Just when you think the Bishop Sycamore cannot get eany crazier, more details emerge on just how dysfunctional this ‘fake’ high school football team came to be.
Former Bishop Sycamore player Aaron Boyd recently spoke with Complex Sports and exposed the team for things they had to do that included robbing grocery stores just to eat.
We talked to a former Bishop Sycamore player, Aaron Boyd. He exposed everything.
– Sleeping on the floor/living in hotels
– Paying with bounced checks
– No education/No campus
– Having to rob grocery stores to eat.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) August 31, 2021
“There was no building. Aight, listen to this. This is the crazy shit. This is what you wanna hear. I first moved out there, and we were staying in a hotel in Delaware [Ohio]. We were staying there for like five months. I was 15, and everybody else was 19 and 20.
Didn’t have any housing. All the players came to find out, and we never paid the hotel. [The school was] writing them bounced checks.
I didn’t know what the [arrest] warrant was for, but if it’s for the head coach writing bounced checks, that’s accurate.
There’s shit I could say, but I don’t really want to. For the last month and a half, we had about 35 players. We moved into these new houses. For that month and a half, we were all sleeping on the floor. We had to go rob Meijers, Krogers, Walmart because that’s the only way we can eat. N*ggas almost got stabbed in there.”
Here’s what Aaron had to say on why he even attended Sycamore, which was originally called COF Academy.
“At first they had like brochures and a plan. N*gga, they sent me books with like shit on how the school was supposed to look. Blueprints and everything. They told us we was gonna be on Netflix, they recruited us telling us we were gonna be on a show. They told us we’re gonna be the IMG of the midwest. They lied to me and my mama. “
When it came to actually going to school, it never really happened.
“We didn’t go to school. We never went to school. I can’t lie, they tried once. They took us to a community library. One day. It was already October, the season was about to be over. It was like at this point, “Well shit, I’m not going to school. Y’all haven’t put me through school this whole time.”
“I moved so far. My mom couldn’t watch over me. I was telling her I was going to school. I was telling her what they were telling me to tell her. “We gon start school next week, we gon start school next week.” After October, I lost all hope. That shit was sad.”
On top of that, Aaron says the team had 19 and 20-year-olds on the team and never practiced.
“Bruh, I don’t know about JUCO kids, but I tell you I was 15 and everybody else was 19 and 20. I got videos on my phone right now. Whatever you want to see, I got videos of. People sleeping on the floor. N*gga, we didn’t have practice, we just went to games. You see how it said they played two games in three days, we really did that. We ain’t practice, we just went to games.”
“We all lived in a hotel together for five months. We all moved in, in July before the school started. From July to about mid-August, everybody thought it was legit because shit, we all just thought we were staying in a hotel because there was no school. We were going to practice at some nice-ass practice facility. We had 10 coaches. One coach for every position. From mid-August to mid-September, we had two coaches left and a team mom because everybody found out they wasn’t getting paid. There was one coach who stuck it out to the end because he had to. If he left, we would’ve had nobody.”