The 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.http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/63796/lance-thomas-case-a-challenge-for-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."http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ex-duke-player-thomas-says-hell-talk-ncaa
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.