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Away From Home

Friday, July 15, 2005

Roy Williams broke NCAA rules

More shocking news for the formerly clean-cut KU basketball program:

Roy Williams violated NCAA rules as basketball coach at Kansas by approving payments to graduating players and others who had used up their eligibility, the school said Friday.

After conducting an internal review, the school said Williams — now preparing for his third season at national champion North Carolina — approved payments made by three representatives of the university's "athletics interests."

The school said Dana Anderson, Joan Edwards and Bernard Morgan gave cash and clothing to graduating student athletes and other players who had exhausted their eligibility.

First Giddens gets thrown off the team for picking a fight, and now this? KU basketball used to be such a good program, too.


  • I am not going to defend Roy on this one. He is not stupid, and should have known the rule. And yes, there have been other stupidities played out in the KU athletic arena over time --- can't remember the guy's name, but the football player who tried to rob a Taco Bell a few years ago and got stuck in the drive-up window comes to mind.

    But do you remember a guy named Chris Boggas, former offensive lineman at KSU? He made the big idiot news this week by stealing 6 baseballs with Yankee great autographs from the home of (who else?) Bill Snyder! Value of the balls is supposed to be about $10,000. KU athletics has no corner on the market of stupidity!

    By Anonymous dod, at 7/16/2005 12:35:00 AM  

  • I was in the Mercury Newsroom as they discussed the autographed baseball story. There were some rather humorous ideas passed around for the headline.

    By Blogger Logan C. Adams, at 7/16/2005 09:36:00 AM  

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