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'06 NJ F Lance Thomas (Duke signee)

Discussion in '2006 Basketball Recruiting' started by jwinslow, May 12, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Credit goes to osubucks22 for the find.....



    Last edited: Apr 27, 2006
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  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  3. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Hmmm 30K down payment while you are still on college... say it aint so Coach K.

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Certainly leads to the next question....if Lance Thomas was making that kind of loot as a scrub, how about the good players?

    This will be interesting...the NCAA let UNC off the hook with their recent academic scandal, which included UNC basketball players. I wouldn't be surprised if this gets swept under the rug.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012
  6. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    It will. You can't have the NCAA conspire to take down JoePa and Coach K in back to back years.
  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    This guy was a worse investment than the Facebook IPO.
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Duke player Thomas' jewelry suit

    The Duke men?s basketball team?s squeaky-clean image has come under question, and its 2010 national title could be in danger, too.
    Former Blue Devils? forward Lance Thomas, a New Jersey product from St. Benedict?s Prep who played for local AAU giant New Heights, is being sued for the balance of nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry purchased from a prestigious New York company in December 2009, according to the Associated Press. The case was filed in Dallas in January, but wasn?t made public.
    Thomas, a starter on Duke?s 2010 national championship team, reportedly made a $30,000 down payment on the purchase at Rafaello and Co., a New York firm known to cater to professional athletes.
    The question is whether the purchase violates NCAA rules and puts the Blue Devils? title in jeopardy. The AP reported there was an agreement between Thomas and Rafaello & Co. giving him credit to pay the remaining $67,800 within 15 days.NCAA spokesman Stacy Osburn told the AP the NCAA is speaking with Duke about the matter. NCAA rules prohibit athletes accepting benefits that aren?t available to all students. Osburn said a violation comes down to whether ?the general student body, or someone similarly situated, would be able to get the same benefit or treatment.?
    The company?s lawyer, Mike Bowers, said Thomas purchased a black diamond necklace, a diamond-encrusted watch, a pair of diamond studs, a diamond cross and a black diamond pendant in the shape of Jesus? head. According to the purchase order, which was signed by Thomas, he agreed to pay back at least 25 percent of the price and the rest in 15 days. Reportedly, Thomas never made any additional payments and is being sued for the unpaid portion.
    Bowers said he didn?t know how Thomas made the initial payment.

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