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    Chuck Person at Auburn included in the arrests. This could get interesting.

    The FBI arrested 10 people on charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball on Tuesday.

    The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that college basketball coaches at University of Arizona, Auburn, University of Southern California, and Oklahoma State University had been arrested, as well as managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.

    Jim Gatto, director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas, was also named as a defendant. According to the complaint, Gatto allegedly conspired with coaches to pay high school athletes to play at universities sponsored by Adidas (referred to as "Company 1" in the case).

    The investigation, which was been in progress since 2015, has been led by the FBI and the US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. Three separate complaints have been filed.

    Gatto and four other defendants have been charged with "making and concealing bribe payments" to high school student athletes and/or their families.

    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.

    In another case, Gatto and other defendants allegedly agreed to make payments of up to $150,000 from Adidas to convince the player to join another team sponsored by the apparel company, according to filings. The university is not named, but based on the information provided, it’s likely the University of Miami, which entered into a 12-year partnership with Adidas in 2015.
    More: http://www.businessinsider.com/colle...arrests-2017-9

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    Originally posted by Hannibal Lecter MD
    Chuck Person at Auburn included in the arrests. This could get interesting.



    More: http://www.businessinsider.com/colle...arrests-2017-9
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    • #3
      Rick Pitino will probably be outted.

      https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/...-got-lucky-one

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BillBrosky View Post
        Rick Pitino will probably be outted.

        https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/...-got-lucky-one

        Let's hope the probe isn't also going on at Nike schools.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hannibal Lecter MD View Post


          Let's hope the probe isn't also going on at Nike schools.
          Well, Bama doesn't crack the top ten in cruitin' without "some help".

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          • #6
            Ha, the Barn cheats and doesn't even crack the top 40!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BillBrosky View Post

              Well, Bama doesn't crack the top ten in cruitin' without "some help".
              You don't believe in the Little General?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hannibal Lecter MD View Post

                You don't believe in the Little General?
                It's the voice.

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                • #9
                  Any chance they could also get the village idiot Barkley?
                  "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
                  Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by quack quack bang View Post
                    Any chance they could also get the village idiot Barkley?
                    Not only a village idiot, but a funny one at that!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BillBrosky View Post

                        Not only a village idiot, but a funny one at that!
                        I am very thankful that the idiot spent his years on the campus of west georgia and not elsewhere in the state. After the event linked below, how is he even allowed to speak about anything? Anybody else would be bounced by all media outlets, yet he still keeps yacking with impunity. Teflon covered Ground Round....SMH

                        http://www.tmz.com/2009/01/01/barkle...-was-oral-sex/

                        And why does anybody give a shit about his thoughts, anyway?
                        "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
                        Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BillBrosky View Post
                          Rick Pitino will probably be outted.

                          https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/...-got-lucky-one
                          Rick Pitino on unpaid administrative leave


                          Step before being fired.

                          AD as well.



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