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O.J. Mayo took money from an agent before college? Shocked, I tell you.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spinning27, May 11, 2008.

  1. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member


    On Outside the Lines right now. Unfortunately, this is the shit that goes on when the NBA won't let kids go straight to the league and NCAA happily accepts the one-and-done crowd.
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Very disappointing. That is all.
  3. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    Exactly ... disappointing and sad on levels that go far beyond O.J. Mayo. For some of us, this story isn't about him.
    Disappointing, indeed.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    SC is also being penalized two scholarships becfause of dismal academic performance in basketball. Nice job by Tim Floyd; who would have ever expected that OJ Mayo would do something like that?
  5. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    I really don't blame OJ as much in this as Ron Guillory. OJ was just doing what a lot of very talented kids do when they become accustomed to getting plane tickets and clothes and shoes from AAU programs, which are funded by the shoe companies anyway. Are we really going to expect kids who grew up with nothing to know the difference? (It's OK to take from this guy, but bad to take from that guy??? Come on.)

    Everybody in basketball knows the game. You give kids enough so that they are reeled in by guys like Guillory, who will deliver them to the agents when they turn pro. For the most part, college coaches aren't even part of the equation. What's Tim Floyd supposed to do? Say no? Tell the kid he can't come play at USC?

    The amazing part of this story is how fucking greedy and arrogant Guillory is. First of all, Bill Duffy has to cut off the money supply because he spent too much, which is hilarious. Then, he supposedly gets around $250K but only spends about $30K of it on OJ. Then, when he decides he can't split the money with this other dude, he obviously thinks the dude is going to just go away silently. Big, big mistake.
  6. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    Feels like getting punched in the gut. And I'm no USC fan.
  7. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    Am I missing something? Why is this so devastating?
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I'm with Broadway Joe on this one. Care to elaborate, guys?
  9. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    Can't speak for Piotr or Claws, but Louis Johnson is a former sportswriter and I've crossed paths with him several times throughout the years. I've always thought of him to be a standup guy and someone who I had a ton of respect for. I hate seeing someone who I consider being a good guy get himself mixed up in shit like this.
  10. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Second Tripp's post.

    Louis is someone who was pretty respected among his SoCal prep and recruiting journalism peers. And now it turns out that he's just another hanger-on, jobless entourage guy. And now, unfortunately for him and his possible future safety, he's a snitch. A smart snitch who covered himself well, but a snitch.

    With a cocaine arrest.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Thanks, guys. Now the other posts make sense.
  12. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    NCAA is gonna be so pissed at USC that they'll probably give Alabama State the death penalty. </crossthread>
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