As most already know, last night a post went up about fomer UTEP G Michael Perez, and his transfer to the University of Nevada. Depending on who you are, you may or may not have felt that the opinions expressed in the post were excessive and unnecessary. But, the bottom line is that the comments were not representative of the opinions of MinerRush, and were not indicative of what MinerRush is about.
I want to make it clear that everyone that comes to MinerRush is entitled to their own opinions, no matter where they stand on any particular issue. But, as a UTEP fan site, we must conduct our writings in a professional manner, and cannot allow our opinions to be made into personal attacks on any player or personnel, past or present. Its just not the way we need to do things.
As site manager for MinerRush, I take full responsibility for the post. My initial reaction was to edit It, and remove the unnecessary comments. I now realize the best thing to do, was to just delete it entirely from the start. That post has now been removed, and while I know that deleting the post does not make the situation better, moving forward, I feel that that is what's best for the community.
Lastly, I want to take a second to apologize to Michael Perez, and to anyone else who may have taken offense to the comments that were made. MinerRush is a community for UTEP fans, where we can come together and express our opinions in intelligent discussion. Again, last night's post was not that, and is not what this community stands for. I vow to ensure that issues like this one will never arise again.