Friday, May 15, 2009

Hold the Mayo

Okay, it's not the most original of headlines, but that's not the point.

The point is that college basketball doesn't look very good right now. What's slimier than mayonaise? College basketball recruiting, some would say.

Allegations have surfaced that Tim Floyd paid big money to land O.J. Mayo. Who, here, is surprised? Mayo apparently went clear across the country to play for a guy who never recruited him.

Mayo had a ton of guys hanging onto him. The person making the allegations of a pay-off was apparently a runner for the street agent.

All this raises a lot of questions in my mind. How many levels of individuals are involved here? How many guys have to be given cash before a college coach can satisfy himself that his crooked deeds won't get exposed?

Makes me wonder how Tim Floyd was able to put together the rest of his signing classes. He had some high quality recruits sign over the last few years.

How many other college programs have handlers on the unofficial payroll? And what is the NCAA going to do about it?

I hope that UGA basketball does not get involved in this kind of foolishness. I want to win, but not that bad. So if some handler for a star recruit shows up on our doorstep, tell them to hold the Mayo.

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