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  1. weswelker#83

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    If D-Mac received the car as a payment for future services, he is then a professional and no longer elligible for college football. That would mean no Cotton Bowl. If he simply went in and bought the car, got a loan like any other shopper, with a delayed payment plan, he is still within NCAA.

    http://www.todaysthv.com/sports/story.aspx?storyid=58145
     
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    sure he could have gotten a loan.... but how can he afford the gas??
     
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    Wonder if the owner of the dealership is an "Athletic Booster".
     
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    I saw Jamarcus Russell on the sideline at the Senior Bowl last year with the most massive diamond studs in his ears and I remember thinking, how the heck did he afford those, he hasn't even been drafted yet??? I think all these college players get away with ALOT of freebies/"pay me later" deals. Didn't Maurice Clarett owe a ton to a bunch of people who "gave" him stuff before he actually had the money to pay for any of it? I don't know, just seems really wrong to me.
     
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    how ignorant can you guys sound? is their no way for jamarcus to afford those earrings on his own? you dont know what goes on inside his family, bank accounts, investments, loans, defaults, rich friends, rich family members and such. If you play college football does that mean you cannot afford a cadillac or some nice diamond studs? i drove a 55k car in high school, and I dont have agents lending me money.
     
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    When I see a high schooler driving a car, I can assume he's borrowing the car. When I see a high schooler or college player with diamond studs in his ears, I can assume they're his own.

    LeBron James' mother got a loan for a Hummer a few months before the NBA draft based on LeBron's future earnings. Is it too much to assume that these high-profile athletes are benefiting from where they will be in a few months?
     
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    Probably. You can't work a decent job.

    Are you saying his family is wealthy, or he makes enough money part time while going to school and playing football to afford a Cadillac and Ramen noodles?
     
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    I think the word you're looking for is prejudiced.

    Ignorant means uninformed, which is what you seem to be at this point.

    Considering most posters are aware of strict NCAA rules for making money while on athletic scholarships, one could extrapolate his ability to qualify for and pay that loan based on McFaddens income before he went to college.

    Sure he might have rich "friends". If they're "friends" because they are agents, boosters or gamblers, then that's a problem.

    More info.

    http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/?sid=e414f20ef9aed76fbb8e45822f02b9a3&cid=63635

    "The problem is with a new Cadilac Escalade that is reportedly in Darren McFadden's possession. According to an earlier source Darren McFadden was present when sports agent, Mike Conley negotiated the deal for the Escalade at Superior Cadillac, in Fayetteville.
    The source said the car was purchased and put in the name of Darren's mother, Mini Muhammed.
    We have since spoken to Conley and he says he was not at the dealership with McFadden, nor did he negotiate the deal."


    "KARK talked to the University of Arkansas's Sports Information Director Kevin Trainor. Trainor says the university is aware of reports that Darren McFadden has a new car and they're looking into any NCAA compliance issues that might surround it."
     
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    Black people with nice things have obviously stolen them or were given them by their white agent, right? :rolleyes:

    Here's my guess: A guy who is going to get drafted in the Top 10 probably got a no payments until 2009 deal on a car. Whoa, better call in the NCAA secret police.
     
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    These guys are assured of massive multimillion dollar deals. Buying something now on loan and paying it off 6 months from now is hardly a big deal. Yes, it may be gambling a little (see McGahee, Willis) but the risk is relatively minor.
     
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    So we ignore the basketball agent who reportedly negotiated the deal for the car because he's black?

    Sounds like you're prejudiced.

    So the school and the NCAA should make guesses instead of investigating?
     
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    1. There are ways for athletes like McFadden or James to wind up with expensive things that they can only afford based on future earnings, without violating amateur rules.

    2. Experience suggests that MOST of the time, rules are violated.

    3. The rules are exploitative anyway. Coaches make tons of money, schools make tons of money, yet athletes don't get paid. More precisely, while some athletes get valuable educations and/or pro sports training, many others get little of value when compared with the value they're creating for others.
     
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    Well, I dont understand wtf you're trying to get at here. No one stated that Mcfadden had stolen it, and if it's the same agent Mike Conley I know of, well...He's black.

    Your response had nothing to do with the topic and was extremely uncalled for.
     
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    Oh no my head is spinning at this clever reverse racism argument, I was not prepared for this.

    How about you simply do not jump to a different conclusion than you would if you would see anyone driving a new car?
     
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    If Matt Ryan was driving around with a brand new Caddy it would be just as much of a problem as this is. Maybe there is something wrong maybe there isn't but the school and NCAA have to investigate it based on thier own rules.
     
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    I didn't jump to a conclusion, I merely linked an article that had more information.

    I didn't see him drive anything.

    You're the one that started "guessing" what must have happened.

    Apparently the school thinks their is enough indication of impropriety that they're investigating.

    I personally think college athletics are a joke in this regard, with everybody making money except the students.

    The only issue so far that I can see is, did he accept a car in payment from an agent? If so, he's a pro and can't play.
     
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    Here's a simpler question: WHY CAN'T THESE RETARDS JUST WAIT A FEW MONTHS?!?
     
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    Putting the car in his mother's name raises flags that suggest NCAA rules may have been broken and would make him ineligeable for any remaining bowl game.

    However, at the same time, I would think that any potential 1st round pick could easily get a bank loan for 100k to buy whatever he wants to since the bank knows the probability of him making 300k+ within a year is very high. Or if the bank loan is no go; he could've easily leased it (zero down) and put the payments on credit cards; and within a couple of months once he signs his contract he'll be able to pay off the cards
     
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    The whole story is Fishy , now we having an APOLOGY !



    http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/?cid=63660
     
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    The only issue here is whether he is a pro because he has accepted payment from an agent.

    Some unknown source says he did, Conley says he didn't. Apparently conley can't be directlyconnected to the purchase, therefore he plays.

    There is no NCAA investigation, so that's all there is to it now.


    "In our story we cited sources that claimed sports agent Mike Conley assisted Darren McFadden and/or members of his family to acquire the Escalade. Shortly after reporting this story we were able to reach Mike Conley who made it very clear he was in no way involved in the McFadden/Escalade story. Mr. Conley also made it clear that he is not representing McFadden and that at this time he is not yet a certified football agent."
     
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