FINAL-Walker Cleared

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by aerogator70, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. maxgator
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    Thank you ncaa. And I think suggesting that uf drug its feet is ridiculous.
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    I just watched his youtube video entitled "Chris (Sky Walker)....". Damn. He is really GOOD!!
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    I wish someone asked Walker if his blocking and dunking skills were showcasing well in practice. He's adapting to how we play obviously, but just wonder if he's gotten some big blocks on Prather or Wilbekin in practice. I really think he is going to be a WCS type guy for us. Not as many blocks because he will be second rotation, but he is built similar and I'd claim more athletic which is his biggest strength.
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    Then can someone with an understanding of the process explain to me why the University didn't apply until 8 days ago? What am I missing?
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    You're right, it makes more sense that the University and compliance people were just like, "Oops, you mean we were supposed to send that paperwork in? Our bad."
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    Wait . . . 80 hours of community service? What crime did he commit? :rolleyes:
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    As I said above, it may in fact mean that they applied for his reinstatement after the NCAA finished its investigation and handed down its final suspension.
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    So since we are talking about the University of Florida, they know all and there is no way they could have made a mistake or overlooked a procedure or thought someone else filed the paperwork? If you were the boss, wouldn't you be looking for an explanation? There may be a logical one but I do not know what it is.
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    The logical explanation is not one that says the compliance department at one of the top universities in the country doesn't understand the process of how to get a suspended player reinstated.
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    Glad for Chris.

    The comments from the NCAA are pathetic, though. The kid was dirt poor. Best interests of the students my trasero.
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    I hope you are correct.
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    Yet alleged sexual battery and school-sponsored obstruction of justice...oh, nevermind :mad:
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    Is anyone in the know about how ready he is to play? I will bet on only 8-12 minutes to start and be 12-16 come tourney time, but it is those minutes that Prather won't spend at the 4 and Doe Doe won't spend at the 5. We should be better.
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    He played less than that in the McD AA game but made a number of key plays, rebounds against higher rated players, blocks, alley oops from Hill. Chris is not bashful when he gets in the game. He will take advantage of mismatches and use his skills when the opportunity is there. I think he is ready to go as a back-up center. The upside of the lengthy suspension is that he may have had time t practice some at the four and maybe the three. He is a legitimate defender at a lll three front court positions. What we need him most for is to give Young a a breather. I think he can seriously mess with SEC centers even if that's not his ultimate mission.
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    He shows pretty good ball skills in his video for a guy his size.
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    Got a little freaked out about the title thread "Free at last." I thought he may have been shot. Wouldn't have blamed the shooter if he was a rival SEC fan.
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    He played a team that looks just like Wisconsin last year...if only he played

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    So all the other players on that AAU team are clean...it was just Walker getting the cell phone and free travel! Is that really fair...did they even bother to investigate the other players who didn't come clean with what they did. In other words, Walker being honest about what benefits he received merited a 12 game suspension while others on the same AAU team with the same coach lied about receiving benefits and play without any suspensions.
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    Without any more info than you, I would say that is it in a nutshell. Be honest and pay the penalty. The AAU mess really needs some major cleaning up. But I highly doubt that it will be coming anytime soon. Too much money to be made.
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    I agree that this appears to be a case where coming clean made it worse than covering it up...NCAA sucks

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