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January 5, 2010 | T.J. Simers
Institutional control, or just common sense? Let's retreat a few years, USC already has the Reggie Bush investigation on the NCAA table, and so you would think Athletic Director Mike Garrett might occasionally visit with basketball coach Tim Floyd . And maybe it goes something like this: Garrett: "Tim, how are you doing?" Floyd: "Who are you?" Garrett: "Heisman Trophy winner. Scored 30 TDs. Oh, almost forgot, school's athletic director, too, and so I better ask how recruiting is going."
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May 13, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
USC basketball Coach Tim Floyd delivered cash to the man who steered O.J. Mayo to the university, according to a former associate of the player and the middleman. That associate, Louis Johnson, says Floyd met Rodney Guillory outside a stretch of Beverly Hills cafes on Valentine's Day in 2007, giving him at least $1,000 cash in an envelope -- which Johnson has since reported to investigators from the U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, IRS and the NCAA.
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October 29, 2010 | By David Wharton
The events promoter at the center of the O.J. Mayo scandal ? and the resulting sanctions against USC ? has filed a $25-million lawsuit against the NCAA, which he alleges defamed him in an investigative report issued last spring. Rodney Guillory claims the association's Public Infractions Report mischaracterized his relationship with Mayo, which dated to when the former Trojans basketball star was in seventh grade. "The relationship that Rodney and O.J. had, it was akin to the relationship a student would have with an uncle or a close family friend," Edward Y. Lee, Guillory's attorney, said Friday.
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February 18, 2010
April 2006 Pacific 10 Conference begins investigation after several media outlets report that tailback Reggie Bush's mother, stepfather and brother had been living in a San Diego-area home owned by Michael Michaels, a would-be sports marketer. Bush says the situation was "blown out of proportion." He tells ESPN, "When this is all said and done everyone will see at the end of the day that we've done absolutely nothing wrong." Soon after, the New Orleans Saints make Bush the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft.
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May 24, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
O.J. Mayo's family attorney described the former USC basketball standout's parting from his agent as "a mutual decision" and said Mayo was focused more on preparing for next week's NBA predraft camp than choosing a successor to Calvin Andrews. "It's fair to say it was in their mutual interest," attorney Mike Woelfel said Friday of the separation. "It was a mutual decision."
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June 12, 2009 | Chris Foster
Forward Derrick Williams from La Mirada High and point guard Lamont Jones from Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy have been granted releases from their basketball scholarships by USC. The Trojans have now lost five recruits and four of their best returning players since the end of a season in which they won the Pacific 10 Conference tournament and made a school-record third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. The returning players all declared their intentions to turn pro.
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June 4, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The FBI, IRS and U.S. attorney's office have begun a joint investigation into potential income tax evasion and fraud stemming from the alleged misuse of charitable organization funds by basketball star O.J. Mayo's former advisor, an attorney familiar with the investigation said Tuesday night. "They seem to have made a high priority out of this and seem very eager to work it," said Anthony Salerno, a Los Angeles criminal attorney representing Louis Johnson, a former Mayo confidant.
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May 16, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Louis Johnson, who has accused basketball star O.J. Mayo of accepting cash and gifts in violation of college rules, has been contacted by the NCAA and will cooperate as it investigates the matter, his attorney, Jeff Silberman, said Thursday. Johnson contends that Mayo associate Rodney Guillory was given a new luxury vehicle and about $200,000 in cash, a portion of which he funneled to the NBA-bound guard on behalf of Bill Duffy Associates Sports Management.
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January 4, 2010 | By David Wharton and Baxter Holmes
In a long-awaited response to allegations that former basketball star O.J. Mayo received improper cash and gifts while in school, USC will penalize its team by forfeiting victories and money, forgoing postseason play and curtailing recruiting. "When we've done something wrong, we have an obligation to do something about it and that is exactly what we are doing here," Athletic Director Mike Garrett said in a statement on Sunday. The action comes as USCalso faces allegations that two prominent football players -- current tailback Joe McKnight and former tailback Reggie Bush -- accepted improper benefits.
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August 30, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The NBA Players Assn. announced Friday that its disciplinary committee had suspended agent Calvin Andrews for one year after discovering unspecified recruiting improprieties regarding former USC basketball star O.J. Mayo. The disciplinary committee also reserved the right to take further action against Andrews and other agents found to have engaged in any wrongdoing by other agencies investigating allegations that Andrews funneled money to Mayo through an intermediary before and during his one year at USC. The allegations have prompted probes by the NCAA, Pacific 10 Conference, FBI, Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Attorney's office.
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