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Former USC Athletes Joe McKnight and Davon Jefferson Allegedly Receive Impermissible Benefits

This story had been rumored for a week or so,

From the LAT...

A key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the Los Angeles County assessor's office said he gave cash and perks worth thousands of dollars to two USC athletes while they were still in school, actions that could violate college sports rules.

The allegations are contained among hundreds of Scott Schenter's county work emails that suggest the former appraiser provided football star Joe McKnight with a car and an airline ticket, and basketball player Davon Jefferson with about $3,700 in cash. The Times obtained the emails from the assessor's office under the California Public Records Act.

After The Times asked about the alleged payments, officials at USC said they immediately informed the NCAA about the claims.

Not a great way to start the season.

Lots of questions here.

I am not going to get to worked up over this. If Haden and Co. informed the NCAA then we should let it play out.

Pat Haden is about to earn his money with his supposed fence mending with the NCAA.

I will leave it at that for now...