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According to a story in the LA Times, Joe McKnight was mentioned as receiving impermissible benefits while enrolled and playing for the University of Southern California.
As the Times reported, the allegations surfaced during an investigation into the L.A. County assessor’s office when a key figure mentioned that he gave cash and thousands of dollars worth of perks to two USC players.
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.
McKnight was already been investigated by the USC Athletic Department in 2009 because he was seen driving a $27,000 Land Rover (got the cheaper one?) registered to Schenter. USC says that they turned over all documents from their findings to the NCAA and no penalties were handed down.
This puts USC back in the spotlight for the wrong reasons at the wrong time. The Trojans are entering their first season off of a two-year probationary period for the Reggie Bush sanctions and are predicted to have one of the better seasons in college football.
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According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, a former employee in the LA County assesor's office has been linked to possible improper benefits to former USC football player Joe McKnight and basketball player Davon Jefferson.
McKnight could have received close to $30,000 worth of benefits from Scott Schenter and some people linked to Schenter. He...
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