CBS Sports has a story about the Pac-12 head of officials offering $5000 or a trip to Cancun to his referees if they T'd up Arizona coach Sean Miller.
Miller was then given a technical in a very controversial spot in a game against UCLA.
The head of officials for the Pac-12 is Ed Rush, who was a long time NBA referee. You may remember him from his spat with Mark Cuban in 2002. Where Cuban said that Rush doesn't care about the integrity of the game, and that Cuban wouldn't hire Rush to work at a dairy queen.
This isn't a story about whether or not the incident happened, because the Pac-12 Commissioner acknowledges that this happened. What makes this story so bad in my mind is the fact that they are sweeping the whole thing under the rug by saying that Rush was joking. As the article states, there were at least a few officials in the room who didn't think he was joking.
Anyway here is the link: