If the news as of late has still not convinced you that college athletes are some of the stupidest people on the planet, this story definitely will.
Erik Highsmith, a senior wide receiver at the University of North Carolina recently got caught plagiarizing on an assignment for a communications course. College students get caught plagiarizing all the time, but they usually steal from scholarly articles or from another student.
Erik, on the other hand, chose to take some information from a piece from an education website written by four eleven year old kids.
From the Washington Post:
Senior wide receiver Erik Highsmith committed plagiarism on a blog for a communications class he took last spring, according to the report, and the source material he used just so happened to be a piece on chickens written on an education Web site… by four 11-year-olds.
Looks like Highsmith didn’t get the memo that college athletes can turn in utterly horrible work and still graduate, even if it’s worse than something an eleven year old could come up with.
Instead he failed a project that accounts for 30% of his grade.
This guy must be especially dense, even for a college student because the 90% of them that also plagiarize at least know not to take from the first link that comes up with the search results.
Sean Levinson | Elite.