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FBI sting results in arrests
« on: September 26, 2017, 08:34:48 am »

Don't have all the particulars, but an Okie Lite and Auburn assistant have been arrested by the FBI. Something related to NBA kickbacks. Also reports of managers and financial managers of apparel companies arrested in ties to it.


http://footballscoop.com/news/fbi-arrests-several-ncaa-basketball-coaches-corruption/
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 08:58:52 am »

Wow!!
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 09:02:32 am »

No way auburn would be tied up In any kind of trouble, Bruce pearl is squeaky clean......

Hopefully players names come out as well
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 09:22:22 am »

Looks like their may be some ADIDAS schools involved in other investigations as well via Darren Rovell.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 09:33:47 am »

Press Conference Advisory


https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/press-conference-advisory-2


There will be a press conference today at noon to announce charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball.  Federal criminal charges have been brought against ten people, including four college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.  The press conference will be livestreamed on Facebook @USAOSDNY.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 09:35:57 am »

Looks like their may be some ADIDAS schools involved in other investigations as well via Darren Rovell.

Isn't M$U an adidas school? js 
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 09:38:04 am »

No way auburn would be tied up In any kind of trouble, Bruce pearl is squeaky clean......

Hopefully players names come out as well


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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 09:41:14 am »

Isn't M$U an adidas school? js

It just so happens they are!
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 09:44:09 am »

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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 09:52:55 am »

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Along with coaches, the defendants include one agent, a financial adviser and a former referee.

a referee?  you don't say

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-26/u-s-announces-crackdown-on-kickbacks-in-college-basketball-j81mv20v
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 09:56:40 am »

No way to sugar coat it. These indictments are a nuclear bomb dropped on college basketball just as the season is starting.
from seth davis on twitter
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 10:01:26 am »

Thank god we have a coaching staff that does it the right way. I hope all of these cheaters get the death penalty.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 10:02:10 am »

Any 5 star recruits out there looking for a new program for fear of sanctions...come on down!!
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 10:06:49 am »

So why is no one at Louisville being charged....yet?

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In one instance, Gatto and the other defendants reportedly funneled $100,000 to the family of a high school basketball player to convince the player to sign with a "public research university" in Kentucky. According to an undercover agent investigating the case, Gatto told other defendants that the payment was "on the books" at Adidas, but "not on the books for what it's actually for."

The complaint doesn't name the university. Based on details provided, it is likely the University of Louisville, which signed a $160 million sponsorship deal with Adidas in August.

http://www.businessinsider.com/college-basketball-bribery-scandal-arrests-2017-9
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2017, 10:07:22 am »

Like anyone who pays attention to college basketball and recruiting - is surprised by any of this.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2017, 10:09:20 am »

Well it's about time. Wonder how long it will take for other schools in the SEC to get caught. I am talking about recruits we've lost because our Arkansan's made "bidness" decisions. This makes my day because I want all the leeches to burn. Some players are going down with them. Perhaps there will be some decommits.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2017, 10:12:51 am »

LOL, I knew Bruce Pearl and his staff were doing some shady stuff to get all these top recruits to want to come play basketball at Auburn. 

This is exactly why the NCAA is a joke, a lot of these programs are out here cheating and nothing is ever done about it.  This sting is a good step in the right direction, however it's interesting to me that none of these blue blood schools are getting linked to anything when we all know they cheat.  There's no way Kentucky lands a #1 class every single year and hasn't shelled out any money.  UNC is another school we know that cheats, and nothing on them either. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2017, 10:19:16 am »

It will be interesting to see what all comes out of this investigation. I'm sure it has cost us recruits.

It does make you appreciate both Richardson and Anderson who have steered clear of much of what goes on in recruiting. I'm not saying they were/are pure as the driven snow, but I am confident they don't wade knee deep in this muck like so many do.
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2017, 10:24:54 am »

In before hoginsanity...

It was not my intent to paint all referees with one stroke there.  I know several, all upstanding people.  I'm just saying we've all seen a ref or two who seemed to be on another planet as far as calls went.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2017, 10:27:30 am »

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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2017, 10:27:38 am »

A lot more will shake out of this.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2017, 10:31:43 am »

A lot more will shake out of this.

A&M, Stansbury, and MSU are sweating bullets, I'm sure, right now. 
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2017, 10:33:52 am »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/09/26/justice-department-charges-college-basketball-coaches-with-accepting-bribes-in-corruption-case/?utm_term=.2d9a65565165

Another good article on it. I like how they say "A public school" with such and such enrollment, and a private school with such and such enrollment. A quick Google search showed that the correlating schools are Louisville and Miami. We had better be in the clear, considering Archie and Malik were simply business decisions in not coming here.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2017, 10:46:50 am »

I would be shocked if Kentucky isn't caught up in this.  You know Cal is dirty.
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« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2017, 10:49:05 am »

I would be shocked if Kentucky isn't caught up in this.  You know Cal is dirty.

They actually might be since it is an FBI investigation - if it was an NCAA investigation I would say no way.
They never go after the chosen few.
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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2017, 10:49:10 am »

In before hoginsanity...

 I don't know if this was a typo or not but that would be the perfect name for the guy we know as Hogsanity.  ;D

When I read that I actually burst out laughing. Thanks for my first birthday laugh of the day. You done good Lil Lady Back. Real good.
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Re: FBI sting results in arrests
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2017, 10:50:37 am »

I would be shocked if Kentucky isn't caught up in this.  You know Cal is dirty.

they caught Adidas. nike & under armour schools have not been caught
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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2017, 10:51:29 am »

I don't know if this was a typo or not but that would be the perfect name for the guy we know as Hogsanity.  ;D

When I read that I actually burst out laughing. Thanks for my first birthday laugh of the day. You done good Lil Lady Back. Real good.

You are very welcome and happy birthday Fine! BTW: just a typo  ;)
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2017, 10:51:48 am »

Sometimes this is why we lose 5 star talent. Mississippi State/ Adidas School.
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« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2017, 10:51:54 am »

I would be shocked if Kentucky isn't caught up in this.  You know Cal is dirty.

Are they an Adidas school?
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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2017, 10:52:57 am »

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/ncaa-basketball-officials-arrested-on-fraud-and-corruption-charges.html

Another good one it says:

According to court documents, the sports apparel executive listed is James "Jim" Gatto. Gatto's LinkedIn profile identifies him as the director of global sports marketing, for basketball, at Adidas.

Gatto has been accused of getting $100,000 to an "All-American high school basketball player" — so the player would attend a school with an apparel contract with Adidas.



REGGIE PERRY. 
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« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2017, 10:53:24 am »

Sometimes this is why we lose 5 star talent. Mississippi State/ Adidas School.

Umm...was thinking the same thing.
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« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2017, 10:55:11 am »

they caught Adidas. nike & under armour schools have not been caught

Yet
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« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2017, 10:57:38 am »

You are very welcome and happy birthday Fine! BTW: just a typo  ;)

 That's right stick to the code and never confess. You could be my partner in crime, ha ha. 

Glad we're a Nike school because we don't need to get caught up in this mess. Pretty sure our coaches are clean though. I hope all of the scumbags go down and level the playing field for the ones who are trying to do right.

 Oh, and thanks for the birthday wishes.  ;D
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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2017, 11:00:04 am »

Are they an Adidas school?

Here's a list of Adidas schools

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Adidas_sponsorships#North_American_colleges_and_universities

One thing I noticed... they don't have many power 5 programs.  The only ones I saw were A&M, MS St., Miami, KU, Louisville and NC State.  They're probably pushing hard in those P5 programs they do have.  A&M and Ms. St. are ffuuhhhddd
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« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2017, 11:01:55 am »

Sometimes this is why we lose 5 star talent. Mississippi State/ Adidas School.

If MSU is caught up in this then I am 100% certain Mike would never even touch the Perry's again, or any of the kids committed to one of these schools. So I don't see us going after any possible decommits. It's too risky.
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« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2017, 11:03:11 am »

they caught Adidas. nike & under armour schools have not been caught

Auburn is an Under Armour school though.
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« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2017, 11:03:18 am »

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/ncaa-basketball-officials-arrested-on-fraud-and-corruption-charges.html

Another good one it says:

According to court documents, the sports apparel executive listed is James "Jim" Gatto. Gatto's LinkedIn profile identifies him as the director of global sports marketing, for basketball, at Adidas.

Gatto has been accused of getting $100,000 to an "All-American high school basketball player" — so the player would attend a school with an apparel contract with Adidas.



REGGIE PERRY.

 Daddy gonna be really sick now.
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« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2017, 11:04:58 am »

You think OM fans might be out for a little blood against MSU?  After what happened with Freeze?   Getcha popcorn ready.
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« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2017, 11:05:11 am »

Here's a list of Adidas schools

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Adidas_sponsorships#North_American_colleges_and_universities

One thing I noticed... they don't have many power 5 programs.  The only ones I saw were A&M, MS St., Miami, KU, Louisville and NC State.  They're probably pushing hard in those P5 programs they do have.  A&M and Ms. St. are ffuuhhhddd

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« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2017, 11:07:17 am »

Here's a list of Adidas schools

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Adidas_sponsorships#North_American_colleges_and_universities

One thing I noticed... they don't have many power 5 programs.  The only ones I saw were A&M, MS St., Miami, KU, Louisville and NC State.  They're probably pushing hard in those P5 programs they do have.  A&M and Ms. St. are ffuuhhhddd

Add Indiana and Nebraska and those are the only P5 programs Adidas has.  Tulsa's with them too. 

We have been in a recruiting battle with every single one of those schools and lost.  Lots of them were head scratchters too. 
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« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2017, 11:07:24 am »

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/ncaa-basketball-officials-arrested-on-fraud-and-corruption-charges.html

Another good one it says:

According to court documents, the sports apparel executive listed is James "Jim" Gatto. Gatto's LinkedIn profile identifies him as the director of global sports marketing, for basketball, at Adidas.

Gatto has been accused of getting $100,000 to an "All-American high school basketball player" — so the player would attend a school with an apparel contract with Adidas.



REGGIE PERRY. 
https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/louisville-paid-5-star-100000-ensure-commitment

Wasn't Perry for that. It was Brian Bowen at Louisville. Pitino should be hammered for it but of course he won't be.
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« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2017, 11:07:45 am »

Wait, wait, wait .. so did any of these kids kneel during the national anthem. That is what is most important in sports right now correct?  This can't be newsworthy.

In all seriousness, I see some kids losing eligibility in short order and heading to UAE and Turkey to play.
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« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2017, 11:09:37 am »

https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/louisville-paid-5-star-100000-ensure-commitment

Wasn't Perry for that. It was Brian Bowen at Louisville. Pitino should be hammered for it but of course he won't be.
Correct, it's not Perry. We should be careful throwing out specific names that aren't correct.
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« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2017, 11:11:33 am »

Here's a list of Adidas schools

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Adidas_sponsorships#North_American_colleges_and_universities

One thing I noticed... they don't have many power 5 programs.  The only ones I saw were A&M, MS St., Miami, KU, Louisville and NC State.  They're probably pushing hard in those P5 programs they do have.  A&M and Ms. St. are ffuuhhhddd

Plus Kansas, Indiana, and Nebraska.
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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2017, 11:14:56 am »

Auburn is an Under Armour school though.

curious, because gatto is adidas
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« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2017, 11:17:50 am »

I'm sure Pitino will be just as shocked about this as he was his assistants hiring hookers for recruits on campus. Poor guy can't catch a break.
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« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2017, 11:17:52 am »

curious, because gatto is adidas

I think there is a lot more to this than just Adidas
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Three separate complaints have been filed.
That's not a complaint per coach, there were 4 assistant coaches, managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.


Here we see a person with Nike connections involved
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Other defendants include Jonathan Brad Augustine, president of nonprofit The League Initiative; Merl Code, the head of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League as of 2013; and Christian Dawkins, a former sports agent who was reportedly fired in May for charging $42,000 in Uber rides on an NBA player’s credit card. Gatto and other defendants reportedly used apparent payments to the nonprofits as a way to conceal bribes paid to players and their families. 
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