Monday, May 4, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: John Wall Cited by the Law

We got word early this morning that 2009 recruit and #1 PG John Wall was cited last night on misdemeanor charges of breaking and entering. We were hoping that it was minor enough that it would blow over and we would not have to report this, but when you're the #1 prep player in the world, things have a way of leaking.

Authorities said it was in connection with an April 27 break-in at a home at 3924 Laurel Glen Drive in Raleigh.

This isn't the best turn of events for the uber prospect who was thought to be trimming his list today. We'll have more when we can track down more information, but until then let's realize that all the facts are not out yet. Nothing was stolen, and John was only seen leaving the for what its worth...John didn't break anything, and it's yet to be seen if he even entered. Let's all wait to pass judgment, as I feel this is a lot less serious then some are making it out to be.


33 Responses to "BREAKING NEWS: John Wall Cited by the Law"
  1. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    As a kid in his have GOT to be smarter than this.

    I hope things work out well for the kid but he certainly hasn't done himself any favors in the court of public opinion. From all accounts he is a pretty good kid....but as we all know........perception is reality.

  2. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    How does this effect his recruitment? expecting anybody (or state) to remove their scholarship offer?? what in the world was he thinking 1 week before he graduates????

  3. D12 said...
    May 4, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    what could he possibly break in and want he will have millions in about two years

  4. ppack3 said...
    May 4, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Truly sad. I wonder if Word of God will allow him to graduate, on time. Colleges may rescind their scholarship offers (not Calipari). It looks like another chapter in the crazy Soap Opera that John Wall's life has turned into.
    There is so much pressure on young men in these situations, that you have to expect them to act out. Also, John was forced to grow up really fast. His Father passing away, his mother's illness, and his own stardom are all contributing factors. Sadly, none of that excuses bad judgment in the eyes of the public or in the eyes of the law.
    Still, I wish him greatness. Go Pack.

  5. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    To clarify -- he was not "arrested," but rather "cited" by police.

  6. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Wow....what can I say...IV been followin this kid all year and had high hopes of seein his list bein cut today with the pack still on it...and to do something like this.....maybe we can trust him enough to give a secound chance out but wow....

  7. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Dear John Wall,
    We still love you. This is clearly a case of a UNC conspiracy to discredit you.

  8. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 4, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    I don't think this will have much of an impact on his recruiting. If he's notified coaches of hi intentions (as far as the list trimming goes)...this would be the prime opportunity for them to "stop recruiting" John, before he drops them from his list. just a hunch though.

  9. Kris said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    The kid gets cited, which I am absolutely sure will be something so stupid and will never affect his career/decision/or character, and NC State recruiting boards feel that it is a good idea to publicize even more than WRAL's breaking news. Great job NCSU!!! The kid is probably pissed off he's in such a stupid situation now he has to look at recruiting boards, and yes I do think a 19 year looks at recruiting boards, and see his face on one of the schools he was debating on going to. Stupid move PackPride and WPH!!!

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    ^ Sorry Kris,
    Although we like to keep all of our news 100% positive, we are also dedicated to keeping everyone up to date with everything going on in recruiting. What if our staff decides to pull the offer (which they probably won't). People will go haywire on here ripping our staff to pieces.

    It's news and while we try to bring the good out of every story involving the Wolfpack, sometimes bad news is just bad news.

    We will however, remove his picture from the article.

  11. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    ^To add to this, please understand that we don't just look at John, or this situation, as a news piece. But, when anything has an impact on our program, good or bad, we feel it is our job to report it. We feel like as State fans, you deserve to the know the truth. Hope everyone understands.

  12. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Until he is charged with a crime I do not listen to the media. I hear the story and the rumors but let's give this kid the benefit of the doubt ! Come to the Wolfpack we will take you in John We love you!!


  13. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    DeShawn Painter is this kid coming to NC State yes or no?

    As far as John Wall story goes I really dont care as long as he comes to NC State and brings us victories he can break and enter anywhere he wants as far as im concerned. Memphis,Kentucky, and UNC all recruit convicts and jailbirds so why should it bother us

  14. Jason said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    This is being blown WAY out of proportion on some of the boards and on WRAL. Yeah, he made a real silly move, but it's not THAT bad. From eerything I've heard (and hopefully i'm not spreading false rumors)there was NO forced entry, NOTHING was stolen, and it was a vacant house. Sure, he broke the law and made a dumb mistake, but how many teenagers don't? I know I did. I was just lucky enough to have never been caught.

  15. TheWolfman8321 said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Kris- what are you talking about? If WPH decided to not report this I would be pissed off. Heck, I come here because it's the only place on the web i can go and not have to fish through a bunch of idiots calling each other names to find information, but to call out wph for posting this isn't right. It's not their fault, it's john walls fault this happened..and to not report news like this would be irresponsible of them to say the least.

  16. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    For all of you that don't have the whole story, please get the whole story before you pass judegment.

    He was just hanging with a girl in a vacant, forclosed, and eveidently unlocked vacant house.

    No Drugs, No Alchohol, No violence. Just hanging with a girl. He was "cited". How many do you know that were "cited" with a drinking ticket during high school or college???? Same level of citation/ticket.

  17. wolfpack4eva said...
    May 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Thanks for putting this story up WPH... nothing wrong with looking through Pack colored glasses, but to just stick your head in the sand and act like this hasn't occurred, like some here are suggesting, is simply absurd.

  18. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Is John Wall trimming his list today yes or no?

  19. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 4, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    ^ this might put the kabosh on the list trimming. We'll have to wait and see.

  20. GetLowe said...
    May 4, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    why would you not want them to post this? Its on ESPN and every other site in the world. to act like this didnt happen would be ignorant.

  21. Kris said...
    May 4, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    To all the people who don't understand where I'm coming from. All I'm doing is comparing NCSU recruiting websites to everyone else who is recruiting John. I dont see JW face plastered on their sites. I guess NCSU is the only one worried about the latest news whereas everyone else is just worried about landing a top notch recruit. I don't think it changes anything (schools pulling offers, etc..) but could it change his perception of a school is to be debated. Its obvious where I stand.

    Wolfman I'll try to let you know next time JW is spotted jaywalking.

    WPH I'm sorry if I came off unappreciative of the work you guys do and the time you put into to it. Its just my opinion that this could have been swept under the rug unless there is a dramatic new twist.

  22. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    ^ Kris,
    We completely understand what you are saying and hey we feel the same way, in a sense.

    We found out about this late last night and did not post it for that very reason. We hoped it was going to be swept under the rug... however when WRAL and ESPN decided to run the story we felt we were obligated to put something up to inform the fans. If we did not post it we would have been flooded with emails and comments about why we haven't put something out about it.

    I think everyone that visits this site knows that we care deeply for NC State University and we hope that what we do is in someway or another helping our program. We also feel that it is our job to keep you updated on everything that concerns wolfpack basketball. I'm sorry if you feel we've gone against what we stand for, but we feel as if in certain cases, such as this, we must give bad news, simply b/c it is important news.

  23. T.J. said...
    May 4, 2009 at 2:15 PM


    Stop making a big deal out of the whole situation. Grow up Kid! Wolfpack Hoops is amazing and they didnt fabricate the story John Wall did something wrong and it was not Wolfpack Hoops fault. They did not go in the vacant house with John and make him stay did they? Give me a break. They simply ran the story just like ESPN, WRAL, and many many many other sites. The fact of the matter it can not be covered up with that much exposure and it was simply wrong. We are not saying we do not want him at NC State we are just saying that he broke the law and it was ran for the truth of the article. WOW !

  24. Kris said...
    May 4, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Wolfpack4eva I guess Duke, Miami, Kentucky, and Baylor are all sticking there head in the sand. Remember we're not recruiting against Wral, N&O, or ESPN. By the way, I was born in 1981. I never got a chance to wear Pack colored glasses. I guess I'm just looking at it from a recruit or parents point of view and I wouldn't want a school recruiting my kid augmenting something so silly. These articles get hits, thats completely understandable from a news source logic. And yes it generates alot of hits on our websites too but at what cost?

    WPH, I can tell you are truly torn on what to do in these cases and I'm just giving you a different perceptive. These recruiting sites are having more and more of an impact on the whole recruitment process and we need to iron certain things out.

    Apparently no one else see's it the same way as I do. Or atleast not any ncsu fans. Maybe we aren't even on his short list but these issues will come up in the future and I see this site doing alot of good so I'm only trying to provide constructive criticism.

  25. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    i would have more of a problem with WPH not commenting on this issue... that would be in line with cuban or Iranina news propaganda IMO

  26. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops, i think you did the right thing by running the story. to not run the story becasue it would hurt the recruitment of Wall would be unethical.
    as to the arrest, its seems more like trespassing to me than anything else although that wasn't what he was charged with. sbas2

  27. Dennis said...
    May 4, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Seriously guys, this should be a non-issue unless it's found that JW was involved in something more than just entering an abandoned home. He's 18, most of us did things much dumber than this at that age and were merely lucky to not get caught. WPH, if people can't understand that you should have put this up then they just don't get it. I can't tell you how many State fans mention this site in a good light! Your site is truly a breath of fresh air! Keep up the good work!!!

  28. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Hey guys...we just had to erase a few comments because it was starting to get a bit heated and a little too back and forth.

    I understand both points of view...however the whole idea behind this site is to give Pack fans a place to come where they don't have to deal with the arguing of other fans.

    Lets just agree to disagree on this situation. Kris I can see where you are coming from and I think you see where we are coming from. I definitely don't mind everyone giving their opinions (positive and negative) however lets please keep it civil and stick to the subject.

    Thanks! I just don't want this to turn into what the message boards have turned into on other sites.

    I think we can all agree about that! : )

  29. mocean said...
    May 4, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    I appreciate the information provided her on WPH. And regarding this situation I refrain from having an opinion, because ultimately it has no bearing whatsoever on what happens with John Wall and NCState.

  30. Anonymous said...
    May 4, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    With all of the stuff that has gone on today , can you get into contact with your source to see when John Wall plans on narrowing his list now that all of this has gone on. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  31. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 4, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    ^ we'll try our best but its no sure with anything involving John

  32. novapack said...
    May 4, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Not to split hairs, but "breaking" in the legal since deals with breaking the the plane or the threshold of the dwelling. It has nothing to do with physical damage caused while entering or while on the premises

  33. glock said...
    May 6, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    with everything that happened this week i thought this would be motivation to go to kentucky but with bledsoe commiting today where does this leave him?


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