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OT: Reggie Bush Case Break ?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by PhilipRivers#1, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. PhilipRivers#1

    PhilipRivers#1 BoltTalker

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    The NCAA appears to be on the verge of a major breakthrough in its investigation of Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush.

    Two sources have told Yahoo! Sports that Lloyd Lake, one of the financiers of failed marketing company New Era Sports & Entertainment, has agreed to meet with NCAA investigators and turn over financial records and other evidence that would tie Bush and his family to nearly $280,000 in extra benefits allegedly taken during Bush's days at USC. Lake – one of two New Era financiers who allegedly delivered cash payments and other benefits to Bush and his family – is preparing to file suit against Bush and his family later this month.

    Sources said that Lake's meeting with the NCAA could include discussion of Bush's relationship with New Era Sports – from financial records and receipts to how and when payments were made – and information about other parties who might have had financial involvement with the running back and his family. Such revelations would likely allow the NCAA's slowed investigation to move forward.

    Yahoo! Sports has acquired confidential emails from officers of New Era Sports & Entertainment, soliciting marketing and memorabilia deals on the running back's behalf. The emails and other internal memorandums purport ties between Bush, his family and New Era officers Lake and Michael Michaels. Bush settled out of court with Michaels in April for a sum that sources placed between $200,000 and $300,000. The settlement included a confidentiality agreement that barred Michaels from speaking to the NCAA, sources said.

    Lake and Bush sat before a mediator in June and attempted to hammer out a settlement, sources said, but that effort apparently was unsuccessful. Lake's legal representation declined to confirm that meeting and also refused to discuss the potential for their client to appear before the NCAA.

    "We do not want to discuss the matter," Lake's attorney, Brian Watkins, said.

    Calls to Bush's attorney, David Cornwell, were not immediately returned.

    Cornwell said in January that he and his clients no longer would be taking part in the "media frenzy" surrounding the running back.

    NCAA officials declined to comment on the matter but encouraged anyone with knowledge of the situation to come forward.

    Taped conversations between Lake, Bush, Bush's stepfather LaMar Griffin and others starting in December 2005 now could be examined as evidence by the NCAA. Sources have told Yahoo! Sports that those tapes provide proof of a financial relationship between the New Era financiers and Bush's family during his days at USC. The tapes could pave the way for significant penalties for USC and ultimately could lead to Bush losing the Heisman Trophy he won in 2005 when he led USC to the national championship game against Texas.

    The conversations also could prove Bush's family started taking money from Michaels and Lake during the 2004 season, when USC went undefeated and won the national championship in a rout of Oklahoma.

    Click the link below to read the rest of the story....

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=ys-bush100907&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
     
  2. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair Well-Known Member

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    FU Reggie and start scoring some freaking TDs for my fantasy team!!!!! :icon_evil:
     
  3. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    The lie is that USC is a top ten team this year. :lol:
     
  4. LaDeezie21

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    Hate to break the news to you, but Reggie is not a very good NFL running back. I would probably bench him and try to dupe someone...I mean trade him for a real running back.
     
  5. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    One loss and you want to drop them to 24!? That is just retarded.
     
  6. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    #5 Wisconsin lost on the road by 5 points to a 4-1 Illinois team that narrowly missed being in the Top 25 at the time, and is now one of the best in the Big Ten.

    They fell to #19.


    #2 USC lost, at home, to a nobody that was 1-3 and a 40 point underdog that had given up at least 40 points in each of their losses.

    Why does USC only fall 8 spots, while Wisconsin falls 14?

    If anything, Wisconsin should have fallen just 5 or 6 spots, and USC fall 20. The Trojans' loss was more shocking. They had all the advantages and still got beat.
     
  7. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    Because the Big 10 sucks *** ..
     
  8. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    And the PAC-10 doesn't?


    Any college football conference that doesn't play a championship game sucks ***.
     
  9. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    No, I think Pac-10 and SEC are class of college ball at the moment.
     
  10. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    SEC, ACC, and Big 12 are the only ones that really matter.

    All the rest are pretenders. Set up a conference championship game for the PAC-10 and Big Ten and maybe they can be considered.
     
  11. reddenedbeard

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    ACC .. :icon_rofl:
     

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