There was very heavy conversation about John Blake’s resignation that can be reviewed by clicking here. Today has given us a very interesting entry from the Sports Agent Blog is making its way around the internet. The full article is linked here.
When I first brought up the Blake/Wichard tie, my source wanted me to write more. At that point-in-time, it would have been too risky to do so. All that could be proved was that the two had been friends and “business partners” in the past and might still have had a relationship. Now that Marvin Austin, the defensive tackle that Blake used to coach, has been subpoenaed by investigators from the office of North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, much more could come out about Blake’s connections with Wichard. If that occurs, it would not be surprising that Blake gets slapped with his own subpoena. Then it will be a free-for-all.
The end of the entry does a good job of throwing out some questions that should give readers some things about which to think. Relatedly, we have been compiling a solid list of questions related to the scandal – and its coverage by the media – that you will enjoy here.
If Wichard had never gone down to UNC to recruit Austin or any other UNC player, that would imply that he also never went to the school to recruit Kentwan Balmer. If that is the case, then how did Wichard sign Balmer? How did Wichard meet Balmer, considering that Wichard is all the way on the West Coast? Who took Balmer to meet him? Was Blake somehow involved there, as well? Did he make the trip out west with Balmer?
There are many unanswered questions that may be solved depending on the depth of forthcoming investigations. Various parties are already taking protective measures. UNC and Blake have cut ties after Blake’s resignation and Blake has hired multiple prominent lawyers.