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"james gatto" Discussed on KNSS

KNSS

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"james gatto" Discussed on KNSS

"Right now, we have thunder shower rain, sixty five degrees, south west wind gusting up to thirty one miles per hour. Stephen, Ted here on a Friday morning and someone broke into Nate Romans home last week, and you can. You can say they really cleaned up. They also made the beds and made origami roses on the toilet paper, rolls Roman tells the Boston Globe when he got home from work last Wednesday. It was cleared someone had been inside. But instead of swiping things they wiped things like the toilets which were scrubbed clean as you might imagine. Roland says the whole experience was weird and creepy. He contacted police, they know of no other cases of breaking vacuuming in the area Roman Roman suspects, housekeeping service, went to his home by mistake, and got in through his unlocked back door. Maybe it wasn't creepy. Cleaning came in there. It could have been mistaken. Person would like to victimize me. Well, yeah, just leave your back door opener it'll happen. I'm sure the record the final US slave ship has been found in coastal waters infested. With alligators poisonous snakes question now is what to do with it. Some have suggested raising the ship and putting it in a museum others wanted to become the centerpiece of a national memorial to the slave trade leaving the remains in the river and marking the area is another possibility. Archaeologist James Gatto participated in the work says the find represents a remarkable chance for research and inspiration. United States band. Slave importation in eighteen o eight but a ship called the cloth Tilda the ride in mobile Alabama in eighteen sixty with an illegal cargo of captured Africans, ship was burned to hide evidence and its exact whereabouts were unknown until now. I would think you'd want to get that raise that thing and do what you could to preserve it and put it someplace is a something interesting. I would think something interesting to see from a historical perspective. Six thirty seven. Now, Stephen Ted and just want to give you heads up at coming up here next our next hour, we've got the secret sound contests. The Canada secret sound now we're gonna play the secret sound for you on the air. Seven ten seven twenty seven forty will give you some clues and you keep tracking clues and might help you identify the secret sound when you hear hear the cutic-, call around seven fifty this sporting first caller at three one six eight six nine. Thirteen thirty two correctly identify the sound and you've been a large five topping pizza.

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 3 get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

3 get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

"A federal judge in New York has sentenced three men for their convictions in the college basketball recruiting scandal. Former Adidas executive James Gatto was sentenced to nine months in prison while business manager Christian doctrines and amateur league director Merle code were given sentences of six months each for their roles in the scandal. All three were convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Rod back in October for funneling illegal payments to the families of recruits to big time basketball programs, including Louisville,

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 3 get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

3 get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

"Three men are about to spend some time behind bars for their roles in college basketball recruiting scandal. Former Adidas executive James Gatto was sentenced to nine months in prison while business manager Christian doctrines and amateur league director Merle code were given sentences of six months each for their roles in the scandal. All three were convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud back in October for funneling illegal payments to the families of recruits to big time basketball programs, including Louisville, Kansas and NC state. Prosecutors say coaches teamed up with the Adidas executive and others to trade hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes del push students to sign with certain schools shoe sponsors agents and even

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"james gatto" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

12:27 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Bomani Jones. Thanks for listening on the ESPN app. Apple podcasts. Wherever you get your podcast. We appreciate it rate. As review us. Give us five stars yelling. Give us four stars. I'm inclined to believe that. You are a hater. We are doing our second show. The week date is when we have a guest joins us that we are fortunate to have this week with us from Yahoo sports. He is absolutely one of the best in the business that this is name is Dan Wetzel. And Dan, you had the joy of attending the NC double a basketball trial in New York City as it was going on in the first question. I ask is has anybody figured out. Why they even did this in the first place. Not really not really I tell you the probably the most troubling part is what happened was a financial adviser in Pittsburgh got busted on securities fraud, like a real crime and part of his plea deal to get out of it was he was gonna give the feds college basketball in an amateur basketball. And he sat up all these dudes and introduce them to the undercover agents to undercover agents working on this case for over a year. Let alone wiretap secret meetings. I mean, everything and so they end up nailing all these guys on what I would think. A fake crime. If a crime at all. And the guy who actually committed a crime is cool. So he got off of securities fraud for this, right leg. Assistant coaches are going to jail. It is still got securities fraud. Absolutely. So we could get wiretaps of like thousand thirteen hundred dollar cash drops and stuff like that. And this guy committed a real crime. And you think about how much money we're spending resources. We got FBI undercover FBI agents. Cool. What we nail somebody doing some. Instead of hey Adidas is paying a kid. You know, ten grand, okay. I wonder when it got to the top does somebody had to be disappointed that there's all this was the head to be whoever made the call that. This is what we're going to do. I just feel like when this is all you get you can't be happy. Can you like this can't be what they thought they were getting? This is all just my opinion. I don't know what happened. Okay. But my guess is because if you look at this they had they were up on wires. They had got these two. Needs to undercover agents had infiltrated the business a little bit. And it gained some trust yet. They pull the plug and arrest ten people that nobody knows other than Chuck Person because he's working as as a Auburn assistant. Now, they could've stayed on for another year. And now, maybe they're sitting there arresting. A prominent basketball coach that everyone's hurt up right now. Maybe it's Rick Pitino and Bill south of I don't know. I don't know. I'm not choosing to do it any wrong. But wouldn't your target be somebody big? Now, we got a story. Okay. Now. Now, we got something. Instead, it's like, hey, look, we got this. You know, we got assistant coach at Oklahoma state. Great. You know, we we got this middle manager at at Adidas. Boy, we really nailed him. You know? Yeah. So I'm guessing somewhere along the line. It got up and somebody goes way. What are we wasting our time on in that case? That's that's just my opinion. Because why would you settle for? You know, these guys also don't forget, they got the dude who make suits the suit man was easily by favorite part of this story the air I like to call you don't get used the term the air, very often. Yeah. We got the suit guy. We got a twenty four year old street hustler is trying to be he was trying to be like, you know, Jerry Maguire, we got, you know, four assistant coaches were just trying to make a couple extra bucks like someone's come. Hey, I'll give you twenty grand if you advisor guy to sign with me. All right. What the heck right Noga? Someone's give me twenty grand. I I moved light. You know, you're not supposed to get fired from your job. You're not supposed to possess contractually, but everyone is going to have a side hustle. You know, you know, James Gatto who they who got convicted two counts, they they kind of tried to make him out to be like this. Adidas mastermind. He's I mean, he's worked at twenty five years of the Dita's. He's climbed up to have basically in charge the money going to which AAU teams he was making a hundred and thirty nine grand a year, which is a very nice salary. But by no means is this a job there where he is getting rich. Okay. He's got kids and why he lived in Portland. It's not cheap. Like he has a good job. But he's working gazillion hours. Forty it took him a quarter century to get it. And they found no skimming of the money. They found it would have been presented, right? I'm assuming you know, the he wasn't stealing. He wasn't cheating on it's expensive. Here was just doing the job. Like this is the mastermind, and he would they would play these like. There play like these audio in court, and he'd be like, okay? Here's a call from James Gatto to leaving a message to Rick Pitino. Right. And it would be like, hey, coach Pitino. This is James Scotto from Adidas sorry to bother you. Really? Sorry. If you could please call me, right? This is the mastermind. He's scared to leave a message for these guys. Nobody and this is the guy that we're gonna put him away like. The streets are safe with James Gatto, Dawkins and Merle code on them. Okay. Like America doesn't have to worry that they might convince another multi billion dollar multinational corporation to give some money to poor high school kid what I've wondered about this win. These guys realized that like the actual feds were involved because everything I've read seemed to indicate everybody was concerned about getting caught by the NC double A, but nobody comported themselves as though they were thinking that they might go to jail riling. Nobody's talking Colin really ever look up one day. And then like, wait. What do you mean? The FBI is at my door. I mean, they did have like burner phones, and they would have code, but it was like the worst code ever like. It'll be like yo I don't want to discuss this payment. So call me on my burner. God. I'm what that was like, maybe you guys should maybe do a weekend in prison. Just for being so blatant. But not ain't nobody knew was going to be a crime. I mean, I. You know, I I'm sympathetic to them. I met all I always try to meet everybody when I cover court cases, you know, families and try to really and I don't care how Ariffin. They choose her as you want to like try to get their side. I mean, you know, Jerry, Sandusky family. I mean, you know, like, you try to be fair a little from cases. But. It's just like this is just free. Are we really here in Manhattan at this big federal courthouse? Like, you know. But there we are so yeah, these guys didn't know they thought there hiding from the NCAA, and they ended up, you know. Oh my God. They the wa they're literally the FBI listening to these phone calls. I mean, even the way they would talk on the call. They just be bantering about about crap. And you know, it was clear they had no idea. What would you say was the best description of the scene around the drought because you know, federal court they don't allow cameras in there. So we all just can't imagine that we look at the drawings that they come up with. Well, I mean, there are three defendants. So it's kind of a lot of lawyers. There weren't that many people there, you know, court would be mostly half-full less than half full a third full. It was very little media. You know, you'd have these families. It was very I've covered a lot of trials and most of them are are way more serious. So it wasn't very intense. This wasn't a murder trial. There was no agreed party there weeping in the first row, right? I mean, just didn't feel like if these guys get off or they get or they get convicted like there's nobody who's like, I need Justice. You know? And so that really changed the element of what a normal court cases. I mean, even if you're just at like, someone snatched my purse there's going to be someone there being like you stole my purse. You know, I'm mad at you. There's nobody Matt I mean. The the the actual clock the actual victims. They would have attorneys. They're like, we think Kansas had an attorney deterrent. He wouldn't tell us where he's from. But like Kansas is there, right? I I'm pretty sure. So we'll tomb that. They're rooting for nothing to come out. They don't want anything to come out. So instead of being like, yeah, we're gonna nail 'em. It's like, oh my God. I hope nothing gets said today and. You know, these victims. I mean, it's what what people are like how did this even come about? I mean, what they basically did the feds were basically able to say that if you create if you make a player ineligible. A college player. Ineligible. Then you have to frauded a college because they have signed and are playing a kid that can get them in trouble with the NCAA. And so you are you by by paying a player to go to a certain school? You're not helping that school. You are turning that school into a victim. Even if this is under the direction of the basketball coaching staff like in the case of North Carolina State. There is direct testimony. This guy TJ gas dropped the money off at an assistant coaches house at NC state who then delivered the money to the family of Dennis Smith junior are supposedly ever did. I they never introduced the actual cash backdrop, but we're we're going. Okay. Even then because they said, well, the assistant coaches would be defrauding the schools to they're not a school. So we're like, well who's the school is bell south Kansas? Or is it some chemistry? Professor is like the board of trustees the students like who is this thing. But they were able to do that. And and and additionally the because these people knew nothing about college basketball. And I mean, nothing like during jury selection there. They're like if anybody here heard of the name Rick Pitino and there's like fifty people in the room like six stand up as it. You know, basically, they all got bounce. It was like I'm a Yukon fan. Like Syracuse other got most of these people knew nothing, right? But they were able to convince the jury that NCA sanctions were so significant that these schools were dead if they got nailed on it. Okay. Like, okay, fine. You would have vacated wins. You could get scholarship. All of this is true. But in reality NCA sanctions, aren't that big of a deal? Okay. Alabama football program has been hit with sanctions many times through the years. Right. The Kentucky basketball program. Many times Carolina's at scale to everybody Kansas has been there. Many times. It's the cost of doing business in the sport. It's like saying you cannot commit a foul in basketball game. If you commit a foul, a referee will blow whistle super loud. And boy Dak to you in front of all the fans and all the people watched on TV, you'll be humiliating. And then the other team gets to take two free shots. Right. Instead, you go look. Yeah. Alabama gets put on probation and while they're on probation. They built the stadium bigger. And then they get off and they get going again. And that's the thing. I think it was the number one thing that you did. And I tip my cap to them on this. 'cause I just as a legal thing. They did brilliantly. They made it seem like if you got caught by the NCAA you were dead. And everyone knows in college sports, you get caught by the NCAA because the coroner you'll be back..

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"james gatto" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

12:25 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Listening on the ESPN app. Apple podcasts. Wherever you get your podcast. We appreciate it rate. As review was give us five stars. The only give us four stars. I'm inclined to believe that. You are a hater. We are doing our second show of the week. That is when we be happy guest. Join us. We are fortunate to have this week with us from Yahoo sports. He's absolutely one of the best in the business that this is name is Dan Wetzel a day. You had the joy of attending the NC double a basketball trial in New York City as it was going on in the first question. I ask is has anybody figured out. Why they even did this in the first place. Not really not really I tell you the probably the most troubling part is what happened was a financial adviser and Pittsburgh got busted on securities fraud like a real crime and part of his plea deal to get out of it was he was gonna give the feds college basketball in an amateur basketball. And he sat up all these dudes and introduce them to the undercover agents to undercover agents working on this case for over a year. Let alone wiretaps secret meetings. I mean, everything and so they end up nailing all these guys on what I would think. A fake crime. If a crime at all. And the guy who actually committed a crime is cool. So he got off of securities fraud for this, right leg. Assistant coaches are going to jail. It is got securities fraud. Absolutely. So we could get wiretaps of like thousand thirteen hundred dollar cash drops and stuff like that. And this guy committed a real crime. And you think about how much money was spent resources. We got FBI undercover FBI agents. Cool. What we nail somebody doing some. Instead of hey Adidas is paying a kid. You know, ten grand, okay. I wonder when it got to the top does somebody had to be disappointed that there's all this was the head to be whoever made the call that. This is what we're going to do. I just feel like when this is all you get you can't be happy. Can you like this can't be what they thought they were getting? This is all just my opinion. I don't know what happened. Okay. But my guess is because if you look at this they had they were up on wires. They had got these two. Needs to undercover agents had infiltrated the business a little bit. And gain some trust. Yet, they pull the plug and arrest ten people that nobody knows other than Chuck Person because he's working as as the Auburn assistant. Now, they could've stayed on for another year. And now, maybe they're sitting there arresting a prominent basketball coach that everyone's right now. Maybe it's Rick Pitino and Bill south. I don't know. I don't know. I'm not choosing do anything wrong. But we wouldn't your target be somebody big. Now, we got a story. Okay. Now. Now, we got something. Instead, it's like, hey, look, we got this. You know, we got assistant coach at Oklahoma state. Great. You know, we we got this middle manager at Ed Adidas, boy, we really nailed him. You know? Yeah. So I'm guessing somewhere along the line. It got up there and somebody goes way. What are we wasting our time on that? That's just my opinion. Because why would you settle for? You know, these guys also don't forget, they got the dude who make suits the suit man was easily by favorite part of this story closed the air, I like to call you don't get used the term clothier very often. Yeah. We got the guy. We got a twenty four year old street hustler is trying to be. He was trying to be like, you know, Jerry Maguire, we got, you know, four assistant coaches who are just trying to make a couple of extra bucks. Like, you know, someone come. Hey, I'll give you twenty grand if you advisor guy to. He went to sign with me. All right. What the heck right? Not. Right. Someone's give me twenty grand. I I moved light. You know, you're not you you should get fired from your job. You're not supposed to possess contractually. But man, everyone is going to have a side hustle. You know, you know, James Gatto who they who got convicted of two counts, they they kind of tried to make him out to be like this. Adidas mastermind. He's I mean, he's worked at twenty five years of the DDS climbed up to have he's basically charge the money going to which AAU teams. He was making a hundred and thirty nine grand a year, which is a very nice salary. But by no means is this a job there where he is getting rich. Okay. He's got kids or why? If you lived in Portland, it's not cheap. Like he has a good job. But he's working a gazillion our sport, and it took him a quarter century to get it. And they found no skimming of the money. They found we would have been presented, right? I'm assuming you know, he wasn't stealing. He wasn't cheating on its expenses. He was just doing the job. Like this is the mastermind, and he would they would play these like. Like these audio in court, and he'd be like, okay? Here's a call from James Gatto to leaving a message to Rick Pitino. Right. And it would be like, hey, coach Pitino. This is James Gatto from Adidas sorry to bother you. Really? Sorry. If you could please call me, right? This is the mastermind. He's scared to leave a message for these guys. Nobody and this is the guy that oh we're going to put him away like. The streets are are safe with James Gatto, Kristin Dawkins and Merle code on them. Okay. Like America doesn't have to worry that they might convince another multi billion dollar multinational corporation to give some money to poor high school kid. One thing I've wondered about this win these guys realized that like the actual fencer involved because everything I've read seemed to indicate everybody was concerned about getting caught by the AA, but nobody comported themselves as though they were thinking that they might go to jail, right? Like nobody's talking in code really look up one day. And they're like, wait. What do you mean? The FBI is at my door. I mean, they did have like burner phones, and they would have code. But it was like the worst code ever like. Like. It'd be like yo I don't want to discuss this payment. So call me on my burner. God. What that was what I'm like. Maybe you guys should maybe do a weekend in prison. Just for being so blatant. Ain't nobody knew is going to be a crime. I mean, I. You know, I I'm sympathetic to them. I met all I always try to meet everybody when I cover court cases, you know, families, and you know, try to really and I don't care how horrific. Accuser as you want to like try to get their side. I mean, you know, Jerry, Sandusky family. I mean, you know, like, you try to be fair a little in some cases. But it's just like this is just predict are we really here in Manhattan at this big federal courthouse. Like, you know. But there we are so yeah, these guys didn't know they thought they hiding from the NCAA, and they ended up, you know. Oh my God. They the wa they're literally the FBI is listening to these phone calls. I mean, even the way they would talk on the call. They just be bantering about about crap. And you know, it was clear they had no idea. Now. What would you say it was the best description of the scene around the drought because you know, federal court they don't allow cameras in there. So we all just can't imagine that we look at the drawings that they come up with. Well, I mean, there are three defendants. So it's kind of a lot of lawyers. There weren't that many people there, you know, court would be mostly half-full less than half full a third full. It was very little media. You know, you'd have these families. It was very I've covered a lot of trials and most of them are are way more serious. So it wasn't very intense. This wasn't a murder trial. There was no agreed party there weeping in the first row, right? I mean, just didn't feel like if these guys get off or they get or they get convicted like there's nobody who's like, I need Justice. You know? And so that really changed the element of what a normal court cases. I mean, even if you're just at like someone stats from my purse, there's going to be someone there being like you stole my purse. You know, I'm mad at you. There's nobody mad. I mean. The the the actual the actual victims. They would have attorneys. They're like, we think Kansas had an attorney deterrent. He wouldn't tell us where it's from. But like Kansas is there, right? I I'm pretty sure. So we'll tomb that. They're rooting for nothing to come out. They don't want anything to come out. So instead of being like, yeah, we're gonna nail home. It's like, oh my God. I hope nothing gets said today and. You know, these victims. I mean, it's what what people are like how did this even come about? I mean, what they basically did the feds were basically able to say that if you create if you make a player ineligible. College player. Ineligible. Then you have defrauded a college because they have signed and are playing a kid that can get them in trouble with the NCAA. And so you are you by by paying a player to go to a certain school? You are not helping that school. You are turning that school into a victim. Even if this is under the direction of the basketball coaching staff like in the case of North Carolina State. There is direct testimony. This guy TJ gas Noah dropped the money off at an assistant coaches house at NC state who then delivered the money to the family of Dennis Smith junior are supposedly delivered it. I they never introduced the actual cash backdrop, but we're we're going. Okay. Even then because they said, well, the assistant coaches would be defrauding the school too. They're not a school for like. Well, who's the school is bell south Kansas? Or is it some chemistry? Professor is there like the board of trustees the students like who is this thing. But they were able to do that. And and additionally the because these people knew nothing about college basketball. And I mean, nothing like during jury selection, they're they're like if anybody here heard of the name Rick Pitino and there's like fifty people in the room like six stand up as it. You know, basically, they all got bounced it was like a Yukon fan like Syracuse other got most of these people knew nothing, right? But they were able to convince the jury that NCA sanctions were so significant that these schools were dead if they got nailed on it. Okay. Like, you gotta okay fine. You would have vacated wins. You could get scholarship. All of this is true. But in reality NCA sanctions, aren't that big of a deal? Okay. Alabama football program has been hit with sanctions many times through the year. Right. The Kentucky basketball program. Many times Carolina's at scale everybody Kansas has been there. Many times. It's the cost of doing business in the sport. It's like saying you cannot commit a foul in a basketball game. If you commit a foul, a referee will blow whistle super loud and point act. You front of all the fans and all the people watched on TV, you'll be humiliating. And then the other team gets to take two free shots. Right. Instead, you go look. Yeah. Alabama gets put on probation and while they're on probation. They built the stadium bigger. And then they get off and they get going again. And that's the thing. I think was the number one thing that the fed did. And I tip my cap to them on this because it just as a legal thing. They did brilliantly. They made it seem like if you got caught by the NCAA, you were dead, and everyone knows in college sports, you get caught by the NCAA 'cause the corner you'll be back..

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"james gatto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

04:49 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"You'll love it. And we're going to stay over and go to the Browns game the next day. Nothing hard about that. That's that's a layup. So it'll be a Baker Mayfield weekend for the king. And I in Cleveland on December the eighth and we'd love to see their don't forget he Jerry Nile also be appearing together for headlock on hunger at wrestle Kate. Rosa case getting bigger by the day. It's a huge event. And we'll be there for on the Saturday after thanksgiving. I'm gonna fly the football teams my plan on thanksgiving into Morgantown. And then I'm going to go by car blew it or not when the game is over on Friday night. Into Winston Salem little nifty for our drive. I'm booked gotta go, and then I'm gonna do appearance there with the king headlock on hunger. And if you get a chance man, check out the replicate event Winston Salem. It's going to be bigger than ever. I'm looking forward to seeing so many my friends or their golly great lineup. The promoters have done a wonderful job of organizing. This thing I don't enter their job man of book and a hundred wrestlers over a three day period is like hurting chickens as somewhat daunting at times and will exasperate once patients if you're not careful, so we're looking forward to that. It's going to be a good deal. I did wanna make mention of proud of the women of WWE for the outstanding broadcast on Sunday night. Boy that was challenging to try to watch. Wifi. Here is. Is very scarce to be honest with you, very scares. And so getting this show back to San Diego for producer, Ted ain't been easy. But we're we get it all done. I was listening to it apparently Becky and Charlotte delivered the goods the kicked pure ass. And that was from a lot of people it as I saw pieces of it more of it on Monday than I did on Sunday, quite frankly because we're actually get a little bit of a wifi now. It was amazing what they did. And they didn't close his show, but the could have obviously. But I think, you know, the the issues WW closer show as a real with a happy ending Becky is allegedly being position as a villain, which I don't agree with. It's not working in that respect. But I I love to see the fact that she's developing as a star if you wanted to be a baby fae, she's maybe face. I think that's what she is. Because the you're paying customer your greatest research material tells me that the fans cheer her they're buying her merge. If they hate us if you hasten about it that badly as as a character television character, why would you buy their merchandise? What would you represent them? If you didn't like them as performer, it's pretty simple math to me. But in any event, Ronda Rousey, and Nikki Bella closes show. That's macaws Rousey has the power rouses. The top female in the company some rock going to lie. That if she the best wrestler a company today, she's not she's the biggest attraction in the company of any gender. Perhaps you can make an argument or that. So that rows e close the show, and as we predicted here, the shows opened by Trish and lead us tag match. I guess mickie James Gatto mic, and at least FOX took the spot of Alexa bliss. So we've predicted that one and it came out we got lucky lucky gas, and then the the show closed Rowzee, which is again as no wrestling purist out of close with what pursue to be the best wrestling match that did have a happy ending. Unless you're the Bella pan club, the not so happy. So I I'm just saying like as a real good show, and it up list everybody it gives everybody a knowledge that things can be done changes can't be made. And of course, you know, I've been hit by the media about ask about Saudi Arabia. Well, what about Saudi Arabia? Well, there's a couple of things flow. But I don't need to be talking to the media about anything right now. But one of Saudi Arabia. I can't give you an answer that you're going to buy if you're anti have any event, I can't convince you it's the right thing to do. So I shall not try. I think it's about the bottom line..

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"james gatto" Discussed on AP News

AP News

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on AP News

"A verdict in a major college basketball corruption case AP correspondent Juliet Walker says some high level executives have been found guilty. Former Adidas executive James Gatto business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director moral code were all found guilty of fraud. The trial Senator on whether the men's admitted efforts to channel secret payments to the families of top recruits lowering them to major basketball programs. Sponsored by Dita's was criminal at stake. A fortunate in revenue for the basketball programs and potential endorsement deals for the players. If they went pro prosecutors said the defendants committed fraud by concealing the payments that violated NCWA. Rules defense lawyers argued there was no evidence. Colleges suffered any harm the case caused a scandal that forced the exit of legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino. Julie Walker New York the rival Koreas and the UN have finished removing firearms and troop. From jointly controlled area at a border village on Thursday. It's part of an agreement to reduce decades long animosity on the Korean peninsula. South Korea says its troops found what it believes are Korean war remains in another frontline area where they've been clearing landmines with North Korean soldiers north and South Korea plan their first ever joint searches for war dead there after their de-mining work is done under the September deals. The two Koreas are to let thirty five unarmed personnel from each side guard the joint security area and let tourist freely move around there. A man accidentally set on fire by using a blow torch to kill spiders KFI TV reports. Twenty nine firefighters were called to a Fresno California housing development Tuesday night to put out a two alarm blaze. They say a man was house sitting for his parents when he tried to kill black widow spiders with the PLO torch. He got out safely, but the home's attic and second story were damaged. Although the exact cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Firefighters say they believe the blow torch was to blame. There's no word on what happened to the spiders, Fresno. Firefighters tweeted, please don't use a blow torch to kill spiders. Pipe bomb threats. I'm Tim Maguire with an AP newsmen of three more pipe bomb packages found today one address to actor Robert deniro to and for former vice president Joe Biden White House says President Trump did not influence whoever sent the packages Massachusetts democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren disagrees. Individuals have stepped over online and that they are responsible for their actions. But it's also important that no one in sight anyone to violence ever. Investigators say the packages are similar as are the pipebombs inside a law enforcement source says at least some of them appear to have been mailed from Florida, Miami Dade police have been sent to a postal sorting center in that county sources added investigators are also trying to figure out devices were meant to explode or just TRITON New York City. Police have lifted the evacuation of the Time Warner center after determining to unattended packages in the building were a false alarm. I'm Tim Maguire more news right after this. There's a reason we invented things like same day delivery, and PB and J and the same jar. We love convenience, which is what makes Kaiser Permanente so special we offer healthcare coverage together..

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"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:21 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And we're speaking with writer, Michael Sokolow of who's new book. The last temptation of Rick Pitino is about a recruiting scandal. And college basketball last year. A federal grand jury charged ten men in the case and the first three to be tried were convicted yesterday Patino was not charged but did lose his job in the scandal. When these federal indictments were announced a year ago. It was big news where people in the college basketball world shocked to hear that these things were going on. They absolutely were not shocked what the FBI did was put names and faces to what many people had assumed or new was going on. But there was an element of shock. And what that was was that the FBI was on the case the FBI was knocking on doors. The FBI was bringing parents and coaches and players into interrogation rooms as opposed to the NC double A if you're in college basketball. It's an occupational risk that you may run afoul of the NC double A. It was not considered an occupational risk that you may be visited by the FBI. And maybe looking at prison time that was a shock. And has it had a major effect on college basketball programs? I mean, Louisville certainly was turned upside down they lost their coach what about others. I think overall it has not yet had a big impact on college basketball. You know, I mentioned that they dwell in a fantasy land and part of that just involves putting your head in the sand. So one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball. The legendary Mike shoshefsky coach K of Duke was just quoted as saying this is a blip. This is nothing. You know, this trial is nothing. It's a small sliver of what really goes on. Well, nobody believes that. But the fact that coach K said it gives you an indication of the sort of institutional reaction to to what has gone on. And. A. Determination to sort of try to get past this without really changing anything you write that the question in the criminal case is whether this conduct violated federal criminal statutes, but what what's really at issue here is the fundamental hypocrisy. If not corruption of the whole structure of college sports, explain what you mean. College sports does not pay its workforce it generates billions of dollars, and it doesn't pay and at a certain juncture. That's just not defensible. Maybe when the money was a little less. You could say okay, they're getting their scholarships. Now, you've got players generating ten and twenty and thirty and forty million dollars for particular programs, and they're not real students their loyalty, and their their responsibility is to their team I which takes up forty or fifty or sixty hours a week, and you're not paying them. You know, you are you are having their elders just spread the money around. And they're not all by the way, going into pro basketball, and pro football some of them are just moving through not necessarily getting a degree coming out with some injuries. And yet the NC double A persists in the myth of the student athlete when everyone knows. Knows that if anything it's the athlete student. You know, the the athlete is what you're there for. I want to come back to one thing. You said earlier you said a lot of people knew that that shady things were going on. And that there was a risk of running foul of NCAA regulations. It is a whole new game. If you have the FBI asking questions, do you think that'll make a difference in the future? I do think it will make some difference. But I think that difference will be just in the way that people conduct possibly criminal activity. I like people will be more careful. You already heard these people, you know, on the recordings that the FBI took them, you know, talking about, you know, we have to do this in some underhanded ways we have to get it out of certain accounts. So they knew they engaged in criminal activity. I think they'll be or possibly criminal activity. I think they'll become more careful Sonny Vaccaro, the former Nike executive the godfather of the grassroots circuit. He told me these people forgot where the boundaries were. You know, they got too, greedy. He also sat and by the way, you never do this kind of stuff on the telephone. So there's an element of all of this that makes this look like just common criminal activity. It makes. The three shoe companies seem like crime families on the on the basketball circuit. So to the extent that all of this is true. And I think it is whether it's criminal. We don't know. It will continue to go on because there's too much incentive for it to go on. I certainly think with the FBI on the case, people would become much more careful and just so we cover this. I mean, you said that in some respects, she went apparel companies look pretty bad in this. What do they say about their role in college recruitment, and these charges the apparel companies have been very quiet? They've put out sort of vanilla statements that this is not what we do. But they've been very very, quiet. There is a Adidas executive who is one of the three current defendants is name is James Gatto. He's being represented by a lawyer hired by Adidas. And by the way, James gadoe who this Adidas executive his father was a high school coach, he's an insider. He's a basketball insider almost all of these defendants are well liked. Well, known insiders, they're not people who operated. You know outside the system, I think one of the scariest things for people in the basketball industry to the extent that that they are alarmed is these people were them there were family. They were part of the basketball fraternity and Adidas and Under Armour and Nike are part of the corporate basketball fraternity. And I don't think they're planning on much to change either. If they can help it. Michael sokolow? Thanks so much for speaking. With us. Thank you. It's great to be on with you. Michael Sokha, lobs new book is the last temptation of Rick Pitino a story of corruption scandal and the big business of college basketball. We spoke yesterday later in the day in the first of three trials which sprang from an FBI investigation. A federal jury convicted three men of conspiring to steer cash payments to get coveted athletes top basketball programs. One of those men was James Gatto junior. The former head of global basketball marketing for Adidas coming up. Justin Chang reviews. The fantasy thriller suspense area. This is fresh air..

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"james gatto" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

05:26 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

"Yourself. I'm Jason with lot that is Marcellus Wiley that do coming up. We'll tell you. Derek Carr could be the next raider shipped out of town. And if Steph Curry's already locked up another MVP award, especially at the last night, but we start every day with a win logs, which you got today. Tobel I Colin cabinet. Lebron James Malcolm Jenkins. Steve Kerr woke athletes across America gathered around. I've got a story to tell you that your social Justice warrior handlers won't in broad daylight yesterday. A US attorney misused the criminal Justice system and convicted three men of bogus felony crimes for allegedly defrauding. The NCWA system of exploitation called amateurism, James Gatto Merle cold Christian. Dawkins are facing federal prison time for the heinous crime of giving black kids in their families money for participating in a system that Ma. NCW architect. Walter Byers analogize to slavery. Don't get mad at me. Walter Byers, a white conservative man from Kansas called the system. He helped build in the nineteen fifties a form of slavery in his nineteen ninety-five memoir. Insead AA amateurism is a sham. Everybody knows it, but gadoe code and Dawkins are headed to jail in the aftermath of the so-called Adidas trial. And here's who's next Chuck Person. Lamont Evans, Emanuel Richardson, and Tony bland, those are the next victims of US attorney Robert Cusack. Amies mission to protect the NC double as corrupt system of amateurism. Here's what Khuzami had the audacity to say following yesterday's morally bankrupt convictions. Quote, today's convictions expose an underground culture of illicit payments deception and corruption in. The world of college basketball these defendants now stand convicted of not simply flouting the rules. But breaking the law for their own personal gain. As the jury has now found the defendants, not only deceive universities in into issuing scholarships under false pretenses. They deprive the universities of their economic rights and tarnished an ideal which makes college sports at beloved tradition by so many fans all over the world. Are you kidding me? This man had the gall to unload. This pile of manure in two thousand eighteen deprive the universities of their economic rights. These kids in their families were paid at the behest of the people running the basketball programs at these schools because everyone working within the fraudulent. Incidentally system knows the system is fraudulent. These universities aren't victims that making billions of dollars off the backs of football and bass. Football players, and here, the guy's going to jail to protect this outdated system, James gadoe, Merle cold, Kristin Dawkins, Lamont, Evans, Chuck Person, Tony bland and Emanuel Richardson. And here are the woke loudmouths who are definitely silent. On the matter. Colin cabinet, Malcolm Jenkins. Lebron James Steve Kerr Gregg Popovich, Eric read what Nike got their tongues tied. The little fake Twitter leader hasn't told them to be emotional upset about this abusive. Criminal Justice power. It's much easier throw on and it quality t shirt and take a knee on issues outside your area of expertise than it is to clean up your own house. I'm embarrassed that the very athletes exploited by amateurism have nothing to say when the Harriet Tubman of NC, double amateurism are going to jail are joining the death. Now, our former Bengals wide receiver t j who's from zodda yahu sports writer, Chris Haines Marceau's. I'll start with you. Why are we not in outrage and going off about this wire the athlete so silent as men go to jail over something this bogus? You brought it today. Agree or disagree. Your broader. We saw is the first thing I wanted to do just to break the tension. But I think that they are I think these athletes the ones that are outspoken in different causes social injustice criminal reform, whatever you wanna call the woke athlete, I think they are speaking out about this as well. I'll give you. Yeah. Yeah. You two example, one v LeBron James produced documentary student athlete spoke about it. Did it land? Exactly where we desired did they come up with economic plan. That's a ffices. No. But they certainly are speaking about this to just yesterday, which is not getting enough conversation and national attention. Rich Paul actually talked about an internship for a student athlete who was supposed to go and play basketball Syracuse who's now going to be a new balance intern to the tune of one million dollars for three months. So what's happening right now. We're lock as you know from the debate team one. Oh, one the first thing they tell you is the best way to win..

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"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:21 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And we're speaking with writer Michael Sokolow off who's new book. The last temptation of Rick Pitino is about a recruiting scandal. In college basketball last year. A federal grand jury charged ten men in the case and the first three to be tried were convicted yesterday Patino was not charged but did lose his job in the scandal. When these federal indictments were announced a year ago. It was big news where people in the college basketball world shot to hear that these things were going on. They absolutely were not shocked what the FBI did was put names and faces to what many people had assumed or knew was going on. But there was an element of shock. And what that was was that the FBI was on the case the FBI was knocking on doors. The FBI was bringing parents and coaches and players into interrogation rooms as opposed to the NC double A if you're in college basketball. It's an occupational risk that you may run afoul of the NC double A. It was not considered an occupational risk that you may be visited by the FBI. And maybe looking at prison time that was a shock. And has it had a major effect on college basketball programs? I mean, Louisville certainly was turned upside down they lost their coach what about others. I think overall it has not yet had a big impact on college basketball. You know, I mentioned that they dwell and a fantasy land and part of that just involves putting your head in the sand. So one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball. The legendary Mike Szumowski coach K of Duke was just quoted as saying this is a blip. This is nothing. You know, this trial is nothing. It's a small sliver of what really goes on. Well, nobody believes that. But the fact that coach K said it gives you an indication of the sort of institutional reaction to to what has gone on. And. A. Determination to sort of try to get past this without really changing anything. You're right that the question in the criminal case is whether this conduct violated federal criminal statutes, but what what's really at issue here is the fundamental hypocrisy. If not corruption of the whole structure of college sports, explain what you mean. Sports does not pay its workforce it generates billions of dollars, and it doesn't pay and at a certain juncture. That's just not defensible. Maybe when the money was a little less. You could say okay, they're getting their scholarships. Now, you've got players generating ten and twenty and thirty and forty million dollars for particular programs, and they're not real students their loyalty, and their their responsibility is to their team I which takes up forty or fifty or sixty hours a week, and you're not paying them. You know, you are you are having their elders just spread the money around. And they're not all by the way, going into pro basketball, and pro football some of them are just moving through not necessarily getting a degree coming out with some injuries. And yet the NC double A persists in the myth of the student athlete when everyone knows. Knows that if anything it's the athlete student. You know, the the athlete is what you're there for. I want to come back to one thing. You said earlier you said a lot of people knew that that shady things were going on. And that there was a risk of running afoul of NCAA regulations. It is a whole new game. If you have the FBI asking questions, do you think it'll make a difference in the future? I do think it will make some difference. But I think that difference will be just in the way that people conduct possibly criminal activity. I like people will be more careful. You already heard these people, you know, on the recordings that the FBI took them, you know, talking about, you know, we have to do this in some underhanded ways we have to get it out of certain accounts. So they knew there engage in criminal activity. I think they'll be or possibly criminal activity. I think they'll become more careful Sonny Vaccaro, the former Nike executive the godfather of the grassroots circuit. He told me these people forgot where the boundaries were. You know, they got to greedy. He also said and by the way, you never do this kind of stuff on the telephone. So there's an element of all of this that makes this look like just common criminal activity. It makes. The three shoe companies seem like crime families on the on the basketball circuit. So to the extent that all of this is true. And I think it is whether it's criminal. We don't know. It will continue to go on because there's too much incentive for it to go on a certainly think with the FBI on the case, people will become much more careful and just so we cover this. I mean, you said that in some respects, she went apparel companies look pretty bad in this. What do they say about their role in college recruitment, and these charges the apparel companies have been very quiet? They have put out sort of vanilla statements that this is not what we do. But they've been very very, quiet. There is a Adidas executive who is one of the three current defendants is name is James Gatto. He's being represented by a lawyer hired by Dita's, by the way, James Gatto who this Adidas executive his father was a high school coach he's an insider, he's a basketball insider almost all of these defendants are well liked well-known insiders. They're not people who operated. You know outside the system, I think one of the scariest things for people in the basketball industry to the extent that that they are alarmed is these people were them there were family. They were part of the basketball fraternity and Adidas and Under Armour and Nike are part of the corporate basketball fraternity. And I don't think they're planning on much to change either. If they can help it. Michael sokolow? Thanks so much for speaking. With us. Thank you. Great to be on with you. Michael Sokha, lobs new book is the last temptation of Rick Pitino a story of corruption scandal and the big business of college basketball. We spoke yesterday later in the day in the first of three trials which sprang from an FBI investigation. A federal jury convicted three men of conspiring to steer cash payments to get coveted athletes into top basketball programs. One of those men was James Gatto junior. The former head of global basketball marketing for Adidas coming up. Justin Chang reviews. The fantasy thriller suspense this is fresh air..

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"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The time is now fifteen minutes before the hour of eight. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm David Greene. A federal jury in New York has found three people guilty of fraud. They were convicted yesterday of paying tens of thousands of dollars to the families of top flight basketball recruits. One of those convicted James Gatto worked for Adidas and steered certain students to Adidas sponsored colleges schools with story basketball programs such as universities of Kansas and Louisville among them, Louisville's longtime coach Rick Pitino was forced out of a job over all this. But he was not even brought on trial. Now, joining us to talk about this case, and what the NCWA can do to clean up corruption in college athletics is Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackstone. Also familiar voice in our program. Hey there. Kevin. Hey, I'm good. Thank you. So what does all this mean for college basketball as a whole what happened yesterday? You know? I'm not sure it means anything for college basketball. In in total because what happened here was a pretty isolated incident. But what it does is it exposes the recruiting practices have been going on in a big time college athletics and football and particularly in basketball for as long as I can remember, and that is basically the channeling of money from one source to the families of talent to ensure that that talent goes to a particular school, and what has happened over the years is that the manufacturers of of basketball shoes. Adidas Nike those those operations have gotten people in the middle of them to help transfer that money. So the surprise here is that it has been criminalised by the federal government as opposed to be policed by the NCAA. As it's been done for years, and it used to be that's the worst thing that would happen in this situation is that someone would be banned from the NC double A, a coach who was was caught funneling money or some middleman now it's actually go which is which is a step. Absolutely. Now, it you could possibly go behind bars. Which is what these these three men are facing. Will you have these three men facing that you say, but I wonder your colleague at the Washington Post Sally Jenkins Rune recently that the real defendant here should be a university. But the universities are actually considered victims and all of this. Do you see it the same way that she does? I don't see it that way. But that was the way that the federal government decided to get involved in his basically, they said that the other universities were being defrauded by this system because by funneling this money. Two players or players families. These people knew that they were making these players in eligible under NCWA rules, and therefore that at some point it would all be found out, and they wouldn't be allowed to play to the universe us any given them scholarships, and therefore they had defrauded the universities of a value, which is a a very strange thing. Because I still don't know how that's fraud. I mean, universities are university basketball programs and football programs are still going to get these talented players under. They're very. Low level of remuneration for athletic talents. It brings them tens of million dollars in revenue every year, which speaks to what you said. This is something that this. This is just a drop in the bucket in terms of potential real change. Here. It really is Kevin Blackstone sports columnist for.

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"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

"We'll get back to our program now. And the time is fifteen minutes before six it's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm David Greene. A federal jury in New York has found three people guilty of fraud. They were convicted yesterday of paying tens of thousands of dollars to the families of top flight basketball recruits. One of those convicted James Gatto worked for Adidas and steered certain students to Adidas sponsored colleges schools with storied basketball programs such as universities of Kansas and Louisville among them, Louisville's longtime coach Rick Pitino was forced out of a job over all this. But he was not even brought on trial. Now, joining us to talk about this case, and what the NC double A can do to clean up corruption in college athletics. Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackstone. Also familiar voice in our program. Hey there. Kevin. Hey, I'm good. Thank you. So what does all this mean for college basketball as a whole what happened yesterday? You know? I'm not sure names anything for college basketball. In in total because what happened here was a pretty isolated incident. But what it does is it exposes the recruiting practices have been going on in a big time college athletics and football and particularly in basketball for as long as I can remember, and that is basically the channeling of money from one source to the families of talent to ensure that that talent goes to a particular school, and what has happened over the years is that the manufacturers of basketball shoes. Adidas Nike those those operations have gotten people in the middle of them to help transfer that money. So the surprise here is that it has been criminalised by the federal government as opposed to be policed by the NCAA. As it's been done for years, and it used to be that's the worst thing that would happen in this situation is that someone would be banned from the NC double A, a coach who was was caught funneling money or some middleman now it's actually go which is which is a step. Absolutely. Now, it you could possibly go behind bars. Which is what these these three men are facing. Well, you have these three men facing that you say, but I wonder your colleague at the Washington Post Sally Jenkins room recently that the real defendant here should be a university. But the universities are actually considered victims and all of this. Do you see at the same way that she does? I don't see it that way. But that was the way that the federal government decided to get involved in his basically, they said that the other universities were being defrauded by this system because by funneling this money. Two players or players families. These people knew that they were making these players in eligible under NCWA rules, and therefore that at some point it would all be found out, and they wouldn't be allowed to play to the universities at any given them scholarships, and therefore they had to fraud at the universities of value, which is a a very strange thing. Because I still don't know how that's fraud. I mean, universities are university basketball programs and football programs are still going to get these talented players under. They're very. Low level of remuneration for athletic towns, it brings them tens of million dollars in revenue every year, which speaks to what you said. This is something that this. This is just a drop in the buck in terms of potential real change here. It really is Kevin Blackstone sports columnist for the Washington.

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"james gatto" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on KCRW

"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm David Greene. A federal jury in New York has found three people guilty of fraud. They were convicted yesterday of paying tens of thousands of dollars to the families of top flight basketball recruits. One of those convicted James Gatto worked for Adidas and steered certain students to Adidas sponsored colleges schools with storied basketball programs such as universities have Kansas and lavar among them, Louisville's longtime coach Rick Pitino was forced out of a job over all this. But he was not even brought on trial. Now, joining us to talk about this case, and what the NC double A can do to clean up corruption in college athletics is Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackstone, also familiar voice program. Hey there. Kevin. Hey, I'm good. Thank you. So what does all this mean? For college basketball as a whole what happened yesterday? You know, I'm not sure it means anything for college basketball in in total because what happened here was a pretty isolated incident. But what it does is it exposes the recruiting practices have been going on in a big time college athletics, and football and particularly basketball for as long as I can remember, and that is basically the channeling of money from one source to the families of talent to ensure that that talent goes to a particular school, and what has happened over the years is that the manufacturers of of basketball shoes. Adidas Nike those those operations have gotten people in the middle of them to help transfer that money. So the surprise here is that it has been criminalised by the federal government. As opposed to be policed. By the NC, double A as it's been done for years, and it used to be that's the worst thing that would happen in this situation is that someone would be banned from the NC double A, a coaching was was caught funneling money or or some middleman now it's actually go which is which is a step. Absolutely now, you could possibly go behind bars. Which is what these these three men are facing. Well, you have these three men facing that you say, but I wonder your colleague at the Washington Post Sally Jenkins room recently, the real defendant here should be a university. But the universities are actually considered victims and all of this. Do you see it the same way that she does? I don't see it that.

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"james gatto" Discussed on First and Last

First and Last

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on First and Last

"And last the podcast now, we have had everything going on with the fall classic and the Red Sox to lead in that series. They went four two last night as the swings back to LA for the dodgers. While that's been going on. I've been amazed at how little we have talked about the trial going on in college basketball right now. Because on Wednesday. The jury convicted three defendants accused of pay for play schemes to influence high profile basketball recruits to attend Kansas, Louisville and NC state and the entire time. This has been going on I've been hearing from our own Myra Metcalf who's been out there covering this. I've been hearing bits and pieces along the way, but this is not received the level of coverage that it did when it started off. And you understand when an F B I pro hits college basketball, and we start hearing all these grand claims made at first there's going to be the obvious reaction, but to not see fold up as we have gotten testimony and things that are much more concrete in a court of law that would support these things has been shocking. So now, we get a ruling Adidas employee James Gatto, former Dita's consultant Merle code and Christian doctrines and former runner for agent NBA agent. Andy Miller were found guilty on felony charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud after a three-week criminal trial in federal court in New York. And obviously a lot of people will point to this day. We knew this happening all along. This is nothing that we're overly surprised with. Hearing this all come out of college basketball. But it's one thing to assume it's going on. And it's another here the things that are happening. Especially seeing the way these shoe companies have been so tied into this. And now all of it leads to that prevailing thought though that everyone's doing this. And I think that's gotta be maddening. If you're a coach who believes truly that you're not involved in this that you're above this kind of behavior that this is not something that you do because everyone's just going to look at you and paint you with that light. Now Bill south Kansas jayhawks, head coach falls into that category. And when addressing the media yesterday, and he's been pretty mum on this so far because of the galaxy of the situation. But now there's been a little bit of there's been a ruling you've heard a little bit more defiance from Bill self here. He was speaking yesterday when recruiting perspective student athletes, my staff, and I have not and do not offer improper inducements to them or their families to influ. College decisions, nor are we aware of any third party involvement to do. So as the leader of the Kansas men's basketball program. I take pride in my role to operate with integrity and within the AA rules, which is a fundamental responsibility of being the head basketball coach first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. So just give you an idea. This was yesterday. This was US attorney Robert S Khuzami issuing the statement at the ruling yesterday said today's convictions expose an underground culture of illicit payments deception in corruption in the world of college basketball, these defendants now stand convicted of not simply flouting the rules. But breaking the law for their own personal game. As a jury now found the defendants, not only deceived universities in the issuing scholarships under false pretenses. They deprive the universities of their economic rights and tarnished an ideal which makes college sports a beloved tradition by so many fans so you can hear there. There's an effort to protect. The NCWA. The amateur is a model all these things and say these guys were the problem. It's not coaches being complicit in this. It's the agents, it's the runners. It's all these things that always are sold to us as the grimy portion of this business to begin with. It's not Bill self. It's not Mike chefs key. It's not anyone else that you wanna name in this process. And I don't say that as if Bill self and Mike chefs you've been accused of something, but I say, you have these big names in college basketball in college sports, the coaches are the stars the coaches are the hallowed ground. They're the ones that have persisted through the years..

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"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:40 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Noel king. And I'm David Greene. A federal jury in New York has found three people guilty of fraud. They were convicted yesterday of paying tens of thousands of dollars to the families of top flight basketball recruits. One of those convicted James Gatto worked for Adidas and steered certain students to Adidas sponsored colleges schools with story basketball programs such as universities of Kansas and Louisville among them, Louisville's longtime coach Rick Pitino was forced out of a job over all this. But he was not even brought on trial. Now, joining us to talk about this case, and what the NC double A can do to clean up corruption in college athletics is Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackstone. Also from your voice in our program. Hey there Kevin. Hey, I'm good. Thank you. So what does all this mean for college basketball as a whole what happened yesterday? You know? I'm not sure it means anything for college basketball in in total because what happened here was a pretty isolated incident. But what it does is it exposes the recruiting practices have been going on and big time college athletics and football and particularly in basketball for as long as I can remember, and that is basically the channeling of money from one source to the families of talent to ensure that that talent goes to a particular school, and what has happened over the years is that the manufacturers of basketball shoes that data's Nike. Those those operations have gotten people in the middle of them to help transfer that money. So the surprise here is that it has been criminalised by the federal government as opposed to be policed. By the NC double A as it's been done for years. And it used to be that the worst thing that would happen in. The situation is that someone would be banned from the NC double a coach who was was caught funneling money or or some middleman now it's actually going Kyle, which is which is a step. Absolutely. Now, it you could possibly go behind bars. Which is what these these three men are facing. What you have these three men facing that you say, but I wonder your colleague at the Washington Post Sally Jenkins wrote recently that the real defendant here should be a university. But the universities are actually considered victims and all of this. Did you see it the same way that she does? I don't see it that way. But that was the way that the federal government decided to get involved in this, basically, they said that the universities were being defrauded by this system because by funneling this money two players or players families. These people knew that they were. Making these players in eligible under NCWA rules, and therefore that at some point it would all be found out, and they wouldn't be allowed to play to the universities had giving them scholarships, and therefore they hit to fraud it, the universities of of value, which is a a very strange thing to me because I still don't know how that's fraud. I mean, universities are university of basketball programs and football programs are still going to get these talented players under they're very low level of remuneration for athletic talented, brings them Tim's a million dollars in revenue every.

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"james gatto" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"Hawks twenty-five fourteen and the nets and Cavaliers are underway in Cleveland. Cavs have started the season three. It's a tie game. Seventeen of peace diangelo Russel and Kevin love each have five points to lead their respective sides there in the first quarter two more games about to get underway, including a good one from Toronto. Raptors are four. No, they'll face the timber wolves. Who will not have Andrew Wiggins tonight? Nixon heat in Miami will get underway momentarily as well had the jazz rockets coming up Sixers and FOX for Milwaukee Bucks or three zero wizards and warriors late night from Oakland. Warriors are three and one on the season. NHL couple of games underway. Maple Leafs jets in the first period, they are scoreless Panthers. And lenders in the first period or scoreless to other games tonight. Lightning an avalanche. From Denver Canucks in Golden Knights from Vegas by baseball getting set for game two of the World Series. That comes your way in thirty eight and a half minutes. Eight oh nine eastern time. Dodgers Red Sox from Fenway Boston. Trying to take a commanding series lead. Dodgers trying to even up at one in one Hyun Jin Ryu gets the start for Los Angeles. David price goes for Boston. Again. They'll get underway in about a half an hour. All right. Meanwhile, a jury has convicted the three defendants accused of pay for play scheme to influence high profile basketball recruits to attend Kansas, Louisville and NC state James Gatto, Merle, Cody Christian doctrines were all.

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"james gatto" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

04:31 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"NewsRadio eight forty w wage AS Jodi dealings over in North Carolina today was for the SEC's media days for basketball, and he spent a little time alone with coach Chris Mack. Just sort of do a solo interview naturally, the FBI trial corruption trial news came out today that there were convictions on all three of the principals Kristin Dawkins Merle code and James Gatto, so Jodie. You said at the end you did not follow the trial. They just released the verdict. But it is the news of the afternoon. It doesn't really affect you guys right now. And and you sit down there, you do have more other. You have other pressing things to worry about them. Then what was going on in that trial? Yeah. And you know, again, it's not even talking about NC double A Louisville was not on trial. You know? So for for us in our coaching staff. You know, our concern has been, you know, our team you obviously getting ready I exhibition game coming up this Sunday against a really good. Well coached Bellarmine team. And then next thing, you know, it's Simmons and then it's Nichols state. So you know, that that's what our concern and our focus has been on. And you know, there's so many Dag on articles that are written about it. You know, the first couple that were written. You know, you read every word now at this point. I I couldn't tell you an article comes out, Chris when you when you took this job. You put the guys in. I think it was at the center that day were you met with your team for the first time, you told them your plan, you told them your vision, or what you kind of your message of that day, unless we can meet a lot of the guys were saying he was everything's been spot on not that you not the coaches ever, you know, deceive or do work, but but how real being so real it it re it resonates with those guys. And that's what that's kind of what you're all about. While hope. So I think you know, if it was an odd day because here, I'm pour my heart out to guys. I don't really know. And they don't know me. And you know, I tried to think about like if I were in there shoes for that day in a new, you know, man is standing in front of me talking about, you know, his vision for I didn't wanna get in the weeds with everything. But I wanted them to know that that I was committed to them. I was committed to the program. I was committed to you'll never making it about the past regime versus a new regime. And really wanted them to know that I must set a high standard for them, and I'm not gonna lower our standard with when when they don't perform to it. That is Chris Mack with our Jody Deming earlier today over in Charlotte, North Carolina will posting the entire interview on my blog. A W H A S dot com. Here's a little bit more about what Jodi asking about. What coach Mack has seen out of his team, thus far, including that red white scrimmage. They had a few days. Did you like what you got out of the scrimmage? I liked the sense. I liked it. From a sense of we needed to play in front of some people. We needed to go extended minutes where guys you know, had the playthrough fatigue. There are a lot of things we have to clean up. I thought our guys tried to play the right way, especially offensively. I thought our shot selection was pretty good. But I'd be lying. If I if I was pleased with the performance. And again, it's it's very difficult. You know, when you score you're like defense any good. And when you don't score, you know, are often stink. You know? It's just like you're always looking at it through the prism of of which team gets scored on get scored there's some individual things we have to clean up some team things that we have to clean up. We showed our guys film on Monday. Or make that Tuesday. And then. Slugfest on Tuesday afternoon before we flew out to media day guys with you today. Chris Cunningham in VJ king due to co captains in two leaders. Not often. Do you have a grad student or a new guy that comes into his cabinet? But they're both no shock that. They're representing Louisville. Well here today, but they're really big time leaders. Yeah, they it starts with those guys being higher character guys and really caring about the success of of our team for this coming year. You know, I couldn't have been better equipped with grad transfers who could assimilate themselves into a group so quickly. No, egos guys are all about, you know, just wanting to put Louisville basketball where where it belongs. And you know, they've been a big help to our program. They provided experience at the same time. I think they've provided leadership that is you L basketball. Coach Chris Mack talking to our Jody Deming a couple of hours ago over in Charlotte, North Carolina at media day..

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"james gatto" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"And happened just before three at the Stony Brook shopping center at south her and Taylorsville roads, still no official word from police on what exactly went down, but multiple Kroger, employees and employees family members. Tell our news partner at wwl Kyi that man a man came in shooting. One woman says her sister had to walk over a dead body to get to safety wants police arrived and locked down the building. A police spokesman is expected to speak to reporters shortly. We will have more information for you at five. A nationwide investigation underway after pipe bomb devices were sent to several prominent politicians and CNN's newsroom. Andy Field with the special report. Investigators ABC news six pipe bomb. Like devices were meant to maim or kill targets, including former President Obama, Hillary Clinton attorney general Eric Holder and others as well. As one delivered to CNN's New York headquarters ABC's Pierre Thomas, my sources, I spoke to earlier today, we're concerned, even when we just learned about the Clinton package and also the Pakistan, President Obama that more could be in the pipeline, and that proved to be prophetic enforcement officials say today and over the next twenty four hours, they continue to look for central packages coming into elected officials and others throughout the country. President Trump despite often publicly calling for hits on people protesting him at rallies is now calling for unity and send one very clear. Strong unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States. America, the FBI saying, it's likely one person or group delivered those explosives Andy Field ABC news. A jury finds three man accused of a pay for play scandal involving Louisville guilty. Adidas employee James Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merle code and Christian Dawkins are accused of paying money to the families of recruits so long as they signed with Adidas sponsored schools. One of the players affected was Brian Bowen whose father allegedly received one hundred thousand dollars sign with Louisville last year. Those claims ultimately led to the removal of head basketball. Coach Rick Pitino Gatto code and Dawkins were convicted of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Healy Hanson, NewsRadio eight forty W H A S lawyers representing the three anticipate a sentence of two to four years in prison Tuesday nights, mega millions one point five billion dollar jackpot winner may never be revealed. But officials have announced where the winning ticket was sold. Casey Martin Simpson. Ville South Carolina, sold what could be considered the golden ticket oversee fifty thousand. Once the winning ticket is presented South Carolina is one of eight states where the law allows for lottery winners to remain anonymous food delivery has become such a huge thing these days, but which celebrity is spending tens of thousands of dollars ordering online man.

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Duke Koto Townsend, Zayn Williamson and Kansas discussed on WAOK Programming

WAOK Programming

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

Duke Koto Townsend, Zayn Williamson and Kansas discussed on WAOK Programming

"Trial more revelations were made earlier this week. And today that add to the black guy on the sport, the FBI attained a September phone call between Kansas assistant, coach Kurtis Townsend and Adidas could Merrill code discussing their crewmen Zayn Williamson who is now at Duke Koto Townsend, quote, I know what he's asking for. He's asked for opportunities from an occupation of perspective. He's asking for cash in the pocket and he's asking for housing for him and his family and quote fast forward to today where Michael Jaffer an attorney for Dita's executive James Gatto. Totally Jerry today that gotta approved a twenty thousand dollar payment to the guardian of current Kansas player. Silvio Sosa after head coach Bill self and Townsend requested

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"james gatto" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

The Jock and Nerd Podcast

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"james gatto" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

"Because this, but he was hired to write and direct the film. Apparently he left because his script for suicide squad was almost identical to the script for birds of prey, which wonder, brothers decided to fast track ahead of the suicide, Scott sequel and he's like, all right, and fuck you. Guys, I'm out like I don't know if they took a script or he. I don't know what happened. I think for DC, they saw an opportunity. Like we don't care. We don't care why his leave. We're going to get James got get. They clearly don't care about the fucking right-wing Twitter hit job or or or whatever. You know the public things like I gotta give him some credit for having balls Bill like, no. I mean, they're, they're, you know, they need to make some moves. That's a big move for them. Still said those. He's still tweeted those things. He still, you know, made some weird as fuck jokes about pedophilia. But yeah. Shit. That was that was the James Gatto the past changed who gives a shit. Oh, he doesn't actually does something you can't. Yeah, it's crazy jokes. It's jokes people these. I mean, he, I mean, again, not the best taste in terms of jokes and not the best platform to put it on. But he's picking making a fucking movie who like it really cares. Andrew dice clay was just in some movie as lady Gaga, father. All right. This do said such crazy shit in the name of comedy. You know, it's like a buck and not let them acting anymore. Ridiculous. That's why you'll love him, but no good for the James Gunn. Okay. I got a little story from Dell. Our that. He told me before we recorded the what the fuck happened to cat woman. That leads in to our next story. I had an interesting event this week. I was this close to being an extra in the walkie in Phoenix joker movie. They're filming out in jersey and they put a whole thing out. So I emailed them and they got back to me like an hour later back on Monday and were like, hey, can you do an overnight shoot in Jersey City on Sunday? I said, yeah, sure. I could totally do that, like, all right. You know, send us your information with, you know, clothing and whatever else. So I did that and I hear back from them the next day. And the first thing they say is they're like, can you send us pictures of the sides of your head? And I'm thinking, okay, maybe they can't tell them the first one I sent that I have hearings. So they wanna like like, you know, figure that out and be like, oh, you have to take those out or whatever. So I sent them the pictures and also I'm like, yeah, you know, and I'm also willing to shave. You guys need me to do that, and they come back and they're like, well, because the movie takes place in the early eighties, we feel your hair is too short on the sides. So you know, thanks. But never mind. But you know what?.

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Prosecutors add more criminal counts to Adidas executive in FBI's college basketball probe

SportsPhone 680

02:15 min | 3 years ago

Prosecutors add more criminal counts to Adidas executive in FBI's college basketball probe

"Sevens on freddie coleman on freddie and fitz simons on espn radio sirius xm channel eighty as well the espn app presented by progressive insurance if you missed anything we had to say it's okay if you were saying about great interviews with ryan how's about how the philadelphia seventy sixers are pools gold the podcast has you subscribe to it in the listen tab the espn app apple podcasts as well as tune in yeah we knew this was now going to end when it comes to college basketball corruption money and the fbi on tuesday in new york federal prosecutors added additional criminal counts to the indictment of an adidas executive named james gatto alleging for the first time infant simmons that he conspired to provide cash payments to the families a former basketball players at kansas and north carolina state he is alleged to a funnel ninety thousand dollars to the family of a mouse silvio kansas player freshman true freshman played around twenty games this year that guy thank you very much and twenty thousand to silvio and in ninety thousand to the family it's all alleged and right then if you're kansas you're you're you're making a phone call to your head coach and bill self going i talked me do you know anything about this if so how much do you know about this if your nc state you know same thing i mean that that this this one was one we heard about back in september when this fbi investigation story first surfaced in that involved in a smith junior who was in a start nc state now a star in the making with the dallas mavericks that was around a forty thousand dollar payment alleged to have been arranged by james gatto back in two thousand fifteen to keep dennis smith junior from decommissioning from going to the wolfpack these are again big name players big name institutions kansas is a blue blood marquee i mean we how many big twelve titles this bill self have i mean more than he has big twelve losses fourteen in a row counting it's it's it's it's unbelievable what he's been able.

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