Could there be any development somehow both more appropriate and more ironic to the federal criminal investigation of college basketball recruiting than this?
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday morning that an FBI agent involved in the case in an undercover capacity is under criminal investigation for misappropriating money for drinking, gambling and eating. Ultimately, the Journal reported, it could compromise the FBI agent’s ability to serve as a witness for the prosecution.
And the “No shit, Sherlock” Award today goes to this genius.
“This is a bad development for the prosecution,” said a person with direct knowledge of the case. “The general public and sports fans were promised a bill of goods by the prosecutors. It’s pretty clear early on in this case, they’re not the white knights they said they were.”
This is what happens when you try to give criminal enforcement cover for a corrupt organization. It rubs off. And since we’re talking about the NCAA here, surely there’s more to come.