09-15-2006, 02:38 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wilmington, DE
Re: OT - Reggie Bush could be in trouble.
Originally Posted by JoeSixPat
Let me provide some perspective so there's context to this and what it means to Bush, the NCAA, the NFL, other players, and sports in general.
First let me just say that I think the way the NCAA uses players to pad their own pockets is borderline criminal itself, but that being said...
On the surface, you'd say that there's not much the NCAA can do to slap Bush on the wrist at this point. He's out of college now and has his $50 million endoresement deal.
Perhaps some action is taken against the agent, or the school if they were aware - but since he's outta college, what' the NCAA gonna do?
I'm glad you asked. Probably not much.
But as we've seen with steroids in baseball, the federal government sometimes takes an interest in seeing that the integrity of sports is maintained.
In this case, the IRS might have a teenie weenie little problem with the Bush family taking $100,000 under the table without reporting it - as they likely did so as to circumvent being caught by the NCAA.
So, do you think the IRS will just look the other way on this well publicized case letting the word be known that white collar crime like tax evasion isn't all that serious and doesn't have harsh penalties?
Ask "Survivor" champ Richard Hatch, who's serving 4 years in a federal penetentiary, what he thinks about that (although in his case, some might question whether he's enjoying himself!).
I would be surprised if the US Attorney's office didn't attempt to make Bush an example for others.
So between Reggie Bush and the Cinicinatti Bengals (who I predict will go 12-4 this season - 12 indicted and 4 convicted) you've got the cast for "The Longest Yard III" right there.
im loving the humour in that comment ... gave me a few chuckles :-P
So USC might be the one getting all of the bills? Why wouldn't they charge the Bush family? They accepted it and didnt report it... right? Wouldn't that be tax evasion (Like one of you fine fellas said earlier, just dont feel like doing that whole quote thing :-P)
I'd understand them not wanting to be in the spotlight, but hey - money is money, and our government loves money.
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