@JayHawkFanToo I haven’t seen anything to disuade me that the worst case is still that he is just straight up ruled ineligible and not allowed to play. The sum of money he was allegedly paid is higher than the Diallo’s case. Even if he gets the same ruling, he would have to pay the money back and we don’t even know if he can afford to do so. I know I wouldn’t have been able to pay $20,000+ back as a college student.
I think you are reading too much into the inaction by the NCAA as well. It is being reported that they haven’t done anything yet as they want to let the FBI investigation run its course. I also haven’t seen any news that the FBI has even shared its evidence with the NCAA, so it would be hard for them to investigate until that happens.
I want to be as optimistic as you are but every time I think about the scenario, I can’t see how Silvio doesn’t get a suspension unless the FBI evidence isn’t substansial or it is withheld from the NCAA. Alternatively, this could blow up so much that they can’t afford to suspend everyone caught up in it.