So, remember the story of the league that wanted to go after McDonald’s All-Americans and offer them a million dollars instead of going to college? A guy by the name of Cerruti Brown was going to spearhead this, have these guys play for a team known as the Las Vegas Dealers and essentially be a show team for a year. Well, Cerruti Brown isn’t a real person.
Outside the Lines is reporting today that Brown is actually former McDonald’s All-American Gledon Alexander, who is a notorious criminal specializing in fraud. Alexander, who started at Arkansas before transferring to Oklahoma State, has a rap sheet that includes stealing a scholarship check from a teammate, taking $10,000 from boosters and then stealing $150,000 worth of stuff from former MLB player Derek Bell in 2002.
Well, Brown, err Alexander, was also the founder of the AmeriLeague, which was essentially a minor-league program that had some big names lined up including Royce White, who was the No. 16 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The AmeriLeague was supposed to have their draft today in Las Vegas, but surprise, with this recent news the league has canceled it’s draft and probably the league in general.
Think it’s safe to say those McDonald’s All-Americans will still be coming to Kentucky.