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O.U. fans, it gets worse

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...s.35bdb26.html

This lovely article will be in this morning's Dallas Morning News, LMFAO!

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A former University of Oklahoma walk-on football player accused of being paid for work he didn't perform at a Norman auto dealership regularly brought home dealership cars for his personal use, a former roommate said.

Logan Brosky roomed with Jermaine Hardison, the walk-on, for about a year. Brosky said he knew several players who worked at Big Red Sports/Imports. Some of them would talk about how easy the job was.

"They'd just sit there and not do anything and let the Mexicans do all the detailing," Brosky recently said the players told him. "They'd clock in and go eat."

Former Big Red manager Brad McRae often threw parties at his house for players and other guests, Brosky said.

"He'd buy pizzas, Chinese, Quiznos anything they wanted," Brosky said. "I know it happened for sure three times, and it probably happened more than that."

Brosky, who didn't play football at OU, roomed with Hardison off-campus during most of the 2004-05 school year.

A third roommate, former OU player Remi Ayodele, said Hardison didn't bring home cars from the dealership.

"He had the same car he has now," said Ayodele, who didn't work at Big Red.

Contacted Wednesday, McRae said he never threw parties for players and wasn't aware of Hardison or any other player taking home cars for personal use.

"If he did, he stole 'em," McRae said of Hardison and the cars. McRae added that it would be relatively easy for people at the dealership to bring home cars because "everybody had the keys for them."

Asked if he was saying other players could have taken home cars, McRae said: "That wouldn't surprise me, but I never heard of that."

Under self-imposed penalties, OU has banned McRae from contact with the university until August 2011.

OU declined comment for this story.

Hardison has not responded to multiple messages and interview requests from The Dallas Morning News left for him since September.

Oklahoma is scheduled to appear before the NCAA infractions committee next week in Indianapolis because of the excessive pay scheme at Big Red.

In its notice of allegations to OU, the NCAA made no claims related to the use of dealership autos by players.

Last April, OU said it investigated star running back Adrian Peterson's use of a Lexus from Big Red and found that no violations occurred. Peterson, expected to be a high pick in this month's NFL draft, had wanted to buy the car but changed his mind. He also worked at Big Red, records show.

While questioning Hardison last year, OU officials never asked him directly about using dealership cars but did ask if he was ever offered "extra money, extra benefits" from Big Red. Hardison answered "no," according to a transcript of the interview.

After quarterback Rhett Bomar from Grand Prairie and offensive lineman J.D. Quinn from Garland were dismissed from the team last August, OU told the NCAA that they were the only two players guilty of taking money they didn't earn from Big Red.

In February, however, the NCAA alleged a third player also took money for work not performed. At the time, OU still said only Quinn and Bomar were guilty, but in its official response to the NCAA allegations last month, OU accepted the NCAA's claim that three players took money they didn't earn.

In an interview with The News on March 1, Quinn was asked about the NCAA's allegation of a third player.

"I'm surprised they only found one other," he said from the University of Montana, where he transferred.

Asked what he meant by that, Quinn declined to elaborate. "No comment," he said.

The News reported in February that Hardison's pay stubs from Big Red show he was paid for an average of 43 hours a week from late February through mid-May 2005. That was while school was in session and spring practice was held. Through mid-July, Hardison was paid more than $9,900, nearly twice as much as Bomar was paid in roughly the same span. Walk-ons are subject to the same minimum course load requirements as scholarship players 12 credit hours per semester.

"He worked a little bit, but he didn't work 40 hours a week. I know that," Brosky said of Hardison. They were roommates for most of spring term 2005.

Brosky said he particularly remembers a black Lincoln Navigator that Hardison drove for about a month. Big Red had taken the car in a trade, Brosky said, and Hardison was upset when he had to return it to the dealership.

"Every two to three weeks he had a different car," Brosky said of Hardison.

Hardison was dismissed from the OU squad about a week after Bomar and Quinn, for violating undisclosed team rules. Oklahoma media reports linked his dismissal to a visit to a casino. Hardison withdrew from school Sept. 1.

Hardison, Brosky and Ayodele had previously attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, a junior college. Brosky played football at NEO but not at OU.

Brosky said no investigators from OU or the NCAA have talked to him about Hardison or other OU players who worked at Big Red.

Because of an incident when Hardison threatened him, Brosky said, and because his roommates didn't regularly pay their share of the rent, Brosky moved out of the house even though the lease was in his name.

The landlord evicted the tenants in late June, Oklahoma court records show.

Ayodele, a standout at South Grand Prairie High School, is the brother of Cowboys linebacker Akin Ayodele. Remi Ayodele was on the Cowboys' practice roster briefly last season, and the team sent him to NFL Europe.

Staff researcher Darby Tober contributed to this report.

Brad McRae, the booster at the center of the excessive-pay scheme that landed Oklahoma a date with the NCAA infractions committee, has rarely spoken publicly since news of the scheme broke last year. But he spoke to The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday.
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Goddamnit. Not already. Can you at least give me a 3 month break from football before you start posting all of your stupid bullshit?

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OU sucks balls, but this story just sounds like the room-mate was a jealous asshole. Lots of people who work at dealerships drive the cars from the lot, and you dont have to be a football player to be lazy at work.

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It's no secret that the Dallas Morning News is pulling for sanctions, what more would you expect from a UT paper?
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i gave money to peterson and rufus alexander
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Leave it to a couple of dumb fucks from Texas, to blow it for everyone else.
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It's no secret that the Dallas Morning News is pulling for sanctions, what more would you expect from a UT paper?
LMFAO! Now the DMN is a "UT Paper."

Would it make any difference if it was a Tulsa newspaper? Fuck no, because its the truth no matter who prints it.

How about you own up to the fact that OU is a fucking dirty ass cheating school and has been for about the past 20 some-odd years.

They fucked up and now they have to pay up.
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LMFAO! Now the DMN is a "UT Paper."

Would it make any difference if it was a Tulsa newspaper? Fuck no, because its the truth no matter who prints it.

How about you own up to the fact that OU is a fucking dirty ass cheating school and has been for about the past 20 some-odd years.

They fucked up and now they have to pay up.
Past 20 some-odd years??? Damn, I guess we threw a lot of money away in the 90's! But at least during our national championships of the 70's and 85 we didn't.

Bottom line is that this goes on across the country. The NCAA has been lax the last while and things are starting to creep toward the ways of old when everyone in college football was paid a little extra (look at the events at USC). As a Sooner I hope that nothing too severe happens to OU, but what happens happens. After watching Murray in the Red/White game today, if I was a Texas fan, I'd be hoping for full punishment too. I don't think the Sooners will get off free, but they won't get slammed either. Having thrown their starting QB off the team the day before Fall practice (without a proven backup QB) shows Stoops and Co's dedication to the rules. It ain't like they were caught with guns or pot.
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It's no secret that the Dallas Morning News is pulling for sanctions, what more would you expect from a UT paper?


so is the L.A. Times a "ut paper" too??


http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,4142580.story
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Past 20 some-odd years??? Damn, I guess we threw a lot of money away in the 90's! But at least during our national championships of the 70's and 85 we didn't.

Bottom line is that this goes on across the country. The NCAA has been lax the last while and things are starting to creep toward the ways of old when everyone in college football was paid a little extra (look at the events at USC). As a Sooner I hope that nothing too severe happens to OU, but what happens happens. After watching Murray in the Red/White game today, if I was a Texas fan, I'd be hoping for full punishment too. I don't think the Sooners will get off free, but they won't get slammed either. Having thrown their starting QB off the team the day before Fall practice (without a proven backup QB) shows Stoops and Co's dedication to the rules. It ain't like they were caught with guns or pot.


nice try. And after watching this years spring game y'all still don't have a proven QB, but unlike last year y'all don't have a fifth year senior to fall back on. Good luck even with Murray back there, he does look good. I hope Stoops has picked one guy to go with by late October, i'd hate seeing somebody getting Bomar'd back there not knowing what they are doing.
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Why does the name Barry Switzer come to mind??
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nice try. And after watching this years spring game y'all still don't have a proven QB, but unlike last year y'all don't have a fifth year senior to fall back on. Good luck even with Murray back there, he does look good. I hope Stoops has picked one guy to go with by late October, i'd hate seeing somebody getting Bomar'd back there not knowing what they are doing.
QB is definately the big ? No doubt. I'm hoping that he will pick Bradford by mid summer and start getting him some extra snaps. Nichol won't be ready for the mental part of the game, even if he is ready physically. More than likely the decision won't come until late August, not the ideal situation obviously. If the O-line stays healthy this year, they will easily be one of the best in the country. That should help out whoever is back there taking snaps. OU will probably run the ball 2/3 of the time, at least at the beginning of the season. Remember Thompson was the guy that got yanked against TCU, so just because he was a fifth year senior doesn't mean that we had an experienced backup to take Bomar's spot. They will tailor the offense around the QB just like they did last year and the year before. If the wideouts can catch a damn ball and the defense can actually wrap somebody up this year, another Big XII title isn't out of the question. There were still too many dropped passes in the spring game, which did hurt the QBs' numbers, not that they would have been too impressive anyway.
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Why does the name Barry Switzer come to mind??
Because he was doing what every winning coach in the country back then was doing. It isn't like Norman is the only place that this stuff happens, and if you think it is, there isn't much I can do to open your eyes at this point. It is well beyond any miracle that I could perform. I'm not saying this kind of crap is right, because I don't think that it is. As a Sooner I don't want to see anything happen, but as a college football fan, I'd like to see OU and USC get punished. Maybe that would get some teams to clean up a bit because it is starting to get out of hand. At this rate, in five years, Miami won't be the only Thug U. There will be about 117 of them.
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LMFAO! Now the DMN is a "UT Paper."

Would it make any difference if it was a Tulsa newspaper? Fuck no, because its the truth no matter who prints it.

How about you own up to the fact that OU is a fucking dirty ass cheating school and has been for about the past 20 some-odd years.

They fucked up and now they have to pay up.
didn't make the comment in regards to the article, I was talking more about good old Chip Brown.(UT alum)

Even when OU was on a streak after the UT loss last year, he still ranked them like 3rd or 4th best in the Big 12. Not until they finally beat Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship did he actually give them a spec of credit.

sidenote: LMAO about your last comment, you make it sound like they are the only ones that skirt the lines of "legal".
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didn't make the comment in regards to the article, I was talking more about good old Chip Brown.(UT alum)

Even when OU was on a streak after the UT loss last year, he still ranked them like 3rd or 4th best in the Big 12. Not until they finally beat Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship did he actually give them a spec of credit.

sidenote: LMAO about your last comment, you make it sound like they are the only ones that skirt the lines of "legal".


BUT one of the few that got caught
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OU gets to meet with the NCAA today. We should find out what punishment is handed down, if any, probably 30-60 days from now.

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