Booster gives USC Player $18,001. USC Slithers Out of Penalties.
I dont even have enough money for sleeves. How in the hell will I pay back $18,001 to charity?
I guess what the NCAA is really saying to all of those schools out there that have rogue boosters is that you should wait to dole out any pro-active punishments. I dont know if JT would like a "do over" with Troy Smith and his $500-handshake, but I am sure that Stoops is probably thinking that maybe he overreacted with the dismissal of Rhett Bomar.
All in all, the NCAA infractions committee just made a murky benefits rule pretty much opaque at this point.
Pete should be feeling pretty good about himself. He played the system, got an All-American receiver back in the fray, and reached Barry Switzer-status all in one day. Kudos to you, Satan!
Myles...I fart in your general direction.
In Buckeyeland, there is a single moral to this story....$500 > $18,001 to the NCAA....unless you are Sneaky Pete.
HeismanPundit has chimed in with his take, which is basically dripping with USC homerism and takes the stance that it was different than other benefits received by other players....from boosters. I think that this is the chicken-shit approach to look at a group of USC compliance administrators that seem to allow more and more shit to go down in Southern Cal (Hello...Reggie's Dad). I guess it will take a Clarrett-like level of activity to reduce USC to the level of a normal university in the eyes of the NCAA. I understand the standard Pete Carroll line will be used as a defense("USC knew nothing about or had nothing to do with these activities"), but I think it is at the point where this line is going to grow very old...very quickly. Maybe he can have a press conference Uncle Johnny Papapapapadaaakis' Greek Restaurant and talk about how its boosters really dont do anything wrong at all.
I spelled Leinart incorrectly. Why couldn't Matt's last name be Smiht errr Smith......:)
Thanks...SMU0104 at Bucknuts
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