Loc: Brewerton, NY, USA
Found this on the Syracuse.com SU forums...
Quote: Here is the real Billy Edelin story. I know from speaking to a trustee of Syracuse, an employer of Billy, and have spoken to Billy himself. Billy suffers from an emotional illness that he had before he attended Syracuse. Syracuse accepted him knowing of this problem and was willing to work with him through these problems. I have a child with a similar, but different mental illness, and know exactly the sort of things that Billy has to overcome on a daily basis, and I am VERY proud to be an alumni of a school that continues to support Billy while he tries to fight through his illness. These illnesses do not go away. They are there for a lifetime. Medications have come a long way to stablize people but are not perfect. Medications often have side effects and lose their effectiveness after time. Then it becomes necessary to change medications again. This can lead to different side effects. I am assuming that Billy had some sort of step back, and is going through medication changes.I would also assume that Boeheim realized this issue during the Boston College game. Whatever Billy said must have set off a warning bell. This process takes several weeks to complete. I am sick and tired of reading all of the Billy comments on this board. The fact that while he is going through this latest round of adjustments while still attending practice and supporting his teamates shows how far he has come in the last year. I wish Billy only the best of things in life, and hope he continues his successes in living with his illness.
If this is true it really makes you want BE to get well again and help contribute to the team.
Loc: Right behind you.
Well he has been a non factor for awhile now as far as the team goes. It's too bad that in Big time college sports some people attack this kid for his mental illness issues. I even found myself feeling that way for a little bit, saying to myself that if he cant stay with the team he should just be let go" then I thought more about his apparent "issues" and I give coach B tons of credit for trying to "help" him. bummer all the way around
Loc: Out in the ozone
Syracuse's 2 man offense got exposed again yesterday. What you need to go far in this tournament is a multi-dimensional offense with strong play from all your seniors...like KANSAS! Talk about your bracket busters! Holy Cow.
BTW, thanks for the scoop on BE. I knew there was something really wrong and it's unfortunate that there was so much gossip about him. I too truly hope his condition can be fixed or controlled so he can have a quasi-normal life and if there is basketball in his future for SU, that will be icing on his cake.
All the best to BE and thanks for a nice season Orange. It was again fun watching you this year.
College Sports TV, it was Fox Sports. But, now MSG & Fox Sports have been taken off our local cable station (Fingerlakes & Rochester) and replaced with alternatives having something to do with the NY Nets and NY Knicks blah, blah, blah.......$$$$$$