Too early to tell. All we've got to go on are the words of a criminal who made millions of dollars by lying to people. Certainly some of his story is probably true, but how much?
they need to find a way to punish the students that do this. Otherwise the students are going to continue to take illegal benefits. If they knew that it could hurt their chances of playing professionally then it would at least make them think twice.
And don't give me any "if they were paid by the University" bs. Boosters would still take them out, give them money and try to make them their friends. Gettiing $500/month isn't going to change that at all, except for the fact that it will put some programs out of business but that is another discussion.
Need to know more about what's happened before you can make a decision.
But I voted for no, it's all about the U.
Do they deserve it? Yes. Will they get it? No because they will do a self imposed penalty much less severe and the NCAA will let it be.
i hope they get hung out to dry on this. the evil part of me just loves to see major football universities get burned for stuff like this. oh st and usc. all we need now is for texas to get caught!
Did anyone else see the interview of Antrel Rolle? That just ****** me off. You could tell he probably made a killing from that booster and he doesn't give two ***** now. He's in the pros and it doesn't matter to him one bit. I hope they don't give him the death penalty, but they need to make an extreme example out of the kids receiving these benefits that are currently on the team. No reason to take away the bowl chances of the kids on the team that are following the rules
They might deserve it, but won't get it. I think the NCAA probably regrets being as heavy handed with SMU, and they were more systemic.
i think if that mmany coaches knew about what was going on. I would say yes. I am a Miami fan and still think that what they did was way over the top.
I want to know what kind of person does something like this. I don't think this would lead to a reduced sentence. Also, when he gets out he is probably banned from life from the U if these allegations turn out to be true. The only thing I can come up with is that he just wants the attention.
It deserves due process first. All we have now is a little 5-foot-nothing con artist getting revenge. Typical non-athlete living vicariously through athletes because he had a bunch of money to give (although it wasn't actually his money). I love the video clip of him acting like a giddy child because he got to retrieve the kickoff tee.
Probably some truth to the allegations, but nothing he says can be taken at face value.
Nobody takes penalties seriously anymore. It's time to bring it back.