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.DOCUMENT: Schenter’s emails involving USCAfter The Times asked about the alleged payments, officials at USC said they immediately informed the NCAA about the claims.”We are dedicated to playing and competing the right way,” USC Athletic Director Pat Haden wrote in an email to the newspaper.The NCAA prohibits student athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents or “extra benefits” based on their athletic ability. In general, gifts of cars, plane tickets and cash from someone who is not an established family friend would be violations, said NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn, who declined to speak specifically about Schenter.If the NCAA were to determine that players accepted improper gifts, their school could face discipline, she said, adding that the association has a four year statute of limitations on rule violations.
Conservatives have seized on the documents to suggest the outcome of the case was baked in from the start. Comey, though, has defended the practice. He asserted in an interview that aired Sunday night on ABC that it is commonplace for agents and prosecutors to draft indictments when they are far along in the case and have an idea where it might be headed, and this was no different..
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