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Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
During the NCAA corruption trial in New York on Monday a tape was played that connected head coach Will Wade to a $300,000 'deal' to land former power forward Naz Reid.

The FBI video has audio of Emanuel "Book" Richardson, a former Arizona basketball assistant coach from 2009-2017, discussing the offer for Reid. Per The Advocate:
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Richardson said Wade had approached him informally about leaving Arizona for a job at LSU to help the Tigers land Reid. Arizona and LSU were hotly battling at the time for a commitment from Reid, who publicly named the universities as his two top choices.

Richardson said in the video that Wade told him, “Look, there’s a deal in place, I got $300,000 for him."

Richardson said he responded by telling Wade, “S***, give me half that and I’ll make sure he goes there.”
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Port Royal58 months
It's hearsay from a convicted felon talking shite.
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HC8758 months
That's crazy, N.R. was NOT worth $300K. That alone makes this extremely questionable.
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TOSOV58 months
Well now we know why Wade wouldn't discuss it. Dude has no clue how many nuggets of bad behavior is going to come bite him in the arse from his road to the top. Continue ignoring the smoke tiger fans....it makes it more entertaining.
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TheHat758 months
Scott gonna cut ties. Sad but a move he’s gonna be forced to do
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RaleighTGR58 months
Offers don't exist in vacuums. If there's an offer from one coach, it's because he's competing against multiple offers. That's why nothing will happen here - it's pulling a loose thread on a sweater. The whole thing will unravel. Cue Weezer.
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rob6258 months
Ok, I would like to know where all this money is supposedly coming from. Who is Will Wade supposedly getting millions of dollars from to sign all these kids?
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Mattywiz58 months
Boosters I'm sure
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LesnarF558 months
Assclown Richardson (felon) said this was a conversation no tape GTFO of here!!! This just makes our gangster coach look even more badass!!! Wade should always wear a pinstriped suit and a fedora hat on the baseline.
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NC_Tigah58 months
Stupid is as stupid does. The author is both kinds of stupid. The "Tape In Federal Court Links Will Wade To $300k Deal To Get Naz Reid" in an identical way that BillSelf linked CoachK to a $$$$$$ + a house Zion deal. Maybe so . . . . but NO ONE is pointing the finger at Duke. Certainly their hometown paper is not. Very disappointing to see this garbage in the Advocate.
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SLAP9958 months
Where's that Naked Gun gif of Leslie Nielsen in front of the exploding fireworks shop when you need it...
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stho38158 months
There's a video of a guy who says another guy was told by a different guy that he seemed to be paying a player...
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pitchandcatch2758 months
Bull$hit at best. 300K. Here say. Paper trail... Account balance.. Get off it...Geaux Tigers
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Jumbo_Gumbo58 months
They can’t go after only one university. That’s why i think Wade is safe. If they bury Wade and LSU, there are 30 or 40 other programs including the blue bloods that will have to be buried too. Too much money made by the NCAA to let that happen.
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zed4458 months
Naz not worth 300k thats for sure
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JustinT3758 months
More like Naz isn’t worth your job, sanctions, scholarship cuts, etc.
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TigerOnTheMountain58 months
LOL frick The Advocate and BR media
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atltiger648758 months
so the media should bury a story just because it's unflattering to the local university's head coach?
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lovinLSU58 months
LMAOOOOOO...this being said by a convicted Felon.... POPCORN PLEASE... LMAOOOOOO
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Play_Neck58 months
Who is awaiting sentencing ...
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HueyP58 months
I think it would be best if WW had testified. All these accusations are going to be hard for him to get past.
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GeauxsomeMeaux58 months
I don’t think WW is that stupid! I can’t believe he would say such incriminating comments! Play the tape!
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spslayto58 months
It's not a tape. It's hearsay at best.
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ljhog58 months
Well is ole "Book" gonna testify under oath Wade told him that or not? That be the question.
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BowDownToLSU58 months
“ It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove” Denzel in Training Day
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Tigers eyes58 months
It's amazing the BS people will come up with to take the pressure off their self. This crap is nothing but he said she said kind of BS. Apparently the deal didn't go through. Now all the dude needs is actual proof this conversation took place.
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GeauxtigersMs3658 months
So a guy who lost a recruiting battle had an offer to come to LSU, doesn’t and says LSU offered money. Sorry if I need actual proof, not a guy telling a story. If that’s the case every story you hear is fact?
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