CHESTNUT HILL MA - SEPTEMBER 25: Montel Harris #2 of the Boston College Eagles is stopped by Lyndell Gibson #44 of the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 25 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey sat down with former Boston College RB Montel Harris in his first interview since being kicked off the team in May. Pompey and Harris talk about his dismissal from BC, transferring to Temple and overcoming his knee injury. A more in-depth article will run in tomorrow's print edition of the Inquirer, but Pompey gives us some quick hits from the interview.
Of particular note to Eagles fans:
Why were you kicked off Boston College's team?
"Things didn't work out the way both ends wanted them to. I had to do what was best for me. The coach had to do what's best for him. Temple ended up being the best fit for me."
Do you feel like Boston College painted you negatively?
"Yeah, some people feel like things weren't handled the right way. But I can't let that get me down. Things were said the way they were said. But the people, who really need to know, know what happened and it's not what everyone thinks."
In the end, it seems as though Harris will take the high road, not saying a whole lot and merely hinting that the "facts" reported surrounding his dismissal from the program may not be entirely true. I wouldn't have expected Harris to tell-all / throw the program under the bus in this instance and in general, the answers to the questions seemed pretty classy. It's just a shame that the school's all-time leading rusher's Boston College career ended as it did.
Be sure to read the quick hits from Pompey's interview with Harris here, and check out the in-depth article in tomorrow's print edition of the Inquirer.