The last interview I had, Aaron Boyd did say someone got damn near stabbed.
Player 1: There was an incident where… Do you think I should speak on this?
Player 2: Go ahead
Player 1: There was an incident where there was a homeless dude that tried to break into Roy’s car. That morning, we were supposed to practice, and everyone came out and… There’s videos of this, but I don’t want to release that because many players can get in trouble with the law—but they ended up jumping the homeless man and beating him.
Wait, so Roy authorized that?
Players 1 and 2: Yes
Player 1: Yeah, they ganged up on him. I would’ve understood if he handled it himself, but the players were beating on the homeless man. I wasn’t a part of it. The whole practice was cancelled because the homeless man got beat up.
Player 1: One other point I want to touch on: it’s important for our safety, right? You should feel like your players are safe. The problem we had was we didn’t have any athletic trainers. I got hurt early in the season and I ended up playing hurt the majority of the season because we didn’t have any athletic trainers. It was like go outside, go get help with one of the assistant coaches in the pool or something. Even if we were playing back-to-back games, there’s no time to recover from those games because we don’t have any trainers.
Player 2: And the eating thing there was crazy. We probably ate one hot-dog every two days.
“The eating thing there was crazy. We probably ate one hot-dog every two days.”
They didn’t feed y’all?
Player 2: Like [Aaron Boyd] said, we had to run to Target and just get food.
Player 1: That’s how it works. It may not be stealing, but it’s like, if you don’t have funds, it’s gonna be hard for you. I remember one kid came in [with] $2,000 and had nothing left in his bank account because we couldn’t eat. Another thing was the food that we ate.
Player 2: It was atrocious.
Player 2: Worse than prison food. I wouldn’t feed it to my dog. I’ll tell you this: they’ll feed us tuna salad Sunday, then try to put it on a sandwich and give it to us on Wednesday.
Player 1: Right.
Player 2: Roy’s a really good talker—I’ll give Roy that. Roy’s good with his words. Roy made me believe, but I should’ve done more research. I wasn’t one of these guys who were 18, 19—we were pretty young. We just bought the aspect. Roy knows what to say and makes your parents believe. He told us Bishop Sycamore had nothing to do with COF.
Player 1: Obviously, they had problems with providing funds. At the end of the season we played IMG, we came back from the game. One of the coaches called and said one of the players caught COVID. They still wanted to schedule games after that, risking our health. He couldn’t find any more games, so our season was over. I was one of the last ones to pack up and move out of the apartments.
The front-desk lady stopped me and said, “Do you guys know why you’re moving out?” I said, “No. Is it because there’s a lot of damage and stuff?’ She said, “I mean, yeah, that, but also, your coach hasn’t paid the apartment in three or four months, so we had to evict you guys.” I had no idea about that. I was under the impression we were fine.