Corrupt NCAA...Neuheisel gets 4.5 Mil

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  1. DRC

    DRC TigerNator

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    Being the NCAA hater that I am, I've been a heal hound on their a$$ for a long time. I was watching the Neuheisel case against the NCAA and UW pretty close over the last two weeks and if you didnt know, the NCAA got caught dead to center on breaking their own investigation rules and then lying about it. The judge pretty much told the NCAA and UW if they didnt settle this a huge penalty was probably going to be awarded by the jury.

    Whats so rediculous is how NCAA President Miles Brand is still sticking up for the investigation staff and blaming the judge for their own rules violations. What an arrogant p^%ck. They get caught breaking their own rules and he points the finger at someone else. Go figure. :dis:

    More stuff like this are the only thing that will force a complete overhaul of that corrupt organization. Just wait till the ex-Bama coaches get a hold of them. Look for another big settlement there.

    http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/8264650
     
  2. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

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    I always figured Daddy Dale was right about the NCAA. :cuss:
     
  3. mcmikel

    mcmikel Founding Member

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    The testimony was fascinating. Neuheisel, far from an angel, was the victim of serious witch-hunt. I do not see how the NCAA can be considered credible after this settlement. It goes beyond admitting they did not follow their own rules, it screams of an evil dictatorship.



    How can this group morally tell an athlete they cannot play because of grades? The court transcript shows rules are enforced sporadically. Alabama wants to go on another spending spree? How about Jackson State? Fine, the NCAA has a different set of rules for certain schools with power lawyers on retainer. J-State will catch the entire wrath for BOTH programs.



    Reading the NCAA had it in for Neuheisel BEFORE the basketball pool story broke is almost amazing! Myles Brand reaction, “We acted properly”, however, tops everything! WE ACTED PROPERLY? There is a U.S. Constitution that says otherwise. We acted properly? Stunning! Arrogant!



    LSU and the SEC really need to review their relationships with the NCAA…after the basketball money is divvied up.
     
  4. LSUBud

    LSUBud Founding Member

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    Sounds like LSU and Michigan basketball programs. LSU has a booster who pays Lester Earl $5,000 after he REQUESTS it, and, then gives Lester a knee surgery that he could have gotten for free anyway once he enrolled at LSU. For this, LSU is given the worst "non death penalty" probation in the history of the NCAA.

    Michigan, on the other hand, has a booster who gives out MILLIONS over a decade. Chris Webber alone got a quarter of a million. Almost every decent player who was worth anything drove around Ann Arbor in a luxury SUV (Escalades, etc.) during their stay in Ann Arbor. And, yet, the entire coaching staff (not to mention faculty) had no idea that there was anything wrong or inappropriate about these ghetto kids having the means to afford such a luxury item. And, of course, it's not like it's "easy" to find a bunch of 6'8" to 7"0' guys riding around a college campus in luxury automobiles.

    And, it's not like Michigan found out and turned themselves in. A newspaper did a report after Robert "Tractor" Traylor got in an accident in his Escalade. Of course, after the article AND A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION INTO THE BOOSTER, Michigan finally "fessed up" after a decade-long abuse.

    The NCAA response -- "Well, since Michigan came forward voluntarily [wink, wink], we'll just give them a slap on the wrist and prevent them from going to the NCAA tournament in a year they had no chance to make it anyway. Besides, we punished LSU enough for both teams to suffer."

    F*(&K Myles Brand and his NCAA Gestapo Staff.
     
  5. Indiana Tiger

    Indiana Tiger Founding Member

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    You've must of thought about this for long time: What would you replace the NCAA with, if anything, and how would you ensure that they would be effective at punishing the bad guys while acting in a way that you feel is appropriate? This is really not just meant for you, but as an open question for the board.
     
  6. NoLimitMD

    NoLimitMD Founding Member

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    In the current framework of the NCAA, there should be some sort of appeals process or an independent check and balance. LSUBud illustrates a great point about the disparity in their enforcement of the rules. If there's a check on their authority now, it's woefully inept.
     
  7. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    excellent post and right on the money. its a total farce yet it seems nothing will change in our lifetimes.
     
  8. Proud Tiger

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    It's to bad someone can't put the NCAA on probation for about 5 years.
     
  9. mcmikel

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    Hiding behind the SMU A-Bomb, the NCAA doesn't have the cajones to take on a school with financial resources. Alabama should have been shut down.
     
  10. mcmikel

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    The CFA framework looks to be a starting place. When schools such as Wagner, Pacific, Tulane are given the same clout as Michigan, UCLA, or Florida, a trade off must occur. What will the NCAA give up so that the money making schools do not pull out of the organization? In exchange for random hunts for corruption, the NCAA allows the glamour programs to run self-checked, and pip-squeak college takes home a nice check every May.

    Neuheisel, like other before, upset the NCAA with his stunts at Colorado. He was branded a bad guy. When the basketball pool came to light, the NCAA seized on it. Dale thumbed his nose at the NCAA for 20+ years, but only AFTER he left LSU did they act. Brown was powerless and the NCAA did as they wanted. Alabama's football program was extremely dirty under DuBois. However, Alabama canned the coach and was given a very light sentence in relation to severity to the repeated violations. Hypocrisy and very much a violation of due process. However, as it is a voluntary association, so they can do as they like.

    How does the NAIA operate?
     

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