Bilas giving NCAA an earful...as mystery around Walker continues

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    These are the type of articles that will hopefully free Walker to play. Really disgusting behavior by the NCAA. I really hope the major conferences succeed and form their own governing body.
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    I'm starting to wonder if the NCAA really didn't have much of anything to start with but have now painted themselves in to a corner. In order to save face in light of all of the bad publicity they are getting I am thinking they are leaving no stone unturned just hoping to find something useful for them to justify this long dragged out debacle.
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    Who knows what is going on in there, but we are now past the nine game max suspension for benefits, right? So I do think that Bilas has a point here about the investigation. They should keep investigating, if they feel they have reason, but at least let him play until they have a case, since there is no guarantee they ever will.
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    Free Chris Walker
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    With all the lawyers UF turns out, this is the best we can do? Someone needs to take on the NCAA and stop this circus. With the way we are letting the NCAA take it's own course, Chris will see the Pros before ever playing at UF.
    This holier than thou stance is not working, hello all you people that call yourselves lawyers. Machen and Foley, milk toast!
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    It's like he is guilty until proven innocent. So wrong in so many ways. :(
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    I tweeted the story for what that is worth. Jay Bilas is absolutely right. If there is a case, bring it forward. If not, let the kid play. I do believe it is time for the university to step up and take legal action against the NCAA.
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    Agreed. If they don't take action, it could hurt future recruits in similar situations. UF needs to force the NCAA's hands.
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    Zags blog has a source saying he may miss the entire season which is damn awful. Of course it's just a source, but this is ridiculous. Why won't they let people know what the hell is going on. I'm a rival fan and I'm pissed off. I have no idea how you guys can stand this!

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    I'm still trying to figure out what he did wrong supposedly? If he needs to pay money back then let him pay it.....it should be as easy as that you would think!
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    No doubt. It would appear the NCAA is "all in" on this situation.
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    I imagine it's that he's so poor that he can't pay it back, which makes the situation absolutely shameful and the NCAA complete trash.

    Players should be able to receive money from whomever they wish before they are in school as long as that person is not connected with any NCAA program. Some of these kids could from ultra poor backgrounds and need help. This kid doesn't even have parents. I bet now that that lady wrote the letter, they are investigating whether him staying with her was not acceptable either. It's none of their business and they should just but out.
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    Bilas supported us? ...But...but... I thought Duke was in bed with ESPN ...and...and... ESPN hates us?

    oh and #freechriswalker
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    :confused: Not sure where this is coming from.
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    If he does miss the entire season, it really puts Billy in a tough spot. Assuming he misses the season, come NBA draft time Chris Walker will have played against seasoned, professional level players (such as Pat Young) in practice for months, yet he won't have stepped into a game. I think scouts are allowed in practices, but it is surely very useful for teams to have lots of actual tape to look at (aside from live scouting) and there won't be any. You would imagine that Billy's word will always mean a lot, since he has coached many NBA big men, but in this case he is dealing with a player which is much more known to him than to the outside world.
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    This is true, but it didn't seem to bother the NBA that Kwame Brown never stepped into a college game. If he doesn't play, they'd have chances to evaluate him through other means.
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    One of the reasons the NBA likes the one year rule is that it allows for better player evaluation. I am certain the NBA would have liked for Kwame Brown to play in college basketball so they could have a better feel for him, but you have to go into battle with the army you have. If Chris Walker declares for the NBA he will get drafted, but the best "data" for his game happens in practices which aren't televised and are generally closed to the public. (I know NBA teams don't really count as the public).
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    I agree. I'm sure that the NBA would rather have the the in game data for him, but we shouldn't discount the possibility that Walker will be drafted higher without it (if he weren't to adjust to the college game well). His highlight videos alone put him in the draft.
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    So, there is no way for people to help him financially? College sports are a multi-BILLION dollar a year enterprise, yet some poor kid can't play because someone bought him a sandwich? I think a lawsuit is in order here. Unfortunately, the season would probably be over and CW in the NBA before the case ever saw a courtroom.

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