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When you're getting this kind of coverage in the media how do you not make a move if you're Aleva? It's a stain I can't see anyone overlooking any longer.

When you see something like this... Don't you have to ask the question to yourself - "How did we get Collin Sexton for free?"

LOL.

Its like Zion Williamson getting a big $$$ offer from KU, including employment for the family, but yet he chose to go to Duke... FOR FREE.

Yeah, right.
 

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When you see something like this... Don't you have to ask the question to yourself - "How did we get Collin Sexton for free?"

LOL.
So, you are laughing at UA and suggesting that Bama cheated to sign Colin.

You were really quick to defend Kirby when we know he's been lying to recruits. It was "prove it" and suggestions Saban was cheating as well."

You intimated Bama was cheating when the film came out with Fulmer coaching (which was cheating.) You were even called out about
 

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So, you are laughing at UA and suggesting that Bama cheated to sign Colin.

You were really quick to defend Kirby when we know he's been lying to recruits. It was "prove it" and suggestions Saban was cheating as well."

You intimated Bama was cheating when the film came out with Fulmer coaching (which was cheating.) You were even called out about
Yep... On all accounts. I think Bball is far more corrupt than football in the recruiting stages... Because of the 1 and done aspect vs the 3 year minimum.

Not to mention the "prove it" aspect you brought up...

That became even clearer last Thursday, when ESPN reported evidence produced by the federal government in a New York court showed Christian Dawkins, a former runner for NBA agent Andy Miller, acknowledging giving Sexton $5,000 and concocting a plan to pay the former Alabama guard $1,500 per month, supply $21,000 in travel expenses for his family and provide his brother a job that would net him a total of $170,000 over four years.
Will NCAA penalize Alabama after latest Collin Sexton news?

Got anything like that on Kirby? If so, it could sway my opinion.

Do you think Sexton came to Alabama for free? On on a larger scale, are any of these big time hoop recruits going ANYWHERE for free? Or just sensitive about the Kirby issue?
 

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April 4th: Reports have Wade and LSU nearing an agreement.

Will Wade, LSU moving toward ending standoff


April 5th: Reports have the FBI still investigating Wade.


Sources: FBI agents visited Baton Rouge to investigate Will Wade

After LSU coach Will Wade's indefinite suspension from the school on March 8, FBI agents were in Baton Rouge investigating his recruiting tactics, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. That included a Louisiana-based FBI agent active in Baton Rouge the following week, conducting in-person work regarding Wade.

The FBI made clear its interest was speaking specifically about Wade, according to a source. The FBI's interest in Wade's recruiting tactics could potentially signal an expansion in the federal basketball corruption case. An FBI agent who was in Baton Rouge declined comment when reached by Yahoo Sports. The agent referred questions to New Orleans field office public-affairs specialist Craig Betbeze, who did not return multiple requests for comment. Nicholas Biase, spokesman for the Southern District of New York, declined comment.

Wade has been captured on multiple wiretaps with agent-runner Christian Dawkins, the since-convicted felon who faces more charges in a trial later this month. Dawkins' attorney, Steve Haney, told Yahoo Sports this week that Wade has been subpoenaed by defense attorneys in the case. There's a chance that subpoena could end up being challenged. Both of Wade’s attorneys, Michael G. McGovern and Steve Thompson, declined comment.

Wade is currently suspended indefinitely from coaching at LSU in the wake of a Yahoo Sports report that he was captured on an FBI wiretap talking about a "strong-ass offer" to a different recruit. Wade's refusal to meet with school officials after the story led to his suspension on March 8. He missed LSU's final regular-season game, the SEC tournament and NCAA tournament.

“If the FBI has been in town, we are not aware of it,” LSU senior associate athletic director Robert Munson said in a statement. “The University has not been contacted.”

Wade and LSU are at an awkward crossroads, as Wade is owed nearly $10 million if he's dismissed without cause. If he's fired for cause, LSU would owe him nothing. The school has appeared to be building the case to fire him for cause, publicly asking him to meet with school officials to talk about his actions. McGovern wrote a letter to school officials on March 12 that referenced Wade not speaking to school officials until "the conclusion of the pending SDNY criminal investigation." That could end up being a different date than the upcoming trial of Dawkins and Merl Code, which is scheduled to begin on April 22. Federal officials have stressed throughout the federal basketball corruption case that the investigation is ongoing.

Sports Illustrated cited sources in reporting this week that LSU and Wade were working toward a meeting. The SI report cited Wade's hiring of another attorney, Thompson, as a key factor in bringing the two sides closer together. Thompson has worked with many coaches and universities facing NCAA rules compliance issues. McGovern, of Ropes & Gray in New York, is a more conventional white-collar crime attorney who specializes in "complex criminal and civil enforcement litigation matters."

The school and Wade have been at odds for a month, ever since Wade was suspended March 8 and refused to meet with LSU administrators soon after. "This is something we have been working on for weeks and I can confirm the most recent talks with Will's legal counsel have been productive," Munson said in a statement to SI. "As we have said since Day One, we would welcome Will and his legal counsel's cooperation in this process. With an NCAA inquiry, where it leads will depend on the level of cooperation with LSU and the NCAA. But, we have certainly made clear our desire to take the first step."

Yahoo Sports reported four-star guard Javonte Smart was the subject of the "strong-ass offer" that FBI wiretaps caught Wade discussing. The offer was made to middleman Shannon Forman, a fixture in Baton Rouge basketball circles who is close with the Smart family, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.

LSU won 28 games — the most at the school since 1980-81 — claimed the Southeastern Conference championship and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
 

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No way I would attempt to wait this out with Will Wade and the FBI/NCAA. Unless your plan is to promote from within and the players know that. Firing with cause is almost a slam dunk at this point. But hey, it's LSU and no one does political chaos like the Cajuns.
 

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