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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Albert Means, the player who's recruiting saga brought (more) shame to Alabama football, may be spreading the love around. His high school coach testified in court yesterday that seven schools offered Means money. Six of them are SEC schools. The seventh is Michigan State. No details were offered as to MSU's participation in the auctioning off of Means. Perhaps their involvement was peripheral. In fact, it's likely that all the schools mentioned had little or no involvement in the offering of money. Boosters likely took care of it.

This, however, is not boosters:

Lang also testified that he received cash from Kentucky and Georgia for taking Means to their campuses for visits. He said Claude Bassett, then the Kentucky recruiting coordinator, paid him $3,000 and that Jim Donnan, then Georgia's head coach, gave him $700 cash, in addition to $100 Georgia booster Bill Harper sent him.
New year, new SEC cheating scandal. At what point do you say enough is enough?