July 28th, 2013 at 7:11 PM ^

I knew people in high school that would take pictures like that and trust me they were not SEC athletes. Or athletes. It isn't the smartest thing to do or even a smart thing at that but it's not fair to say its BAMA money.

NOLA Wolverine

July 28th, 2013 at 7:40 PM ^

I mean, the picture is right there. Count what you see. I got 39 bill faces exposed and just assumed that he has 10 stacked in his left hand on the far right picture. At 6000 in mostly twenties, that's 300 (post revision now, you're down to 250) bills. 

In regards to the comment that there's 100 dollar bills below, yes, there's one on top that I didn't count as 100. The majority appear to have "20" printed on them, from what I can tell from the small picture.

Past this, I've run out of attention span to care further.


July 28th, 2013 at 8:55 PM ^

The summer before I went to college, I didn't have a bank account. My dad used to cash my checks for me and I kept it locked in his office drawer. I had almost two thousand dollars before I left and used to love to count it.

The summers during college, I worked for a moving company making $8-$10 an hour and worked a lot of hours to make over $7000 for school.

If I had to bet though, I'd say this was provided in an envelope under the door. Dolla dolla bills y'all


July 28th, 2013 at 7:20 PM ^

I don't understand why the NCAA doesn't do something about this shit.  These kids are practically asking you to find violations.  The whole system is so broken it's not even funny.


July 28th, 2013 at 7:43 PM ^

Based on Becker's 1968 paper on the economics of crime, I would start by drastically increasing enforcement staff.  I would then make some attempt at actually calculating the likelihood of uncovering a violation and rearranging my penalty structure accordingly.  Without doing a formal analysis, I would wager this would result in penalties four to five times more severe than what is currently on the books. Finally, I would employ undercover investigators and potentially hire a third party PI firm.  Lastly, I would petition Congress as hard as I could to grant the NCAA subpeona power, though admittedly this would likely be unsuccessful.

In short, the NCAA deterrence model is a damn joke, and it should be fixed.


July 28th, 2013 at 9:02 PM ^

I'd imagine that it is not the easiest thing to prove without a third party involved. Most of the major recruiting scandals have been because someone on the inside either screwed up and left a paper trial (like Oregon's on-the-books payment to Willie Lyles) or felt like they were wronged and wanted revenge (like SMU and David Stanley). As long as the two parties are happy with the arrangement and smart enough to not leave a paper trail, there is nothing that the NCAA can do without proof that that money was ill gotten.


July 28th, 2013 at 7:28 PM ^

Notice there's not a picture with all of them together.  I wouldn't be surprised if they all combined their money and each took a picture with it to try and look like hot shit.



July 28th, 2013 at 7:52 PM ^

No my belief is that there's no indication one way or the other, because kids who don't play sports do this all the time as well.  It might be from Bama, it might be drug money, it might be he saved up his money from a job and exchanged it for 100s just so he could take this picture that he's been dreaming about all summer, or it could be that he has a wealthy relative who gave him some money for a new computer and didn't realize he's an idiot.