Long said, that day, Kansas “disagreed” on how to define Gassnola’s role but that the NCAA made it a condition of considering De Sousa’s reinstatement.
“The NCAA told us that they would not consider a reinstatement unless we included that information,” Long said. “If we did not include the hypothetical, they would not consider reinstatement until after the enforcement investigation was complete.” Since the FBI announced its investigation in September 2017, college basketball has braced for what could be significant NCAA penalties against the sport’s blue bloods.
The ol’ bait and switch to the “Gotcha”
NCAA president Mark Emmert said in December investigations into schools named by the FBI “have already been launched,” but he failed to identify individual programs. Emmert told a group of reporters in December that the association had the “manpower and willpower” to investigate some of biggest names and brands in college basketball stemming from the FBI investigation
He sounds like a man with a Napolean complex. He has little man syndrome. He talks real big. He means they have the FBI helping them. Here’s a question for you little man, WHY DIDN’T YOU HAVE THE MANPOWER TO INVESTIGATE BEFORE? WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN DO YOU THREATEN NOW? YOU’RE GIVING ALL THE OTHER BLUE BLOODS FAIR WARNING? WE GOT ONE,WE’LL GET YOU TOO. I remember how everyone was defending the NCAA because they didn’t have the manpower. Well, Emmerts funny how you all of a sudden have the manpower when it’s convenient and makes you look competent.
This man is no president. He is an opportunist and looking to make a name for himself at KU’s expense. The writer of this article is simply making a living and this article is nothing new. The only thing new is Buckner’s input. How do we hire him? KU’s lawyers and Long have no idea what the hell they’re doing. Why would you agree to Gassanola as a booster? HE WAS NOT A BOOSTER. This is STUPID beyond any reasonable doubt. I’m not impressed with Long’s handling this delicate and costly case.
“Most of my cases that I deal with also have a student-athlete reinstatement component,” said Michael Buckner, a South Florida sports attorney who specializes in NCAA cases. “My advice to my clients is … that [a reinstatement case] may impact the circumstances of enforcement later on.”
PLEASE HIRE MICHAEL BUCKNER TO REPRESENT KU. DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN…KU is sinking unnecessarily.
I’ve been shouting since this mess started that KU is the only program, along with Zona, to be implicated. They mentioned “Blue Bloods.” Something tells me Puke, Kensucky, and UNC are not under investigation. Damn it, if they impose these unjust sanctions of the 2018, SDS wins, and this year and next, that’s a bunch of BULLSHIT. I can half way understand vacating wins with SDS. But why punish the team? He was not the only player who played. He was a small part. Then to say we have to lose something this year and next is BULLSHIT. We’ve been punished enough already. We’ve clearly lost recruits, SDS has sat out this whole season, DOKE is out. What more do they want?
Lastly, Nassir was investigated and cleared very quickly. Williamson still plays and Puke will likely win the NC. I have a feeling KU is the only Blue Blood that gets screwed in this mess. Emmert and the NCAA is clearly picking and choosing what they want to investigate. Again, many were named in the Grand Jury, but KU is the targeted.