A report from Yahoo Sports revealed major details on the investigation into elicit payments for college basketball players, but Jared Sullinger is confident former Ohio State coach Thad Matta didn’t cause any trouble.
Why? Because Sullinger couldn’t even get a free bottle of Gatorade.
Thad wouldn’t even give me money to get a damn Gatorade out a vending machine 😂😂😂😂
— Jared Sullinger Sr. (@Jared_Sully0) February 23, 2018
No Ohio State players were listed in the Yahoo report, which details the impermissible benefits provided to college athletes. Those include former stars Dennis Smith Jr. (NC State), Markelle Fultz (Washington) and Bam Adebayo (Kentucky), as well as current players Miles Bridges (Michigan State) and Wendell Carter (Duke), though the extent of payment varies dramatically.
While the aftermath of the investigation is unclear, it’s likely going to have a serious effect on several notable schools and could even make an impact on March Madness.
Thanks to Matta’s apparent strict following of the rules, though, Ohio State fans can rest a little easier.