FBI has arrested several NCAA assistant basketball coaches in a corruption scheme

BrokerZ

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Thing starting to get a little warm in Lawrence, KS. It should come as a shock to no one that every big school with a multi-million dollar apparel deal were wrapped up on something along these lines. It's obvious that Arizona paid DeAndre Ayton with their Nike money, and several Adidas schools (namely, KU) were trying to pay him with Adidas money.

Bill Self knows just as much about this as Pitino knew about the dealings at Louisville...which means he knows everything.

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article220042375.html
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
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Thing starting to get a little warm in Lawrence, KS. It should come as a shock to no one that every big school with a multi-million dollar apparel deal were wrapped up on something along these lines. It's obvious that Arizona paid DeAndre Ayton with their Nike money, and several Adidas schools (namely, KU) were trying to pay him with Adidas money.

Bill Self knows just as much about this as Pitino knew about the dealings at Louisville...which means he knows everything.

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article220042375.html
Meanwhile Pitino has started a podcast and has been making cheezy ass puns on Twitter all the while being invited to practices across the country to create content for his new endeavor. I'm sure Adidas provided the seed money.
 

BrokerZ

The JSW Level
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Meanwhile Pitino has started a podcast and has been making cheezy ass puns on Twitter all the while being invited to practices across the country to create content for his new endeavor. I'm sure Adidas provided the seed money.
If you get some free time, read the replies to Pitino's first tweet since he just joined twitter. It's great comedy.
 

BrokerZ

The JSW Level
Supporter
“The defendants not only deceived universities into issuing scholarships under false pretenses, they deprived the universities of their economic rights and tarnished an ideal which makes college sports a beloved tradition by so many fans all over the world”

Yeah, Ok.

https://www.law360.com/newyork/articles/1092653
This just sets off the beginning stages for the NCAA. The schools will try and prove they were defrauded by these individuals, but lack of institutional control is a big deal for the NCAA.



HA! Who am I kidding. A few vacated wins and minor slaps on the wrist will be all that'll happen. The real victims in this are the players like Silvio De Sousa who's guardian took $2,500 to pay for night classes and tutoring to get him academically eligible for college. That's all that happened. To pay for his sins, he's been suspended indefinitely by KU and will most likely never see a college basketball floor again.
 

Jason Svoboda

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Administrator
HA! Who am I kidding. A few vacated wins and minor slaps on the wrist will be all that'll happen. The real victims in this are the players like Silvio De Sousa who's guardian took $2,500 to pay for night classes and tutoring to get him academically eligible for college. That's all that happened. To pay for his sins, he's been suspended indefinitely by KU and will most likely never see a college basketball floor again.
He had four years at Montverde and IMG Academy to get eligible.

I'm done feeling sorry for these kids that show they have work ethic but refuse to do it off the court. Put down Twitter, Fortnite and fucking crack a book, you hooligans. The NCAA Clearinghouse requires you to have a 2.3. TWO POINT THREE. Literally, you can have like 4-5 Ds in your core classes and still get through the Clearinghouse.

This is a monumental failure by those basketball factories and his guardian's over that four year span. Kid doesn't need to be playing college ball. If you can't get through the Clearinghouse, take your ass to the NBADL or overseas and work on your game. There is no shame in that.
 

IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
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This just sets off the beginning stages for the NCAA. The schools will try and prove they were defrauded by these individuals, but lack of institutional control is a big deal for the NCAA.



HA! Who am I kidding. A few vacated wins and minor slaps on the wrist will be all that'll happen. The real victims in this are the players like Silvio De Sousa who's guardian took $2,500 to pay for night classes and tutoring to get him academically eligible for college. That's all that happened. To pay for his sins, he's been suspended indefinitely by KU and will most likely never see a college basketball floor again.
I doubt that even that low level of "penalties" will happen. Most likely, life will go on as before, they'll just get better at hiding it...
 

BrokerZ

The JSW Level
Supporter
He had four years at Montverde and IMG Academy to get eligible.

I'm done feeling sorry for these kids that show they have work ethic but refuse to do it off the court. Put down Twitter, Fortnite and fucking crack a book, you hooligans. The NCAA Clearinghouse requires you to have a 2.3. TWO POINT THREE. Literally, you can have like 4-5 Ds in your core classes and still get through the Clearinghouse.

This is a monumental failure by those basketball factories and his guardian's over that four year span. Kid doesn't need to be playing college ball. If you can't get through the Clearinghouse, take your ass to the NBADL or overseas and work on your game. There is no shame in that.
Fair point, and I don’t disagree. The funny part about the guilty verdicts is that the universities are considered the “victim” of the wire fraud. By association, we should feel bad for KU, Louisville, etc. for all they’ve gone through. They benefited from the acts, but in order to prove the Adidas bagmen committed a crime the universities are technically the victims.
 

SycamoreStateofMind

The Odum Level
Supporter
Shocking... Cue Royce Waltman.

"If you get fired for cheating, you can get rehired, but if you get fired for losing it's like you have leprosy so young coaches need to bear that in mind. Cheating and not graduating players will not get you in trouble, but that damn losing. ..."

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/sports/ncaabasketball/01coaching.html

Kelvin Sampson and others in the NCAA Tournament living out this iconic quote on the national stage 12 years later.

You want to get fired from coaching college hoops and never coach again? Coach at Indiana State. You want to win, cheat and steal your way to the top - coach anyplace else.
 

SycamoreStateofMind

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Jason isn't Avenatti the attorney that represented the stripper?? The one that Trump had it out with?? LMAO! Grab the popcorn is right?! Is this a movie or what.
 

SycamoreStateofMind

The Odum Level
Supporter
If Avenatti is involved take it all with a grain of salt.
He's facing 50 years with additional wire and bank fraud charges... Didn't he say he was going to run for President??

Boy the Democratic party is an absolute disaster. The only difference between he and Hillary is that she got away with her crimes.
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
While he may be a scumbag, doesn't necessarily mean the info wasn't right. There are people digging on the story. They've now determined who the AAU coach was.

 
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