Posted by Chip Patterson
Marvin Austin has long been known for a larger-than-life personality that, at times, eclipses eve his on field contribution. His affinity to entertain the masses is not denied by anyone, and he has always been more than comfortable with social media.
But the man who dubs himself "Anchorman" has been relatively quiet after his Facebook and Twitter status updates became the center of attention when Agentgate first broke in Chapel Hill earlier this Summer. After several status update time stamps, TwitPic uploads, and deleted Twitter posts soon became pieces of "evidence" in the NCAA investigation (that cache is a stinger), the defensive tackle has stayed relatively mum on the issues at hand, allowing the investigation to run its course.
Of course, until he decided to take to his Facebook page to vent a little frustration.
From the sound of it, Austin appears to be questioning his decision to return to Chapel Hill for his Senior season. Oh really? He finished the 2009 season as a Second Team All-ACC selection, though many scouts projected he could have gone in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. Now Austin, who has been moved to the 2nd team defense in preparation for possible suspension, may never get to suit up for the Tar Heels again after a few questionable decisions may have jeopardized his eligibility.
Now if I were in Marvin's inner circle, I might remind him that the decision to return to school is not the regret, but some of the things he has done since making that decision.