Should Rick Pitino go to prison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    If it is only the NCAA then why is the FBI involved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    If he took a bribe, or if he took money from an agent and didn't report it, then sure, he absolutely should. I doubt he did either of those two things. This isn't about schools paying for players, it is about shoe companies paying kids' families to funnel them to a school, or it is about Agents paying assistants (who need the money) to influence their current players to sign with said agent when they declare for the draft.

    I highly doubt Rick did anything illegal himself, so unless they want to build a conspiracy case against him, I can't imagine he'll join those facing federal charges.
    No one in the UL program was arrested, so it seems like they are just a casualty of war at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    If he took a bribe, or if he took money from an agent and didn't report it, then sure, he absolutely should. I doubt he did either of those two things. This isn't about schools paying for players, it is about shoe companies paying kids' families to funnel them to a school, or it is about Agents paying assistants (who need the money) to influence their current players to sign with said agent when they declare for the draft.

    I highly doubt Rick did anything illegal himself, so unless they want to build a conspiracy case against him, I can't imagine he'll join those facing federal charges.
    It sounds like we have blurred the lines with so many layers, so much money, so many influential people that most of them won't face any consequences.

    This is for everyone again, if not Pitino, who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    It sounds like we have blurred the lines with so many layers, so much money, so many influential people that most of them won't face any consequences.

    This is for everyone again, if not Pitino, who?
    I can play that game. Again, what are you charging Pitino with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    I can play that game. Again, what are you charging Pitino with?
    It depends on the facts.

    Did any Cardinal basketball players or recruits ever receive illegal cash payments that influenced their decision to attend Louisville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    It depends on the facts.

    Did any Cardinal basketball players or recruits ever receive illegal cash payments that influenced their decision to attend Louisville?
    You keep saying illegal, but that's in the eyes of the NCAA. Paying a player to come to UL is not crime in the way it's presented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    It depends on the facts.

    Did any Cardinal basketball players or recruits ever receive illegal cash payments that influenced their decision to attend Louisville?
    We have the same amount of facts unless you have something that isn't public. Present your case and the charges for Pitino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    You keep saying illegal, but that's in the eyes of the NCAA. Paying a player to come to UL is not crime in the way it's presented.
    Were the payments taxed and reported properly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Were the payments taxed and reported properly?
    Who is responsible to pay the taxes? We know that money isn't traced back to RP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    We have the same amount of facts unless you have something that isn't public. Present your case and the charges for Pitino.
    All I did was ask a question.

    You obviously say no to Pitino, fine, if not Pitino, who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    This is for everyone again, if not Pitino, who?
    Anyone who took a bribe, and there are at least 2 of them.
    Anyone who received monies, regardless of why and from whom, and didn't report the income, and we KNOW there are going to be oodles of them.

    That is a good group to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Who is responsible to pay the taxes?
    The paying party has to report it, or put another way, both parties would be guilty of a crime.

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    What were the assistants, like Chuck Person, arrested for?

    The guy at the sports agency whose computer was confiscated...he's probably someone in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Who is responsible to pay the taxes? We know that money isn't traced back to RP.
    Don't involve me in this, mister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    The paying party has to report it, or put another way, both parties would be guilty of a crime.
    I don't think the FBI is busting down the door to get someone to pay the gift tax. At worst you probably can settle something with the IRS and call it good. Again no chance that's getting traced back to RP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    The paying party has to report it, or put another way, both parties would be guilty of a crime.
    If I gave you $5,000 to eat at Subway every night for 30 days straight, and you didn't report that cash and pay taxes on it, what crime would I be in violation of? Or, if I give you $10,000 to influence you to send your son to WKU, what federal crime did I commit?

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