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IMG is a Shady Place. Effects on Recruiting?

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by Sylez_G_Koolaid, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Sylez_G_Koolaid

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    MANATEE COUNTY — The United States District Court in Boston has charged 36-year-old Mark Riddell, who had served as the director of college entrance exam preparation at IMG Academy, with two counts of fraud and is asking for a forfeiture of nearly $500,000 in connection with a nationwide college admissions bribery case.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office said dozens of individuals involved in conspiracy to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested Tuesday by federal agents in multiple states.
    IMG Academy director accused in college bribery scandal
     
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  2. INGATORSWETRUST

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    I’m sure he helped IMG kids get needed scores as well
     
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  3. Gatorrick22

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    I've posted my sentiment about what goes on there. Aren't they too under investigation by the FBI or AG?
     
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  4. dawny

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    So glad we have no Pipeline to IMG, like Bama,
    Criminols, they will get there slap on the wrist, all of our Country follows the money trail, USA is sure going down with everything?
     
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  5. thekentuckygator

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    IMG/Bama-——NCAA——-FBI

    Those who have cash get justice.

    Those who don’t have cash get justice.
     
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  6. Claygator

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    Wow. That is disgraceful. Taking the tests in place of the kids for bribes?

    Someone needs to take a hard look at IMG.
     
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  7. TrueGator

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    Well, that explains a lot...
     
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  8. atlantagator86

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    I've always thought IMG was really shady. Maybe not in terms of test prep, though that makes sense, but in terms of directing kids to certain schools. I have to believe there are a lot of recruits bought and sold through IMG every year. Only makes sense that schools or parents may also pay them to ensure recruits are eligible.
     
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  9. swampgas44

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    Don't listen to our radio broadcasts. :ninja2:
     
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  10. candymanfromgc

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    It is corrupt and I don't think it will ever be clean again. My two biggest examples are fsu and North Carolina. How NC even has a sports program is sad.
    How fsu got away with academic fraud is simply wrong.
     
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  11. Gatorrick22

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    Put it this way, you should look into who 'owns' shares of that place. They are among the shadiest of people in our country. That is all I will say.
     
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  12. antny

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    Monsters in the morning on real radio 104.1 had a guest on the show this morning who was a sports agent at one point. They were discussing the celebrity/affluent academic scandal that broke earlier and someone parralled it to major college sports. He said it's all filthy citing academic fraud and improper benefits for recruiting as well as during their college careers once in school. He said all anyone had to do to prove it Was to walk out to the parking lot and look at all the 50k cars but EVERYONE is willfully ignorant.

    I'm a broken record here on this subject as I don't believe college dynasties like bama maintain their superiority through Sabans discipline, coaching ability, etc etc. I find it laughable and naive to believe that yet a few people on this board call it sour grapes to think otherwise.
     
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  13. Matherly87

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    Surely if you rearrange the letters FSU, FBI, IMG, UM, and NCAA you get SCAMMING FIASCO. Not quite but close to it.
     
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  14. Sylez_G_Koolaid

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    What I've been wondering is how long it would take to find some agent working with IMG behind the scenes to ensure a future client qualifies for college.
     
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  15. Gatorrick22

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    I have to say that I am very happy that not one of their players have ever signed to play for the Florida Gators. There are far more bad things to come out of this story than we have right now.
     
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  16. Endless Excuses

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    Rapeis qualified for Stanford....well now we know....He couldnt speak english or string two sentences together yet FSU fans want to say (according to the rapist) he could have got into Stanford. Yeah right. What next...he cant read...be it book or NFL defense.
     
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  17. Matherly87

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    Yale hes!!! I mean Hell Yes.
     
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  18. biggynugs

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    I thunk his discipline extends to keeping the boosters in line and writing checks
     
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    And we just thought they didn’t like us

    When all the time we weren’t paying to play
     
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  20. atlantagator86

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    Kind of makes you wonder exactly what happened behind the scenes with Josh Griffis at IMG.
     
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