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For people who have moved past the "ex Owl Coach" talk. Everyone else..take your time before moving on. Dr Phil's couch is very busy right now anyway.. ;D
This Reggie Bush thing is getting more and more interesting every day.
He apparently didn't live in the house. Should USC have to forfiet games he was involved in?





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Pulling away
Indian tribe distances itself from Southern Cal conflict
Posted: Tuesday April 25, 2006 11:52PM; Updated: Wednesday April 26, 2006 12:06AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A powerful Indian tribe said Tuesday it had nothing to do with an attempt by one of its members to steer Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush to a newly formed marketing company.

The Sycuan Tribe said it was approached last fall by tribal member Michael C. Michaels, who created New Era Sports & Entertainment LLC with his partner Lloyd Lake, a documented gang member now serving time in prison for a probation violation.

The two men reportedly attempted to compel Bush to sign with San Diego agent David Caravantes, who is certified to negotiate NFL contracts. Caravantes represents six players, none of them considered stars, according to NFL Players Association records.

Bush didn't sign with New Era Sports or Caravantes, who did not return phone messages and e-mails seeking comment Tuesday.

"There was a request to become partners in this New Era Sports," said Adam Day, Sycuan's assistant tribal manager. "Both the tribal council and the development corporation board of directors refused to join into the business venture."

Michaels is an employee of the tribal development corporation. He did not immediately return phone calls Tuesday seeking comment.

Bush's family lived in a house owned by Michaels for nearly a year. Yahoo.com reported Sunday that the family moved out last weekend after questions over its ownership arose.

The Pac-10 said Sunday that it will investigate whether any NCAA rules were violated when Bush's family, including mother Denise Griffin, stepfather LaMar Griffin and brother Jovan Griffin lived in the house in the San Diego suburb of Spring Valley while Bush was still playing for Southern California last season. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes and their families from receiving extra benefits from agents or their representatives.

In an interview with ESPN on Monday, Bush declined to say who paid the rent.

Also Tuesday, Day disputed unsworn court testimony in which Caravantes linked New Era Sports & Entertainment with Sycuan, which is located in eastern San Diego County and has annual revenue estimated at $250 million.

During a parole violation hearing earlier this year for Lake, Caravantes told the court that he and Lake "got together in October to start a new sports management company with Sycuan. Since October, Lloyd was a viable part of the company, helping recruit players, and in the process of merging this New Era Sports with Sycuan," according to an account that was confirmed by Lake's former attorney Marc X. Carlos.

"He was trying to help a friend who got sent to prison, and made inaccurate statements about his businesses relationship with us," Day said. "We are going to have our attorney look at statement and transcript to see what actions we can potentially take."

Michaels, who is also known as Michael Pettiford, was linked to Lake in a lengthy 2002 FBI affidavit filed in support of arrest warrants for Lake and other accused San Diego gang members. FBI agent Allan Vitkosky that Lake's "close relationship" with Michaels allowed Lake to tap a $10,000 line of credit with a quick phone call when he was running low on money at the casino.

Lake, 32, of El Cajon has a felony record that stretches back more than a decade. Police records identified him as one of 73 documented members of a street gang, according to the 2002 warrant. Lake has arrests and convictions for gun- and drug-related charges, and he is currently serving 12 months in a federal prison in Victorville for beating up his girlfriend while on probation for a drug-related charge.

Lake also started a San Diego-based rap music label, Breakbread Records, which received wire money transfers but never filed a tax return, Vitkosky wrote.

David Reyes, a financial and tax consultant, said he met with Michaels and Lake before they began courting Bush, and let Caravantes use his La Jolla office. New Era Sports used Reyes' office address on a brochure.

"I know for a fact they never met with Reggie," said Reyes, who advises pro athletes on how they can help minimize taxes on signing bonuses.

"Quite honestly, I was concerned from the beginning with this whole deal with Reggie, as far as getting him," Reyes said. "Most people felt he was going to be a No. 1 pick, and he was going with more of a known entity."

Reyes also said he wasn't aware of Michaels and Lake having any marketing experience.

"This was all from scratch," Reyes said. "They didn't have the credentials."

Sycuan has operated a casino for 24 years, but in the last 10 years has diversified beyond gaming. In 2000, Sycuan paid more than $1.5 million to become the title sponsor of the San Diego Padres' season. Sycuan has had other sponsorship deals with the Padres and invested in a hotel in the redevelopment zone surrounding Petco Park, the Padres' home.

Sycuan owns a resort that includes three golf courses, and promotes boxing matches.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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There is no question he knew what the situation was. It is clearly against the rules therefore there has to be penalties. Why is there any question?

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I guess my question is that he never signed with the agent so he felt it wasn't right. Also what if(long shot here) he actually told his family about the violation and they stayed anyway.

OK get of the floor laughing now.. :)

I know. You have a bridge that's for sale and….
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PLLLLLLEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D

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