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  • Re: Mike Anderson, here are some abstracts..I don't remember all the details, but do recall him catching a TD pass vs Penn State at Memorial and then playing pg on the basketball team

    At Maryland, the Right Message
    [FINAL Edition]
    The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
    Author: Thomas Boswell
    Date: Feb 8, 2003
    Start Page: D.01
    Section: SPORTS
    Text Word Count: 1075
    Apparently, other recruits agreed with [Ralph Friedgen] because on Wednesday, Maryland signed one of its best recruiting classes in years. However, 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end Victor Abiamiri from Baltimore, the kind of player with instant-impact talent that Maryland has often missed in the past, will not be among them. And he should have been. Two of Abiamiri's brothers play for Maryland. Sources say he was headed to College Park.

    Last fall, Maryland hired the same law firm to find out what the heck was going on between freshman basketball player Travis Garrison and ex-Maryland athlete Mike Anderson. Anderson gave Garrison car rides and a free ticket, worth $75, to a Wizards game. Maybe that doesn't sound like much. But it's plenty if the NCAA gets wind of it before you find out and tell them about it.

    Garrison was declared ineligible until the NCAA agreed with Maryland that only secondary rules violations occurred. Garrison repaid the $75 and didn't even miss a game. Still, the incident shows how easy it is for a program, even a national championship team such as Maryland's, to have a problem and never know it.

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    A Question of Mentor or Recruiter; Former Terp Figures in Two Investigations
    [FINAL Edition]
    The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
    Author: Josh Barr and Greg Sandoval
    Date: Feb 7, 2003
    Start Page: D.01
    Section: SPORTS
    Text Word Count: 2597
    A law firm hired by Maryland officials informed the NCAA in a report Oct. 14 that [Mike Anderson] gave [Travis Garrison] car rides as well as a ticket to a Washington Wizards game in violation of NCAA amateurism rules, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post. As is often the case when a school self-reports a violation, Garrison was declared ineligible until the NCAA reviewed the report. After the NCAA agreed with Maryland that only secondary rules violations occurred, Garrison repaid Anderson $75 for the ticket and was declared eligible. He did not miss any games or practices. The issue has not previously been made public.

    Garrison and Maryland avoided major pitfalls. Maryland was informed last summer by someone involved in the Hargett investigation that Garrison may have accepted gifts from Anderson. In interviews with West Virginia's investigators, Anderson acknowledged that besides Hargett, he had "mentored" Garrison as well, according to Maryland's report.

    According to Maryland's report, Garrison met Anderson between 1999 and 2000, Garrison's sophomore year at DeMatha. Anderson was at the school to deliver a motivational speech to the entire school. Garrison, "impressed by Anderson's story," the report stated, approached him after the presentation and the two exchanged numbers.

    This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by terrapinstats 3 years ago

  • SWAGGERTERP said... (original post)

    If you are talking about Mike Anderson, he is a former md player and head of grassroots youth football league.

    yes. wasn't he banned from being around Terps players and facilities?

  • HungryHerman said... (original post)

    yes. wasn't he banned from being around Terps players and facilities?

    Im not sure if he is banned. I just called him and his voice mail is full. I just texted and I'll let you know what he says.