In the midst of the Zion Williamson - Gina Ford lawsuit, Zion must answer whether or not he took any money from Nike, or Duke themselves, to play basketball at Duke University.
Jeff Goodman, however, found a way to lump Kentucky in to a scandal, in which they have not been mentioned. Goodman went on The Red Zone with Nick Coffey, and said that it was a “well-known fact” that Nike helps Kentucky get top recruits.
Goodman included Kentucky with the likes of Oregon, who offered a supposed “astronomical amount of money” for Brian Bowen, who now we know, his father received $100,000 for Bowen Jr. to attend the University of Louisville.
Goodman also said that if the NCAA were to deem shoe companies as boosters, then it would “open up a can of worms.”
“If they do that, I just don’t understand how that’s going to go going forward, because let’s face it, Nike is helping Kentucky. We know that. Nike is helping Oregon. We know that.
“Now I don’t know if we can prove the money going from a Nike individual to the parent of a recruit going to whether it’s Oregon or Kentucky or Under Armour, Maryland, or other Adidas schools.
“There’s so much that goes on. So I don’t know if they really want to open that can of worms, but it looks like that’s what they’re doing here.”
You know, Nike is helping Kentucky. You know all the scandals that Kentucky is currently involved in? Yep, Nike. All those top recruits that picked any other school besides Kentucky over the past five seasons? Yep, Nike.
To Goodman’s credit, he did say that Nike helps three schools: Duke, Oregon, and Kentucky.
So, Goodman did his normal shtick of hating Kentucky, including lumping them into a bribery scandal in which there has been no mention of the Wildcats at all.
To quote Christian Dawkins, “we did not want our kids to go to Kentucky.”