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    USC in trouble

    Not sure if this was just a repeat ... but I caught a couple mintues of OTL today, looking at OJ Mayo, and someone who "allegedly" provided him with cash while in high school, and in college.

    i guess USC made their bed ... now it might by time to sleep in it.
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3390695

    I'm sure most of you have read the espn.com story linked above. If not, it's worth a read - big-time hoops recruiting can be a dirty, dirty business. This just reassures me that Coach K and his staff know what they're doing by recruiting the kids they do...and avoiding others.

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    There need to be tougher penalties for the person taking the money, in this case OJ Mayo. OJ Mayo will be off to the NBA without any penalties against him. The NBA should step in and agree to suspend anyone receiving payments while in college for a one year period without pay. That would put a stop to all this nonsense.

    The problem with NCAA sanctions and penalties is they hurt players that had nothing to do with the infraction. The NCAA should make it hurt the people involved not the innocent kids that this will eventually end up hurting.

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    I'm shocked, shocked, to find that this is going on in here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Diablo View Post
    I'm shocked, shocked, to find that this is going on in here!
    who'd-a-thunk-it?

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    USC has to be feeling the heat from this and the Reggie Bush situation. Supposedly the NCAA rules committee loves to nail big schools so I won't be surprised if both the football and basketball teams suffer some sort of penalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelativeWays View Post
    USC has to be feeling the heat from this and the Reggie Bush situation. Supposedly the NCAA rules committee loves to nail big schools so I won't be surprised if both the football and basketball teams suffer some sort of penalties.


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    Hope the Mayo scandal doesn't send DeRozan to UNC

    That kid is probably the best player in his class, and USC beat out AZ State and UNC for his services.

    Stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinity92 View Post
    That kid is probably the best player in his class, and USC beat out AZ State and UNC for his services.

    Stay tuned.
    Derozan is tight with Master P's kid, Percy Miller.

    Wall St. Journal did an excellent expose on that relationship and USC.

    http://online.wsj.com/article_email/...zgwNTcxWj.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinity92 View Post
    That kid is probably the best player in his class, and USC beat out AZ State and UNC for his services.

    Stay tuned.
    Think Gillroy will be in Ol' Roy's office when the Derozen calls changing his commitment to UNC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotham devil View Post
    Derozan is tight with Master P's kid, Percy Miller.
    Yeah, but can he dance like Danny Green?

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    This is a football first school that by the way also plays basketball, so if their program goes farther in the tournament then we do it might make a lot of people wonder and speculate. This couldn't just be talented players and good coaching, or could it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsfan View Post
    This is a football first school that by the way also plays basketball, so if their program goes farther in the tournament then we do it might make a lot of people wonder and speculate. This couldn't just be talented players and good coaching, or could it?
    Last year USC finished 21-12 with a first round loss in the NCAA tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven52682 View Post
    Not sure if this was just a repeat ... but I caught a couple mintues of OTL today, looking at OJ Mayo, and someone who "allegedly" provided him with cash while in high school, and in college.

    i guess USC made their bed ... now it might by time to sleep in it.
    I saw that story as well. I couldn't believe the comments from Mayo's own mother. She basically said she knows it's bad situation and she didn't trust the people O.J. was hanging out with, but she had to support him.

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    From what I read this was between Guillory, Duffy Associates, and Mayo. USC happened to be the unfortunate school that is now tied to Mayo, but did nothing wrong on their own.
    "USC said in a statement that NCAA and Pac-10 officials have looked into Mayo's status "before and during his enrollment at USC, and did not identify any amateurism violations.""--source

    I agree with the earlier post in that there should be a way to penalize the player more than the school. It sounds like Mayo had been taking cash for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    From what I read this was between Guillory, Duffy Associates, and Mayo. USC happened to be the unfortunate school that is now tied to Mayo, but did nothing wrong on their own.
    "USC said in a statement that NCAA and Pac-10 officials have looked into Mayo's status "before and during his enrollment at USC, and did not identify any amateurism violations.""--source

    I agree with the earlier post in that there should be a way to penalize the player more than the school. It sounds like Mayo had been taking cash for a while.
    don't they have a little bit of a responsibility to look into things when a 43 year old former basketball tournament promoter is hanging around their star player, driving a 50,000 dollar car, and the star player lands up with flat screen tv's in his room and new clothes all the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ugadevil View Post
    I saw that story as well. I couldn't believe the comments from Mayo's own mother. She basically said she knows it's bad situation and she didn't trust the people O.J. was hanging out with, but she had to support him.
    its a tough position for a mom. See the piece on Chris Anderson (i think thats his name) on the front page of ESPN.com yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven52682 View Post
    don't they have a little bit of a responsibility to look into things when a 43 year old former basketball tournament promoter is hanging around their star player, driving a 50,000 dollar car, and the star player lands up with flat screen tv's in his room and new clothes all the time?
    If they are being honest in saying they cooperated with the NCAA and PAC 10 officials, it's hard to believe no one saw what was going on. Whether it's USC, PAC 10, or NCAA investigators, how does no one notice the benefits he's receiving? In the Outside the Lines story, the informant says they never told O.J. they were violating NCAA rules because he would be scared away if he knew it was wrong. Are you kidding?! How does everyone in this story seem so clueless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugadevil View Post
    If they are being honest in saying they cooperated with the NCAA and PAC 10 officials, it's hard to believe no one saw what was going on. Whether it's USC, PAC 10, or NCAA investigators, how does no one notice the benefits he's receiving? In the Outside the Lines story, the informant says they never told O.J. they were violating NCAA rules because he would be scared away if he knew it was wrong. Are you kidding?! How does everyone in this story seem so clueless?
    See no evil? Hear no evil?

    School officials may not have wanted to look too closely, for fear of what they might find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post

    School officials may not have wanted to look too closely, for fear of what they might find.
    Understandable. Yet, how would that explain PAC 10 and NCAA investigators not being able to find anything? It seems like the NCAA has been able to find much more difficult material in other cases. This one just seems like a giveaway. People were asking questions about Mayo since his freshman year in high school.

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