More details, names emerge in Salinas scandal
Another day, another development in the David Salinas investment scandal.
Salinas, a Houston-area businessman who sponsored a local AAU team, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound last week. Numerous college coaches invested money with Salinas – some lost millions in a scam – raising questions about how closely involved Salinas was in the recruiting of players to those coaches’ programs.
Now even more coaches are on that list.
An update by Sports Illustrated writer Pablo S. Torre brings the list who invested with Salinas to 21. It now includes former college players, assistant coaches and other hoops figures.
Torre also provided one of the most revealing stories yet on Salinas, chronicling his rise as an investor, AAU backer and relationships with his AAU players. Many involved speak fondly of Salinas.
The story also contains what promises to be the next nugget in this story: How the NCAA might proceed. Here’s the pertinent excerpt :
How long it takes the NCAA to probe Salinas’ financial background is another story. Don’t expect anything soon. But don’t expect it to go away, either.
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