Somewhat appropriately hiding behind a subscription wall at the evil 4-letter, Jay Bilas just threw up a blog post (which I won't dignify with a link) dragging Coach Wooden into the Trogan/Bush penalty fiasco by dredging up every Bruin hater's favorite story: Sam Gilbert. His points, such as they are:
-Because the "agent" who gave Bush all his benefits is a convicted felon who's "never had a real job" and tried to profit off the whole thing by writing a book, he's not credible. Worse still, when the NCAA interviewed him, USC's lawyers didn't get to sit in on it! The horror.
-Tim Floyd wasn't found "guilty" of anything in the OJ Mayo part of the report, so the evidence there is even FLIMSIER.
-Since the Trogans got nailed for not knowing everything there is to know about their own program, the same should go for Calhoun, Calamari, and of course Coach Wooden. Why, you ask? Because apparently if Coach could kick Bill Walton off the team for sporting long hair, he could kick anyone off the team for taking benefits from Sam Gilbert and ban Gilbert from being around the program.
Our second-favorite Dukie apologist tries to cover himself by saying he isn't willing to call Coach a cheater, but the standards need to be applied evenly.
Pardon me while I laugh myself silly. As Fox said in my original fanshot; if Bilas was so worked up about this, why didn't he say it while Coach was still with us?
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some slime to clean off my monitor.