The stupidity and fertility of ex-Pitt RB RUSHEL SHELL as discussed on recent programming spilled over onto Twitter. Hostilities open with Shell commenting on a tweet that has me tagged in. I assume “pipe rider” is a vague sexual euphemism, or implying that I’m on crack. I respond. Hilarity ensues.
“@stashofsteel: Maaaan @MarkMaddenX is killing @RushelShell on air right now.”he my number one pipe rider!
Mark Madden @MarkMaddenX24s
@RushelShell @stashofsteel Yeah, good luck at IUP, busher. You're through, &you're too dumb to know it.
@MarkMaddenX haha and your gonna hook up with one of those pornstars you post everyday of your life
Mark Madden @MarkMaddenXnow
@RushelShell Hope so! &if I do, I won't be dumb enough to knock her up.
@MarkMaddenX haha you shoot blanks wierdo
Mark Madden @MarkMaddenXnow
@RushelShell Shame you don't. All that NFL money you won't be making wouldn't be spent already.
@MarkMaddenX and keep it up bud I got some pics of you down in the strip club snorting coke you weirdo so get ya jokes out now
Mark Madden @MarkMaddenX1m
@RushelShell No, you don't. &if you do, let's see 'em! Never done coke in my life. Kid, you make yourself look worse every second.
Mark Madden @MarkMaddenX35s
@RushelShell You've F'd up your life &still, you have no humility. Let me be a rare adult that has the balls2 tell you: GROW THE F UP.
@MarkMaddenX well come tell me to my face tough guy
Mark Madden @MarkMaddenX21s
@RushelShell I'm not hard to find, junior. Done now. Thx4 coming on Twitter& proving Coach Chryst did the right thing. Good luck in Div. 3.
@MarkMaddenX I could careless about you or him
Mark Madden @MarkMaddenX3s
@RushelShell One last thing: Thx4 scripting tomorrow's show!
I’d like to think this exchange did Shell some good, since no parent or coach ever bothered to put him in his place. Not until Paul Chryst, anyway.
Shell’s mother says he will transfer to West Virginia, Ohio State or Kentucky. Has anybody told West Virginia, Ohio State or Kentucky? Mom also expressed irritation toward Chryst because he did not call her back regarding her son's potential return.
The arrogance just drips. Shell ditched Pitt. Chryst owes Shell nothing, not even common courtesy.
Shell might again play Division I football, though sitting out a year might prove to be the devil’s workshop. Shell could choose to play immediately at a lower level.
Either way, I think we know how this story ends.
Shell isn’t headed for the NFL. Reality TV, maybe.
The people in charge of Shell’s life when he was growing up let him down gratuitously. That includes his family, friends and coaches. He’s an entitled ass with zero humility or self-awareness. Hopewell should be ashamed of Shell. Quietly, I bet Hopewell is.
Shell’s mother says he decided to play football close to home after spending time with his twin daughters. Like being around his children was a novelty Shell just discovered.
Two unanswered questions:
*Why was Shell suspended for the first game of his Pitt career?
*Had Shell stayed at Pitt, would he have been eligible for the start of the 2013 season?
If I ran the football program at West Virginia, Ohio State or Kentucky – or at IUP, Cal, or Robert Morris – I’d want those questions answered. With Shell, it’s a good bet history will repeat itself.