Mark "GotFired" is suing NC State

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Since his ouster, Gottfried has been ensnared in the ongoing corruption scandal in college basketball after a former assistant of his, Orlando Early, alleged that his former boss was in on payments made to the family of former blue-chip recruit Dennis Smith Jr., who later signed with NC State. Gottfried's lawyer has denied the claims.
To think, there was a time I thought Gottfried was great and was building Alabama into a basketball power.
 

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To think, there was a time I thought Gottfried was great and was building Alabama into a basketball power.
I would bet my life savings that there are not any "clean" MBB programs who are regularly in the top 10. There is so much money being thrown around in the AAU, etc., that any team who does not have some way of getting money to at least the families of players doesn't stand a chance.
 

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The program on HBO should have made it crystal clear that 'they' are all doing it, and the whole deal with AAU coaches, shoe companies, agents, all of it, makes it almost impossible for a kid who is worth a damn to get into college and play WITHOUT being offered money. Hell, Zion's family got what, $140K or something like that, so he could go to school for a year, when Coach K knew he would only be there for a year.

And we are probably part of it, too. I mean, you just don't sign the good kids without someone promising them something. If you love college sports as they are now the best thing to do now is just ignore all of this, because people have known about this LSU thing for how long, and still nothing has been done?

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It reminds me of the ridiculous "amateur" situation in tennis before reality was faced and open tennis came about. It's basically a way of depressing compensation...
 

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