The NCAA prohibits student athletes from receiving bribes or “extra benefits” to play sports, but former LSU and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has just publicly admitted he was "Paid very well" to play basketball for the Tigers.

reportedly told the crowd


OK, not that I don't believe this sort of thing happens in College sports, because it does, but something about this doesn't seem right. Even being that the statute of limitations is now expired, why would he directly place his own son in the middle of a firestorm of controversy that could damage his chances of playing College basketball?

Shaq is known for being a prankster, and I hope this is all just really a misguided joke.