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Bill Self responds to allegations in federal indictment regarding illegal payments

It is not at all cut and dry whether or not Silvio will be deemed ineligible, let alone the possibility of KU vacating wins. If neither KU nor Silvio new what about what transpired between his guardian and the shoe company, there is very good reason to believe no penalties will be enforced. Consider the following precedent set by the NCAA in December 2010.

Cam Newton went unpunished in a vert similar scenario where his father solicited money for his son's commitment. Newton was ruled ineligible by Auburn when they heard about his father's actions, but was reinstated by the NCAA. Article is below, but the salient quote from the NCAA regarding Cecil Newton's (Cam's father) actions is this:
“Based on the information available to the reinstatement staff at this time, we do not have sufficient evidence that Cam Newton or anyone from Auburn was aware of this activity, which led to his reinstatement,” said Kevin Lennon, the N.C.A.A.’s vice president for academic and membership affairs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/sp...

April 11, 2018 at 2:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Power forward Silvio De Sousa officially cleared to join the Jayhawks

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe to be eligible for the NBA Draft you have to be 1 year removed from HS graduation in addition to being 19 yo. So Silvio should be here next year as well.

December 26, 2017 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )