Kevin Ware linked to Central Florida inquiry

University of Central Florida president John Hitt pledged to fully cooperate with NCAA investigators after receiving a letter of inquiry about possible violations the football and basketball programs.

The probe likely stems from the recruitment of basketball recruits Michael Chandler and Kevin Ware, and that of football recruit DeMarcus Smith.

None of the three athletes the investigation could focus on have begun taking classes at the school.

Ware, from Conyers, Ga., was released from a national letter of intent he signed with Tennessee after coach Bruce Pearl was fired. He subsequently signed a grant-in-aid with UCF in April. But he then backed out of his commitment to the Knights.

The school has retained Mike Glazier, head of the Collegiate Sports Practice Group of the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm, to lead the investigation.

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Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor say after he decommitted from Tn. Witch Doctor couldn't figure out why UCF over Louisville. Witch Doctor say now starting to make sense.
Bones never lie.

Witch_Doctors writes:

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Witch Doctor hear this thing gonna unfold more and more over the next several weeks and several current/former players implicated. Witch Doctor say this fish probably bigger than the dingy the NCAA fishing in. lol
Bones never lie.

Witch_Doctors writes:

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Rookie2 writes:

Hmm.., same law firm that's defending UT? They're really getting around.

Huttdawg100 writes:

Why do these people continue to hire Mike Glazier?

LJS1984 writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

Why do these people continue to hire Mike Glazier?

I'm not sure? But I'm pretty sure that Mike Glazier is one a of the few people in the U.S. that loves the NCAA right now. The NCAA is making him a boatload of money.

bobbarbilly writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

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Not only has your one-armed paperboy improved his throwing, he has improved his method. He has numbered each hut and as he steps in front of each he can be heard counting off. HUT 1!! HUT 2!! HUT 3!! HUT 4 !! Duplex across the street is HUT !! HUT!!

Volunatic writes:

They hired GLAZIER?
The fools.

Volunatic writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

Why do these people continue to hire Mike Glazier?

What Huttdawg100 said...

Volunatic writes:

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There are no beaches in Orlando.

Witch_Doctors writes:

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Witch Doctor not knocking the geography, Witch Doctor say kids also chose Kentucky over the beaches...Witch Doctor say of course they are paid BIG money to do so...more later on that, remember Witch Doctor mention that.
Bones never lie.

murrayvol writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

Why do these people continue to hire Mike Glazier?

$400 retainer. You can't beat that.

murrayvol writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor not knocking the geography, Witch Doctor say kids also chose Kentucky over the beaches...Witch Doctor say of course they are paid BIG money to do so...more later on that, remember Witch Doctor mention that.
Bones never lie.

Hard to hang much on the Cats. They're good at this.

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to murrayvol:

Hard to hang much on the Cats. They're good at this.

Witch Doctor imprisoned people talk but also slighted boosters and underachieving players. Witch Doctor not really know too much but hear words are being typed.
Bones never lie.

NeylandWest writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor imprisoned people talk but also slighted boosters and underachieving players. Witch Doctor not really know too much but hear words are being typed.
Bones never lie.

The lid is about to implode from all the sucking sounds swirling from the guts of the implicated (and those that are soon to be).

My guess? Many major programs are nailed and later decide to break from the NCAA and Mike Glazier will be there to help them do it.

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to NeylandWest:

The lid is about to implode from all the sucking sounds swirling from the guts of the implicated (and those that are soon to be).

My guess? Many major programs are nailed and later decide to break from the NCAA and Mike Glazier will be there to help them do it.

Witch Doctor say this thing either gonna blow the lid off college sports or turn into the biggest cover-up off all time.
Bones never lie.

NeylandWest writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

Why do these people continue to hire Mike Glazier?

From his firm's website, this is a part of his bio:

"Before joining Bond, Schoeneck & King, Mr. Glazier co-founded the Slive/Glazier Sports Group, the first sports law practice concentrating exclusively in the representation of colleges and universities in NCAA related matters. Previously, he served seven years on the NCAA staff where, in addition to his primary responsibilities involving infractions, compliance and legislative matters, Mr. Glazier also served as staff liaison to the American Football Coaches Association and the Postseason Football Committee. He has published several articles on collegiate sports law and the NCAA, and is a frequent speaker for both athletics and attorney organizations."

NeylandWest writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say this thing either gonna blow the lid off college sports or turn into the biggest cover-up off all time.
Bones never lie.

Stewart Mandel, yahoo! sports and MANY others will keep this thing ramped up until something happens. There is no way it gets covered up.

At this point, a paper dog has a better chance of chasing down and catching an asbestos cat in the fiery pits of hell than the NCAA does of covering this up, now ;)

Volunatic writes:

in response to NeylandWest:

From his firm's website, this is a part of his bio:

"Before joining Bond, Schoeneck & King, Mr. Glazier co-founded the Slive/Glazier Sports Group, the first sports law practice concentrating exclusively in the representation of colleges and universities in NCAA related matters. Previously, he served seven years on the NCAA staff where, in addition to his primary responsibilities involving infractions, compliance and legislative matters, Mr. Glazier also served as staff liaison to the American Football Coaches Association and the Postseason Football Committee. He has published several articles on collegiate sports law and the NCAA, and is a frequent speaker for both athletics and attorney organizations."

So, although Glazier is terrible at what he does, he's one of the only ones who does what he does, and thus by default is considered an "expert".

NeylandWest writes:

in response to Volunatic:

So, although Glazier is terrible at what he does, he's one of the only ones who does what he does, and thus by default is considered an "expert".

Pretty much nailed it. I was gonna suggest the Dilbert Principle, but you're spot on!

Colliervol writes:

in response to murrayvol:

Hard to hang much on the Cats. They're good at this.

Calipari and Worldwide Wes are good at it. Make no mistake about that.

KevDVol writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

Why do these people continue to hire Mike Glazier?

I know Bruce Pearl would like to know the answer to that one. If Glazier had better informed some of his Tennessee clients, I can think of 4 or 5 people who would still have great jobs.

Usually, it is the attorney that asks their client, "Is there anything that you're not telling me?" But, I would strongly advise Glazier's clients to ask him that question before they are questioned.

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