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NCAA Pay-to-Play Scandal

From the moment indictments came down against James Gatto, Merl Code, Christian Dawkins, Chuck Person, Book Richardson, Tony Bland and others, many of us have been fascinated by this case.  At first I thought it might clean up college basketball and make the playing field a little more even for schools that don't want to cheat.  Then I thought it would accomplish nothing.  As the case proceeded through closing arguments toward a verdict, I started to puzzle out the legal arguments, wonder why certain arguments were being made, and have some doubt that the government would be able to make a case.  All the way through it, though, two statements that writers, coaches and ...