Disgraced Hoops Star In Illinois Political Scandal

Whenever you need to be depressed about the state of democracy in this fair country, you can depend on Illinois politics to put you in a miserable place. The CHICAGO TRIBUNE says that the latest scandal involves nepotism, really bad judgment and a disgraced former college basketball star. Oh, Illinois politics, you never fail to amaze.

Tony Cole

To say that Tony Cole has a checkered past is probably giving him too much credit. He was kicked off the Georgia basketball team after allegations by his girlfriend that he was involved in gang-raping her (the charges were later dropped). He was also a catalyst in blowing the whistle in the grade-fixing scandal that eventually cost Jim Harrick his job, and recently was charged with hitting his girlfriend and later threatening her over the phone.

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