Found January 26, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
How misplaced are the NCAA’s priorities? They’re so bad that UCLA actually “investigated” star player Shabazz Muhammad on Friday after it was pointed out that he wears a Gucci backpack. Seriously. Muhammad, who is a freshman and one of the top players in the country, had 23 points in the Bruins’ 84-73 win over Arizona in Tucson on Thursday. Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde wrote a column about Muhammad leading the win and made the Gucci backpack a central focus of his writing. He spent a few paragraphs pointing out how Gucci backpacks generally cost at least $1,000, which is quite a sum for a college student. Forde’s column resulted in UCLA actually looking into the backpack, which, for all anyone knows, could have been a $20 knockoff. “The UCLA Athletics Compliance Office has confirmed that men’s basketball players Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson (who also had a designer model backpack) received items in question as gifts from their respective families, and the matter is closed,” UCLA’...
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