Does cheating taint a championship?
I have sources that wish to remain anonymous, but are in the know enough that what they say can be taken as truth.
They tell me Sioux Falls players are paid in violation of league rules, anywhere from 400-1000 dollars. The incentive bonuses are based on position for things such as sacks, td's etc. All of which is against the IFL compensation rules. This was from one source. Below is from another.
SF players have openly been telling other players what they get paid in cash per game. They have incentive bonuses based on position for things such as sacks, td's etc. All of which is against the compensation rules. The over payments range anywhere from $400 - $1,000 (from what they say). One player from another IFL team says he saw 6 Dodge 300's, the van at the heart of the recent investigation, a blazer, and Dixon's Cadillac that they are given to drive for personal use. They call them buddy cars. 2 players per car except Dixon. He has his own.
Askew was asked if he could confirm these things and could only confirm the van. His story was backed up by a ticket he received while driving it. He could not confirm the other vehicles with any proof other than his say so. He also could not confirm the overpay as he wasn't with Sioux Falls long enough to personally collect any.
I personally can not confirm any of the above, but sources have been pretty darn right on in the past. What I've said was told to me and may not be 100% accurate, but generally where there's smoke there's fire. If Sioux Falls is breaking rules and their players accepting payments and incentives not in accordance with IFL rules all designed to win a championship I guess that speaks of their integrity and if true hope somewhere proof is found and whatever full penalty allowed by the IFL brought down on the. This is the kind of crap that needs to go away from minor league sports and all sports at any level for that matter.