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    this was awhile ago, didnt know about this

    By TIM McGLONE AND KYLE TUCKER
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    NORFOLK - Atlanta Falcons cornerback and Hampton native Jimmy Williams and NBA rookie Shawne Williams received more than $100,000 in cash and other items from a Norfolk lawyer while they were college athletes, according to lawsuits filed against the players.
    The lawyer, Carl C. La Mondue, is seeking repayment, plus interest, of $55,109 from Jimmy Williams and his father and $49,494 from Shawne Williams, according to the lawsuits filed Nov. 8 in Norfolk Circuit Court.

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    This guy was like the best draft pick of all time...I'm SO happy Bird ignored the questions about his character and work ethic and drafted this guy. It really paid off. He is such a visionary.

    BTW Shawne only owes the guy 50 gs.

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    Where's Shawne gonna find 50g for this guy? I guess he better start looking in the glovebox and under the seats in his truck.

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    Where's Shawne gonna find 50g for this guy? I guess he better start looking in the glovebox and under the seats in his truck.

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    Man, in real money, thats like 3.334 trips to a Toronto casino.

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    DAMN. Atleast more playing time for Stephen Graham
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    I really could not care anyless about what Williams did while he was in college.

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    I'm glad we didn't draft a point guard, but instead got the best player available--because you can always trade them for a point guard.

    Well . . . uh . . . er . . . usually you can.
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    Get this guy out of Indy, I don't care what for.

    Say what you will about Williams' athleticism, his play on the court has at least suggested that the questions about his work ethic were more than justified. He averages about 5.0 or so ppg for his career- the mark of a true athletic player who doesn't work very hard.

    Say what you will about the diminutive Stephen Graham, but he is more effective on the court than Williams.

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    DAMN. Atleast more playing time for Stephen Graham
    First of all, this is from prior to LAST season. It is noted in the original post that it's old news, but I think it needs to be restated. No reason to be mad about this now if you weren't 18 months ago.

    The story is a lawyer is trying to buy his way into being their agent it appears, but they went with a different guy. Could be true, could be a bit of a money grab. I'm pretty surprised this was never big news.

    By now this must be resolved, what was the outcome? Wait, what's that, go ahead and judge on your own rather than looking into how the actual suit went, into what actual judges and lawyers and NCAA officials said. Yeah, great plan.

    I'm not even saying his innocent, I'm saying that WE CAN KNOW rather than just guessing and taking a criminal's word for it (because this guy was doing wrong whether he's telling the truth or not).


    Shawne Williams, a Pennsylvania native, left the University of Memphis after his freshman year and was signed this year by the Indiana Pacers. The 6-foot-9 rookie, reportedly being paid nearly $1.4 million this year, has yet to play a regular season game.

    La Mondue says in the suit that he gave Shawne Williams more than $9,700 in hotel rooms, airfare and 2 1/2 years' worth of cell phone service. The rest was provided mostly in Western Union cash transfers, the suit says.

    Walters, who signed on as Shawne Williams' agent in May when he was drafted, said the suit contains "a lot of wrong information."

    "From what I understand from both parties, there's nothing there," he said by phone. "You get this all the time with athletes."

    When asked whether his client received anything from La Mondue, Walters replied: "He did not, as far as I know. Unequivocally, he did not."

    Bob Winn, Memphis' assistant athletic director for external affairs, said he planned to take the lawsuit to the school's attorney. "It certainly catches us off guard," he said.
    He said the school instructs athletes upon arrival about the NCAA rules regarding gifts. He said the school works "to make sure we cover those areas very explicitly." Student-athletes sign documents saying they will follow the rules, he added.
    BTW, with Shawne being from PA, how is it that he's lifelong buddies with gangsters from Memphis? I thought people were saying he was best buddies with that guy (the apparent murderer).
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    I'm SO happy Bird ignored the questions about his character and work ethic and drafted this guy.
    Gonna need a link. I think you've got the wrong Williams... nobody was questioning Shawne's character before the draft. And nothing I've seen from Shawne makes me question his work ethic.

    He's felony stupid, but that's a different matter.
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    I really could not care anyless about what Williams did while he was in college.
    I agree. From a moral standpoint, I really don't care if someone is giving a college athlete money. Now if he's getting it from shady characters the way Maurice Clarrett was getting his dough, that's another story.

    But I don't care if somebody paid or did favors for Reggie Bush. Who cares? If anything, he earned that money, with all the extra attention and coverage he brought to USC and college football.

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    Again, NOVEMBER 16, 2006

    That's the byline. Not today, not last week. This has already been dealt with long ago.

    Maybe edit the thread title to reflect that so people stop responding in the "when will it end, this is the last straw" stuff.

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    I really could not care anyless about what Williams did while he was in college.
    EDIT: Unless it was booster club money like what happened to Chris Webber. Then the franchise would've had yet another PR nightmare on their hands and it wouldn't have mattered one bit whether the events happened long before Shawne wore a Pacers uniform or within the last 5 minutes. It would still have been another mess for the Pacers to clean up. Good thing that's not the case here, though.
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    Further proving that this stuff is a litmus test of jumping to conclusions...

    La Mondue also filed a similar lawsuit last week in Norfolk Circuit Court seeking reimbursement for almost $50,000 in cash and benefits from former University of Memphis basketball star Shawne Williams, now an Indiana Pacers rookie.

    The court dismissed that lawsuit Wednesday at the lawyer's request. There was no explanation for the request in court records, and neither lawsuit says why La Mondue gave money to the athletes, who are not related.
    Jimmy's feelings on the matter
    Williams told the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., that he and his father never accepted gifts or money from La Mondue.

    "He's saying he gave us some ridiculous amount of money, which is not true,"Williams told the newspaper.

    Williams said La Mondue wanted to become his agent, and that he had met with the attorney in November 2005, but that La Mondue "wasn't big enough." Williams hasn't hired a lawyer, and said the NFL Players Association is"handling"the situation.

    "I'm not worried about it. I'm good,"Williams said."The truth will come out."
    Williams said La Mondue can't document the alleged transactions.

    "He has no records,"Williams said."All he has is what he's saying. It's ludicrous, man."

    And to finish it all off, as I said this should have been resolved by now. Shockingly I was right. By Dec 12th, just a few months later...
    A local lawyer has dropped his lawsuit against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams.

    The lawyer, Carl C. La Mondue, filed a notice, dated Thursday, in Norfolk Circuit Court, stating that he was withdrawing the suit. He had sought about $55,000 from Williams, a Hampton native who is in his rookie year with the NFL team.

    La Mondue did not offer an explanation for the withdrawal. Calls to his office on Monday were not returned.

    "My office no longer wishes to pursue judgment in the above referenced case," La Mondue said in a letter to the court.
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    Williams said La Mondue wanted to become his agent, and that he had met with the attorney in November 2005, but that La Mondue "wasn't big enough." Williams hasn't hired a lawyer, and said the NFL Players Association is"handling"the situation.



    When did Shawne Join the NFL?????

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    Williams said La Mondue wanted to become his agent, and that he had met with the attorney in November 2005, but that La Mondue "wasn't big enough." Williams hasn't hired a lawyer, and said the NFL Players Association is"handling"the situation.



    When did Shawne Join the NFL?????
    I think that part of the article was referring to Jimmy Williams, who is indeed an NFL player.

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    Gonna need a link. I think you've got the wrong Williams... nobody was questioning Shawne's character before the draft. And nothing I've seen from Shawne makes me question his work ethic.

    He's felony stupid, but that's a different matter.
    I'm pretty sure his work ethic was questioned prior to the draft but his coach shot that down.


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    I think that part of the article was referring to Jimmy Williams, who is indeed an NFL player.
    And I noted it as such actually, but Gyron never listens to me.

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    Thanks guys.

    I missed it where Seth mentioned it, but then again, I never listen to him.

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    Thanks guys.

    I missed it where Seth mentioned it, but then again, I never listen to him.
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    This guy was like the best draft pick of all time...I'm SO happy Bird ignored the questions about his character and work ethic and drafted this guy. It really paid off. He is such a visionary.

    BTW Shawne only owes the guy 50 gs.
    Ties in with what I've been saying all along about Bird and Walsh and the draft.

    Either they give the pick away, make a ridiculously POOR choice OR just get *** lucky when Granger fell to them.

    I really think that Bird needs to go back to doing MORE European scouting. The less he's involved with relevant TALENT decisions the better. Let me dig up a few more CHEAP Euro gems.

    I mean BIRD is on course to exceed McHale as the worst front office person ever.

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    don't care about what they do off the court...
    or in college for that matter...
    can they play? can they get buckets? will they help the team win? that's all i need to know.
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    don't care about what they do off the court...
    or in college for that matter...
    can they play? can they get buckets? will they help the team win? that's all i need to know.
    "What do you mean he fought dogs? So what, not like that affects what he does on the field. What do you mean he's in prison and can't play this year? For what? Who cares what he does off the field."

    That's a great attitude to take towards players and their personal lives.

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    Remember Lebron James received free throw-back jerseys from a store owner while in highschool. He also was driving around an H-2 Hummer before he ever signed an NBA contract. It's terrible how that kid didn't work out for the Cavs.
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    Well, maybe this explains all our questions about why JOB wasn't giving Shawne very many minutes.

    Maybe they thought he wasn't taking the whole thing seriously enough, working hard enough.

    You know, if two or three players on our team are gathering together in the evenings, dabbling in extra-curricular partying, maybe that answers a lot of questions about players who are currently on the outs.
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