- Aug 26, 2011
Statements from Alleva and Wade:
Rod Blagojevich got 14 years in prison for what seems really similar.So was I - in fact I checked back one more time just before posting this as a new thread:
Apparently, having the guy on a voice recording explicitly discussing payments and offers to recruits does not matter:
LSU reinstates coach Wade after NCAA meeting
"The conversations, including Wade making references to a “strong-ass offer” and “the Smart thing,” are believed to be referencing LSU freshman Javonte Smart, whose commitment to the Tigers occurred shortly after the date of the recordings."
Report: FBI visited Baton Rouge to ask about Will Wade recruiting tactics in wake of suspension
I realize this stuff goes on all over the place, particularly in the SEC - but when a head coach is captured saying these things, and yet is able to weasel his way back into the job anyway? I'm sorry, but it disgusts me.
Would love to have been a fly on the wall in that meeting. My guess is that Wade's lawyers found some B.S. loophole that would make the wiretaps inadmissible, thereby setting LSU up for serious legal (and financial) liability. So they crumbled, since the guy is winning (no matter that he is allegedly involved in allegedly paying multiple recruits to go there).
All these cheaters, scumbags, agents, NCAA enforcement (enforcement? HAHAHA, what a ridiculous joke) and yes, even some coaches continue to ruin this sport that I came to love so much as a teenager, watching the epic battles in the Big East, as the conference becoming the king of college basketball even before we ascended to its top, and then the top of the college basketball world.
Only one word I can think of to describe it - Pathetic.
The uncertainty of the situation combined with being under a microscope is going to kill their recruiting efforts.
You'd think so, but I dunno.The uncertainty of the situation combined with being under a microscope is going to kill their recruiting efforts.
At least with Arizona you can sort of justify it with the 5* they get planning on jumping to the NBA and knowing they won't deal with any punishment. Louisville I have no ideaYou'd think so, but I dunno.
Louisville and Arizona are going up the river and they're recruiting the lights out.
I don't know how that works, but somehow, it does.
LSU poached Texas A&M AD:Lol... coach stays > AD out.
Alleva expected to step down as LSU athletics director - Baton Rouge Business Report
This ^^^^^ is the best post I've ever read on the Boneyard, and I've been around here for over 20 years."NOW" LSU can fire Will Wade 'for cause' for committing Level I or Level II violations? Isn't that supposed to be included in his original contract???
I'm sorry, but I find myself agreeing with the anonymous coach who was quoted as saying "I should have been cheating 10 years ago, and 5 years ago." If I were a coach, why should I lose my job because I was trying to follow NCAA rules to recruit players to my program while a POS scum bag cheater like Will Wade openly was paying recruits that I probably lost to him as a direct result? And of course we know he is far from the only one (I'm looking at you, Sean Miller... and so many others).
We continue to see our society fall into a black hole from which there will be eventually no return... That is what happens when you continue to reward the cheaters, law breakers and selfish grand-standers while screwing over time and time again the men and women who try to conduct their lives with morals and ethics. It's disgusting.
I live in Baton Rouge. LSU fans almost rioted when the Administration suspended him.