Posted by Historian. on September 28, 2017 at 17:09:21:
In Reply to: Re: Blue Chips 2.... posted by Observer on September 28, 2017 at 11:43:43:
: : : : : : : : : : : Adidas Executive and 10 others arrested in college basketball bribery scandal. Look out folks the mud is going to start flying. All brands are going to be under the microscope!
: : : : : : : : : : This is why I tell Parents and Players go with Club Programs who do not take the "Shoe Money"! Always have respected Moore Management/O.C. Pride,A.R.C,Stampede,etc. They help so many Kids, after they are doing playing! Who else has been around longer?
: : : : : : : : : I have been pounding this drum for a long time. I hate corruption, back-door politics and abuse of authority. The sands of time are running low for many. Only the corrupt should be worried. The rest of us can continue to get a great nights sleep.
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: : : : : : : : Mater Fri Sierra canyon all the aau shoe whores should be next
: : : : : : : Darn it, I wish I knew some exec down in Tinsel Town to throw a movie pitch at. It's a perfect time for Blue Chips 2 and I think we can still bring back Pete Bell too. I'm not surprised at all by this scandal because it's been going on as long as I can remember. I just remember my sophomore year chilling with Jelani G. and him rolling around in a brand new Jeep that Cal gave to him. It was real then and has been til this day.
: : : : : : Shoe companies have the money, top tier schools need top tier talent and top tier talent needs $. Shoe companies funnel money through non profits (grass roots organizations or AAU teams perhaps), $ goes to players so they go to schools that are outfitted by Nike or Adidas. Easy.
: : : : : All parties are corrupt!! Shoe money, booster $$....it's all the same...the best players would go to the big schools anyways....the shoe companies and AAU have destroyed the integrity of youth, college, high school hoops....sad
: : : : what from my understanding there is no aau program being targeted thank you its college coaches and greedy ass parents so don't try to blame aau for this bull shyt
: : : ::Learn how to put a sentence together!!
: : For the other shoe to drop. See how I did that, the other shoe? Might be another Adidas shoe or maybe a Nike shoe, but rest assured that before the investigation is over, the big Baller shot callers on the AAU circuit will be implicated. The government don't play, so if they started this investigation two years ago and even the NCAA didn't know before now, best believe there are many more people that will be implicated, and I am reasonably certain that it will include club programs, parents, parents, agents, financial advisors, coaches, scouts, colleges and more.
: There are some big name club programs and high schools here in SoCal that appear to be up to their eyeballs in this me$$. Just look at Compton Magic and they way they constantly promote Adidas and their most marketed kids are tied to Adidas high schools and colleges. CIF needs to be looking hard at Sierra Canyon, Corona Centennial, OLU, Rancho Christian, Foothills Christian, etc and other schools tied into this.
Talk about mixing up apples, bananas and oranges.
First, CIF has nothing to do with a federal criminal probe. Let's not even mention them, because the matters that were brought to light yesterday have nothing to do with the CIF. Nothing.
Second, neither does the NCAA (as the poster before you mentioned, the NCAA was completely blindsided by this thing, and the fact that it's been going on for 2 years and they didn't know, had probably got more than a few people in Indianapolis more than a bit worried). But at it's core, this is not about NCAA violations, although you can bet that if the allegations we know about so far are proven, it will spell some serious trouble for the schools where these coaches worked, possibly even the "death penalty" for a school like Louisville.
Third, let's not start throwing around the names of local club programs and muddying them merely because they are sponsored by a particular shoe company.
This federal probe (at least what we know about it so far) is not about whether shoe companies should or should not be permitted to sponsor AAU teams. If that's all that had happened, money given to AAU teams to subsidize travel, uniforms, shoes and other gear, there'd be nothing to talk about, because all of that is perfectly legal.
What is not legal is paying bribes to employees of universities that receive federal funds to subvert federal laws. Wire fraud, bribery, "honest services" fraud. Those are the crimes implicated by the allegations made by the Feds.
Yes, there are some big name club programs in SoCal. But whether they are "up to their eyeballs" or not in what you call "this me$$" remains to be seen, because it's not illegal for teams to accept sponsorships nor for those teams to promote the companies that are sponsoring them.
What would be illegal is for the shoe companies to funnel money to AAU programs so that the AAU programs can launder the money, claiming it will be used for legitimate purposes, and then surreptitiously funnel the money to a prospect in order to influence him or his parents to select a particular college, or to funnel the money to some college coach in order to allow the college coach to bribe his own players to sign up with some particular agent or money manager when the college kid turns pro.
Anyone can speculate and claim that this team or that team "might" have something to be worried about. But until the Feds reveal something new, don't let your imagination run away with you.
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