Livin’ la Vida Loca

I have no idea if this is true, but it sure makes for interesting reading.

… So when Joe Schad tells the world that there is a serious NCAA investigation taking place at UNC, sports agents who may be affected should begin to contact their attorneys.  Schad notes that Defensive tackle Marvin Austin was a football player who was interviewed.  I have a source who tells me that Austin was only 1 of 13 players who have been interviewed – this is far reaching.  And it does not only extend to a number of players.  The same source tells me that there are a lot of agents that may have dirty hands, including both NFLPA Certified Advisors and marketing agents.  Some are being examined more than others.

It is apparently beyond just in-person meetings, rent payments, and travel expenses.  We are potentially talking about all expenses paid trips to South Beach, exorbitant amounts of money dropped on accessories, and perhaps even a Bentley or two.

A Bentley or two, hunh?  I can see how that might catch somebody’s eye at the NCAA.

You’d think people would know better than to believe they can slide luxury cars and major bling past even the most bureaucratic of investigators.  They should always take the wise, NSFW advice of Jimmy Conway about avoiding the law:  “don’t buy anything, don’t get anything… nothing big.”

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11 responses to “Livin’ la Vida Loca

  1. Normaltown Mike

    “It’s in my wife’s name” – Johnny Roastbeef

  2. Dog in Fla

    The first thing Butch thinks when direct orders are disobeyed:

  3. jw

    stupid is as stupid does!

  4. shane#1

    Between Reggie’s house and a Bentley or two it makes talk of Herschel’s TransAm seem kind of silly.

  5. DavetheDawg

    Has this all occurred under Butch Davis’ watch? Color me not surprised.

    • Dog in Fla

      How could Butch ever be expected to keep track of the facts and fictions leading to these allegations? That’s not his responsibility. It wasn’t Pete Carroll’s either. As far as the UNC football people know, all the primo NFL prospects could easily have come from homes where Bentleys were the preferred method of transportation and South Beach was the preferred location of partying.

      Who could have ever known that, “[b]y 2000, Davis’ sixth and final year, thanks to peerless recruiting success and the development, Miami [South Beach] was back in the national title picture and recorded 34 consecutive victories from 2000-02.

      In addition to the Hurricanes earning recognition from the American Football Coaches Association for outstanding graduation rates, the players recruited by Davis read like an NFL Pro Bowl roll-call [of Bentley owners]. When Davis left to coach the NFL’s Cleveland Browns in 2001 (a step down in talent level, many might say) successor Coker was born at home plate and credited with a grand slam before even stepping into the batter’s box [Lane].”

      http://www.blueandgold.com/content/?aid=6013

  6. PH

    I’ve always heard, “If you can’t eat it, drink it, or smoke it, don’t take it!”

  7. Reptillicide

    On a side-note, and completely unrelated… I saw a brand new Rolls Royce drop-top 2 door coupe at the Hapeville DMV today.

    That sh*t was hot.