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Following the commitment of Jamarkus McFarland, alot has come out from him about the recruiting practices of UT, USC and LSU.

 

Whores, drugs, and money at LSU and UT. Stretch Hummers and Hollywood opulence at USC

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/26/sports/ncaafootball/26recruit.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=sports

 

And insiders at UT claiming that his mother asked for compensation for her sons services. Supposedly she even put the request in writing.

 

 

Remember this kids name. This story may just have legs.

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Read this story earlier today and didn't know what to believe. NY Times isn't too much of a credible source anymore IMO.

 

However, I'm not surprised about the parties at SC and LSU. The allegations about UT did surprise me because I think that Mack Brown runs a clean program.

 

IMO, the mom did not come off very well in this story. She was offended by an email from Mack Brown indicating that they were going to give both her and her son time to think about their choice? Sounds a bit sensitive to me.

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pardon my french, but what the hell do you base that statement on???

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayson_Blair

http://www.city-data.com/forum/elections/423126-nytimes-admits-aip-story-false.html

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/alaska-party-official-says-palin-was-not-a-member/

http://news.google.com/news?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DMUS_en__204__204&q=ny+times+false+stories&um=1&hl=en&sa=X&oi=news_result&resnum=11&ct=title

http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/nj_20081018_8644.php

http://mediamatters.org/items/200702090015

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn08182003.html

http://www.regrettheerror.com/newspapers/ny-times-article-examines-the-spread-of-false-news

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94DQU5O0&show_article=1

http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=146057

http://minnesotaindependent.com/17591/ordinary-voter-in-new-york-times-recount-story-has-strong-gop-ties

http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/142972.php

http://www.brocku.ca/MeadProject/NYT/NYT_1909_10_28.html

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_/ai_53501807

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/bushscan.asp

 

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4DMUS_en__204__204&q=ny+times+false+stories&start=10&sa=N

 

 

To be fair most of these stories are non-sports related. Most reporters no longer reports just the news but they try to scoop a certain story in order to get ahead. An example in sports would be Jay Glazer getting the "scoop" on the Brett Favre story talking to the Lions. This kind of thing happens in all sports when players are traded but Glazer made a mountain out of a molehill.

 

I'm not taking this kid's claims lightly but the story had something negative to say about all of these teams, especially the ones he didn't commit to.

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its probably all true but i dont think its a problem for us to compete with that-- they may have naked girls but we have difficult classes-- they may have warm weather and limos but we have cold overcast dreary lake michigan winters-- they may offer alot of entertainment-- but we are right in the center of south bend indianas spa city---anyhow where do i sign up for the naked girls, limos , entertainment, maids and personal hostesses ive decided to concentrate on academics!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayson_Blair

http://www.city-data.com/forum/elections/423126-nytimes-admits-aip-story-false.html

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/alaska-party-official-says-palin-was-not-a-member/

http://news.google.com/news?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DMUS_en__204__204&q=ny+times+false+stories&um=1&hl=en&sa=X&oi=news_result&resnum=11&ct=title

http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/nj_20081018_8644.php

http://mediamatters.org/items/200702090015

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn08182003.html

http://www.regrettheerror.com/newspapers/ny-times-article-examines-the-spread-of-false-news

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94DQU5O0&show_article=1

http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=146057

http://minnesotaindependent.com/17591/ordinary-voter-in-new-york-times-recount-story-has-strong-gop-ties

http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/142972.php

http://www.brocku.ca/MeadProject/NYT/NYT_1909_10_28.html

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_/ai_53501807

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/bushscan.asp

 

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4DMUS_en__204__204&q=ny+times+false+stories&start=10&sa=N

 

 

To be fair most of these stories are non-sports related. Most reporters no longer reports just the news but they try to scoop a certain story in order to get ahead. An example in sports would be Jay Glazer getting the "scoop" on the Brett Favre story talking to the Lions. This kind of thing happens in all sports when players are traded but Glazer made a mountain out of a molehill.

 

I'm not taking this kid's claims lightly but the story had something negative to say about all of these teams, especially the ones he didn't commit to.

 

umm, yeah. "non-sports related" is right. and glazer works for who? fox sports, right? whatever problems the NYT may have had in it's news division those problems have not, to my knowledge, carried over to the sports section.

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i've heard stories, from UT fans mind you, that, yes UT alumni did bribe McKfarland's mom, no one affiliated with the UT program was involved and that OKie was up to no good either. Apparently this writer is an OKie himself. Take this all with a grain of salt and a shot of pennicilin if you hung out at LSU

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i've heard stories, from UT fans mind you, that, yes UT alumni did bribe McKfarland's mom, no one affiliated with the UT program was involved and that OKie was up to no good either. Apparently this writer is an OKie himself. Take this all with a grain of salt and a shot of pennicilin if you hung out at LSU

 

Didn't know that the writer was an Okie. I'm a bit skeptical about all the allegations made in this story and think that there are some exagerations.

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i've heard stories, from UT fans mind you, that, yes UT alumni did bribe McKfarland's mom, no one affiliated with the UT program was involved and that OKie was up to no good either. Apparently this writer is an OKie himself. Take this all with a grain of salt and a shot of pennicilin if you hung out at LSU

 

 

Writer played basketball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University but writes a lot of stories about the Sooners.

 

http://www.newscred.com/author/show/name/thayer-evans

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I believe this stuff happens all the time...

 

In High School, the coach of our Football team, told me i had to give the (star) RB my Math homework.. My school had guys that were not being recruited by anyone, i can only imagine what special favors the big recruits get!! :shock: .... Anything they want.

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This kind of thing has been going on for years. Tim Brown's family was offered property if he went to SMU. It sounds fantastic, but I'd be naiive to outright dismiss it just because of how it sounds. Its clear from hearing about kids like OJ Mayo and Reggie Bush that there are a lot of shady dealings with these collegiate choices.

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I agree with you Calves, by the way nice to have you back here at DD. I just do not know how one can cut boosters out of the pie on these matters.

 

you can't cut boosters from the equation, but you sure can make them and the universities culpable for their actions. the NCAA just decides to turn a blind eye to the entire situation. this is why you have to respect a family like the Walls. darrin screwed up, apologized and came back with some humility. he could have easily gone to another program who would be more than willing to do all his work for him, but he and his family decided that the 40 year program was a far greater objective. many boosters and universities could care less about the long term goals of the student. just win us games at any cost. i wonder where those boosters will be when after two weeks into their first season in the NFL, player X blows out his shoulder and his pro career is done. now the poor illiterate bastard can only get a job sweeping floors at his local high school......................

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That's true Schell. Wasn't that friday night lights movie when the kid blew out his knee? A garbage truck came down the last scene symbolizing that is all he had left to look forwards to.

 

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You guys think this is interesting? nytimes should write something up on Alabama and UF....that would blow your mind.

actually, it's pathetic tulth. unfortunately, it's been going on since the dawn of the game. what is really unfortunate is the hypocritical stance by the NCAA, especially when the evidence is directly under their nose....................

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