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NCAA again interviews Sidney family

Posted on: December 23, 2009 7:31 pm
Edited on: December 23, 2009 7:33 pm

Steve Webb and Alex Hammond from the NCAA Eligibility Center interviewed Mississippi State freshman Renardo Sidney (as well as his parents, Renardo Sidney Sr. and Patricia Sidney) on Wednesday for roughly six hours, family attorney Don Jackson told

"Much of the interview time was devoted to information that was previously addressed during the parties' July interview," Jackson said via text message. "No evidence of any violations was unearthed during the interviews."

Jackson said the NCAA next wants to speak with Reebok's Chris Rivers. Jackson also said that Webb told him the Eligibility Center has no one "on the record" that has established NCAA violations by the family, but, according to Jackson, Webb said the Eligibility Center "hopes to have someone on the record in the future."

Mississippi State will not play Sidney unless he is cleared.

The Bulldogs are 10-2 and on a seven-game winning streak.

Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2009 11:12 am

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

This is starting to get dumb.  The kid already has enough on his mind about college, (goes to college, plays basketball, goes to college, plays basketball)  and now you want to interview him for 6 hours?!  When he applies for the NBA draft, what is he going to say?  My freshman year I sat out a couple games because I hadnt been declared eligible yet?  They really better gets this over with or if I were the parents I'd sue.

Happy life ruining NCAA.  Good Greif!!

Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2009 2:54 pm

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

For "no evidence", you mean besides the fact that they were in a rental house in LA that they could not possibly have afforded? Seems like all the NCAA is looking for is the smoking gun. Even if they don't know where the money came from, they know it didn't come from then family itself.

Mississippi State would be absolutely mental to let this guy suit up.  

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2009 1:33 am

If Sidney went to Kentucky

He would have been cleared by now with a bow on top. Funny how Wall lives with an agent and takes some money, and gets all of a meaningless game and exhibition "suspension", but Sidney gets railroaded. Much like how the NCAA railroaded Muhammad Lasege's career several years ago, another foreign player, they don't mind starting witch hunts to delay the process forcing players to be held out. That is, of course, unless you're John Wall and Kentucky.

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2009 10:43 pm

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

Go back and read the articles before you pop off.  Many of the records that the family's attorney objected to were bank records for individuals outside of Sidney's immediate family.  Some were records of accounts owned by Reebok.  All of the records from various Sidney family members were produced weeks ago.  Do you consider it the right thing for the NCAA to refuse to certify because the family doesn't produce confidential financial records in the possession and control of a publicly traded corporation?  Learn the whole story.  Sidney may well have done something inappropriate, but the NCAA clearly can't find any evidence to support its belief.

Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2009 12:09 pm

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

There have been a lot of interesting comments (except "Shut up" which isn't interesting).  The NCAA is the sanctioning body for college sports and have degenerated into being a policing agency.  They are responsible for enforcing the rules that are agreed to.  But, the enforcers don't seem to be answerable to anyone and often seem to encroach on the indivual players (and sometimes the Universty's) rights.  In the case of the Sydney family, nobody should have the right to even ASK for your financial records.  That is in EXTREME bad taste, if nothing else.  So, I applaud the Sydney family for seeking legal counsel and telling the NCAA to "take a hike" when they asked for their balance sheet!  So Renardo wants to play, So Miss wants him to play, and it appears that the NCAA wants to hang "something" on him, as the quote "we HOPE to have someone on record soon" would indicate.

I don't have a problem with the NCAA investigating alledged rules infractions, but, if often seems that the investigators come into all this with an agenda of their own.  Maybe what we need to do is start investigating the investigators.  Then, maybe some of them who have laundry of their own will go to the laundromat before they go after an 18 year old kid.
Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2009 10:16 am

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

The NCAA didnt have any evidence until LATER with's called Due Diligence, something you probably can't understand as you have the mentality of a 5-year old...KU owns you.

Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2009 8:08 pm

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

That is almost correct unless you are the Golden Team Duke then They "ncca" will turn a blind eye.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2009 8:08 pm

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

Stressing him out with everything and how can one concentrate in college? Sometimes I think the NCAA has more information than the university and the NCAA toys with the universitOh hell yeah Jason, I am sure Sydney is more peeved about the NCAA preventing him from focusing on academics then anything else.Wink. Now, the homer statement aside, I too have often wondered if the NCAA knows more then the Universities myself. It does appear at times that the NCAA almost sets the Universities up to see if they will do the right thing or hang themselves.

Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2009 4:56 pm

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

The NCAA has no evidence and they are stalling. As for the KU fan, shut up.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2009 3:22 pm

NCAA again interviews Sidney family

If the family did turn over the requested financial documents, that would seem to be a surprise to their lawyer who has publicly stated they refuse to turn over anything to the NCAA that tells them about the Sidney's financial situation.

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