People will say it's a gateway drug. Still no reason for it to be illegal imo. I wouldn't be down with legalizing heroic, cocaine, LSD, or any of the "hard" drugs, but pot seems pretty harmless to me...well as harmless as a drug can be anyway. I don't smoke weed now, I did it sparingly when I was younger, just wasn't my thing. I did drink though, and I think alcohol is way more destructive in terms of health and the effects on family.
Were you working? Was Thomas working? Banks don't just hand out 70,000 with no collateral or means to pay back. In any case, the point was that what he did was wrong, according to the NCAA rules on this...other athletes and the schools they played for got penalized, but Thomas didn't. No I didn't harp on this when it was an issue and I really don't want to harp on it now, but my point is that if you really care that much about athletes and the school being held responsible for breaking rules then you should be up in arms about this. But you're not, and we both know why. Spin it all you want but you're disingenuous.
And tell me how a college player can get a loan for almost $70,000? Could it have been money fronted to him in anticipation of being an NBA player? No, of course not, because then that would clearly be a violation of NCAA rules. Take your dark blue glasses off. See what I did there? And also do you deny that Maggette broke NCAA rules by accepting the money from the AAU coach? And it matters to Duke because he would have been considered ineligible to compete.
We'll see what happens. You know it's ironic that you are one to champion this cause, seeing as two of your school's students were mired in NCAA controversy and got away with it. So it's ok for you to buy Maggette and Thomas's excuses but it's not ok for UNC fans to buy what UNC is selling? Hypocritical much?
Leave it up to you to misconstrue the meaning of my post. Settle down, all I'm saying is that those emails would tell so much more if in them they included the names of men's basketball players, Roy Williams (or his coaches). Particularly the one from Boxill referencing plagiarism. For me the big deal wouldn't be the grading of the papers aspect (because this would not be implicating the students or coaches), but plagiarism would implicate at least the player.
BCD knows all about that, he just chooses not to believe it. Bottom line is that Roy DIDN'T KNOW the class was a sham. He may have suspected it, because he made it known that he didn't want his players taking that course. And BCD likes to slam Walden, and maybe Walden deserves to be slammed, but not because he KNEW the class was a sham, but because he didn't follow up on his suspicion and do due diligence on Roy's behalf, since that was his job.
I believe the redaction was done for legal reasons, not to save Roy's ass. BCD, you have no proof that Roy knew anything, the NCAA has NO proof that Roy knew anything. Everything you say is based purely on speculation and yet you try to pass it off as fact. You look silly and immature in the process. We all know you have some axe to grind with UNC. We get it. You don't have to convince us. Could Roy have suspected something amiss within the AFAM dept. regarding it's courses? I think that's reasonable to assume since he showed concern about the number of his players involved in the course. But to leap to any other conclusion is purely speculative, agenda filled crap.