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OT: College bball fraud & corruption arrest by FBI overnight
Quote:The FBI arrested 10 people on charges of charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball on Tuesday.

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that four college basketball coaches at University of Arizona, Auburn, and Oklahoma State University and had been arrested, as well as managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.

The rest of the developing story.
http://www.businessinsider.com/college-b...sts-2017-9


It's now on ESPN.com
Quote:NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.

The coaches work at Oklahoma State, Auburn University, Arizona and the University of Southern California.

They were among 10 people charged in New York City federal court. Others included managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major international sportswear company. The details will be discussed at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketb...corruption

Per a Darren Rovell tweet
Feds: adidas head of sports marketing Jim Gatto, with others, paid 2 high school players up to a combined $250K to go to adidas schools, then sign with adidas later.
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Will Bruce Pearl escape this one ?
09-26-2017 09:31 AM
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Whoa!!! This is big!!! In fairness to Pearl & Auburn, Arizona & Sean Miller got swept up in this too, & Arizona is supposed to be one of the blue bloods in college basketball.

Sounds like there could be upcoming charges to Kentucky & Miami(FL) too!!! A real shame about Miami, because I thought that Larranaga was above cheating.
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And yet North Carolina remains unpunished
09-26-2017 09:45 AM
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(09-26-2017 09:37 AM)DawgNBama Wrote:  Whoa!!! This is big!!! In fairness to Pearl & Auburn, Arizona & Sean Miller got swept up in this too, & Arizona is supposed to be one of the blue bloods in college basketball.

Sounds like there could be upcoming charges to Kentucky & Miami(FL) too!!! A real shame about Miami, because I thought that Larranaga was above cheating.

I think it is Louisville, not UK. Reports that UL paid $100K to Bowen to commit to the Cards.
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Dang!
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Louisville pays 100G for player....

https://twitter.com/AndrewDasNYT/status/...9050395648
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Wow I am shocked, no not really....Least surprising story of the decade....
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I suspect these bribes having been going on for awhile funneled through these nonprofit youth leagues. Some of these youth league coaches are shady characters but have the connections in the community to get players and influence them.
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(09-26-2017 09:56 AM)usmbacker Wrote:  Louisville pays 100G for player....

https://twitter.com/AndrewDasNYT/status/...9050395648

Pitino's the slimeyest of them all. After all this and the whore-scandal they should get the death penalty.
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(09-26-2017 10:07 AM)cotton1991 Wrote:  
(09-26-2017 09:56 AM)usmbacker Wrote:  Louisville pays 100G for player....

https://twitter.com/AndrewDasNYT/status/...9050395648

Pitino's the slimeyest of them all. After all this and the whore-scandal they should get the death penalty.

But they will not, probably put WKU on death penalty....
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RE: OT: College bball fraud & corruption arrest by FBI overnight
(09-26-2017 10:07 AM)cotton1991 Wrote:  
(09-26-2017 09:56 AM)usmbacker Wrote:  Louisville pays 100G for player....

https://twitter.com/AndrewDasNYT/status/...9050395648

Pitino's the slimeyest of them all. After all this and the whore-scandal they should get the death penalty.

The irony of this post from a Mempiss fan is amazing.
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(09-26-2017 09:56 AM)usmbacker Wrote:  Louisville pays 100G for player....

https://twitter.com/AndrewDasNYT/status/...9050395648

Maybe other details have come out, but from what I understand, it was Adidas and an agent funneling money to his family and trying to conceal it from UofL and the NCAA.
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(09-26-2017 08:51 AM)topper1296 Wrote:  The FBI arrested 10 people on charges of charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball on Tuesday.

Saw this one come across my news feed on my tablet yesterday... figured I'd wait until some more details came out on this one.
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Doubt any of the universities get punished.
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Makes you wonder if any of these agents or companies were in Mitchell Robinson's ear and contributed to all of the flip flopping...
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(09-26-2017 10:18 AM)MT FAN Wrote:  Doubt any of the universities get punished.

With the FBI and DOJ involved I think the NCAA has to be tough. They will have to save face.
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RE: OT: College bball fraud & corruption arrest by FBI overnight
Couple of things this reveals.

First, NCAA cases that involve "inappropriate benefits" almost always have illegal/criminal elements to them. Those benefits almost always involve at least one if not more of the following crimes: fraud, money laundering, or tax evasion.

Second, it's just another example of the NCAA's inept enforcement arm. Given what I wrote above, the NCAA should work more closely with law enforcement and start all of their investigations as criminal investigations and then work back off from it if there is none. If the threat of federal prison was more of a risk fewer coaches would take these chances.

Lastly, FBI developed cases that go to the US Attorney have better than a 95% conviction rate. Expect to see a lot of plea deals. And the dude from Adidas is in big trouble.
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(09-26-2017 10:35 AM)tigtoodawg Wrote:  
(09-26-2017 10:18 AM)MT FAN Wrote:  Doubt any of the universities get punished.

With the FBI and DOJ involved I think the NCAA has to be tough. They will have to save face.

IRS....this may be the end for the NCAA. Complete collapse to follow.
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