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Hundreds of ways to flirt with trouble
There are some issues NCAA compliance officers tend to take more seriously than others, and highly touted teenage football recruits flaunting wads of cash is one of them.
In January, it was five-star Ole Miss recruit Laquon Treadwell who garnered some unwanted attention when he posted a photo of several hundred-dollar bills to his Instagram account.
Now Treadwell has company in the Stop Taking Pictures of Big Money Club in KD Cannon, a four-star wide receiver out of Texas who, earlier this week, tweeted a picture that's assumed to be him with a hefty stack of benjamins in his lap:
Now, who knows whose money that is. It’s unlikely the photo leads to any trouble.
But college football is a big business, and teams have been known to skirt the rules in the name of competition, so it’s better not to make the implication that someone may have.
No one recruiting Cannon wants to have the NCAA sniffing around because a kid they’re after seemingly has struck it rich.
So a word to the wise, KD, if you want those scholarship offers to keep coming in: If you’re going to show off your bank, don’t do it online.
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