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Here are some key statements from the NCAA in the new release:
It seems the NCAA is a bit perturbed about UL using the argument that the prostitutes were “cheap” would make a difference in the ruling from the NCAA. It also seems clear the NCAA isn’t taking the “arranging and funding sexual intercourse for a prospective student athlete” lightly pointing out it’s “a severe violation”.
The NCAA has put into question nearly every argument made by the University of Louisville and Rick Pitino. The 2013 banner is jeopardy and the door is wide open for severe penalties coming to the University of Louisville from the NCAA. It’s all in the open now.
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“The Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting, via multiple sources, that the NCAA will send its formal Notice of Allegations to Louisville on Thursday. The NOA is tied to the scandal at Louisville in which a self-proclaimed former escort, Katina Powell, claims multiple former Louisville recruits and players were party to multiple NCAA violations involving money exchange from a former Louisville staffer, in addition to sex and entertainment for U of L athletes.”
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“All I can tell you is this: If it happens on your campus and it happens with your assistants and those people you probably have a pretty good idea of what’s going on,” Calipari said. “If it happens back in their home town, it happens back with their family or other ways there’s no way you can know. You just don’t know. So, all I would say is most coaches have an idea if it happened on their campus. You might not be the first to know about it, but you eventually hear about it.” John Calipari
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Well, the NCAA chose the least possible moment for mass attention to release the news that UNC has indeed been given its Notice of Allegations. Friday around noon of Memorial Day weekend was a gift to UNC for the least possible amount of exposure to the story possible.
The scandal involves the mostly fictitious department shown below.
On twitter, we often send this to @ESPN and @DickieV to mock the lack of coverage this has received. Ironically today, we sent this tweet just moments before the news broke. Yeah, we totally made it happen;)
— KentuckyCrazies.com (@kentuckycrazies) May 22, 2015
Here’s what InsideCarolina.com had to say about the breaking news.
“The University of North Carolina has received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but will not release the details of the report until a later date, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
The NCAA does not publicly announce delivery of a Notice of Allegations and member institutions are not required to release the full report. UNC is expected to announce the receipt of its NOA on Friday afternoon.”
This made me laugh.
UNC’s Notice of Allegations from the NCAA arrives 12 years later by carrier pigeon. https://t.co/9vuLwVgswE
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) May 22, 2015