Earlier this week, a handful of men coaches and other individuals such as Adidas employees were arrested by the FBI for fraud and bribery with recruits. Recently, Notre Dame’s head coach Muffet McGraw made it known there are rules being broken on the women’s side as well.
“Clearly, we don’t have that kind of money (involved),” McGraw said in a release by the ND Insider, “and that’s probably why we’re not having the same problem, but there’s still cheating going on, and maybe this is a wake-up call to clean that up.”
“I don’t think it’s surprising to anyone,” McGraw continued. “I think there have been rumors for years about players being paid. It’s really disappointing to know. Our jobs as coaches are first and foremost as educators and second to be role models. We’re supposed to be teaching them about accountability and how to live your life, and to see what’s going on in men’s basketball, it’s a travesty.”