- Oct 1, 2015
This is where I'm at. Clear NCAA violations and the NCAA should be kicking some ass right now (cannot believe Ayton was allowed to play, for example), but the FEDS? Did the Feds get involved when Syracuse got punished for the Fab Melo nonsense? Did the Feds get involved when USC was funneling money to Reggie Bush's family?Can someone help me understand what is criminal about this, as opposed to just a violation of NCAA rules? I read the money paragraph referenced earlier:
...and went huh?
OK, so you're taking money from boosters and surreptitiously funneling it to the players, or people connected to the players, so that they come play for you and your school gets more media attention, reputation, and millions of dollars in TV contracts, student morale / enthusiasm / enrollment, your employers make out like bandits... and therefore, you are depriving your employer of honest services and have defrauded them?
The original sin here is the farce of amateurism, no question. But short of fixing outcomes such that it upsets gamblers, what's the FBI's interest here? I feel like it's obvious to everyone in this thread, and meanwhile I'm watching this and to me it looks like Kafka's The Trial.
I mean maybe the IRS for unreported income? I dunno.