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  1. #161
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    So you think Betsy Devos and the Department of Education are going to take over college athletics? LOL.
    As completely absurd as it sounds - and I understand it does, yes. The Feds will not be able to resist overseeing the multi-billion business that is college athletics. It will destroy college athletics as we know it.

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    College athletics as we know it is corrupt.

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    maybe we can ask the nfl to take over amirite guys

  4. #164
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    College athletics as we know it is corrupt.
    Bingo.

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    Sorry to not go through all pages here, but can somebody tell me why this is FBI illegal as opposed to just NCAA illegal?

  6. #166
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    College athletics as we know it is corrupt.
    I seem to recall a large public university from your home state making this statement for the last several years, to the derisive jeers of its envy-stricken haters.#jhmdwasrightagain

  7. #167
    Quote Originally Posted by EatLeadCommie View Post
    Sorry to not go through all pages here, but can somebody tell me why this is FBI illegal as opposed to just NCAA illegal?
    I believe because the schools receive federal funding, it opens up its employees to federal bribery charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatLeadCommie View Post
    Sorry to not go through all pages here, but can somebody tell me why this is FBI illegal as opposed to just NCAA illegal?
    I had the same question and haven't received a good answer. In doing some research, I found that bribery is a federal/state crime for any "public official" (of which ncaa coaches often are) to receive money in exchange for a favor. There are also commercial bribery laws on the books but I don't know if that applies or not. Also, tax issues for whether the money that was paid was reported or under the table, paid taxes, etc. Still not 100% sure about bribery and "public officials" for private schools and how that works.

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    no offense to UL grads who are generally just as fine of people as anyone else, but thanks to TV/football money, we end up with with this hot steaming turd of an athletic department in UL. I feel like the conference underwear has been permanently stained.
    Last edited by WFU1990; 09-26-2017 at 11:04 PM.

  10. #170
    Here is a short excerpt from the ESPN article about the charges.


    "Each of the coaches is charged with bribery conspiracy, solicitation of bribes, honest services fraud conspiracy, honest service fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and Travel Act conspiracy. The U.S. Department of Justice said each of the coaches faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison."


    In addition, the general issue is that Adidas bribed various people to eventually sign with them once they became pros, and to make this more likely to happen, Adidas gave (bribe) money to HS players' families so the player would sign with Adidas schools (Miami, Louisville and the others). The coaches named in the indictments were involved in the financial transactions that the feds have alleged constitute bribery, fraud etc.

  11. #171
    Quote Originally Posted by WFU71 View Post
    This is going to be the equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel for the FBI and IRS. Visit the families of the top recruits for the past several years and offer them a deal if they come clean, agree to testify and pay the delinquent taxes.

    I suspect there will many amended tax returns being filed soon.

    These ten little fish they are starting with ain't shit. This will quickly become all the shoe companies, the AAU basketball machine, and at least 1/3 of the college basketball teams in the USA. This is going to be nuclear.

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    It is definitely going nuclear because these coaches don't see themselves as criminals and they are all going to sing like canaries. You put 80 years in front of them and they will implicate everyone involved. Nervous times for a lot of basketball coaches.

  14. #174
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    College athletics as we know it is corrupt.
    This just in...

  15. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrangor View Post
    It is definitely going nuclear because these coaches don't see themselves as criminals and they are all going to sing like canaries. You put 80 years in front of them and they will implicate everyone involved. Nervous times for a lot of basketball coaches.
    The coaches will mostly only have hearsay. It's the adidas rep (who per Gary Parrish was recently flipped from Nike), the financial advisors and agents who will likely have real evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacKillsaDevil View Post
    The coaches will mostly only have hearsay. It's the adidas rep (who per Gary Parrish was recently flipped from Nike), the financial advisors and agents who will likely have real evidence.
    The cops/FBI can/will use the statements of coaches in their investigation and it will be a useful tool in identifying possible new avenues to explore versus relying on solely non-college sources. Still, you seem to be right in that the FAs, agents, and shoe reps likely have the most info.
    Last edited by ChaosDeac; 09-27-2017 at 07:47 AM.

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    Wonder if this started with an investigation into adidas business relations and ended up shifting to college basketball.

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    Can we include UNC defrauding the government of Pell Grant money by serving up courses devoid of education and serving only to keep athletes eligible to play ball.

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    I’m slightly worried that we could get roped into this. There were years that we got some very good recruits and future nba prospects. If this is the game that is being played I assume we had to play ball..

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    Oh sure. Is it possible Wake is 100% clean and good players are choosing Wake over $100K bags of cash? Maybe.

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