Bobert, a FRIEND sent Samuels money. This was not a booster or anyone connected to KSU. Frank Martin said on national television that he sent money to former players because, “they didn’t have anyone else.”
Not to worry though. Bill Self is lobbying for pay for college athletes. This year, he’ll put maybe two “freshmen” on a plane for the NBA the minute the NCAA tourney is finished. In my day we didn’t call this kind of player a “student athlete”, we called them “ringers”.
This is the state of college basketball these days. They have to play for free, for university and sport network profits, before they can go pro.
But thanks for making my point. The NCAA went after USC LONG after Reggie Bush was gone. When an investigation is warranted, the NCAA investigates, no matter what actions an AD may take. It wasn’t the NCAA’s choice to wait to investigate Bush. They investigated WHEN they found cause. Using Samuels to run off Martin was spineless and greasy. Nothing will change that fact.