Two birds, one stone for the NCAA probe and USC

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The ongoing NCAA investigation involving allegations of Reggie Bush receiving improper benefits while attending USC has now merged to include the more recent allegations against O.J. Mayo and the Southern California basketball program.

The Bush allegations were sparked 3 years ago, surfacing just before the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner was selected as the second overall pick in the 2006 draft by the New Orleans Saints. It branched into a civil suit, with accuser Lloyd Lake demanding repayment of money owed by the Bush family on a promise, but the dragged out court battle still has no conclusion.

The Mayo investigation is fairly fresh. It was only a year ago that Louis Johnson, a seemingly disgruntled employee of a California based sports agency, made claims that Mayo had received more than $200,000 in money and gifts from Rodney Guillory, another employee. Johnson’s attorneys are the source to the information that the two investigations have merged.

If the university is found to be at fault, lacking institutional control, they could face NCAA penalties and disciplinary action. The football program stands to lose the most, with the possibility of vacating victories, which would strip Pac 10 championships and possibly the 2004 National title.

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~ by Anthony on April 9, 2009.

3 Responses to “Two birds, one stone for the NCAA probe and USC”

  1. Reggie ur the fucking man

  2. If there was something done wrong why would it take 3 years to find it. Sounds like a lynch mob

  3. It has taken three years b/c Reggie has paid off many of the witnesses to keep quiet. Take the money and don’t answer any questions from the NCAA. The NCAA doesn’t have the authority to force anyone to talk. Once this goes to civil trial, these guys will be forced to spill the beans. Good luck with that one…anyone who thinks this will be a slap on the wrist is a damn fool. Kiffin and Co. has been on the NCAA radar for the stunts while at UT and now it will be like an early Christmas to bring down USC and Kiffin. Happy trails and fight on…hah ahhahaha

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