Just one sign of many that the lack of control and discipline in the basketball program is not simply a Reeves Nelson issue, and responsibility for the problem extends further up the administrative flowchart than Coach Howland - BN Eds.
On the ESPN LA radio show Max&Marcellus, a former UCLA student athlete called in to say she knew that this day was going to come eventually. She saw firsthand the activities that the other players were getting away with and what she calls "corruption from the top-down." At one point she and several others went to the Dean to tell them everything they knew.
She couldn't detail exactly the behavior she reported because of legal issues, but she did say that it was definitely against school policy. From what she could tell, it did not seem like the administration did anything after she told them the info.
When asked if the behavior was different from what goes on at any other D1 school, she gave this money quote:
You know why we're different? Because we have John Wooden's legacy to protect, and this is a disgrace to his legacy, his work, and what he did for UCLA.
The radio call can be heard here starting around the 14 minute mark.