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Weber and Illinois ready to put year's worth of controversy in the past

Originally Published: November 19, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Illinois coach Bruce Weber took heat publicly for losing out on one-time committed, highly touted recruit Eric Gordon, who may end up being an All-American at Indiana by season's end.

Weber's program was sullied last season when a car accident off campus left one player with a guilty plea to a DUI and a jail sentence of 15 days, and another player in intensive care after the driver and teammate left the scene of the accident.

Weber lost two highly ...

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