn that money, his dad did. This kid is trying to make a life for himself. Just because these haters suck at the game of life they want to project their baggage onto this 18-year-old kid who is trying to escape the giant shadow his dad created and do his own thing. Should he be punished for that? I think he should be applauded. How many kids that grow up with rich parents ride their coat tails and never really do anything except wait for their parents to die so they can be truly rich? Paris Hilton comes to mind. I think this is a testament to how he was raised and his own mental makeup.

Everyone needs to calm down about this whole situation. Stop tweeting, posting on Facebook and message boards that this isn’t fair. Life isn’t fair. Work hard, get smarter and maybe you’ll make a good life for yourself. The problem is there are too many lazy americans that want to point fingers as to why they didn’t “make it” or why their life sucks. Get off your ass and make a life for yourself. Quit placing the blame on everyone and everything else. Plain and simple, Justin Combs earned this scholarship and you didn’t. Sorry your coach didn’t like you and that’s why you didn’t start. Sorry you got tripped, pushed or whatever other excuse you use to explain why you’re not a pro athlete now. The fact is that you weren’t good enough and you were passed over. That’s okay, just stop crying about it and move on with your life.

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Jason M June 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

It teaches him that just because you have money you shouldn’t accept things that you’ve earned.

Great read…however, more importantly it would teach rich kids that it’s okay to be lazy and ride the wave. By him taking this scholarship, he tells the world that he is rich, but it doesn’t matter…I’m earning my meal…

juniordsports June 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Thanks for the comment. Great point.

Doug M. June 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

You beat me to this one! This is the most assinine thing I have ever heard. Aren’t we supposed to teach our children responsibility and to try hard so that they can succeed? I’m excited that a kid with a father this rich & prominent has put forth this kind of effort (I’m looking at you Duron Carter). He deserves the scholarship because he earned it!

Howie Decker June 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

agree 100%. Where were all these haters when Barry Sanders’ kid got a scholly to Stanford? He’s pretty rich too

juniordsports June 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Exactly…Same with Joe Montana’s kid.

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