From Chad Ford yesterday
Background checks found surprising things, too. Mayo scored 29 on his ACT and made the honor roll at USC. Floyd gave glowing reviews about Mayo's maturity and leadership on the team. There were no off-court incidents that people could point to, and his humility and calm demeanor, among those who know him, came through as well.
Most importantly, teams started to see not only "Mayo, the star" and started seeing "Mayo, the survivor" -- a tough kid who has handled the spotlight and criticism in the way stars should do, with grace and aplomb.
In the grand scheme of things I’m not this really matters, but Mayo the person is hardly the thug or classless individual that he was made out to be. Like any other kid he makes mistakes in some of the people he hangs with but in the end he seems to be good kid.
Funny how that gets forgotten within this whole mess.