Listen: 2 convicted of bribery conspiracy in college basketball corruption trial
"Are now joined by Don Jackson. He's an attorney now a very familiar with NCAA enforcement issues. Donna, how are you doing my friend just by our unit? They met doing good. So we saw some news come down here. Right. When it started that in the FBI trial for college basketball couple of guilty counts on bribery. But also, some not guilty counts, which I think are also interesting so explain to people what we should make the verdict and how to fix the college basketball scene. Well, I. The T as concerned this is step number one the guilty pleas from the southern district of New York case. And and also the current case, we're really third party that made payments to coaches allegedly Baid payments to bribe coaches to steer players to agents, financial planners, and and and in the case of Christian dolphins and a new a new agent, and ultimately, I guess with with a shoe companies with the goal of those players going back to the shoe companies at some point. But the interesting thing about about this case about the fact that that the Arizona head coach and also we'll wait we're not forced to testify. The fact that the issue of of direct payments to players or are you gonna end direct payments to players for the purpose to influence than the go to particular MTA members to she's really wasn't address in this case that was addressed along. Time ago in the northern Baltic. Boy bloom case in a Kelly court says the co pay with like that weren't illegal. They weren't trying. So the next step here will be the NCAA enforcement staff coming in to make the determination about whether or not these coaches or the university had energy grid of culpability for us the payments to to the to the players concern whether or not they'll be any kinds of sanctions imposed against the university. Standing approved in the committee on infractions case significantly, lower standard, proofing federal criminal trial. So we'll just have to see what happens with their own with LSU and the other schools that that ramp located through these through our taps. Well, you know, the thing is at the centerpiece of the reason all of this stuff ended up with the FBI with apartment Justice was this idea that the victims of these crimes supposedly where the universities that they were being sort of. Defraud it by by by these coaches in age, it's it looks to me with the fact that those earlier charges some of them were dismissed with the fact that Christian dockings was found guilty not guilty of some of these today that that whole rationale for this stuff all being in court anyway has kind of broken down would you agree with that? But that issue was addressed years ago when in the Novi waltzes Lloyd balloon case when when Nori Walters was was convicted twice on both in both instances and appellate court overturns conviction. And the judge the vote the opinion at the level of second time after you enter enter the plea said, essentially that the payments direct payments, like those that you were that he was accused of any made would not crimes they it without that without that, Don like Why's this even in federal court like that's the only way this is even in federal. To begin with it is. I mean, the underlying issue here is whether or not whether or not pay let's to student athletes, any type of pay any type of financial benefit afforded to student athlete."