Why USC should be considered CHEATS…is because they are…
June 11, 2010
Once you get caught, you are a cheater.
Erik has had some issues with calling USC a cheating program and he thinks that it is jealousy that drives the train. Child please. Not everyone is memorized by LaLa land. I lived there and hated it. Plus, if I had to go to school in LA (which I did at LMU) it would be UCLA, or Pepperdine (for the view) that I would go to, not the gated community of spoiled children. But, that is for a different time. At least you have smart cheerleaders, right?
First, you cry out for the meaning of cheat
Cheating is an act of lying, deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one’s own interest, and often at the expense of others, Cheating implies the breaking of rules. The term “cheating” is less applicable to the breaking of laws, as illegal activities are referred to by specific legal terminology such as fraud or corruption.
So, this is a chip shot, since you never answered the original charge. But, to be clear, Tim Floyd PAID to get OJ Mayo on campus. That is a textbook case of cheating. The only thing that didn’t happen was discovering the money outright, like what happened to Kentucky in 87.
The scandal broke when Emery Worldwide employees discovered $1,000 in cash in an envelope Kentucky assistant coach Dwane Casey sent to Mills’ father. Another player, Eric Manuel, was found to have received improper assistance on his college entrance exams and was banned from NCAA competition. Kentucky was already on probation stemming from an extensive scheme of payments to recruits, and the NCAA seriously considered hitting the Wildcats with the “death penalty”, which would have shut down the entire basketball program (as opposed to simply being banned from postseason play) for up to two years. However, school president David Roselle forced Sutton and athletic director Cliff Hagan to resign. The Wildcats were slapped with three years’ probation, a two-year ban from postseason play and a ban from live television in 1989–90
Your school attempted to get an unfair advantage over others. Your school broke the rules. YOUR SCHOOL IS A CHEATING SCHOOL.
Now, lets look at the Reggie Bush situation and figure out why that is cheating
The NCAA investigation began in March 2006, when reports surfaced that Bush’s mother, brother and stepfather had lived in a San Diego-area home that was owned by a would-be marketer who planned to be part of a group that represented Bush when he turned pro.
Other athletes do not get that benefit, that is why it is cheating. Your version of “Eve” Bush costs the program. He took a bite from the apple the NCAA said leave alone. But, it was too irresistible…You played with a guy who should have been on the sidelines.
1) Todd McNair LIED TO THE NCAA to cover up wrong doing. A guy STILL on the staff is a LIAR, which he LIED to hide CHEATING
The 67-page public report recounts a laundry list of extra benefits provided to Reggie Bush and his family, much of which has been widely reported. The committee also found that McNair not only knew about Bush’s dealings with would-be agents and sports marketers, he lied about what he knew to NCAA investigators. McNair, whom new coach Lane Kiffin retained as the Trojans running backs coach, is banned from all recruiting activities for a year.
“The committee finds ample reason in the record to question the credibility of the assistant football coach [McNair],” the report said.
2) Your school had no control over the program. Multiple accounts of agents attempting to seduce players to sign.
3) Reggie took money, which means that you played with an ineligible player. That is breaking the rules, i.e. cheating.
I know that you hate womens sports, but isn’t that funny that a woman helped bring down Troy? Her improper use of the phones to the tune of 7 stacks shows a lack of institutional control.
AT: Why me? and everybody is dirty
1) Prove it.
2) YOU GOT CAUGHT!
3) Stop Snitching and take it like a man. Don’t end up like Kwame Kilpatrick and get your cry on.