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Offline Little George

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Re: FBI Scandal News Articles Mega Thread, Post/Read All Related Articles Here
« Reply #180 on: October 09, 2018, 07:45:46 PM »
Am I reading this correctly? At the start of Bowen’s testimony, he implicated 4 programs:

“At the start of Bowen Sr.'s testimony last week, he implicated four assistant coaches who he said Dawkins told him were offering money or other improper benefits for his son. They ranged from an offer to "help me with housing" from Texas assistant coach Mike Morrell, a $50,000 offer from Arizona assistant coach Joe Pasternack, to an offer of $100,000 and "a lucrative job" from Creighton assistant coach Preston Murphy, and an offer of $150,000 cash from Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans.”

But in Tuesday’s testimony, he only acknowledged three of the offers... notice who’s missing?

“On Tuesday, Bowen Sr. acknowledged three of those offers: $100,000 and "high-paying" jobs for Bowen Sr. and Bowen's mother, Carrie Malecke, from Creighton; $150,000 and an $80,000 car from Oklahoma State; and free housing from Texas.”

Arizona isn’t brought up again in the ESPN article: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/24944261/brian-bowen-father-says-ex-louisville-assistant-kenny-johnson-gave-1300


As I said earlier, it was because the only reason Arizona was mentioned is because the name was being used for leverage. The person repping Arizona? Dawkins. And Dawkins then named an Arizona assistant. Never was there an actual Arizona coach in the picture. Dawkins is a shady dude at best already caught in lies and so his testimony is questionable at best. I like that Arizona never came up again.

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« Reply #181 on: October 10, 2018, 02:01:32 PM »
Aidids agent Gassnola claims to have paid Deandre Ayton. Arizona is a Nike school, so this makes absolutely no sense at all. 

More than likely this would've meant that they were trying to pay Ayton to go to an Adidas school like Kansas. That is if any of this is even true.

https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/1050121277808218113

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« Reply #182 on: October 10, 2018, 03:49:41 PM »
Josh Jackson played for an Under Armor AAU team run by his mom and got paid by a few shoe companies and ended up at Kansas.
It means nothing that Ayton came to a Nike school. Most will assume that AZ just offered more than KU. That’s where the 100k report will be thrown back in by outsiders, even though the dates don’t match up.

The problem is AZ fans are acting like we are the only clean program and everyone’s out to get us. The reality is we were recruiting most of the guys in the initial report
Quinerly
Little
Lonnie Walker
Bowen
Not to mention 2 players (Rawles and now Ayton) are said to have been paid under oath.
That’s waaay too much smoke.

I guess were supposed to believe that Kansas and other big time programs were paying but we were beating them out for recruits just because?

 I hope that’s the case, but I highly doubt it is.

Aidids agent Gassnola claims to have paid Deandre Ayton. Arizona is a Nike school, so this makes absolutely no sense at all. 

More than likely this would've meant that they were trying to pay Ayton to go to an Adidas school like Kansas. That is if any of this is even true.

https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/1050121277808218113

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Re: FBI Scandal News Articles Mega Thread, Post/Read All Related Articles Here
« Reply #183 on: October 10, 2018, 04:00:13 PM »
They still have to show actual proof of payment. I bet there's none because You know they would've by now.

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« Reply #184 on: October 10, 2018, 04:17:26 PM »
Below is the biggest part of the most recent story regarding Ayton allegedly being paid by Adidas.

Gassnola said it was meant to be a secret operation, suggesting that coaches and schools may not have known about it.

Tells me that they're even saying Miller and Zona wasn't involved

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« Reply #185 on: October 10, 2018, 04:33:24 PM »
Interesting that all BUT Ayton committed to Adidas schools... Doesn’t add up. Gassnola was very clearly not paying Ayton to go to a Nike school.

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« Reply #186 on: October 10, 2018, 05:26:40 PM »
Yep, Adidas paid Ayton to go to a Nike school and then sign with Puma. Right!

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« Reply #187 on: October 10, 2018, 05:33:24 PM »
UGH!  This is depressing right at the start of the season again.  None of it makes sense.  What happened to the FBI agent that disappeared with the money?

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« Reply #188 on: October 10, 2018, 06:42:53 PM »
This doesn't have anything to do with Arizona. According to an article from the Washington Post "The payment from Adidas was likely intended to get the star Bahamian big man to play either in Adidas’s youth basketball league, commit to an Adidas-sponsored college team, or gain an inside track in signing Ayton to an endorsement deal, and was apparently unsuccessful. Ayton played for a Nike-sponsored youth team, a Nike-sponsored college program and signed an endorsement deal with Puma this summer."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/deandre-ayton-family-was-paid-by-adidas-when-he-was-amateur-witness-testifies-at-trial/2018/10/10/90bac7d4-cccf-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.504fcca78d36

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« Reply #189 on: October 11, 2018, 06:39:52 AM »
This doesn't have anything to do with Arizona. According to an article from the Washington Post "The payment from Adidas was likely intended to get the star Bahamian big man to play either in Adidas’s youth basketball league, commit to an Adidas-sponsored college team, or gain an inside track in signing Ayton to an endorsement deal, and was apparently unsuccessful. Ayton played for a Nike-sponsored youth team, a Nike-sponsored college program and signed an endorsement deal with Puma this summer."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/deandre-ayton-family-was-paid-by-adidas-when-he-was-amateur-witness-testifies-at-trial/2018/10/10/90bac7d4-cccf-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.504fcca78d36

Exactly...although the ESPN article highlights Ayton in the headlines...despite the fact that Arizona's name was never mentioned thus far in the courtroom.

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« Reply #190 on: October 11, 2018, 09:17:27 AM »
Seems that getting players to the three schools mentioned were the intentions and Arizona was not mentioned there. If Ayton took money outside of the Arizona time that does not indicate Arizona was at fault. If these kids are being paid in league ball before college then there will be a whole lot more kids that fall into that group.

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« Reply #191 on: October 11, 2018, 10:44:27 AM »
Here is the latest on the FBI trial. Still all just 2 adidas agents talking amongst themselves about Arizona offering 150k for Little. Still no proof. 

http://twitter.com/MattNorlander/status/1050400228627664897

 


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