Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN Senior Writer Mark Schlabach is reporting that LSU basketball coach Will Wade allegedly "either arranged for or offered 'impermissible payments' to at least 11 potential recruits," according to NCAA documents that ESPN obtained on Wednesday.
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The documents say the NCAA's enforcement staff received information that Wade "arranged for, offered and/or provided impermissible payments, including cash payments, to at least 11 men's basketball prospective student-athletes, their family members, individuals associated with the prospects and/or nonscholastic coaches in exchange for the prospects' enrollment at LSU."

The allegations were included in the NCAA enforcement staff's request that its infractions case involving the LSU men's basketball program be adjudicated through the Independent Accountability Resolution Process, which was created to handle complex cases.

In a July 15 letter, NCAA vice president of enforcement Jonathan Duncan wrote that the case satisfies at least five of the seven factors for referring the case to the IARP.

"Many of those factors are triggered by the actions of Will Wade, head men's basketball coach at Louisiana State University," Duncan wrote. "Some of his underlying actions gave rise to this case and his tactics during the investigation have delayed resolution dramatically. He is employed in a leadership position at LSU, yet the institution has been unable to secure his full cooperation and is accountable for his behavior." Read more.
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Oh shoot!!!! THAT AINT GOOD!!!
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Crook
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Gone
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Keeping in line with the hips/shoulders thing...if worse comes to worse what about trying to bring in Mulkey or Becky Hammon?
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Will has wide hips and narrow shoulders.
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The pear look
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Again.. NCAA has nothing.. this is so juvenile by them. If you have facts bring it to the table. If not, sit down and play with your dolls.
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Their goal at this point is to win the PR battle and they seem to be succeeding in that petty strategy.
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Prove it
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So he's like all the other college coaches.
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Time to cut bait on this guy and fish for a new coach
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But there are 12 scholarships available
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Yeah, well, LSU basketball sucks anyway so I guess it's back to the bottom of the SEC pits.
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Fake News.
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dumbass little drumpf
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LSU haters are out in full force. Expect this hate toward successful basketball and football programs from the back benchers.
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People hate LSU basketball? Who? I’m a Bama fan and meh.
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Yet we're still racking up recruits.....
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Lawyer up and start suing people- Schlabath, Dick V, & co. NCAA too so if we go down bring down the blue bloods..... Case dismissed!!
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I've said it once, I'll say it again... Dickie V is behind all of the cheating that goes on today in CBB. He learned from Jimmy V. Jimmy V was using that shoe money to pay the players. Dickie V couldn't coach to save his life, so he got "in" with the big boys by teaching them how to use that extra money to lure in recruits. It's supposed to be a secret society, but somehow Will Wade figured out the secret knock to get into the club and Dick can't stand it because he is not one of the originals.
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They been trying for 2 years to pin him paying ONE player......Now he’s paid 11........OK...wink wink
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Did this happen recently. Because if they knew that 11 were involved why the wait? Why haven't we heard from the NCAA a long time ago?
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This is a big nothing burger because Will Wade said so. What about Duke? UNC? Kansas? -- Every LSU fan
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Keep melting, baw.
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You know Dickie V is getting a hard on
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what he needs is an enema instead...
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