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Sig Hansen 09-26-17 09:41 AM

Adidas/NCAA bribery scandal
 
This is gigantic. Would be great to see U of L get the death penalty now. I wonder what penalty Adidas will have to pay, if any.

http://www.businessinsider.com/colle...arrests-2017-9

WinstonSmith 09-26-17 10:06 AM

Wow

Taco MacArthur 09-26-17 10:07 AM

Was just reading about this. What's weird is they didn't just get adidas schools. USC is with Jerry Jones crap company called Silver Star, Auburn is Under Armour and Arizona is Nike. Although, I'm not sure how far back this investigation goes, when each school signed with each company etc. So maybe they all tie back to adidas? So much information in this.

Regarding Sig's initial comment: adidas paid a 3rd party to get All American Brian Bowan for $100,000. No wonder it was a surprise commitment for them. That kid better hope he's good enough to land on an NBA team this coming draft.

eastisbest 09-26-17 10:19 AM

Also, recent news how Adidas had just passed up Jordan's sales. He always was a cheapskate.

queencitybuckeye 09-26-17 10:22 AM

Would have loved to have seen LaVar Ball's name.

Taco MacArthur 09-26-17 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by queencitybuckeye (Post 6849774)
Would have loved to have seen LaVar Ball's name.

That would require any school wanting to sign with Big Baller Brand in the first place.

clarkgriswold 09-26-17 10:40 AM

This may be the least shocking thing I've read all week.

Mr. Slippery 09-26-17 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur (Post 6849760)
Was just reading about this. What's weird is they didn't just get adidas schools. USC is with Jerry Jones crap company called Silver Star, Auburn is Under Armour and Arizona is Nike. Although, I'm not sure how far back this investigation goes, when each school signed with each company etc. So maybe they all tie back to adidas? So much information in this.

Regarding Sig's initial comment: adidas paid a 3rd party to get All American Brian Bowan for $100,000. No wonder it was a surprise commitment for them. That kid better hope he's good enough to land on an NBA team this coming draft.

I don't recall USC, Oklahoma St, Auburn, or Arizona ever being contracted with Adidas, but those assistant coaches probably used that to their advantage to be on the take.

Auburn has been with Under Armor since 2006 and wore Russell before that. The others have been with Nike for as long as I can remember.

EastYoungstown 09-26-17 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sig Hansen (Post 6849730)
This is gigantic. Would be great to see U of L get the death penalty now. I wonder what penalty Adidas will have to pay, if any.

http://www.businessinsider.com/colle...arrests-2017-9

they've been 'paying' kids in different ways for years

the amount of free stuff these kids get along with tuition, tutoring and everything else is a complete joke

there's a reason no country in the rest of the world copies this model

It's all garbage

Taco MacArthur 09-26-17 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastYoungstown (Post 6849819)
they've been 'paying' kids in different ways for years

the amount of free stuff these kids get along with tuition, tutoring and everything else is a complete joke

there's a reason no country in the rest of the world copies this model

It's all garbage

The model where they have free, or incredibly inexpensive, universities and their professional sports don't make you wait until you're 19+ to play for them? Are you talking about that model?

Sig Hansen 09-26-17 11:32 AM



I'm sure Pitino had no idea though :laugh:

Would be insane if Louisville doesn't fire him immediately. But I wouldn't be surprised if they don't considering what has gone on already

Neopolitan 09-26-17 11:36 AM

Pitino bragged about having to spend zero dollars to get Brian Bowen when he actually paid 100K behind the scenes. :laugh:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKqDqCBUQAAjUAR.jpg

Sig Hansen 09-26-17 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neopolitan (Post 6849864)
Pitino bragged about having to spend zero dollars to get Brian Bowen when he actually paid 100K behind the scenes. :laugh:

So awesome

Taco MacArthur 09-26-17 11:48 AM

To be honest, I don't think Pitino had much knowledge of what was going on. I'm sure he knew something was going on, but I doubt he had specifics. Wouldn't make sense for a head coach to be that involved. Smart enough to have a fall guy. Doesn't really matter anymore, I think in 2013 NCAA passed a new rule that head coaches are still responsible for their assistants.

eastside_purple 09-26-17 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur (Post 6849884)
To be honest, I don't think Pitino had much knowledge of what was going on. I'm sure he knew something was going on, but I doubt he had specifics. Wouldn't make sense for a head coach to be that involved. Smart enough to have a fall guy. Doesn't really matter anymore, I think in 2013 NCAA passed a new rule that head coaches are still responsible for their assistants.

He knew. Maybe not specifically, but the head coach sets an atmosphere where it's known if that stuff is tolerated or not. Pitino obviously tolerated it and likely expected it from assistants.

EastYoungstown 09-26-17 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur (Post 6849884)
To be honest, I don't think Pitino had much knowledge of what was going on. I'm sure he knew something was going on, but I doubt he had specifics. Wouldn't make sense for a head coach to be that involved. Smart enough to have a fall guy. Doesn't really matter anymore, I think in 2013 NCAA passed a new rule that head coaches are still responsible for their assistants.

Pull your head out of the sand. Come on.

Taco MacArthur 09-26-17 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by EastYoungstown (Post 6849925)
Pull your head out of the sand. Come on.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-foo...-man-interview

Enlighten yourself. It's a great read.
Quote:

"Coach has met me a few times. I've talked to Coach. But Coach doesn't really know me from Adam. How many other folks do you think he meets a week? After he got hired, I walked up and shook his hand, and the guy introducing us says, "Hey Coach, this here's [first name], he takes care of stuff for us.' Now, what does that really mean? Do I charter planes for the university? Do I run a company that sells concessions to the stadium? Or do I make sure kids get taken care of? Coach doesn't know what I 'take care of.' He knows someone out there is doing this, and that's all."

Arrogate 09-26-17 12:37 PM

Hahahahaha

Arrogate 09-26-17 12:38 PM

Jurich is scum

eastside_purple 09-26-17 12:41 PM

You know whatever UL is doing, UK is doing it 100x bigger and worse.

Arrogate 09-26-17 01:57 PM

Cal is squeaky clean

Sig Hansen 09-26-17 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eastside_purple (Post 6849959)
You know whatever UL is doing, UK is doing it 100x bigger and worse.

We've been hearing this for eight years now. Don't know if there are any decent prostitutes in Lexington to give to the players anyway

Arrogate 09-26-17 02:05 PM

I wonder if they will go after Nike, I'm sure they are doing the same things

Arrogate 09-26-17 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sig Hansen (Post 6850069)
We've been hearing this for eight years now. Don't know if there are any decent prostitutes in Lexington to give to the players anyway

Platinum was Billy Clyde's favorite spot.

Arrogate 09-26-17 02:07 PM

KSR is having a field day.

Sig Hansen 09-26-17 02:14 PM

Wonder what will happen to the Yum Center if UofL gets the death penalty. It's only seven years old but was already near bankruptcy last year and they had to renegotiate their deal with the Cardinals. That's not going to get any better if they lose their biggest tenant for a few years

Arrogate 09-26-17 02:17 PM

Tax payer bailout?

Arrogate 09-26-17 02:22 PM

From NotJerryTipton:

First hookers, and now federal corruption. Wow. At this point, a scandal involving adultery on a restaurant floor almost seems quaint.

Arrogate 09-26-17 02:25 PM

Sounds like there is another big announcement coming out of Louisville today.

Sig Hansen 09-26-17 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrogate (Post 6850088)
Tax payer bailout?

They already paid for it once. Just declare bankruptcy on it and sell the property on the cheap to a private company. Sucks if you are a Jefferson county taxpayer, but I am enjoying the hell out of this whole thing

Maybe UK will start playing a game a year in Louisville again :laugh:


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