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Cheating just part of high-stakes game

College coaching is a racket, just like a lot of professions. A high-risk, high-reward for renegades like Dave Bliss.

Updated: August 25, 2003, 2:13 PM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

The nature of the job calls for cover-ups, and as insidious as those Best of Bliss tapes sound, college coaches do far worse to living players every day. There is a sinister and twisted touch to Dave Bliss' soulless plot to pitch Patrick Dennehy as a dope dealer, but understand something:

At the highest levels, where cheating has been so out of control for so long, the life of a corrupt coach is a constant cycle of cleaning up messes, suppressing incriminating evidence and intimidating possible ...

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