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07-10-2012, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl View Post
No problem -- I am not naive enough to believe that this kind of "influence" never happens in the OHL. I do question the $200K number because of the financial reports provided to the STH's. If it were $50K, it would be relatively easy to hide it in the financial statements.

The Rangers are unusual in that there is no owner with other operations and/or deep pockets. Not to say the Rangers are lily white while other teams aren't -- I simply don't know one way or the other.
And this is my stance as well. I'm quick to defend but some are misconstruding my defense of the $200,000 as a sure defense that it doesnt happen.

It is almost know that teams will pay for family travel etc. I just highly doubt there is any kind of actual cash payout, but other forms of incentive such as covered travel expenses to see the kid play, the use of a team vehicle, etc.

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