Former MSU player takes down Twitter rant targeting NCAA

Notre Dame center Garrick Sherman, left, drives around Iowa center Adam Woodbury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Michigan State and Notre Dame basketball player who targeted MSU and the NCAA in a rant on Twitter has deleted the posts.

Garrick Sherman played for Michigan State from 2009 to 2011 before transferring to Notre Dame. He now plays professional basketball overseas for a team in the country of Georgia.

Sherman began his Twitter rant around 7 p.m. Wednesday by saying he just ended his current season and he “may or may not have consumed some alcohol.”

During his rant, he addressed his time playing at MSU under coach Tom Izzo and allegedly helping former Michigan State guard Durrell Summers pass a drug test.

He also criticized the NCAA for not paying players by saying the NCAA is “taking advantage of student athletes.”

Some people on Twitter appeared entertained by Sherman’s tweets while others were clearly angry.

He responded to a few responses on Twitter and said he doesn’t dislike MSU. He tweeted “I liked my teammates. I just think the NCAA is a joke, but do as you wish Twitter.”

Later in his tweets he stated, “If nothing gets accomplished, let this Twitter rant show the inability of the NCAA to do anything at all of substance.” He went on to say that if his last tweet doesn’t “make me Twitter famous, I give up.”

Sherman has since removed the Twitter rant. “The notifications were killing me so I deleted them,” he posted Thursday morning, with the hashtag “not rescinding.”

Michigan State University nor the NCAA have come forward with a response as of early Thursday morning.

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