O.J. Mayo has affected a lot of peoples lives. He has given the town of Memphis hope that one day the Grizzlies will be a contender. He gave BDA Sports Management a scare when there were allegations of a connection between BDA employee, Calvin Andrews, leading to Calvin’s one-year suspension by the NBPA. Bill Duffy lost Mayo as a client, but continues to have success acquiring new talent. And then there was Tim Floyd. For a long time, Floyd’s name was generally kept out of the media. The Mayo scandal revolved around names like Andrews, Rodney Guillory, Louis Johnson, and Bill Duffy. But then, on May 12, 2009, Charles Robinson and Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports dug up some dirt on Coach Floyd. Only a month later, and Floyd is on his way out of the University of Southern California.
After such a long break in the O.J. Mayo debacle, things have started moving very fast again. With Floyd’s resignation, which he claims was based on a new lack of enthusiasm, questions surrounding USC’s recruiting tactics have once again hit center stage. Will Floyd’s resignation save or futher damage USC’s reputation in the eyes of NCAA investigators?