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Updated: Michigan State reportedly pulls commit’s scholarship after rap video

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Or, the dream of a rap career. Either way, 2013 Michigan State commit Jay Harris (not pictured) is trading his helmet and pads for a microphone.

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harris said his commitment to the Spartans was “halfhearted” and that he’s been more interested in a music career.

“I’ve been thinking about doing this for a couple of years now,” said Harris

Harris, a three-star wide receiver, goes under the name Jay DatBull and his first single, DatBull 4 Life, already has 50,000 views on YouTube. You can view the video HERE. It’s…. something!

But hey, I’m not one to put down someone else’s dream. Go get ‘em, Jay… DatBull.

And besides, do it now before you get on campus and the NCAA revokes your eligibility.

Updated 10:00 p.m. ET: Well, this is an interesting development.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has updated its story from earlier that Michigan State commit Jay Harris chose to chase his musical ambitions over a chance to play for the Spartans.

Turns out, that may not entirely be true. Now the paper states that Harris had his scholarship stripped by MSU after he posted his rap videos on YouTube. A Michigan State spokesman told the paper parting ways with Harris was “a mutual decision.”

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10 Responses to “Updated: Michigan State reportedly pulls commit’s scholarship after rap video”
  1. thegamecocker says: May 14, 2013 8:08 PM

    Yea Jay Dat Bull, who needs an education when you can do that rap crap.

  2. sinister23 says: May 14, 2013 8:11 PM

    I watched the video, classy kid. I’ve already forgotten his name

  3. mydixienormus says: May 14, 2013 8:26 PM

    You know it’s hard out here for a pimp…

  4. 2dmo4 says: May 14, 2013 9:55 PM

    First i laughed at his “stage name” Jay DatBull. Then i watched the youtube and cringed & laughed my frikking @ss off. Uh….not a good choice, pal.

  5. lbroberts123 says: May 14, 2013 10:34 PM

    Might have something to do with all the “stuff” he’s smoking in the video.

  6. billobrienschindimple says: May 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    For those of you knocking this kid, most likely you’ve never seen him play. Rap may actually be this kids strong point.

    If you compare it to professionals, it fails miserably. But compared to the video my 5 year old nephew made it is HIGH quality.

  7. zerohandicapper says: May 15, 2013 12:41 AM

    I went and watched the video and was shocked he was black. I was really expecting a white guy.

  8. thegamecocker says: May 15, 2013 9:28 AM

    Well, as a 63 year-old white dude (at my age am I still a “dude” or a “dud”), anyway I digress…..I kinda liked the beat of “Hard Out Here For A Pimp”. But, maybe if Ja Dat Bull majored in music at UM, he could truly see if he has talent or with a degree from UM, if that would enhance his opportunities in the music field. Not crazy about using profanity or “N” word in the lyrics….some African-Americans use the “N” word in day-to-day dialogue….I overhear the word often being used by them. Either the word is tolerated or not to be tolerated regardless of which culture uses it. As for me, I’m in the “NOT TO BE TOLERATED” group.

  9. larondontlikeugly says: May 15, 2013 10:00 AM

    I chose music over playing college ball, and I’m very grateful it worked out for me… But after watching DatBull’s video you have to wonder what the F this guy is thinking? He can’t even find the beat! If those are his real friends, they need to come together for an intervention lol

  10. dg0122 says: May 15, 2013 11:38 AM

    Its not the worst rap video ever but that is a pretty low bar

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