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Marshall Moses: Seeking Acceptance

by John Helsley Published: January 20, 2010

Marshall Moses Moving On
Marshall Moses Moving On

By John Helsley

jhelsley@opubco.com

Marshall Moses has been back some 10 days now, after sitting out a game — and getting to know the steepness of Gallagher-Iba’s stairsteps, over and over  — following an arrest for marijuana possession.

The hardest part for Moses, however, was wondering what kind of welcome he’d get from the Cowboys faithful upon his return.

“You just never know how fans are going to react after a situation,” Moses said. “I didn’t know what they were going to say, what they were going to do, what they were going to think about me, whether they were going to judge me or not.

“A lot of questions went through my mind. So I guess was more anxious to see how they would respond.”

The response was positive, with Moses greeted with cheers when introduced as a starter for Texas Tech.

“I was very happy with how they responded,” Moses said. “I just wanted them to know that I had made a mistake and I was still proud to be a Cowboy and things like that and I wanted them to accept my apology.”

Now, Moses says his quest is to prove that the incident was just that, an isolated incident, and not an indication of who he is or any kind of setback toward helping the Cowboys win.

To that, Moses said he’ll “just play hard and help my team win games. If I am helping my team win games, then it’s evident that didn’t set me back at all. That’s not who I am. A big-time basketball player is who I am. If I wasn’t, then I never would have been able to come out of the things I’ve been through before.”


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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