USC basketball will not be able to participate in any form of postseason play come March. A team that is currently sitting at 10 and 4 overall with a 2 and 0 record in the PAC 10. This is all due to unethical behavior that went on during OJ Mayo’s one year pit stop in Trojanville. Is it right?
As I mentioned in an earlier blog on USC, this is a University marred by scandal and is on the verge of erupting in 2 of its major sports. It is just a matter of time before the football team gets put on probation and is forced to miss playing in a bowl game. But seriously is it right? The coach at the time, Tim Floyd, now works in the NBA. OJ Mayo is now currently sitting on mills in the NBA. These are two of the prime offenders in this case.
But the players who are playing now will not get the opportunity to participate in any form of March Madness? This University really needs to clean up its act in both football and basketball. But the reality is, how many other programs are doing the same thing across the country and just have not been caught yet? Can you blame guys like OJ Mayo and Reggie Bush for taking money, cars, and houses if they will get away with it and there will never be any repercussions for them? I certainly cannot. Though it may be unethical, it is extra incentive for them to attend a University.
So my question for you today is what percentage of college programs is this type of behavior occurring at?
Maybe Mayo should forfeit his year’s salary and buy this team a postseason birth..
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.