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Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

Posted on: August 8, 2009 7:20 pm
 

A prospect from Minnesota facing charges stemming from a bank robbery has reached a plea deal that should allow him to accept a scholarship and continue his basketball career this season.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune , Anthony DiLoreto has pleaded no contest to felony robbery in exchange for a deferred conviction. The paper reported that the robbery charge will be dismissed if DiLoreto's record remains free of criminal charges for the next year. To make that happen, DiLoreto agreed to pleed guilty to a felony charge of robbery and possession of burglarious tools.

Sentencing for that is in October.

DiLoreto is not expected to receive jail time for that charge.

As CBSSports.com reported last week , there were several mid-major and high-major coaches watching DiLoreto during the adidas Super 64 tournament in Las Vegas last month. According to DiLoreto and multiple industry sources, Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus offered the former Cal Poly signee a scholarship this summer, although it's unclear if that offer remains on the table.

DiLoreto is a 6-foot-11 center.

Police said he was the would-be getaway driver in the bank robbery.
Category: NCAAB
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Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2009 10:03 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

No scholarship. Any school that offers this young man a scholarship should lose federal funds.  I do not know the whole story, however, to offer a scholarship to this young man would be a crime.  I know of students that have been expelled from colleges for possession of marijuana, a M-4 misdemeanor. 



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2009 4:59 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

NBA - Kobe Bryant. How long was his suspension?



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2009 3:55 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

possession of burglarious tools.

Admit it Gary.  You made that word up.  It sounds like a guy who robs people in really funny ways.



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2009 2:06 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

Sonny,

you are right, but don't forget the woman who goes to jail for 30 days, can sell her story to the Enquier and Lifetime and make a million dollars.  She couldn't sell the story of her crime but her story of the trauma she experienced while she was in jail.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2009 2:32 am
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

disagree, babba

while i have no felony convictions i have worked inside juvenile corrections for minnneapolis, a long time...

i know what i see




Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2009 8:35 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

Knock it off with the racial garbage. As someone who is "lily-white" and has a bs mid-90's conviction forever on my record for a court scheduling screw-up that a moronic cop was guilty of, not me, I challenge your inference that this is racially-based.

This is about the privilege guys get when they are athletes - you got that part right. If I were 6'11" I wouldn't have a record either.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2009 6:35 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

Where are all the USC,AL,FLA haters ? How can the ncaa go after anyone now with a straight face when this kind of crap is going on ?



Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2009 5:53 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

How incredible is this, on the Pros (NBA, NFL, MLB) if you got involved on a crime, even, a DUI, got a suspension from the league and receive a special treatment, on the bad way, when they come back.
we have this kid, in a bank robbery, receiving wath could be a contract to still play college hoops, and not only that, hes going to have a free pass on a university, maybe could get a degree, just because he's 6.11, what about a bank robber with 4.0 gpa, but hes 5.3 and weights 220 pounds, does he STL will give him an scolarship also?



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2009 5:04 pm
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

No Country for Old Men, but obviously a pretty good one for young (tall) athletes!Smile



Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2009 11:59 am
 

Prospect involved in bank robbery cuts deal

unbelievable... tried to rob a bank....

will not go to jail, and will get a college basketball scholarship.

what a country!


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