Found November 20, 2011 on Orange Fizz:
Isaiah Whitehead is the first recruit to scratch Syracuse because of the Bernie Fine accusations. At least that’s what his mother, Ericka Rambert, told the New York Post: “They’re definitely off his list. Isaiah’s not going there. That’s out of the question. Once you have something like that in the program, you don’t want to be a part of it. You don’t know who else is involved. You don’t know who else knew about it. It’s a lot to deal with. The sophomore Whitehead is a New York City product, and a top 20 prospect in his class of ’14. It’s not surprising to hear a parent lash out against these types of allegations, and protect their child from being anywhere near something as rancid as sexual abuse. And it wouldn’t be shocking if privately there are plenty of parents shielding their sons from playing at either Penn State or SU right now. The wounds are still raw, the news fresh in everyone’s mind. It’s hard to imagine, though, that if Fine is found clean of the accusations there is

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