RE: Uh oh, possible bad news for Dook
- Posted by DooksucksV3- Posted by Dr. PwntThe NCAA sent letters to former Miami players who have been ignoring their requests for interviews.- Posted by DooksucksV3
In those letters the athletes were told that if they refused to cooperate, the NCAA would take the allegatons of wrongdoing as fact and act appropriately.
What does this mean?
That the NCAA will act against Dook if Lance Thomas does not cooperate with them.
That 2010 banner is inching lower and lower.
The Miami case features a subject (Shapiro) who went on record and made detailed allegations against former players.These allegations presented by Mr. Shapiro in combination with the former players unwillingness to cooperate are what have led the NCAA to lay out an ultimatum. Who, in the Duke case, came forth to the NCAA with such detailed allegations? According to this article, the jeweler hasn't spoken with the NCAA.
So in theory, even if Lance Thomas doesn't talk to the NCAA, they have no direct account that Thomas did wrong otherwise. Oh, and for it's worth, Lance Thomas "has indicated a willingness to speak with the NCAA about the purchase."
I guess what I am saying is that I fail to see how these two incidents are identical and would thus warrant such an ultimatum.
Actually the court documents provide allegation that a violation has occurred.
Had Lance paid the jeweler on time, there would be no evidence of wrongdoing.
The NCAA is serving notice that it will no longer tolerate the "We don't have to talk" mantra of former players caught after the left school.
This is the only reason Thomas said he would eventually talk to the NCAA. The best bet is that he is forging some sort of documentation to try and get around the rules.
In the Miami case, the subject (Shapiro) who brought forth the allegations was also responsible for the impermissible benefits.
In the Duke case, the jeweler filed suit to obtain the remaining balance owed by Mr. Thomas for jewelry purchased while he was a student-athlete. That (the purchase), in of itself, is not a violation as long as Mr. Thomas was responsible for the downpayment. If Lance Thomas was not responsible for the downpayment, please provide your proof. I'm sure the NCAA would love to see it.