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In today’s scandal news, Dan Wetzel says the FBI investigation could affect anyone, even the blue bloods.

It’s hard for us to imagine any trouble coming from Duke’s staff. All those guys grew up in the system and know the expectations (and Coach K’s presser the other day certainly didn’t show a guy who was at all concerned).

However Wetzel is correct in one regard: the tsunami of money flowing through the game will find corrupt people.

In a very intriguing tweet, CBS’s Dennis Dodd said this: “Filed to CBS Sports: One of the coaches impacted the most in the FBI investigation sits in a studio and doesn't coach basketball.”

Who could it be? Apparently Chip Kelly, and given the current environment, he may have a hard time finding a new college gig.

Out in Tucson, Sean Miller is going to finally speak publicly, but only in a very rigidly controlled format and he will not accept any questions about the FBI probe.

Arizona’s comments on Miller are basically crisis management 101, according to Bruce Pascoe of the Daily Star, and Greg Hansen, the worst columnist in America, is not impressed.

Hansen is the worst sort of homer imaginable. However, despite his many flaws and vices as a writer, he has always been loyal to Arizona basketball.

So when you see him saying stuff like this, your ears should perk up. This is amazing stuff for that guy to write.

Rick Pitino and Miller may be having trouble being forthright, but Miami’s Jim Larranaga has firmly insisted his staff and program will be exonerated. We sure hope so.

Back to Louisville: Jordan Fair and Kenny Johnson are “not active” with the program and have not been to practice. That certainly raises questions, particularly for Johnson, who worked for Tom Crean at Indiana before moving to Louisville.

And it’s tough for interim coach David Padgett, who is currently running practice entirely by himself. It’s an impossible situation.

Meanwhile out West, USC assistant and former Syracuse player Tony Bland apparently figured you might as well go big or go to the big house. So who is his attorney?

New York based Jeffrey Lichtman. Among others, Lichtman has defended John Gotti, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, rapper Fat Joe and Kristin Davis, the madam who sent call girls over to former New York governor Elliot Spitzer.

Lichtman, by the way, went to law school at Duke. Jeffrey, if you’re reading this, drop us a line and say hi! We won't bug you about the case.

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