Discussion in 'NAU and All Non-Arizona College Sports' started by Ronin, Sep 26, 2017.
Interesting. Arizona didn't suspend anybody last night for the exhibition game, they play again tomorrow and at least so far no announced suspensions. Both Arizona and USC open on Nov 10th and as of now it's believed neither of them are going to suspend anybody.
So the question is do they just not know who the kids are, Auburn does, so Auburn is suspending, or is it because Arizona and USC are going to be really good, especially arizona, so they're all in win and hope the NCAA doesn't vacate later?
DeAndre Ayton is for real
You're saying he's well worth the $$, huh?
Georgia Tech announces starting Guards Josh Oskogie and Tadric Jackson are both out for the year suspended for taking improper benefits, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Edit, AJC now saying Jackson's suspension appears to be 6 games and Oskogie 9 based on the amount of money involved. The school has self reported and is awaiting word from the NCAA. So possible both suspensions could be reduced by self reporting and sitting the players out.
Neither player makes the trip to China for the game against UCLA there.
Apparently USC played USF today in a scrimmage and again per Jeff Goodman, DeAnthony Melton did not play and USC will not comment on why. He was allegedly held out of the SDSU scrimmage but then a later unconfirmed report said he played and even started. Today USC sites are confirming what Goodman said, he was held out.
He is again the guy everyone thinks is the "rising sophomore" listed in the FBI report who took money from Tony Bland. There are conflicting reports one that Bland paid the parents, and one claiming Bland paid his brother and may have done so without DM knowing his brother had been paid.
So Auburn is holding out 2 kids they believe are named in the FBI report and USC is apparently holding out Melton, which implies schools that think they know which kids are mentioned, are holding them out, and schools who don't know are playing them
Also a story out yesterday saying all 10 people named in the FBI case will be formally indicted next week and then will be allowed to see the evidence against them via discovery.
Not sure, but I would guess this means like in the Mueller case, those indictments will become available to the media and we'll start to see more information on which players may be involved but don't quote me on that it's just a guess.
Bowen's lawyer said the FBI cleared him and they were now working for reinstatement but it was highly misleading. All it was is the FBI , as everyone expected, had no intention of indicting an 18 year old kid for getting paid, they simply said the dad took the money, the kid said he didn't know, and they'd leave it up to the NCAA to decide about reinstating him.
Louisville hasn't commented but the general feeling is Louisville has no intention of playing Bowen this year if ever. People keep wanting to compare his case to Cam Newton's case but in Cam's case, there was only evidence the dad asked MSU for money, he committed to Auburn and there was no evidence he got money. Everyone believed he did, presumably more than MSU offered, but there was no proof. In Bowen's case there is apparently proof the dad got 100K, so it's highly unlikely the NCAA will us Newton's case as precedent for Bowen.
From what I understand Alabama self reported him to the NCAA after they did their own investigation and found out Kobie Baker, former NCAA compliance guy on their staff, had paid a player and was steering him to an agent. Based on the description and where he was from it was pretty obvious it was Sexton, apparently Bama confirmed it and self reported him since the NCAA had already cleared him before the story broke.
So he's suspended now and it will be interesting to see how long or if the NCAA reinstates him at all given he lied to them when he submitted the paperwork saying he had not violated his amateur status.
Saban is in the clear though. I guess without shoe companies influencing CFB a booster can just hand over an untraced shoe box of cash.
People keep saying Football is next but I guess it's different in football. In basketball with AAU it's much easier to have a system to funnel money to kids via other people, and that's what the FBI stumbled into when they caught Balzer in something else.
With football they get paid but apparently in different ways so if they get caught it may be a whole different "playbook."
Sexton is so far probably the most embarassing one for the NCAA, the guy who paid him and hooked him up with an agent, Kobie Baker, was an NCAA compliance officer prior to Alabama hiring him.He was the "assistant director of enforcement" for the NCAA, and then Alabama hired him as Associate AD. A bama site called Bama hoops posted this about Baker the day he was hired, kind of ironic now.
"The staff is now complete, with Kobie Baker on board as special assistant to the head coach/Senior Director of Basketball Operations. He worked with the team from 2006-2009 in the roles of director of basketball operations, assistant coach, and athletics development officer. For the last three years, he's worked at the NCAA headquarters as associate director of amateurism certification and assistant director of enforcement basketball development.
I think this is a good hire. It alleviates some of my concerns about Coach Johnson's lack of familiarity with complex NCAA rules and regulations."
There's another site out there claiming the reason Avery Johnson hired Baker is he was connected to recruit Terrance Ferguson. Ferguson verballed to Bama first, a week later they hired Baker. If that's true they literally hired a guy to get a player, and not only wound up not getting the player, but the guy cost them Sexton a year later.
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