Before Sunday, nobody had a single clue who or what Bishop Sycamore was, but now they are the trending topic across the nation after lying to ESPN to get on national TV against a high school powerhouse.
After that 58-0 beat-down, stories have came out from former players that are coming out and exposing the team even more. The next two former unnamed players decided to throw their former head coach Roy Johnson, who was fired this week, under the bus for his actions that included him directing a beating of a homeless man.
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?
Player 1: Yea, 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.
Aside from that moment, the players said the team never really practiced at all and just showed up to games unprepared and hurting with injuries that were never addressed.
Player 1: We were told we were going to come to play ball. We were supposed to be practicing at Ohio State’s facilities but we ended up practicing right outside of the apartment complex & there were other Ohio State students living there. Later on down the road in the season, we didn’t practice. We’d go out there once a week and we’d go straight to the games.
Player 2: Yea when we played IMG last year, we didn’t practice the whole week. We practiced the morning of the game and then walked out and played IMG.
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.
On top of being terrible on the field, they were not eating like they were supposed to.
Player 2: And the eating thing there was crazy. We probably ate one hot dog every two days.
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 $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.
As far as his coaching style, Roy Johnson was simply all talk and got much of his plays from NFL Madden.
Player 2: Roy was never really the head coach. Roy is never gonna be out, Roy is gonna be somewhere. He’s never gonna leave that program. He might say he’s not taking the coaching job. He might lie to make the public get off his back but Roy is not gonna get out of that. He’s gonna be in their ears at all times.
Player 2: He’s behind the scenes. They literally grabbed their plays off of Madden.
Player 1: Straight to it but you gotta pick better plays when you’re playing IMG Academy.