Kelvin Sampson + rogue cell phone use = IU hemorrhaging money

  • 10/10/2008 3:54 pm in

sampsonface.jpgNot that you don’t already despise Kelvin Sampson enough (at this point, what IU fan doesn’t?), but the legal bills are starting to roll in from Ice Miller and a tuition hike is on the horizon if things keep up at this pace.

The diligent Chris Korman of the H-T/Hoosier Scoop has the details:

Indiana has been charged $249,806.39 by the Indianapolis law firm Ice Miller for its work on investigating violations committed by the men’s basketball program and assisting the university in its dealings with the NCAA regarding the matter.

But that tab — calculated using billing records obtained Thursday by The Herald-Times through a public records request — covers only charges accumulated between the months of July 2007, when the investigation started, and March 2008.

It’s anyone’s guess where this tab will end up when it’s all said and done, but IU is already well over a million if you include Sampson’s buyout. Anyone got a guess on a final number that this fiasco will end up costing the school we love? If the over/under is $2 million, I’m taking the over.

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  • jgongora86

    Bad football, bad basketball, and bad soccer. Le Sigh.

  • Taskmaster75

    Ehhh, the cost of this scumbag goes so much farther than money. If you looked at our future before this debacle happened, we had a a top class that included the likes of Ebanks, this just killed the spirit of every Indiana fan, and I hope this guy gets demoted to a ballboy

  • hoosierfan27

    Le Sigh, ur a faggot

  • hoosierfan27

    U r the king of making boiler esque comments go back to that shithole of west lafayette

  • DJW

    While the total sum seems precipitous, it's nothing compared to the damage Samson has done to diminish the fine reputation and high standards that I.U. had established over 40+ years.

    That's the real tragedy!!!

  • dale11

    and just think how much more iu will be spending when lynch is fired…

  • kgork

    In other news, yesterday I had to take a test at Assembly and the team was finishing up practice and I got to watch them for about 10 minutes. In the short time I had to watch I noticed a few things. First, Malik Story, Matt Roth, and Jeremiah Rivers were the only players that didn't get yelled at. Also, apparently Jobe doesn't know how to make a chest pass, but it seemed like he ran the floor pretty well. But then again it was only practice.

  • outanames

    Why wouldn't the NCAA and all member schools agree to “real” arbitration (without attornies) on these things. Why not have a completely neutral choice from a pool of arbitrators decide the issues involved? In effect, the NCAA is judge and jury unless a school wants to run the legal bill to chilling heights by appealing through the courts. Only the attornies on both sides win in the end.

  • JerryCT

    1. I think this is an excellent idea but the NCAA will never agree to reduced power

    2. I also think IU should have hired a “crisis management” PR firm and fought the NCAA in the public domain…..I only believe this because I believe 100 of the 126 phone violations are weak( under 3min, double count the Morris twins, Mackey, etc )

    3. Why did we even need a law firm if we had compliance expertise in the ADept ?

  • outanames

    I agree with your thoughts on the NCAA and think it would be a good thing for Congress to once again look at the NCAA for what it has become. Ooops, Congress could just look in the mirror and see what the NCAA has become, sorry! VBG

  • JerryCT

    That is funny and wisdom at the same time

  • As another side note, Crean picked a good Colts game to attend today! Was that an awesome game or what. Maybe I should run for womens coach so I can get those kind of seats. LOL

  • JerryCT

    That is funny and wisdom at the same time

  • As another side note, Crean picked a good Colts game to attend today! Was that an awesome game or what. Maybe I should run for womens coach so I can get those kind of seats. LOL