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Jay Williams blasts Doug Gottlieb over scholarship idea for transfers

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Doug Gottlieb probably is not the only person who has an issue with college athletes transferring in their freshman seasons, but NCAA basketball analyst and former Duke star Jay Williams does not think Gottlieb is in any position to pass judgment about it.

On Wednesday night, Gottlieb suggested that athletes who transfer as freshmen should have pay back their scholarship.

In response, Williams essentially ripped Gottlieb for being a hypocrite.

The circumstances were a bit different for Gottlieb at Notre Dame, of course. Gottlieb was a star point guard as a freshman for the Irish in 1995-96, but he ended up transferring amid a credit card scandal where he stole a classmate’s credit card and used it to make multiple purchases. He transferred to Golden West College and eventually ended up at Oklahoma State.

You could make the argument that someone in Gottlieb’s position would have more reason to pay back their scholarship than an athlete who is in good standing but chooses to transfer. In any event, Gottlieb is used to hearing it from fans about his credit card fraud scandal, so he probably won’t be all that bothered by the shot Williams took at him.


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