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Interesting considering Ferguson never had a problem with his Visa before he came to Mizzou, and Kleiza had zero problems with his Visa as well. This whole deal is pretty strange considering how many assistants Quin has -- seriously, no one was able to handle Ferguson's mysterious Visa issues? Right. He was only supposed to "likely" miss the first semester. Now he's MIA. Also, the NCAA has now called back Paulding and Johnson for new interviews four times. The investigation keeps getting pushed further back on the calendar. Hmmmm.

Basically, it just seems awfully strange how Ferguson can't get back into the country all of a sudden. Seriously, it's not that hard to go from Canada to the United States. It doesn't take a rocket scientist and years of work.

http://www.tigerboard.com/boards/missouri-tigers.php?message=1260128

P.S. All of these players apparently know how to get from Canada to the United States: http://www.hoopsmax.com/newsArticle.php?articleId=61

In all reality, this could be a major reason why the Tigers are playing as poorly as they are, particularly Paulding and Johnson. Thoughts?
 

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I think it does have a lot to do with how they are playing. That's a lot to be going through, and still trying to play the game. No matter how many times the NCAA has called them back to talk with them, they're still letting them play ball, and you know as well as I do, that if the NCAA thought those guys had done anything wrong, they would not be playing right now.
 

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Vincent, I didn't read more than a couple posts from the threads you linked, but from what I did read it didn't look like anyone mentioned why Ferguson was having problems getting his visa. It's not just a simple case of a basketball player from Canada wanting to play in the US. He was heavily involved in gangs when he was about 12 or 13 and got into a lot of trouble before realizing that he needed to change his life, which is why he's had trouble with his Visa. He hasn't had any kind of legal problems for about 8 years as far as I know, but Canada's a bit more strict with that kind of thing than the US is, I guess.

Also, it was never a concrete plan that he'd get here for the second semester. Originally people were saying he would be out for the year, then the possibility of a return this season was mentioned, but in order to do that he'd have to find enough classes that started at the semester in order to be eligible.
 

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If you have committed a crime recently (such as drunk driving) you will probably not get into the US, which could be the source of the Visa problems.
 
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