If you want to trash Duke, link the Duhon article in the Times-Pic.
The Maggette thing is complete bull shite from Worldwide Gary. Honestly, this Lance Thomas case is much shadier than the Maggette thing, although I still can't figure out what the hell is going on with Thomas.
Here are facts about the case. No one will deny these things because everything I listed is an objective fact.
Fact 1: Myron Piggie is a former drug dealer who wants to create an AAU powerhouse.
Fact 2: Myron Piggie's team is centered around Kansas City-based players.
Fact 3: JaRon Rush is considered the superstar of the group and receives the bulk of the gifts.
Fact 4: Kareem Rush is also involved in the AAU team although he receives much less money.
Fact 5: To strengthen the team, Piggie recruits players for a few tournaments from outside the KC area. Those include Byron Eaton of Dallas and Corey Maggette from outside Chicago.
Fact 6: Maggette and Eaton play several tournaments with the Piggie team.
Fact 7: All four players receive money from Piggie.
First thing I am listing that isn't a fact, but it's a conclusion NCAA investigators reached: Investigators from the NCAA believe that Jaron Rush received about $20K from Piggie. The rest received less than $2K because they were either considered less valuable (Kareem Rush) or had a very limited role on the team (Maggette and Eaton).
Fact 8: Corey Maggette leaves Duke after his first year and goes pro. Piggie's payments are not known until after he goes pro.
Fact 9: The other players all stay in school.
Fact 10: The NCAA suspends the other players involved. They have no jurisdiction over Maggette.
Fact 11: JaRon Rush gets by far the heaviest punishment. Misses more than double the games of Eaton and Rush. This is in direct correlation to the money received by the players from Piggie.
Fact 12: No program, not Oklahoma State (Eaton), Duke (Maggette), UCLA (JaRon Rush), or Missouri (Kareem Rush) receives institutional penalties because of what their players received from Piggy.
But in Worldwide Gary's article, you can't find the words Rush, JaRon, Kareem, or Eaton anywhere in the article. The cocksucker acts as if Duke received a benefit that the other schools didn't. That is an outright lie of omission.
ETA: Just found an SI Link that said JaRon Rush had $6300 given, not $20K. But I was right about Kareem and the others getting $1800 or less
This post was edited on 5/1 at 1:37 pm