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June 27, 2006


Please Let This Be True… And Provable

First reported by ProFootballTalk.com’s rumor mill, now denied by Notre Dame (emphasis added):

Notre Dame denies violating rules regarding agents

Notre Dame responded Monday to allegations by Profootballtalk.com that quarterback Brady Quinn and other potentially NFL-bound seniors could be deemed ineligible because Irish coach Charlie Weis told them to pick an agent before the season.

Notre Dame associate athletic director for compliance Mike Karowski called it “far-fetched.”

Quinn had been narrowing down potential professional agents, but that is not an NCAA violation. Players and agents can speak, but if no oral or written agreement is agreed upon and no gifts are given, the player’s eligibility remains intact.

“We told them they can’t make the final decision or any overtures,” Karowski said. “Are some of our kids working with a list of 10 as opposed to 30, sure, it’s permissible.”

Still, Quinn has been looking, and Profootballtalk.com has reported that Don Yee – who represents New England quarterback Tom Brady – is the front-runner for Quinn. It also said that Weis told his players to make their agent selections before the season starts to limit distractions and should they do that, the players would become ineligible.

Boy, that’d sure be a shame, wouldn’t it? Could the “Luck O’ The Irish” have just been cheating all this time?

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:36 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || Trackback URL || Categories: College Football, News

4 Comments

  1. Brad, I knew you Boilermakers were desperate but come on… First of all, would the coach be that stupid? Second, even if he was so what, it’s an incredibly stupid rule and it’s certainly not cheating.

    Honestly at this point, I’d like to see the NCAA disbanded. They are a totalitarian joke; only less funny for being a multibillion dollar a year business, pretending not to be.

    Comment by Chris Byrne — June 28, 2006 @ 1:04 am
  2. Chris,

    This isn’t motivated by love for the NCAA. Nor is it motivated by a love for the rulebook; you should know me better than that.

    It’s motivated by a hatred for the hanger-on “I never went there” fans that Notre Dame seems to always attract. It’s the people who seem to honestly believe that ND is “God’s Team”, and that they are better than everyone else. And more pointedly, it’s hatred for a fat obnoxious coach who said last year “We’re done losing to the Pittsburghs and Purdues of the world.”

    I’d love to humiliate Notre Dame by watching Purdue beat them this year, in South Bend, with Brady Quinn at the helm. And considering how overrated they are, I think it might just happen. But I’ll settle for them humiliating themselves through scandal and embarrassment.

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — June 28, 2006 @ 7:56 am
  3. I have to admit that I’m amused at this rumor. (My take is that Weis probably *did* tell these guys to go find “an agent” and many probably did … but it probably goes on everywhere and this won’t go any further.) What I find amusing, though, is how many Irish fans get their panties in a bunch over people discussing it!

    Comment by Jeremy — June 28, 2006 @ 11:04 am
  4. Dude, I grew up in Boston, don’t even get me started on the ND poseurs…

    I’m just concerned about you subjugating your libertarian ideals to your love for purdue, and hatred for ND ;-)

    Comment by Chris Byrne — June 28, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

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