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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    This is definately a guy that Bama needs to "watch out" for.... He makes money on the players and seems to thrive on the cheaply bought nobility he gets from the association... He's exactly the type of booster that causes the special benefits problems and a letter from Bama really isn't going to be enough to brush it under the rug if he gets caught doing something... they've been on probation too much and the NCAA has been ramping up their punishments.

    The guy seems like a shyster all around:
    http://chrisleckness.com/2012/01/21/...-my-son-and-i/
    Definitely agree that Alabama would be wise to watch out for Albetar, but the article itself is really weak. Of course kids are going to go sign for money once their eligibility is up-- if you're (likely) not getting paid and wanted some extra cash, wouldn't you know where to get it?

    It's not illegal, after all, even by NCAA standards to do so.

    Too, it's not illegal, as per NCAA standards, for Albetar to contact said players to ask if they wanted a job after their eligibility is up.

    As to the second article, meh. Sour grapes about autographs, for God's sake. From his own recap:

    * My son disappointed in his chance to meet Trent Richardson.
    * I am disappointed in the quality of my prize for waiting for 3 hours and dropping $300.
    * There was no interaction with the players we were paying to get autographs from, or very little.
    * There were not enough items to purchase for autographs in stock.
    * The event started late making it seem like things were more rushed than it should have been.
    * I felt as if I paid to be treated as if we were an inconvenience to the players and store staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Definitely agree that Alabama would be wise to watch out for Albetar, but the article itself is really weak. Of course kids are going to go sign for money once their eligibility is up-- if you're (likely) not getting paid and wanted some extra cash, wouldn't you know where to get it?

    It's not illegal, after all, even by NCAA standards to do so.

    Too, it's not illegal, as per NCAA standards, for Albetar to contact said players to ask if they wanted a job after their eligibility is up.

    As to the second article, meh. Sour grapes about autographs, for God's sake. From his own recap:
    I'm not arguing there is any proof of anything here. But all of the elements are there for a perfect storm... The booster who was selling so much signed swagged that Alabama was forced to send the "lawyer" letter which obviously didn't have much effect. Saban's recruiting scruples (or lack thereof) that always has him one step ahead of a new rule... Disgruntled players losing scholarships because of "medical" issues..

    All that is missing is a disgruntled player who also overlapped with the rogue booster.... If I was a Bama, fan, this is a guy who would be in my nightmares.
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    Meh.

    All programs have boosters who should be watched closely.

    All big programs have boosters that also have figured out how to make a livelihood off student-athletes that the NCAA also takes advantage of. (It analogous to the sucker fish that hang onto the shark and grab their food from the detritus the sharks tear through.)

    Most big-time programs also play the magical scholarship game too. (Though, to be fair, it seems as if some in the Big Ten have agreed to make scholarships a four-year rule, rather than one-year possibility. Good for them.)

    Just sayin', you'll find this same cat in Lexington, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, Flint, Durham, and Chapel Hill. They did find him in Columbus. Twice.
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    Re: SEC Football Discussion Thread

    Bill Rice's rebuttal to a previously linked article by Josh Moon:

    http://rolltidemedia.wordpress.com/2...s-lacks-class/

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    Looks like an awkward family photo.
    Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Looks like an awkward family photo.
    Chizik wore his shoulder out with all of the positive first pumping in the air....
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    That's a great picture on so many levels.

    Level 1: Spurrier's facial expression.

    Level 2: Petrino's turtleneck.

    Level 3: I bet Les was shocked as hell when Gary Pinkel and Kevin Sumlin showed up and he found out A+M and Mizzou were coming into the conference.

    Level 4: Gary Pinkel. Period.

    And on and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post

    Is Will Muschamp wearing leather?
    Oh yeah, all he needs now are black sunglasses.

    Chizik looks like he wants to sell me something from inside his jacket.
    Go Gators!

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    I'm sure everyone knows that Georgia's stud back Isaiah Crowley has been dismissed from the team after a traffic stop that didn't go well for him. Crowley has matriculated about 75 miles west (from his hometown) to play for the powerhouse Alabama State Hornets in their brand new stadium nestled in historic Montgomery, Alabama.

    Now the quasi interesting part (that Crowley finally did something that forced Richts' hand was just a matter of time)... Part of the saga that is the fall out is a testy facebook exchange between Georgia outside linebacker, Cornelious Washington and his "pal", long time Bulldog supporter, Bobby.

    A transcript of the exchange can be found here:

    http://m.redandblack.com/mobile/blog...9bb30f31a.html

    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I'm sure everyone knows that Georgia's stud back Isaiah Crowley has been dismissed from the team after a traffic stop that didn't go well for him. Crowley has matriculated about 75 miles west (from his hometown) to play for the powerhouse Alabama State Hornets in their brand new stadium nestled in historic Montgomery, Alabama.

    Now the quasi interesting part (that Crowley finally did something that forced Richts' hand was just a matter of time)... Part of the saga that is the fall out is a testy facebook exchange between Georgia outside linebacker, Cornelious Washington and his "pal", long time Bulldog supporter, Bobby.

    A transcript of the exchange can be found here:

    http://m.redandblack.com/mobile/blog...9bb30f31a.html

    Enjoy.
    Thanks for posting that. That is one quality rant there.

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    LSU kicks the Honey Badger off of their team....

    http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle...CLID=205576641

    It's popular for fans of some conferences to suggest the SEC is good because of an anything goes attitude.

    Well how many conferences have told players like Dyer, Crowell and Mathieu to take a hike unless they were trying to appease eminent NCAA sactioneers (and even then)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    LSU kicks the Honey Badger off of their team....

    http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle...CLID=205576641

    It's popular for fans of some conferences to suggest the SEC is good because of an anything goes attitude.

    Well how many conferences have told players like Dyer, Crowell and Mathieu to take a hike unless they were trying to appease eminent NCAA sactioneers (and even then)?
    The rumors are that he failed seven drug tests.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    The rumors are that he failed seven drug tests.
    That's the assumption that it's drug-related.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    The rumors are that he failed seven drug tests.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/text/2018343578.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    LSU kicks the Honey Badger off of their team....

    http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle...CLID=205576641

    It's popular for fans of some conferences to suggest the SEC is good because of an anything goes attitude.

    Well how many conferences have told players like Dyer, Crowell and Mathieu to take a hike unless they were trying to appease eminent NCAA sactioneers (and even then)?
    Didn't Dyer already get kicked out of his second school? That's a strange example to use to call "scoreboard".


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