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Corruption Trial: Dawkins Takes The Stand

And apparently did a solid job too

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Defendants Appear In Court Amid Charges Of NCAA Basketball Fraud And Corruption
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Merl Code Jr. exits the Federal Courthouse in Manhattan on October 10, 2017 in New York City. Several people associated with NCAA Basketball have been charged as part of a corruption ring.
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Christian Dawkins took the stand in his own defense Thursday and, according to CBS.com’s Matt Norlander, held his own and managed to be fairly entertaining as well:

“By the end of Dawkins’ testimony, it was clear that testifying in his defense was the necessary move for him. Who knows if it will work, but putting a face, a voice, a compelling counterargument with realistic reasons for a lot of the things alleged against him in this case? It almost certainly will spur some interesting discussion among the 12 jury members when they begin deliberations next week.

“Dawkins knows who he is and that came away clearly on Thursday. He gave off a confident air and displayed a lot more knowledge of the basketball space than the government had in assembly of its case.”

Closing arguments start Friday so a decision in this case is not too far away.

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