KU has gone out of its way to be careful and proactive when dealing with this type of situations as shown by not playing Diallo, Alexander and Preston even when the NCAA did not indicate they could not play. The NCAA did not officially notify KU at all that Alexander or Preston were not eligible both neither of them played after the potential/possibility of a violation was raised.
Silvio’s guardian still proclaims he was not paid and until there s proof he was then it is all allegations.
At this point I don’t know what to make of the FBI indictment; it is certainly in the realm of possibility that it jumped the gun before it had all its ducks in a row and now it is running into problems trying to prove the case. Doesn’t it surprise you that if the allegations were true and the FBI had Sean Miller on tape we would have heard more about it and he would be out of a job? Instead, we have not heard anything else…and Miller is still coaching.
I see a lot of similarities with the Mueller Grand Jury. They indicted 13 individuals and 3 entities(including one that did not even exist when it allegedly committed the crime) and when defendants requested a speedy trial, Muller asked the Judge not to grant it because it did no have the case ready and when the defendant’s lawyers asked for all new evidence they were told there was none, which would appear to indicate it the indictment was a fishing expedition to turn some of the defendants to get information and so far has not worked. The NCAA case appears to be similar insofar as the indictment seems to have been issued with the purpose of turning accused individuals and getting them to provide evidence and it has not happened. Without a conviction or at least the start of a trial, the NCAA would open itself to potential liability if it prevents an individual, presumed to be innocent, from playing college ball and potentially causing irreparable harm to his career.
Do you know if it is legal in either/or both cases for the FBI/DOJ to engage in a “fishing expedition”, as you characterize “a lot of similarities” between the reputed actions of the “Mueller Grand Jury” and the reputed actions of the FBI/DOJ regarding the situation reputedly involving a petroshoeco official, Silvio, and KU?
I have been wondering about the legalities involved in fishing expeditions. Is the state within its legal authority, if it engages in “fishing expeditions?”
In the instance of the “Mueller Grand Jury”, I suppose the state could plausibly assert that national security interests justified a fishing expedition.
Might be tough plausibly to argue national security interests in the Silvio situation.