Miller once again does it again!

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  1. overseascardfan

    overseascardfan Registered User

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    Never happen, those knuckleheads will claim they were going off rumored evidence they never saw or heard. You think Bilas or Greenberg is going to take back his criticism of Miller and his calling for him to be fired and never be allowed to coach in NCAA again?
     
  2. GatorAZ

    GatorAZ Formerly known as GatorHater

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    There’s no backpedaling from the way Bilas, Greenberg, Vitale etc have acted since this story came out. I remember Bilas defending Miller after the FBI report and then went nuclear on him after the ESPN story. He said he trusts Mark Schlabach’s reporting and has been on the warpath ever since.

    It’ll be interesting to see how ESPN handles this. There won’t be a mass apology but they’ll get rid of Schlabach and pin everything on him.

    Then again would it really be that shocking if ESPN continued to stand by a report that they edited 5 times, the guy who broke the story never heard the call, the call was never played in court and both guys on the call denied that the call exists?
     
  3. Russ Smith

    Russ Smith The Original Whizzinator Contributor

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    He was not guilty on 4 of the 6 charges so I think he's probably happy with Haney. They essentially ruled he didn't bribe Book or Bland, any money they took was due to the FBI. IF you read the reports the jury didn't believe in those 4 charges that the schools were a victim, the only one they did was the Lamont Evans one.

    Obviously Dawkins confirmed there was no conversation with he and Miller about Ayton so Schlabach was wrong on that story
     
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    He had more guilty verdicts than any other defendant. It was a drawn-out exhibition that didn’t need to happen and it cost him in the end. The writing was on the wall: he was always going to be convicted
     
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    Russ Smith The Original Whizzinator Contributor

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    Right I'm responding to you saying he shouldn't have hired Haney. Haney got him off 4 charges including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and travel act violations. Code got off bribery entirely, Dawkins had one count of bribery related to Lamont Evans.

    Clearly the ESPN story was wrong they were talking about the Dawkins and Book tape and reported it was Dawkins and Miller. They need to correct that.

    Note if you've seen the full quote from Dawkins he was directly asked if he has knowledge of Miller paying players and said he doesn't want to answer it. But the way it's worded he sure seems to think Miller was paying players

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    The SI legal guy covering this case is a good follow...

     
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    Read his story on the case. He says a theory among legal experts on the case is the FBI intended to use Dawkins to start bribing prominent head coaches they had reason to believe were cheating(from the wiretaps) but they never got that far. The reason they never got that far again is that TJ Gassnola and Jim Gatto started to get really nervous about the actions of the FBI guy handing out the money, "Jeff D'Angelo" and they thought he might be undercover. When the FBI heard them on tape discussing that, they ended the investigation and started arresting people.

    Presumably that's why Haney wanted to put Miller on the stand, they wanted to show that the government was setting up his client to bribe coaches that he wouldn't have otherwise been bribing, and Miller was going to be the example of a coach the FBI believed was cheating but wanted to get taking a bribe so they could arrest him.
     
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    Timm Rosenbach Eating Gyros in Tucson

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    You can’t undo the damage that they did. Sue their ass off
     
  9. AzStevenCal

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    Waste of time and energy. And right now, as far as UA is concerned, it's better to stay out of the public's eye for anything that isn't typical basketball stuff.
     
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    It would be sort of like a replay and civil court only requires a preponderance of the evidence. It could go either way.
     
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    I'd leave well enough alone. We had a nightmare of a year and a half, but especially if we now get Jordan Brown, we're very much back on track, and now just maybe Sean Miller will have to prove he can actually coach instead of just recruit.
     
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    Defamation and Libel?
     
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    I would think Arizona and Sean Miller would want this matter to go away.
     
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    I have no idea what they want. The PR department has been weak in terms of how it's approached all of the negative publicity. A lawsuit might be difficult to come by because Miller is a public figure, but to at least categorically challenge each of the bogus claims.
     
  15. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Nah you just let this go to the ether. You’ve got a great class coming in. You have a great season and just let everyone forget about this.
     
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