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What should USC do to recover? Sue Reggie Bush!
sdnn ^ | June 14, 2010 | Lee "Hacksaw"Hamilton

Posted on 06/14/2010 7:15:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

USC football is about Cardinal and Gold. The Trojan Horse. The Coliseum. The words “Fight On.

There are now new words to describe its football program.

Arrogance. Ignorance. Tolerance. Sanctioned.

Pick any word and it probably fits the USC football program these days. But there’s another one that should be considered: Lawsuit

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You can shape it, paint it, mold it any way you want if you are USC. You were betrayed by star running back Reggie Bush. You were tampered with by outside influences. You were ambushed by one of your own assistant coaches, who knew but did not tell.

And now your football program is going to go into the hell of probation, at probably the worst time to be in trouble, as your conference gears up to be a megapower. Pac 10 football is likely to be 16 teams strong, as your program grows weaker. USC will not be in the future, what it used to be in the past.

The 66-page NCAA list of allegations and sanctions was not fiction writing. It was fact. It was 13 months of illegal payments and benefits, 13 months of lies and coverups, and 13 months of excellence on the football field stained by secrecy and sleaziness.

The story is out there for the world to see. Bush, his stepfather and his mother, with their hands out, taking payoffs and gifts, during his glory run to the Heisman Trophy and the run into the USC record books. Crowds of 92,000 on Saturdays, huge victories, conference titles, and the magical BCS games against Texas, Oklahoma, and more. We won’t see that in the near future.

And now we find after the fact, some $300,000 plus in illegal payments. Living in a luxury house in Spring Valley for 13 months without

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: ncaasanctions; probation; reggiebush; uscfootball

1 posted on 06/14/2010 7:15:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

USC should receive the DEATH PENALTY like SMU— NOW!!


2 posted on 06/14/2010 7:20:48 PM PDT by mpeters
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Does anyone think that the university wasn't privy to Reggies
shenanigans?
3 posted on 06/14/2010 7:22:01 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (ue)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I suspect the AD didn’t care as long as they were winning and bringing in the money. One reason they were hit as a repeat violator


4 posted on 06/14/2010 7:27:56 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Coldwater Creek

The assistant coach mentioned in the article as knowing used to be enough for the death penalty for a REPEAT OFFENDER such as USC.


5 posted on 06/14/2010 7:28:31 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: Ingtar

Make that assistant AD.


6 posted on 06/14/2010 7:28:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Just win baby—that’s all they cared about.

Some call it NCAA football. I like to think of it as “cheating.”


7 posted on 06/14/2010 7:29:19 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

Like I’ve said before, it’s not fair to the incoming kids to have their hopes and dreams of making it into the bigs destroyed because of someone else’s greed, arrogance and ego. Goes double for the coaches


8 posted on 06/14/2010 7:36:54 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Hey, it's only June.

Those poor boys have enough time to make other shady deals with different ADs at different schools. The headhunters are already burning up the phone lines to every athlete on USC's roster.

The USC coaches will be lucky to have enough bodies to make up a team.

9 posted on 06/14/2010 7:45:01 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Like I’ve said before, it’s not fair to the incoming kids to have their hopes and dreams of making it into the bigs destroyed because of someone else’s greed, arrogance and ego.

If they've signed up and get denied an education, maybe I'll shed a tear for them. I can't figure out why the poor taxpayer in CA has to subsidize their opportunity to get to the NFL. I cry for the taxpayer.

10 posted on 06/14/2010 7:47:27 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: ZOOKER

From what I’ve read their team will be freshman and sophomores if the upperclassmen bolt


11 posted on 06/14/2010 7:50:40 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: ALPAPilot

I thought ‘SC was a private research university?


12 posted on 06/14/2010 7:52:56 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Ingtar

I guess that we got lucky with the Derrick Rose deal. Just lost our records.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 7:56:25 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (ue)
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To: Coldwater Creek

It was also not a repeat offense inside the window the NCAA sets.


14 posted on 06/14/2010 8:03:44 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

from their own website:

USC has nearly $560 million in annual research expenditures, and has ranked among the top 10 private universities in federal supported research activity.

A private school that uses taxpayers money.


15 posted on 06/14/2010 8:05:50 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Hadn’t heard from Hacksaw in a while...used to listen to him here in Los Angeles on the old XTRA Mighty 690, and then KLAC 570 before Fox Sports Radio took over. Also was the longtime radio voice of the San Diego Chargers (”TOUCHDOWWWWWWWWWWWWWN SANNNNN DIEGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!)

“The best 15 minutes in radio”...of course, back in the day, the best 30 minutes in radio belonged to Mr. Jim Healy...


16 posted on 06/14/2010 8:27:46 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 141 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

So sue Reggie Bush, oh and McKnight with the SUV, and Garrett saying that Kiffen’s violations at Tennessee were just minor violations and “we don’t care about minor violations”, and Tim Floyd handing out cash for Mayo, and, and, and...

Like they say - it’s all Trojan envy. We apparently all want to be them (or not).


17 posted on 06/14/2010 8:59:18 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: Christian4Bush
Healy used to call Hamilton "The Tijuana Twit!"
18 posted on 06/14/2010 9:01:52 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie
Healy used to call Hamilton "The Tijuana Twit!"

Jim Rome used to call him "The Butterknife" (probably still does)

"IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII want to hearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr from a FReeper!!!!!! Damn it Oceanside! Poway Pinisquitas! Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside...the FReeper line is open for you. Use it or lose it!"

19 posted on 06/14/2010 9:11:43 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 141 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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To: Coldwater Creek

The only one privy would be Asst coach McNair. I’ve read the transcripts, and there is no admissible, credible evidence to support the ncaa’s findings that McNair knew. Even under the ncaa theory, he didn’t know until after the USC/TX game - Bush’s last.

Some of the allegations are silly - the homesick tennis player calling her family in Europe on USC’s dime - obviously not authorized. If rather than stealing phone calls she embezzled from the student store - same result? Robbed a bank?

Then there is the running back who was “caught” driving his girlfriend’s car - a “violation” b/c her car was co-signed by her employer, who is not an agent and has no connection with USC.

The punishment doesn’t fit the crime under any definition of “fit”.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 11:28:26 PM PDT by uscabjd
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To: ZOOKER
"Those poor boys have enough time to make other shady deals with different ADs at different schools."

I've always wondered why they just don't drop the charade and pay these kids to play without all the razzmatazz..

For years OSU would pay Football players to "guard the water cooler" or some other ridiculous job. Every program does in one way or another why not just do it and be done with this crap?

21 posted on 06/14/2010 11:33:45 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
...why they just don't drop the charade and pay these kids to play...

I don't know if that would work. If the players were employees instead of students, would you still cheer for your alma mater? Might as well watch the NFL if you want to see pros.

Besides, there's that "slippery slope" argument. High School athletics would be next, and pretty soon you got ringers in your son's T-ball league...

22 posted on 06/15/2010 8:48:32 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

So what’s the big deal?
The just announced conference re alignment deals; show that the universities are only focused on the money.
That is the ONLY factor involved for many of them.
How are they any better than Mr Bush?


23 posted on 06/15/2010 8:53:58 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("And for that matter what do we REALLY know about HereInTheHeartland?")
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To: ZOOKER
"High School athletics would be next, and pretty soon you got ringers in your son's T-ball league..."

Been there...

Done that...

Uploaded to youtube...

In a tiny little school in a tiny little town here in Southern Ohio a Coach got hammered for bringing in kids from a foreign country to Play Basketball (and for paying them to do so.)

Breaking the Rules

The Coach got a slap on the wrists by claiming he knew nothing of the deal these foreign players had with their agents.

Yet these two kids worked and got paid in the town by the Coach's family. OK "worked" is a stretch. The family business is an insurance company. They supposedly worked there yet they hire out there janitorial stuff and no one saw them inside the business except to pick up their checks. Ans I am fairly sure they never passed the insurance exam to sell insurance here in Ohio. [wink]

(For some reason the "work" portion of the deal never made the papers locally but everyone in the town knew it. I live close to that town and go to the games where it was discussed openly by folks sitting in the bleachers during breaks in the action.)

I don't at all agree with such because these ringers were brought in to win games and these kids took the place of kids whose families live here and pay the taxes for the schools.

24 posted on 06/15/2010 10:45:17 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
"How are they any better than Mr Bush?"

Ahh but don't you see? The clear answer here is something we have been taught for several years.

this mess is all...

wait for it...

wait for it...

Bush's fault!

(Sorry I couldn't resist...)

25 posted on 06/15/2010 10:48:00 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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