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College basketball's FBI probe gets specific

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Looks like the basketball blue bloods have had some help.  bama is also implicated.

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/sports/exclusive-federal-documents-detail-sweeping-potential-ncaa-violations-involving-high-profile-players-schools-103338484.html

 

The documents tie some of the biggest names and programs in the sport to activity that appears to violate the NCAA’s amateurism rules. This could end up casting a pall over the NCAA tournament because of eligibility issues. (NCAA officials declined a request for comment.) There’s potential impermissible benefits and preferential treatment for players and families of players at Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan State, USC, Alabama and a host of other schools. The documents link some of the sport’s biggest current stars – Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Duke’s Wendell Carter – to specific potential extra benefits for either the athletes or their family members. The amounts tied to all of the players in the case range from basic meals to tens of thousands of dollars.

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Change the title of your thread. It currently implies a negative toward AU. 

Title is good now. Thanks. 

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Meh even the FBI can't touch the Turds.  Didn't you hear?  The Turds did their own investigation and found no wrong doing. 

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Sexton is listed as having a meal with ASM rep, Dawkins. Big deal. A lead in paragraph was written for shock value. In the case of Sexton, there is no worthwhile news. Another Thamel hit piece. 

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56 minutes ago, Mike4AU said:

Another Thamel hit piece. 

it appears that sexton was one of the few that WASN'T on the take....and yeah, i like to watch the kid play, no matter who he plays for, and after the other night, i have a lot of respect for him....he seems like a nice guy

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The whole article is a teaser and leaves a lot out.

The balance sheet showing payments to players/families was just from 2015 and 1 agent at ASM named Pina. How many other agents did ASM have? How many other years did they make payments?

The spread sheet is from Dawkins and is only for 2 months exspense account in 2016. Is that the only time he ever had expenses, I doubt it. Is he the only agent that ever had exspenses? I doubt that also.

The FBI was investigating for 2 years. The other shoe has not dropped yet at all. This was just untying the laces.

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Nothing to see here.

Now had a small time name like Ole Miss been involved........

NCAA gonna bring the hammer!

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https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/college-basketballs-fbi-probe-gets-specific-with-players-teams-named-in-report/
via http://cbssportsapp.com

 

College basketball's FBI probe gets specific with players, teams named in report

  • By Matt Norlander
  •  • 4 min read

A revealing report from Yahoo Sports on Friday morning has shed more light on the wide-ranging reality of how college basketball's underground market operates for plenty of highly-ranked prospects. 

Yahoo reports it has obtained expense-report documents that identify current and former NCAA players and/or their familial representatives -- by the dozens. The documents reportedly originated from Christian Dawkins, who was one of 10 men arrested by the FBI in late September when the Bureau announced its two-year-long sting into college basketball's recruiting underworld. The FBI obtained the documents when it seized the office of former agent Andy Miller and confiscated untold amounts of data and hard documents. 

Miller worked for ASM Sports and was in effect Dawkins' boss. Miller has been a polarizing figure in college athletics for years. 

 
 
 

The expense reports in question were a ledger for Dawkins' doings in facilitating relationships with prospects and their families. But it's important to note they are not actual receipts. Details of the documents include payment to players and their families for plane tickets and entertainment purposes, per Yahoo's report, which cites examination of "hundreds of pages of documents." 

Based on Friday's report, and documents obtained therein, schools that could potentially face NCAA repercussions include: Alabama, Clemson, Creighton, Duke, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, USC, Utah, Villanova, Virginia, Washington and Wichita State.

All of these schools will almost assuredly fall under eventual NCAA review. It is unclear whether or not any of the schools listed will be immediately impacted, as the NCAA Tournament starts in less than three weeks. It is also important to keep in mind that the dollar amounts connected to each player vary, and some are potentially much more damaging than others. 

Ultimately, the NCAA could review each player's case and determine the severity of each potential impermissible benefit. 

Here are the largest dollar amounts listed for former NCAA athletes or their families, according to Dawkins' records. 

 
 
 
  • Dennis Smith, NC State: $73,500
  • Jarrell Martin, LSU: $52,472.72
  • Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall: $37,657
  • Bam Adebayo, Kentucky: 36,500 
  • Tim Quarterman, LSU: $16,000
  • Diamond Stone, Maryland: $14,303
  • Markelle Fultz, Washington: $10,000
  • Kyle Kuzma, Utah: $9,500
  • Edmond Sumner, Xavier: $7,000
  • P.J. Dozier, S. Carolina: $6,115
  • Apples Jones (mother of KU star Josh Jackson): $2,700
  • Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson: $1,100
  • Fred VanVleet, Wichita State: $1,000

Xavier coach Chris Mack released a statement to Yahoo Sports.

"I have no relationship with Andy Miller or any of his associates. He plays no role in the recruitment of potential student athletes on Xavier's behalf. Beyond that, our staff has never created a path for him to foster a relationship with any of our student-athletes while enrolled at Xavier. Any suggestion that I or anyone on my staff utilized Andy Miller to provide even the slightest of financial benefits to a Xavier student-athlete is grossly misinformed. We are prepared to cooperate with any and all investigations at any level."

Here are the eight current players or those players' families who are listed in Dawkins' docs:

  • Brian Bowen, South Carolina (formerly of Louisville): $7,000
  • Bennie Boatwright, USC: $2,000
  • Chimezie Metu, USC: $2,000
  • Eric Davis, Texas: 1,500
  • Miles Bridges' mother: $400
  • Wendell Carter, Duke: amount not specified 
  • Collin Sexton, Alabama: amount not specified
  • Kevin Knox, Kentucky: amount not specified  

Former North Carolina player Tony Bradley, who was a freshman on the 2016-17 national championship team, is also listed. But from what has been reported, Bradley -- like Wendell Carter, Collin Sexton and Kevin Knox -- is on the ledger for supposedly having met and/or shared a meal with Dawkins. That is a big difference from being loaned tens of thousands of dollars, as appears to be the case with former lottery picks Dennis Smith Jr. and Bam Adebayo. 

Miles Bridges' mother receiving payments, it throws into question -- just as it does with other schools -- what that program will immediately do in the wake of this story. Will Michigan State choose to sit its star player, Bridges, or will it continue to play him and wait for any action to come down from the NCAA? Every single team listed in the report plays this weekend.

NCAA president Mark Emmert released a statement Friday morning.

 
 
 

"These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules. Following the Southern District of New York's indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, it's clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts."

Dawkins' documents also list dinners with the likes of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and "Villanova coaches." 

Andy Miller ceased being a certified NBA agent in December. While the 24-year-old Dawkins was charged in the case, Miller has not been. Yahoo Sports reports: "It's widely believed he's cooperating with the government." 

Dawkins is facing felony charges of bribery and wire fraud, similar to the nine other men in the FBI case, including assistants at USC, Arizona, Oklahoma State and Auburn

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Interesting that after Punk Thamel was on Finebaum talking doom and gloom about Bruce Pearl that this new bombshell article doesn't mention Pearl and only mentions Auburn at the very end. That's not to say in anyway that AU is in the clear...I just find it interesting that this jackass Thamel continues to have a hard on for Auburn for some reason. You can say it's because he totally whiffed on the Cam Newton investigation but, why was he so hell bent on trashing Auburn in the first place? And why do any respectable publications or media give this douchebag any publicity or find any of his work to hold any credibility?

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I bet there has been a lot of paper shredding and computer bleaching going on at a lot of other Basketball Agent Companies and Shoe Companies!

The other question is....how did Yahoo Sports get their hands on FBI evidence? 

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16 minutes ago, AlaskanFAN said:

I bet there has been a lot of paper shredding and computer bleaching going on at a lot of other Basketball Agent Companies and Shoe Companies!

The other question is....how did Yahoo Sports get their hands on FBI evidence? 

Everyone knows the FBI does not leak information.

 

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Could Dennis Smith jr walk into a bank and get a $73k loan based on future earning potential and it be ok? Would the NCAA call foul on that since a regular student probably would have a harder time obtaining the loan?

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Two bammers in charge, yeah this will be taken care of

"the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice"

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1 minute ago, TigerOne said:

Two bammers in charge, yeah this will be taken care of

"the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice"

If Bama is involved nothing will ever be done. 

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12 minutes ago, Johndunc said:

Does anyone wonder about how much the REC pays Thamel th trash Auburn when ever possible?  

he's not the only one. The cult has a whole nest of bloggers to spread their message and negative campaigns.

 

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1 hour ago, bigbird said:

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/college-basketballs-fbi-probe-gets-specific-with-players-teams-named-in-report/
via http://cbssportsapp.com

 

College basketball's FBI probe gets specific with players, teams named in report

  • By Matt Norlander
  •  • 4 min read

A revealing report from Yahoo Sports on Friday morning has shed more light on the wide-ranging reality of how college basketball's underground market operates for plenty of highly-ranked prospects. 

Yahoo reports it has obtained expense-report documents that identify current and former NCAA players and/or their familial representatives -- by the dozens. The documents reportedly originated from Christian Dawkins, who was one of 10 men arrested by the FBI in late September when the Bureau announced its two-year-long sting into college basketball's recruiting underworld. The FBI obtained the documents when it seized the office of former agent Andy Miller and confiscated untold amounts of data and hard documents. 

Miller worked for ASM Sports and was in effect Dawkins' boss. Miller has been a polarizing figure in college athletics for years. 

 
 
 

The expense reports in question were a ledger for Dawkins' doings in facilitating relationships with prospects and their families. But it's important to note they are not actual receipts. Details of the documents include payment to players and their families for plane tickets and entertainment purposes, per Yahoo's report, which cites examination of "hundreds of pages of documents." 

Based on Friday's report, and documents obtained therein, schools that could potentially face NCAA repercussions include: Alabama, Clemson, Creighton, Duke, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, USC, Utah, Villanova, Virginia, Washington and Wichita State.

All of these schools will almost assuredly fall under eventual NCAA review. It is unclear whether or not any of the schools listed will be immediately impacted, as the NCAA Tournament starts in less than three weeks. It is also important to keep in mind that the dollar amounts connected to each player vary, and some are potentially much more damaging than others. 

Ultimately, the NCAA could review each player's case and determine the severity of each potential impermissible benefit. 

Here are the largest dollar amounts listed for former NCAA athletes or their families, according to Dawkins' records. 

 
 
 
  • Dennis Smith, NC State: $73,500
  • Jarrell Martin, LSU: $52,472.72
  • Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall: $37,657
  • Bam Adebayo, Kentucky: 36,500 
  • Tim Quarterman, LSU: $16,000
  • Diamond Stone, Maryland: $14,303
  • Markelle Fultz, Washington: $10,000
  • Kyle Kuzma, Utah: $9,500
  • Edmond Sumner, Xavier: $7,000
  • P.J. Dozier, S. Carolina: $6,115
  • Apples Jones (mother of KU star Josh Jackson): $2,700
  • Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson: $1,100
  • Fred VanVleet, Wichita State: $1,000

Xavier coach Chris Mack released a statement to Yahoo Sports.

"I have no relationship with Andy Miller or any of his associates. He plays no role in the recruitment of potential student athletes on Xavier's behalf. Beyond that, our staff has never created a path for him to foster a relationship with any of our student-athletes while enrolled at Xavier. Any suggestion that I or anyone on my staff utilized Andy Miller to provide even the slightest of financial benefits to a Xavier student-athlete is grossly misinformed. We are prepared to cooperate with any and all investigations at any level."

Here are the eight current players or those players' families who are listed in Dawkins' docs:

  • Brian Bowen, South Carolina (formerly of Louisville): $7,000
  • Bennie Boatwright, USC: $2,000
  • Chimezie Metu, USC: $2,000
  • Eric Davis, Texas: 1,500
  • Miles Bridges' mother: $400
  • Wendell Carter, Duke: amount not specified 
  • Collin Sexton, Alabama: amount not specified
  • Kevin Knox, Kentucky: amount not specified  

Former North Carolina player Tony Bradley, who was a freshman on the 2016-17 national championship team, is also listed. But from what has been reported, Bradley -- like Wendell Carter, Collin Sexton and Kevin Knox -- is on the ledger for supposedly having met and/or shared a meal with Dawkins. That is a big difference from being loaned tens of thousands of dollars, as appears to be the case with former lottery picks Dennis Smith Jr. and Bam Adebayo. 

Miles Bridges' mother receiving payments, it throws into question -- just as it does with other schools -- what that program will immediately do in the wake of this story. Will Michigan State choose to sit its star player, Bridges, or will it continue to play him and wait for any action to come down from the NCAA? Every single team listed in the report plays this weekend.

NCAA president Mark Emmert released a statement Friday morning.

 
 
 

"These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules. Following the Southern District of New York's indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, it's clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts."

Dawkins' documents also list dinners with the likes of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and "Villanova coaches." 

Andy Miller ceased being a certified NBA agent in December. While the 24-year-old Dawkins was charged in the case, Miller has not been. Yahoo Sports reports: "It's widely believed he's cooperating with the government." 

Dawkins is facing felony charges of bribery and wire fraud, similar to the nine other men in the FBI case, including assistants at USC, Arizona, Oklahoma State and Auburn

And might I add, Mwahahahaaaaa!

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This is only one agency, I'm going to wait till the other shoe drops before I start throwing stones. I guarantee other agencies have been doing this same thing I'm hoping none of our guys are caught up in it

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I know there are probably different departments in the FBI that handle different types of criminal activity but seeing that they spent 2 years on this investigation and can't find time to investigate the shooter in Florida is mind boggling. SMH, Sorry, I know this comment belongs elsewhere in this board. 

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For those who believe this will be a problem for UA, read the report. Sexton had a meal with the agent.  That is all there is in this report. It is a non-event. 

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14 minutes ago, Mike4AU said:

For those who believe this will be a problem for UA, read the report. Sexton had a meal with the agent.  That is all there is in this report. It is a non-event. 

It wouldn't matter what he did. He will not be punished for it anyway.

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3 minutes ago, Tigerbelle said:

It wouldn't matter what he did. He will not be punished for it anyway.

yes it does. At the beginning of the year he served a one game suspension. If anything over $100 is found to have passed onto Sexton involving this next finding, he will get punished again. Although it doesnt document any money involved which if not documented, will not end in punishment.

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10 minutes ago, steeleagle said:

yes it does. At the beginning of the year he served a one game suspension. If anything over $100 is found to have passed onto Sexton involving this next finding, he will get punished again. Although it doesnt document any money involved which if not documented, will not end in punishment.

Sitting out 1 game that was meaningless in the big scheme of things is a bammer trademark. Count me still skeptical. He can always just move on to the NBA. Most of these kids who are involved will do that anyway if the opportunity is there for them.

 

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I will say that I am glad that since we did get caught up in a mess, at least it was before the season started and we went ahead and sat both players. I would hate to be in the Position of some of the schools now trying to decide what to do. Some of these schools are playing for Confetence titles and are usually suspects in the sweet 16 and above. They could be potentially looking at forfeiture of all games played with said player.

“SO FAR”  it already seems by sitting our guys we are not or have not or will not jeopardize our soon to be SEC Championship and deep run into the tournament.

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