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Ry_garou
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Lafayette
Member since Mar 2014
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Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
How can Zion get custom made shoes for tonight’s game? He worked w/ Nike staff while sitting out w/ knee injury to develop this shoe. ESPN does a piece on it saying how great it is, but isn’t that clearly a NCAA infraction?

Regardless, I hope our fans realize the crap surrounding the basketball team is not going away and will be discussed in every game we play here out. HOPEFULLY we focus on the team and not the shite storm.


ProjectP2294
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
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How can Zion get custom made shoes for tonight’s game? He worked w/ Nike staff while sitting out w/ knee injury to develop this shoe. ESPN does a piece on it saying how great it is, but isn’t that clearly a NCAA infraction?


We have players that receive the same kinds of things. It's just part of the contract with the school. It's not a violation.


Sun God
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
"Zion plays for Duke.

You are LSU."

Damn I just wrote a Pat Forde article!
This post was edited on 3/14 at 8:57 pm


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Ry_garou
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Lafayette
Member since Mar 2014
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
I thought those custom goods had to be available to the entire team, and not one player? This player gets to go work w/ developers for a custom shoe just for him, not the team. And are we not to assume this shoe will be marketed and sold to the masses?


Moarbenchespeaze
Member since Mar 2019
330 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
How about Jay Bias with his head up his arse fawning over this "$UPERTEAM" like it is some revelation.

Zions daddy ask for da money member? A lot of it. All guaranteed. And he turn it down for duke? ..

I'd troll the shite out of ESPN if you could do so live while they broadcast.


Sun God
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
Short answer: Duke

Long answer: he plays for Duke


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Ry_garou
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Mar 2014
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
Jay Bias is so fricking horrible and as much as a hypocrite as Vitale.


LMfan
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
Zoomed in and gave Nike a free ad plus a free PR statement on how they addressed the issue.



genuineLSUtiger
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Nashville
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
I liked the air quotes he used when calling LSU the "SEC champions". Had a little smirk on his face when he said it.


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The Mick
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Sun God
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Member since Jul 2009
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
Weird how adidas is the only shoe company being investigated in this. Good for Nike for keeping it clean


ztro4
LSU Fan
Prairieville, LA
Member since Jul 2011
825 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
My mom is in town for a visit and knows jack shite about the recruiting game...her response, "isn't that illegal?".


Lsutiger2424
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2016
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
They are contracted with the school to provide SHOES for the players not MONEY. This is not a violation.


GeauxtigersMs36
LSU Fan
The coast
Member since Jan 2018
1920 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
I’d be shocked if Nike wasn’t next. They own the shoe contracts with college. Who does under armor sponsor? Also, Adids is done for awhile.


Moarbenchespeaze
Member since Mar 2019
330 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
It's only legal if the media whores ignore it.

If they say anything at all schools like LSU overreact and burn their own house down with jet fuel before a single investigation begins.

I'm say till astonished a fricking Yahoo report (and before a significant investigation even began) with the NCAA-which would have taken a few months-caused LSU to not even exercise caution and just decides to burn it all down. It is uncanny how pitiful it is. No due process and try and trick your coach by cancelling a meeting to then tell him thr NCAA will be listening.

WHO THE frick OPERATES LIKE THIS?

We do


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Ry_garou
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Mar 2014
353 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
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Lsutiger2424


Perhaps you missed the specific piece ESPN did during the 1st half stating Nike engineers worked exclusively w/ Zion to develop a shoe just for him that will not blow out. I’m well aware of team / school contracts by shoe companies, but please explain how this Duke / Nike contract is helping the rest of the team? Nike via ESPN just admitted that they spent company hours developing and now marketing shoes exclusively on Zion’s behalf, not Duke’s.


TigerNlc
Tulane Fan
Chocolate City
Member since Jun 2006
25033 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
Kramer Robertson had custom air Jordan cleats bruh.


Ry_garou
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Mar 2014
353 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
Let’s not burn down our baseball team. We have enough going on right now.


My point in all this is the hypocrisy in college sports.


BillF
LSU Fan
Monroe, LA
Member since Jan 2006
2300 posts

re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
I didn't see the report, but if an LSU football player needed a specially designed helmet to ensure his safety, the apparel company would be allowed to provide him with it, even if no other player required the same. It's under the guise of player safety, and the NCAA isn't going to push back against that.


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JOHNN
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Covington
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Zion gets custom goods from a major corporation and no NCAA infraction..??
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I’d be shocked if Nike wasn’t next. They own the shoe contracts with college. Who does under armor sponsor? Also, Adids is done for awhile.


Its already been reported that Nike and Under Armour are not in the clear. The trial with Adidas employees just happened to be first.


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