Check Scandal

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  1. TDclones

    TDclones Member

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    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.
     
  2. CycloneBax

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    It appears it may have been football players
     
  3. matmann22

    matmann22 Active Member

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    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...
     
  4. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. Cybone

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    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."
     
  6. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. kingcy

    kingcy Well-Known Member

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    Was he your roomate after that?
     
  8. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    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:smile:
     
  9. wartknight

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    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
     
  10. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  11. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    You thinking of Calvin Branch?
     
  12. cycloneG

    cycloneG Well-Known Member

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    Cyclone Fries?
     
  13. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's it. Thanks.
     
  14. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    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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