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    Check Scandal

    I hate to bring up old, bad news but...I need some help. Does anyone remember the "check scandal" in the mid 90's that involved some ISU BB players? I tried to Google it but could not come up with names. I got to talking with some friends(Shmuckeye fans) and there was some disagreement as to who it was.



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    Re: Check Scandal

    One of the first frequently occurring stories of the year was that of several football players and one female basketball player who had been charged with check forgery. The reported stolen checks had been taken from Larch and Elm halls. Other big issues of this year were coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial and domestic abuse accusations against Cyclone football coach Dan McCarney. In 1995-96, the Simpson trial was covered extensively, but there was relatively little news about the Oklahoma City bombing. It is interesting that an event of this significance to the United States was relatively ignored even under the leadership of editor in chief Troy McCullough.

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    It appears it may have been football players



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    Re: Check Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by TDclones View Post
    I hate to bring up old, bad news but...I need some help. Does anyone remember the "check scandal" in the mid 90's that involved some ISU BB players? I tried to Google it but could not come up with names. I got to talking with some friends(Shmuckeye fans) and there was some disagreement as to who it was.
    It definitely was football players because I 'donated' my checkbook to their cause.

    Fortunately, I reported it stolen the day before the $60 McDonalds checks and $141 Target bills started rolling through.

    I'm not sure who it was but they signed my name badly enough that the bank knew it was forged...



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    Re: Check Scandal

    I lived on 6th Floor Larch back in 1992-93. There were a bunch of football players on my floor that were involved in that. Artis Garris comes to mind.


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    Re: Check Scandal

    I always thought the funniest part of that scandal was the scoreboard at the stadium.

    At the top of the scoreboard was the old Norwest logo, dark green on a black field, next to the words "The Home of Fee Checking". The Norwest logo was hard to see, so when you looked at the Scoreboard, it appeared to read, "Cyclone Stadium The Home of Free Checking."



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    Re: Check Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by matmann22 View Post
    It definitely was football players because I 'donated' my checkbook to their cause.

    Fortunately, I reported it stolen the day before the $60 McDonalds checks and $141 Target bills started rolling through.

    I'm not sure who it was but they signed my name badly enough that the bank knew it was forged...
    This wasn't from this scandal, but the next year my roommate stole a couple of checks from lower in my box of checks, and forged them at a store where his mom worked.

    His signature was nothing like mine, and he spelled my name wrong both times, differently each time, but my bank of the time went ahead and cashed them right up until I complained.


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    Re: Check Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    This wasn't from this scandal, but the next year my roommate stole a couple of checks from lower in my box of checks, and forged them at a store where his mom worked.

    His signature was nothing like mine, and he spelled my name wrong both times, differently each time, but my bank of the time went ahead and cashed them right up until I complained.
    Was he your roomate after that?


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    Re: Check Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Was he your roomate after that?
    When he stole them, it was at the same time that he dropped out of school to max out credit cards and get his girlfriend pregnant. He moved out, so I had a single room to practice for my black belt testing in Taekwondo. It was handy (or footy?) for me


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    Re: Check Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by matmann22 View Post
    It definitely was football players because I 'donated' my checkbook to their cause.

    Fortunately, I reported it stolen the day before the $60 McDonalds checks and $141 Target bills started rolling through.

    I'm not sure who it was but they signed my name badly enough that the bank knew it was forged...
    How does a guy spend $60 at McDonalds? I know it was before the dollar menu, but a hamburger was still .59 and a cheeseburger .69


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    I'm having brain fade right now but who was the good tailback that was involved in the check scandal. His name started with a C but for the life of me I can't remember.
    He wound up at Colorado State and maybe played in the NFL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    I'm having brain fade right now but who was the good tailback that was involved in the check scandal. His name started with a C but for the life of me I can't remember.
    He wound up at Colorado State and maybe played in the NFL.
    You thinking of Calvin Branch?


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    Re: Check Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    How does a guy spend $60 at McDonalds? I know it was before the dollar menu, but a hamburger was still .59 and a cheeseburger .69
    Cyclone Fries?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    You thinking of Calvin Branch?
    Yup, that's it. Thanks.


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    Re: Check Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    Yup, that's it. Thanks.
    I think he was a wide receiver. I don't believe he lived on my floor but he was there often. He might have lived on 7th or 8th floor.


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