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The NCAA on Friday afternoon responded to Inside Indiana’s request for general comment on the allegations made in an ESPN article published yesterday.
Zach Osterman // IU Athletics beat reporter // Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZachOsterman
So whats your gut feeling on this?
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
Honestly (and I'm not an NCAA legal expert), I think this, at worst, looks like a toned-down version of the Josh Selby situation. It's obviously hard for me to know how the NCAA values this stuff, but let's say the iPod is worth the equivalent of $200, cell phone the same and the plane tickets $1000, then that's less than $2000 in gifts, and that's assuming (can't stress that last word enough) that the NCAA decides the gifts were illicit.
If that comes to pass, it could be compared to the Selby case, which ended with Selby having to pay $5700 (the equivalent amount of the total cost of the impermissible benefits) to a charity of his choice and sit nine games.
This is just me assuming at this point, but I would imagine that, given a smaller dollar amount, etc., Perea would probably, at worst, face a scaled-down version of that.
Again, this is all just pure conjecture on my part. There's a lot that's unclear in this case, particularly whether Adams was Perea's guardian and, were that the case, if it would change what would be allowed.
But my gut, to give a long answer to a short question, says this situation, as it stands presently, will not end with penalties even as bad as those imposed upon Selby.
(***My bad, meant "long answer to a short question." Mistyped. My apologies.)
This post was edited by Zach Osterman on 5/27/2011 at 7:58 PM
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