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Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

Posted on: March 18, 2010 9:43 am
Edited on: March 18, 2010 8:08 pm
 

Oklahoma freshman Keith "Tiny" Gallon received a $3,000 wire transfer from a sports agent before the start of the season, according to a TMZ.com story filed early Thursday.

TMZ.com reported it has in its possession a document showing the transfer came from Jeffrey Hausinger (a Merril Lynch financial adviser who represents professional athletes) and was deposited into an account held by Gallon and his mother, Sylvia Wright. TMZ.com did not publish the document.

Gallon averaged 10.3 points and 7.9 rebounds this season. He was suspended for the Feb. 13 game against Oklahoma State for undisclosed reasons. CBSSports.com, at the time, asked OU coach Jeff Capel if the suspension was because of possible dealings with an agent. Capel said it was not.

An attempt to reach Capel early Thursday was unsuccessful.
Category: NCAAB
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Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2010 2:50 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

A couple Kansas fans on here claim they have the "biggest and longest team" on here.  Throughout the season, it has been well-documented Kentucky has the tallest team in the NCAA.  That does mean UK will win it all.  Of course not.  We each played and lost at TN.  Although we did beat TN once at home and once in the SEC tourney.

Anyhoo, I think overall it would be a great matchup that most 'average' NCAA fans would like to see in the Final.  GO BIG BLUE!!! 




Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2010 2:18 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

I hope the KU /UK match up happens as well. I don't think you have watched KU play much if you don't think we can handle KU in the paint. KU has way too much power, length, & strength for UK to stay with the Jayhawks......



Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:52 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

He knew it was wrong and he still did it. It's his fault.
To whoever said the school should give the players some money, that's is impossible. You would have to pay every player in every sport the same amount of money.
He got a free education and that is the payment. If he wanted to get paid he could have went to Europe.



Since: Mar 18, 2010
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:50 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

Let's get something cleared up. As I read the TMZ story, no where does it say a "booster" or "donor" gave Gallon the money. It was a sports agent. Quoting TMZ:

"As for who gave Keith the dough -- the document shows it's Jeffrey Hausinger, a Merrill Lynch financial advisor who reps several professional athletes."



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

You couldn't be more wrong about Jeff Capel. I am an Oklahoma State fan and I firmly believe Capel is a standup guy and a great basketball coach. I know that is your opinion, but I really think that you are very wrong.
Did hell freeze over?? An OSU fan just stuck up for OU... ;)



Since: Mar 18, 2010
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:45 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

Oh c'mon gopack10, you're surely not advocating breaking the NCAA rules that all other student atheletes have to live by. Cheating is cheating no matter how many violins you try to play justifying it. Just a few years ago, OU's former coach, Calvin Sampson was busted by the NCAA for rules violations that sent him to Indianna where he ended up doing the same thing there. You either play by the rules or you don't and get caught.



Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:20 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

What part of this evidence do you have a problem with??? A wired transfer with the routing and ABA bank numbers of the sending account (that is easily traced) and the recipient's account (that is easily traced) is open and shut. Money leaving one account to another is one of the easiest things in the world to trace. Second, where is the kid gonna get $3000 from? The air? Third, the kid and his mother have not denied it and probably don't know how to.
This is as open and shut case as you can get. No due process here. The money that left the booster's account (which you can believe, he'll  own up to, just the like OJ Mayo booster did for bragging rights and arrogant, selfish reasons) can be traced easily....apparently through FOIA or another freedom of information act process. The receipt also has all of the evidence on it as well.




Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:17 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

Save me the sob story.. No money and no job??  Sounds like a typical college kid EXCEPT he gets free room and board plus and education.  Like them or not, he apparently broke the rules. 

Also, what would prevent him for getting a job on campus if he really needs the money to "go out" with friends.

Give me a break.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:14 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

can you say due process before judement




Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2010 1:11 pm
 

Report: OU's Gallon took money from agent

I did play (2) major sports at a a major D1 university; and I worked my butt off to during the Summer to save money. I like the way of you completely ignore the fact that there is a Summer between school years when he could be earning AND SAVING his money!!! You all are complete apologists for kids who you are advocating broke the rules that many athletes don't do.  A fair portion of both atheles and academic students are poor, especially depending on the school.  The bottom line is every single of us knows it's wrong-he did it anyway.  To that end, the NCAA should drop the hammer on him and the school. Like USC is going through right now, you have to pay the price when kids make the mistake. This is complete bullshit that these kids are playing dumb and taking the money. YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET CAUGHT! The sad part is: some stupid kid next year is gonna do. In 2012, another kid is gonna do it. When do we say, "Enough is enough of playing ignorant to the system"?  I'm not buying it. If a kid KNOWINGLY takes the money, the punishment should follow. What I think is a travesty is the school's get shafted after the kid leaves. OJ Mayo, should be hung by his balls for doing what he did to USC; Bush, the same for the football. Those seniors got jacked and that's not fair to them they can't play in the Dance this year if they had earned a worthy W-L record. The school's get no money off of them. The school is giving up a valuable commodity to the kid: an education that's priceless.  That IS STILL worth something.  If the kid, never wanted to go to college, he's should've just took his chances, and just jumped like Jermaine O'Neal. No, instead, for whatever other reasons, he decided to go to college. Now the school has to deal with HIS mess.  All of these kids that leave the schools in their wake after the f*** up are trash and the NCAA should that abilities to go after them. You get no sympathy. If I can do it, he should've been able to do it too.  There's no excuses. Other athletes get in fair-n-square and don't take the money when offered...as I was.  There is a sense of right and wrong that should kick in somewhere.  I am NOT your apologist bullshit;  "The kid should take the money and run".  If this was legal, there'd be no story whatsoever. Clearly, this is a story because the kid KNEW he did something that was no above board and got caught.  The kid knew he was doing wrong. Now he will be vilely hated at Oklahoma, like Mayo is at USC.  Capel is crap too, right along with Calipari and Jim Harrick.  This playing dumb with the public fools no one but makes people angry because these lame, corrupt coaches try to insult our intelligence.  I don't care if there should be a stipend -- NEWSFLASH: There isn't one! DEAL WITH and work with the system that is in place that the rest of us had to live with.



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