Dude’s Top 10: No. 6 – The Tray Matthews Thing
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We’re not really in the news-breaking biz here at DudeYouCrazy. But a tipster gave us interesting insights as to the reasoning behind Tray Matthews’ dismissal in 2014.
The story, as reported to me, went a little something like this:
Apparently, Tray Matthews was enrolled in a Maymester class. My buddy happened to be in the class (Children’s Literature) with Matthews and roughly 30 other students. According to my pal, Matthews was consistently disruptive and disrespectful during class. Matthews apparently spent most of his class time talking with those around him and would even go so far as to pull out his phone for calls during the class. Again, this is a relatively small class, so you can imagine the kind of distraction that would cause.
His antics culminated on the final day of class (yesterday), when the professor stopped teaching and told Matthews to get out of the class. Matthews feigned an excuse by saying he was “just asking a question,” but the professor had already reached a breaking point. So he reiterated the command adding, “You have been disrupting this class all semester, get our of my class.”
Matthews responded, “Or what?” After a long, awkward pause the professor asked (perhaps rhetorically), “What do I have to do? Call the police?”
Matthews did not leave the classroom and the professor backed off of his threat, but not before commenting that he had never had to stop class like that before in his career. He added (still in front of the entire class) that Matthews was the most disrespectful student he had ever had (in 37 years of teaching).
This thing kind of spiraled out of control with most people either adding to this tale and making things up or calling us liars. Ultimately it seemed to have some truth to it.
That’s all I got/
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