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Old 09-27-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: California
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Four college basketball assistant coaches, were among 10 people indicted by federal authorities Tuesday on fraud and corruption charges that allege hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes were offered to student-athletes.

I just wonder how Kentucky was not involved?? They have a coach who has been caught cheating at other school's he has coached at, and somehow he now gets nearly every top high school recruit and that school is not cheating???
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Wait until the 10 people indicted start making plea bargain deals with the provision that they spill the beans on other people involved. And then the other people start doing the same.

Kentucky and many others aren't off the hook yet.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: California
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Isn't this business as usual? Anyone not living in fantasy land knows this. Who really thinks the top college football and basketball programs are playing by the rules? The power five conferences basically are semi-pro football and basketball leagues. I went to a Southern California high school that is well known for producing football and basketball talent. I know all the big schools are dirty. And the AAU/ high school system is really bad. But this is old news. So why is this such and issue now? And why are the schools under investigation basically Adidas schools?
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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.....And why are the schools under investigation basically Adidas schools?
Probably because a senior Adidas executive is directly involved.

As I wrote above, it ain't over yet.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:20 AM
 
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Will Patino ultimately be indicted. He's in the process of being fired.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Probably because a senior Adidas executive is directly involved.

As I wrote above, it ain't over yet.
Also because there are indictments. It's not simply the NCAA slapping a program on the wrist.

Even if we've all suspected that this type of thing happens in college sports, it's not everyday that we have concrete, solid evidence of it happening, so this revelation is certainly newsworthy. It's the same way that filming dirty cops in the process of planting evidence is totally different and more newsworthy than the speculation/allegation that they're doing it.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Good summary on Louisville here.

Louisville's Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich placed on administrative leave

After a three-year investigation by the FBI, federal prosecutors announced charges of fraud and corruption against 10 men associated with college basketball: assistant coaches Chuck Person (Auburn), Lamont Evans (Oklahoma State), Emanuel "Book" Richardson (Arizona) and Tony Bland (Southern California); James Gatto, director of global sports marketing for Adidas; Merl Code, another Adidas employee; Christian Dawkins, a former NBA agent who was recently fired from ASM Sports; Munish Sood, a financial adviser; Jonathan Brad Augustine, president of The League Initiative and program director of the Adidas-sponsored 1 Family AAU program; and Rashan Michel, a former NBA official who founded Thompson Bespoke Clothing, a custom clothier for athletes.

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Pitino, 65, released a statement after news of the charges was announced Tuesday, saying, "These allegations come as a complete shock to me."

"If true, I agree with the U.S. Attorneys Office that these third-party schemes, initiated by a few bad actors, operated to commit a fraud on the impacted universities and their basketball programs, including the University of Louisville," he said. "Our fans and supporters deserve better and I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure those responsible are held accountable."
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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^Oh snap! The Rifleman?!?
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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So hard to believe that Louisville and Pitino would be involved!! Look at that man of integrity they have as football coach- Bobby Petrino. Louisville is a disgrace to college athletics and academics.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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Get rid of the one-and-done facet; let these guys just move on straight to the pros. Big time college athletics is a complete farce, which is too bad, because the product on the court is more appealing than the pros.
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