OT: Adidas exec claims Bill Self demanded player payments in turn for Adidas contract

Submitted by JamieH on October 18th, 2018 at 6:14 PM

"The evidence, I submit, shows that Kansas' head coach knew of and asked for a payment to be made to Silvio De Sousa's handler," Schachter told the jury. "More than that, Coach Self requested just the kind of help that Mr. Gassnola arranged as a condition for Coach Self to permit Adidas to continue their sponsorship agreement with the University of Kansas."

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25018425/attorney-adidas-executive-says-20k-payment-only-made-request-kansas-jayhawks-coach-bill-self

Does Self survive at Kansas?  Does the NCAA even care anymore?

Comments

KC Wolve

October 18th, 2018 at 7:50 PM ^

 KSU grad living in KC checking in. This whole situation warms my fucking soul and I want to inject KU people comments directly into my veins. So many of these fucking idiots thought these kids actually came to KS because of “Tradition”. I love living in KC, but I’m also not an idiot that thinks a kid from the Bronx came to Lawrence because he really wanted to. Some still don’t believe it, but many have moved on to, “what is Self supposed to do?”. “He isn’t paying them”. 

I love this so much it hurts. 

Jasper

October 18th, 2018 at 9:05 PM ^

Nice. Similarly, Duke fans believe that players like Zion Williamson (whose dad supposedly asked Kansas for some favors) turn down $$$ from Kansas, Kentucky, et al. just to play for saintly Coach K.

Side note: One of my neighbors from student days in Ann Arbor was (IIRC) headed to KSU for grad school (chemistry). Lost touch with the guy a *long* time ago ...

KC Wolve

October 18th, 2018 at 9:37 PM ^

Between this and the “The Big 10 totally wanted us if the Big 12 collapsed” during the conference realignment days. KU fans are the absolute worst. I’ll never forget what a guy from my office told me. He is from Iowa and has no affiliation or interest in the local schools. Out of nowhere he just came to me and said, “you are right, they really are the worst fans. I thought you just said that because you went to KSU”. I laughed. 

Honker Burger

October 18th, 2018 at 7:51 PM ^

Considering Sean Miller is still coaching at Arizona, I would say Bill Self will survive this. There are far too many programs involved for the NCAA to do anything.

Time to put the banners back up. Remember, if you cheat, just make sure a lot of other schools are doing it concurrently so you won't get punished.

trueblueintexas

October 18th, 2018 at 8:35 PM ^

Because all of the major schools TV has fawned over for decades will be implicated in this by the time it is done, the NCAA will basically take a clean slate approach saying, okay, everyone starts over with no punishment, but if we catch you again...

That way all of the coaches can continue at their current schools and no key teams miss the tourney. 

Sad and pathetic, but also most likely.