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NCAA source confirms request for KU's allegations case to be heard by independent panel

Yes... and in court... the text messages between Townsend and Adidas... and Self and Adidas... were deemed inadmissible. KU was hardly on trial there. Anyone who thinks Self and Townsend didn't know that Adidas was doing something shady... just isn't being honest and realistic... end of story.

May 21, 2020 at 11:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA source confirms request for KU's allegations case to be heard by independent panel

Sue the NCAA for WHAT exactly? Townsend texting about doing what it takes to get a high profile prospect to come to Kansas for 9 months? Was someone FORCING Self and Townsend to text with Adidas? Is it the NCAA's fault that we have had a handful of players found to have been paid by people (like Adidas) affiliated with our University? Stop acting like Kansas is being victimized here for Christ sake...

May 21, 2020 at 11:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA response highlights 'egregious' conduct, 'defiant posture' in alleged violations by KU

That's just it. The school DID have every idea (at least Self and Townsend") as to what Adidas was doing. They (Adidas) weren't an "independent" 3rd party. They had a LUCRATIVE contract with KU Athletics... and the texts from Self and Townsend are at a MINIMUM... circumstantially damning. Really strange how things like this (preston, Diallo, Josh Jackson, DeSousa, etc).... just happen by "bad luck" to KU.

May 9, 2020 at 9:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA response highlights 'egregious' conduct, 'defiant posture' in alleged violations by KU

No, you’re the idiot: Read again please:


"Preston texted his mother three times, saying: “The NCAA dude just came to my floor. He said something about my car and how it’s bought in FL and all that.”

May 9, 2020 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA response highlights 'egregious' conduct, 'defiant posture' in alleged violations by KU

Uh... if you recall..Billy Preston texted his mother on Nov 16th as follows:

"Preston texted his mother three times, saying: “The NCAA dude just came to my floor. He said something about my car and how it’s bought in FL and all that. Text me back!” Player responded in a series of four messages: “Tell him you don’t know where it was bought. Your mom and nana handled that. You don’t know. IDC what they say to you.” The next four words were each in separate texts for emphasis: “YOU. DONT. KNOW. KNOW.” “GOT YOU,” Preston responded. Player replied once more: “If they ask you about a person say.. ‘I don’t know’ ... ‘I would have to see their face.’”

So you see... the NCAA was already snooping on Nov 16th. It was then the very next day - Nov 17th... where KU announces that Preston is sitting out the game due to the financial picture surrounding the car. So it isn't KU being proactive and sitting him out on their own. The NCAA was already involved and snooping. And this is AFTER all the payments to his mother Nicole Player... so KU knew this was a can they did not want opened. That's probably why it took from 5 WEEKS to "self-investigate" and present their findings to the NCAA.

May 9, 2020 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA response highlights 'egregious' conduct, 'defiant posture' in alleged violations by KU

Your memory / recall isn't very accurate. It was Nov 16th, 2017 when the Billy Preston "car" situation was announced and he started to sit out KU games while KU conducted its own investigation. KU didn't complete their own internal review and submit their findings to the NCAA until Dec 23. That's FIVE WEEKS LATER... and it was submitted just prior to the Christmas holiday and while all Universities are on holiday break. It was Jan 18th when Preston signed a pro contract. So realistically, the NCAA wouldn't have even started to review his case until January... and that's 2 weeks before Preston announced he went pro. HARDLY months of waiting on NCAA. Here's the real question: Why did it take 5 weeks for KU to present their case/findings to the NCAA on behalf of Billy Preston? THERE... is where you should lay the blame.

May 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA response highlights 'egregious' conduct, 'defiant posture' in alleged violations by KU

Suzi, what is "BS" about it? And if countless alums don't give a damn about this case, that's because they just want to enjoy their basketball program and its success and search for every reason to look the other way if KU has any culpability. Sickens me to see so many of "us" staunchly and blindly defend the University and the basketball program, when the University has constantly shuttered us out from knowing any details. If KU was clean on this, they would be shouting out to the world explanations for all the charges against us... shining bright spotlights on what actually happened... versus what is alleged to have happened. They would be publicly waging a battle to exonerate KU, Self, Townsend...you name it. Self should sue the NCAA for defamation. That requires at a minimum that what is being said about him is FALSE information. So if Self did nothing wrong, then you can damn sure bet he will sue for defamation. Here's my guarantee: You will never hear or see of Self filing a lawsuit against the NCAA for defamation. Never gonna happen... I find it really discouraging how many of us can't look at this objectively and instead... look to point fingers at what OTHER Universities are doing ... or what the NCAA is doing. I don't give a damn about all that. Win fairly... follow the rules. The logic of many on here... is that if someone commits murder and they have evidence... and there are others who commit murder who get away with it.. and the government is a bunch of ##$@!... then the murderer shouldn't be charged and punished. I don't CARE what the situation is with other Universities. I care about what happens at KU and with its programs. I do NOT want to win this way. I'd rather have players playing at KU because they want to, not because they or their parents/guardians were financially enticed. Disgusting...

May 9, 2020 at 9:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA response highlights 'egregious' conduct, 'defiant posture' in alleged violations by KU

Bryce, how do YOU know... and how do WE know this is baloney? KU won't release any of the records... won't say a word publicly about this. They will talk about football indiscretions to avoid a $3MM payout, but not a peep publicly on Townsend. Sue NCAA for what? We are in no position to know what's true.. what's not... or what truly happened. Sue the NCAA... ridiculous

May 9, 2020 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA response highlights 'egregious' conduct, 'defiant posture' in alleged violations by KU

Karen: And why do you think that KU "self-reported" level 1 allegations for the football program? They had a $3MM incentive to self-report, that's why. They have no problem going public and commenting on the Beaty situation. Basketball is the cash cow for the University... and KU has circled the wagons, with AD and Chancellor even claiming they had never even had a conversation with Townsend about his Gassnola interactions. SPARE me. Stop acting like KU is a victim of the NCAA. KU put ourselves in this position and pointing the finger at the NCAA does NOTHING to take away or to justify KU's recruiting practices. Multiple incidents over multiple years. Coincidence? Be real....

May 9, 2020 at 8:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge rules ‘Miles to Go’ footage, 2019 practice film can be part of Beaty case

Uh... the point being.. if Long was going to fire home BEFORE the 2018 season began, then it is proof that he was not being fired for just cause. And that all the KU claims that he was fired for just cause after the fact ... are ridiculous. More mud in KU’s eye

April 28, 2020 at 6:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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