Larry Brown in trouble again?

  • He gave me a national championship my senior year of college. He can do no wrong in my book!

  • @wissoxfan83 I hope this isn’t true!

  • In all fairness the charges at UCLA were valid but the ones at KU were BS, and in today’s environment, would warrant maybe a slap on the wrist. He has been very good for SMU and I hope that he gets out of it with minimal damage.

  • Look like HE / L.B. got caught with his hand in the “Cookie Jar”

    italicised text “This is the third time the Hall of Famer has had his program face major NCAA charges. After previous infractions at UCLA and Kansas, both of those programs were hit with major sanctions.”

  • @JayHawkFanToo I didn’t want to look like a head in the sand KU homer and say what you said about the infractions at KU, but I should have. It was not a major scandal for sure. And it brought us Roy Williams so there was a silver lining.

  • Better be a smaller slap than Syracuse received for their multiple counts ranging through decades of running a loose program.

    This is apparently just one case.

    SMU is always under the scope. Goes back to their football days where they received the death penalty. That was a period of major abuse and I bet the bad taste continues in the mouth of the NCAA.

    This kind of stuff is usually what pushes Brown out of college ball. A secretary helping a dumb athlete do his homework… WOW! Call in the Marines!

  • @JayHawkFanToo You may have more detail than I do…but I had always heard that the Askew thing was what we copped to…but there were other things they could have gone after us for…hence the seemingly harsh penalty for what would seem to be not that big of a deal.

  • @Hawk8086

    That rumor has been there even going back to before the sanctions.

    I know “the official” viewpoint is that Kansas made the mistake of trying to deal with the charges in-house, when they should have been properly represented by better counsel.

  • @Hawk8086

    Based on what I heard contemporaneously, KU’s in house attorneys decide to handle the case themselves instead of calling a firm that specialized in dealing with the NCAA. Their rationale was they knew the guys “down the road” - The NCAA was at the time located in Mission Kansas at the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Nall, for those of you familiar with the area and getting ready to move to it new Headquarters on College Boulevard in Overland Park. - but it turned out the NCAA did not really care that they were next town neighbors and probably were put off that KU did not see them as good enough to warrant outside counsel…

    The main allegation was that Larry Brown bought an airline ticked for Askew to see his grandmother who either was on her death bed or had just passed away. In today’s environment the player would be asked to reimburse the money and may be be given a couple of games suspension, and the coach would be be given a slap on the wrist and a reprimand. The irony is that this incident prompted the NCAA to set up a program to help students in the same situation and had it happened a year or two later, the NCAA would have paid for the ticket…Askew ended up not even playing for KU. The penalty broke KU’s string of consecutive appearances in the NCCA tournament and was unable to defend its Title; KU has since the once again become the program with the most current NCAA tournament appearances.

    The moral of the story is that the ego of attorneys knows no limits and you should always get a second opinion.

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