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Yahoo! Sports roasts Bill Self

Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel went in on Bill Self, and folks, it’s about time. It’s been a rough couple months for Self, who was mentioned throughout the FBI scandal and most recently was shown to have knowledge of the payments to players.

There were text messages and phone calls that indicated Self knew, and then there turned out to be text messages from Self himself. It wasn’t a good look, but here we are on the eve of the 2018-2019 college basketball season and every head coach mentioned in the FBI scandal is still coaching their team sans Rick Pitino. Tough break, Rick.

Plenty of national media members are enamored with Self because he picks up their $22.54 Hooters tabs after Peach Jam every July, but wings be damned, Wetzel isn’t playing any games. He went after Self and criticized the hypocrisy of players sitting out while condemned coaches play dumb and remain coaching.

Do yourself a favor and read the entire article HERE. Wetzel makes a plethora of great points and is the first scathing Self article I’ve seen from a nation writer. If I missed one feel free to let me know.

I hope the NCAA notices what schools are doing with their coaches. Schools are clearly taking the UNC approach with their head coaches and not admitting any wrongdoing while waiting and seeing how things play out around them. Players are too risky though because the NCAA can later comeback and vacate games. Hopefully the NCAA won’t forget that Kansas knew Self was texting with Gassnola and the Jayhawks athletic program did nothing about it.

I understand why players are having to sit out and wait. It’s probably not fair to the players that truly didn’t know they had sleezeballs running their recruitment, but I get it. The Cam Newton defense of not knowing doesn’t work. But Wetzel is right, why are coaches free to roam sidelines and keep going as if nothing happened?

The Jayhawks will have plenty of distractions as the season starts tomorrow. Not great news for the No. 1 team in the country. Shame.


Article written by TJ Walker

7 Comments for Yahoo! Sports roasts Bill Self

  1. jahanc2uky
    10:13 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Great read and is there anyway to bring up the archives on the amount of trouble KU players have been in the last 5 seasons. I feel like they have players suspended at a rate that rivals Florida’s football team.

  2. Larkin123
    10:15 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t type when I really want to type…

  3. Bluebloodtoo
    11:00 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Because this is a business. “you know how much the product would suffer if we lost all the good coaches?! How much money we’d lose?!”

  4. Han
    11:29 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Bill Self gets away with more stuff than Cal gets accused of, and that’s a lot. But I don’t blame Kansas for playing the denial game. Not only did it work for UNC and Roy (and Duke/K with jewelry and Maggette), but we also saw what happened last year with Arizona. Report comes out Miller knew/was involved. Arizona puts him on leave. Report’s found to be filled with holes. Miller back to coaching and Arizona looks clueless. Why risk conflict with the coach and fans if the NCAA isn’t going to bother you?

    • Wade
      8:29 am November 6, 2018 Permalink

      Speak without direct names and nothing can be done.. they can say they were talking about anything!!! too many moving parts in basketball! If youpaid a player you get 2 yr suspension as a coach or individual and players are ineligible and owe the money back to charity! If you want money play for lavar ball or others! The nba should step in and say players that take money can only make league minimums that stops big players from taking money and just picking a career path!

  5. oruacat2
    11:36 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Once again they managed to work in a Kentucky reference without citing any actual source or an actual quote.

  6. notFromhere
    11:41 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    No wonder self always has that “inappropriate for the moment” smirk on his face all of the time. He’s one of the Untouchables, like K, Droopy, Calhound the Arrhythmiatic, and Wooden. They all knew/know their players are getting money, but everyone focuses on Cal to distract from it, just as they focused on Rupp. The NCAA and the larger portion of the media are corrupt, biased, and don’t care about the athletes past what they can do for them.