Pacific basketball standout Aiden Lannom has been implicated in the NCAA’s play-for pay scandal that has rocked college basketball.
According to the Blue Mountain Eagle Lannom was offered $100,000 to play for the University of Oregon by representatives of Adidas shoes.
“We thought that having an Adidas player of his caliber playing for a Nike school would send a definite message to the college basketball world,” said an Adidas representative from his room at the state mental hospital.
Lannom said he turned down the offer immediately.
“I have always wanted to play for Pacific and no amount of money was going to keep me from doing that,” he said from his spot on the bench.
Lannom said he is considering giving up his final two years of eligibility and declaring for the upcoming NBA draft, where he hopes to be drafted by the Sacramento Kings and sign to the the Big Baller Brand because he said California needs a “real big baller.”
“It’s time to start thinking about making money,” he said. “I know my journalism degree will only take me so far.”