UCLA Chinagate scandal

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  1. Southpaw

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    Finally some context for the talking head media to bat around. Sounds as if the facts are worse than the speculation. So much for honest mistake theory.

    Upcoming spin from Lavar Ball.



    " UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero also spoke in the press conference and provided some context into the situation in which the three stole from three different stores in a high-end shopping center, including Louis Vuitton.

    "The students were given 90 minutes of free time," Guerrero said. "At that time, they took items from three of the stores without paying for them. And took those items to the team hotel."

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-b...china-suspended-indefinitely-by-steve-alford/

     
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    Maybe UCLA did not give them enough per diem. Not sure what constitutes a felony in Beijing.
     
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    I️ wonder what Trump traded China to free them. Hopefully some Wildcats.
     
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    where did anybody say honest mistake I haven't seen that claim anywhere. The only claim I saw was 1 player did it the others failed to report it. They all 3 said shoplifting today so clearly that's not true.

    I'm thinking 1 year is not out of the question just because of the NCAA implications of the legal fees UCLA picked up. I figure them letting them speak means expulsion is unlikely, but it's going to be both athletic and student review so the school could decide expulsion anyways.

    Based on what I saw today it was bad enough anything is on the table for them
     
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    wow I sure hope the China story was the problem they had to go to OT tonight to beat Central Arkansas, who does not have Scottie Pippen playing for them.

    This team and the China story may get Alford fired.
     
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    UCLA fans rejoice. Alford was probably the worst hire by a blue blood after Billy Gillespie.
     
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    They will be playing again this year, sometime in the middle of the season.
     
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    damn...dumb ass kids. risk freedom, education, scholarship..humiliation....all for sun glasses
     
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    But, but, but.... there was just no way I could live up to my brothers reputation, y'honor.
     
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    I find it quite sad and am disgusted that the President had to turn over a " diplomatic chip " for such a wasteful purpose but it would have been a P R cyclone if he didn't.

    So true and supposedly some UCLA heavy hitter alum will have a say. Now will it come down to wins or institutional integrity.

    Could happen but it might be time for no 2nd chances free passes since universally those have a high rate of failure.



    I find it quite interesting that into the run up to yesterday's disclosure it was minimized and flat out unfactual when media and spin doctors reported. Who the hell was driving the spin doctor mobile?
     
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    Lavin was a worse hire than Alford but yeah he was not my choice.

    It's too early to totally panic but these types of teams can get a coach fired if they're not careful.

    And I'm not sure I'm ready for the Earl Watson era!
     
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    I️ can’t even imagine what was going through their heads. Morons.
     
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    This city was sad when Alford decided to leave UNM for UCLA. I did not understand the hoopla for Alford.
     
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    Wasn't Lavin a no brainer hire after the Harrick scandal? He was an elite recruiter and longest tenured assistant coming off a championship. At least thru their first five years at UCLA Lavin has a better winning% [than Alford].
     

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