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Private eligibility factory coming under closer scrutiny

Originally Published: May 24, 2002
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

For years Christopher Robin Academy, a small private school in Queens, N.Y., operated in near anonymity, virtually unregulated and unknown outside the circles of big-time prep and AAU basketball.

Used by scores of academically troubled basketball players as a last chance to meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements, the low-profile institution is receiving new attention in the wake of a recent ESPN.com investigation.

Thursday, a spokesman for the New York State attorney general's ...

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