FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

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Bridges’ mother is alleged to have taken a $70 meal and a $400 cash advance from an agent. More may come out, and probably will, but $470 from an agent to a player’s mother isn’t something a coach can really control or reasonably be expected to have knowledge of.
I read Izzo's comments, saying neither I nor my staff knew anything about this issue with Bridges. Now today it comes out that Izzo's assistant, Stephens, was trying to funnel money to Bowen to get him to MSU. What about that one, little Tommy? He's you assistant. Oh yeah, "I didn't know what my assistant was doing!?!?!?"

There just isn't smoke around Izzo, it's an effing forest fire.
 
Bridges’ mother is alleged to have taken a $70 meal and a $400 cash advance from an agent. More may come out, and probably will, but $470 from an agent to a player’s mother isn’t something a coach can really control or reasonably be expected to have knowledge of.
The amount is not the issue - rather that she took anything. And it was listed as an "advance payment" which implies there was potentially more at some other time to come??
 
I'd say "advance" implies that the money would eventually be paid back.
I would have expected it to be 'loan' then, but that's possible. Advancing money often means early payment for something coming/expected in the future. Wonder what the odds are of repayment and why would you risk so much for $400? I am guessing there is much more to that one than $400...
 
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I read Izzo's comments, saying neither I nor my staff knew anything about this issue with Bridges. Now today it comes out that Izzo's assistant, Stephens, was trying to funnel money to Bowen to get him to MSU. What about that one, little Tommy? He's you assistant. Oh yeah, "I didn't know what my assistant was doing!?!?!?"

There just isn't smoke around Izzo, it's an effing forest fire.


$ 10,000.... Miles ?



$ 30,000... Miles ?



Final offer Miles....$ 100,00



ok, I'll throw in a dinner too....



I am not a crook.....
 
The amount is not the issue - rather that she took anything. And it was listed as an "advance payment" which implies there was potentially more at some other time to come??
I get that. My point was that it’s unrealistic to expect coaches to have control or knowledge of a payment that small from someone outside the university to someone outside the university. It doesn’t say anything about Izzo one way or the other.
 
Jay Bilas seems to think that Miller needs to be put on leave and that he will never coach college basketball again. He and the other analysts felt that Ayton shouldn't play the rest of the season and the Arizona shouldn't be able to play in the NCAA tournament this year.
 
It is more amazing to me that people are hot and bothered that Izzo bought players. I am more hot and bothered that he knewa woman was raped by two of his stars and he let them continue to play while the University covered it up.

Rape>Scum dirty recruiting
Has that been confirmed?
 
I read Izzo's comments, saying neither I nor my staff knew anything about this issue with Bridges. Now today it comes out that Izzo's assistant, Stephens, was trying to funnel money to Bowen to get him to MSU. What about that one, little Tommy? He's you assistant. Oh yeah, "I didn't know what my assistant was doing!?!?!?"

There just isn't smoke around Izzo, it's an effing forest fire.
Not trying to defend Izzo here, but if you are okay with this premise, then you are okay with the idea that we will be looking for a new head coach (Lamont Evans?).

Several have said here that the head coach knows what's going on in his program regarding recruiting. I think it's very plausible for a rogue, ambitious assistant, seeing the money the head coach makes, to do what he needs to do in order to advance.
 
It was reported on Saturday Sportstalk on WDWS this morning that Sean Millier, if fired "for cause", will STILL RECEIVE 85% OF HIS REMAINING CONTRACT! Unbelievable!
 
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I read Izzo's comments, saying neither I nor my staff knew anything about this issue with Bridges. Now today it comes out that Izzo's assistant, Stephens, was trying to funnel money to Bowen to get him to MSU. What about that one, little Tommy? He's you assistant. Oh yeah, "I didn't know what my assistant was doing!?!?!?"

There just isn't smoke around Izzo, it's an effing forest fire.
Link? Article I read discussed helping Dawkins sign Bridges, in exchange for helping MSU get Bowen. No money offered. Big Leap, unless there is something else I haven't seen.
 
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Loren Tate claimed that Cliff Alexander told John Groce that he was coming to Illinois the day that he pull the hat trick and committed to Kansas.

Apparently, Kansas came through with some cash later that day (at least that is what Tate suggested).
Doesn't surprise me at all. Hopefully, the FBI has dirt on KU. Would love to see Rock Chalk Jayhawks burn down.
 
With all this stuff coming out, I wonder if Kansas State fans are feeling better about Bruce Weber being their coach?
 
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With all this stuff coming out, I wonder if Kansas State fans are feeling better about Bruce Weber being their coach?


k-state fans will never be happy about Bruce being their coach


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sharif oneal opened up recruitment..although not sure AZ officially released him

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They don’t need to release him because he didn’t sign NLI.


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