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Brock
10-24-2012, 09:21 AM
Mizzou’s Corporate Card Was Used For $7,600 At A Vegas Strip Club
Barry Petchesky

Mizzou's Corporate Card Was Used For $7,600 At A Vegas Strip Club

Missouri, like many schools, handed out credit cards to athletics department employees and trusted them not to abuse the privilege. Anyone who's ever had a corporate card can guess how that worked out: strip clubs and steakhouses. After an external audit of the program's finances, they're cracking down on who they give those cards to. And you've got two folks to thank for ruining it for everyone:

Director of video operations Michael Schumacher spent $7,605.50 in a single night at Olympic Garden, a club conveniently located on the Strip that "feature[s] literally hundreds of the world's most beautiful ladies (known as the Dreamgirls) in a relaxing and spacious setting." One of those charges included a $2,000 tip on a $4,400 bill. Maybe I don't understand how strip clubs work, but was Schumacher being extra generous, or is "tip" just how you say "blowjob" on a receipt?

Schumacher has since repaid the university for his Vegas fun, which took place while he was representing the school at a conference. He was there alone, so that $7,600 is all him.

Another charge, for nearly $3,000, was racked up by former basketball director of operations Jeff Daniels. He took the entire team out to dinner at the Vince Young Steakhouse in Austin, including coaches and support staff. Spending $100 a person at Vince Young's steakhouse is more of a crime against taste than dropping $7,600 at a strip club.

Missouri has deactivated 32 credit cards, and says all in all, it could have been a lot worse. The strip club could have been in Downtown Vegas.

http://deadspin.com/5954304/mizzous-corporate-card-was-used-for-7600-at-a-vegas-strip-club

Reerun_KC
10-24-2012, 09:27 AM
Thats pretty cool...

DaKCMan AP
10-24-2012, 09:33 AM
Ok, I get the strip club deal but $100/person for very large, hungry student athletes at a steakhouse isn't that shocking.

gblowfish
10-24-2012, 09:38 AM
My Alumni Association funds at work....

oldandslow
10-24-2012, 09:39 AM
Ok, I get the strip club deal but $100/person for very large, hungry student athletes at a steakhouse isn't that shocking.

Yeah, I am not seeing the big deal with that one either.

notorious
10-24-2012, 09:42 AM
$100/person for students not drinking alcohol?



You guys are insane. That is waaaaay overboard.

L.A. Chieffan
10-24-2012, 09:42 AM
Just think of it as putting back into the education system. Most of those girls go to UNLV

MahiMike
10-24-2012, 09:43 AM
Team 'bonding' experience.

DaKCMan AP
10-24-2012, 09:45 AM
$100/person for students not drinking alcohol?



You guys are insane. That is waaaaay overboard.

Their cheapest steak is $38. Sides are $8 each. Soup or salad is another $8-10. Appetizers are $14. Dessert is another $8.

I'm sure most of these athletes can throw down more than 1 steak.

http://www.vinceyoungsteakhouse.com/menu.html

Pestilence
10-24-2012, 09:46 AM
Their cheapest steak is $38. Sides are $8 each. Soup or salad is another $8-10. Appetizers are $14. Dessert is another $8.

I'm sure most of these athletes can throw down more than 1 steak.

http://www.vinceyoungsteakhouse.com/menu.html

Take those bitches to Applebees then.

L.A. Chieffan
10-24-2012, 09:47 AM
I went to that VY Steak House. Wasnt bad

Frazod
10-24-2012, 09:50 AM
At least somebody's having fun this year. :banghead:

Mr. Laz
10-24-2012, 09:53 AM
:rockon:

notorious
10-24-2012, 09:56 AM
Their cheapest steak is $38. Sides are $8 each. Soup or salad is another $8-10. Appetizers are $14. Dessert is another $8.

I'm sure most of these athletes can throw down more than 1 steak.

http://www.vinceyoungsteakhouse.com/menu.html

Wow, talk about horrible deal!

Zeke
10-24-2012, 10:14 AM
The strip club incedent was an individual who got drunk and didn't think with his head. That was isolated, and I'm sure the guy is feeling the pain. That was an individual mistake.

the Dinner incedent... isn't even an incedent. Why are these in our paper, again?

KCStar is struggling for stories.

Pestilence
10-24-2012, 10:15 AM
The strip club incedent was an individual who got drunk and didn't think with his head. That was isolated, and I'm sure the guy is feeling the pain. That was an individual mistake.

the Dinner incedent... isn't even an incedent. Why are these in our paper, again?

KCStar is struggling for stories.

Shit happens all the time with government travel cards in the military. If you give people the opportunity to abuse something.....chances are they will.

Brock
10-24-2012, 10:16 AM
The strip club incedent was an individual who got drunk and didn't think with his head. That was isolated, and I'm sure the guy is feeling the pain. That was an individual mistake.

the Dinner incedent... isn't even an incedent. Why are these in our paper, again?

KCStar is struggling for stories.

You don't think the taxpayer, the donor, the alumni member deserves to know where their money is going?

DaneMcCloud
10-24-2012, 10:22 AM
$100/person for students not drinking alcohol?

You guys are insane. That is waaaaay overboard.

Dude, I can't get out of a steakhouse in Los Angeles for under $100 without alcohol, regardless of where we go.

I took the wife to Wolfgang Puck's Cut steakhouse for her birthday a few years back and with drinks and tips, dropped $500.00.

Steaks are expensive outside of your area.

Brock
10-24-2012, 10:31 AM
Dude, I can't get out of a steakhouse in Los Angeles for under $100 without alcohol, regardless of where we go.

I took the wife to Wolfgang Puck's Cut steakhouse for her birthday a few years back and with drinks and tips, dropped $500.00.

Steaks are expensive outside of your area.

You've got a sizzler within walking distance of your front door. :p

theelusiveeightrop
10-24-2012, 10:32 AM
Time to up my donation to Mizzou again............

Pitt Gorilla
10-24-2012, 10:33 AM
You don't think the taxpayer, the donor, the alumni member deserves to know where their money is going?Since it was repaid by the individual, how is it their money?

Fire Me Boy!
10-24-2012, 10:36 AM
The strip club incedent was an individual who got drunk and didn't think with his head. That was isolated, and I'm sure the guy is feeling the pain. That was an individual mistake.

the Dinner incedent... isn't even an incedent. Why are these in our paper, again?

KCStar is struggling for stories.

Before railing on the local paper, check the link. It's Deadspin, not KC Star.

theelusiveeightrop
10-24-2012, 10:38 AM
Thanks Mizzou. ZERO SEC wins, over-priced steak, and strip clubs. Welcome to the big-time.

Brock
10-24-2012, 10:39 AM
Since it was repaid by the individual, how is it their money?

How was the strip club initially paid?

theelusiveeightrop
10-24-2012, 10:40 AM
How was the strip club initially paid?

With nearly $8,000 in singles and fives...............

gblowfish
10-24-2012, 10:42 AM
Before railing on the local paper, check the link. It's Deadspin, not KC Star.

Actually, this was on the front page of the KC Star's sports section this AM, so the Star did report it as well.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/23/3881811/mu-athletics-staffer-put-7600.html

Pestilence
10-24-2012, 10:42 AM
With nearly $8,000 in singles and fives...............

Paid by Mizzou.

Zeke
10-24-2012, 10:44 AM
You don't think the taxpayer, the donor, the alumni member deserves to know where their money is going?

These people work with Budgets. If they are staying within their budget, that's what they are doing. If they're spending a portion of their budget on a nice steak dinner during a team Meeting once a year, then that's what the budget is in place for.

Zeke
10-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Before railing on the local paper, check the link. It's Deadspin, not KC Star.

I read the article on the KC Star, before i saw it here.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/23/3881811/mu-athletics-staffer-put-7600.html

Brock
10-24-2012, 10:50 AM
These people work with Budgets. If they are staying within their budget, that's what they are doing. If they're spending a portion of their budget on a nice steak dinner during a team Meeting once a year, then that's what the budget is in place for.

So, that's a no vote on governmental transparency?

Pitt Gorilla
10-24-2012, 10:50 AM
How was the strip club initially paid?With a credit card.

I would be fine with Mizzou firing the guy, given the nature of the card's use and the negative attention. But, he repaid the expense. Ergo, it was his money that was used.

tooge
10-24-2012, 10:51 AM
$7600 wasn't for the tip. It was for the whole thing

Brock
10-24-2012, 10:51 AM
With a credit card.

I would be fine with Mizzou firing the guy, given the nature of the card's use and the negative attention. But, he repaid the expense. Ergo, it was his money that was used.

With a credit card backed by the security of the taxpayers, donors, and alumni of Missouri.

It wasn't his money that was used UNTIL he paid it back. I'm not sure why you're defending this.

gblowfish
10-24-2012, 10:52 AM
I hope this guy isn't married. Talk about spending eternity in the dog house!

Zeke
10-24-2012, 10:53 AM
So, that's a no vote on governmental transparency?

Jesus, people on here argue just to argue. No tangent left unturned.

Brock
10-24-2012, 10:55 AM
Jesus, people on here argue just to argue. No tangent left unturned.

Where's the tangent? The people paying the bills deserve to know what the money is for.

Zeke
10-24-2012, 10:57 AM
With a credit card backed by the security of the taxpayers, donors, and alumni of Missouri.

It wasn't his money that was used UNTIL he paid it back. I'm not sure why you're defending this.

Do you really think it's that big a deal? It's certainly a fireable offense using that type of money for personal use - Paying it back or not, but he's not going unpunished. Don't make it out to be more than it is simply because it's MIZZOU and you're a KU fan. :p

Brock
10-24-2012, 11:00 AM
Do you really think it's that big a deal? It's certainly a fireable offense using that type of money for personal use - Paying it back or not, but he's not going unpunished. Don't make it out to be more than it is simply because it's MIZZOU and you're a KU fan. :p

Personally, yeah, I think it's that big a deal. But then, I'm not the kind of guy who blows 7000 dollars in a strip club.

Zeke
10-24-2012, 11:08 AM
Personally, yeah, I think it's that big a deal. But then, I'm not the kind of guy who blows 7000 dollars in a strip club.

Well, if you worked at MIZZOU, you could be.

Deberg_1990
10-24-2012, 11:15 AM
Why on earth would someone abuse a corporate CC at a strip club?

Idiot.

oh wait, his wife probably checks his personal CC bill.

Frosty
10-24-2012, 11:27 AM
Why on earth would someone abuse a corporate CC at a strip club?

Idiot.

oh wait, his wife probably checks his personal CC bill.

Hopefully she doesn't read the paper either. :shake:

DaKCMan AP
10-24-2012, 11:28 AM
With a credit card backed by the security of the taxpayers, donors, and alumni of Missouri.

It wasn't his money that was used UNTIL he paid it back. I'm not sure why you're defending this.

Dies Mizzou's AA get tax dollars? I know UFAA is a self-funded separate entity from the university.

Fire Me Boy!
10-24-2012, 11:28 AM
Actually, this was on the front page of the KC Star's sports section this AM, so the Star did report it as well.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/23/3881811/mu-athletics-staffer-put-7600.html

I read the article on the KC Star, before i saw it here.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/23/3881811/mu-athletics-staffer-put-7600.html


:thumb:

ghak99
10-24-2012, 11:46 AM
Another charge, for nearly $3,000, was racked up by former basketball director of operations Jeff Daniels. He took the entire team out to dinner at the Vince Young Steakhouse in Austin, including coaches and support staff. Spending $100 a person at Vince Young's steakhouse is more of a crime against taste than dropping $7,600 at a strip club.

This might be a dumb question, but is this unusual? I guess I assumed something of this nature happens a couple times a year and is figured into the team's budget.



I was apart of a couple collegiate teams that traveled the Midwest and once or twice a season, usually after a good performance, the meals were picked up with what appeared to be the same University CC that picked up the hotel rooms and travel costs. They weren't $100 dollar meals, but the team's budget was no where near what I assume the Basketball team works with.

....Now that I think about it, I believe a portion of the team's budget was funded through private donations the University never seen so I don't know who actually paid for the occasional meal tabs at the end of the transaction.

notorious
10-24-2012, 11:57 AM
Dude, I can't get out of a steakhouse in Los Angeles for under $100 without alcohol, regardless of where we go.

I took the wife to Wolfgang Puck's Cut steakhouse for her birthday a few years back and with drinks and tips, dropped $500.00.

Steaks are expensive outside of your area.

Austin has a LOT of cattle around it, and a lot of natually grown cattle at that.

I used to fly for a company (still do every once in a while) in NW Texas that sells beef to high-end restaraunts in NY, Chicago, Dallas, and I can tell you that Vince Young's place is marking up their steaks at least 300%, and the side prices are a crime.

But, I am a believer in the market, so if people are buying what he is selling at that price I say keep up the good work.

There is no way I would pay that price for a steak, but like you said I live in the middle of beef paradise.

Raiderhader
10-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Do you really think it's that big a deal? It's certainly a fireable offense using that type of money for personal use - Paying it back or not, but he's not going unpunished. Don't make it out to be more than it is simply because it's MIZZOU and you're a KU fan. :p


Look at it this way. Now the people who financially support the university know that the school will not tolerate these types of actions. It breeds confidence that the money is handled in the proper manner that it should.

Saul Good
10-24-2012, 12:30 PM
With a credit card backed by the security of the taxpayers, donors, and alumni of Missouri.

It wasn't his money that was used UNTIL he paid it back. I'm not sure why you're defending this.

What is he defending? He isn't saying that it was okay for the guy to do what he did. He's saying that, because the situation was handled by the university and the money was repaid, there isn't really much worth reporting.

Raiderhader
10-24-2012, 12:33 PM
What is he defending? He isn't saying that it was okay for the guy to do what he did. He's saying that, because the situation was handled by the university and the money was repaid, there isn't really much worth reporting.


Come on now. This is not that difficult to grasp. It is a story and one that should be reported. I do not see how any one can say otherwise.

Saul Good
10-24-2012, 12:38 PM
Come on now. This is not that difficult to grasp. It is a story and one that should be reported. I do not see how any one can say otherwise.

It's a story worthy of deadspin.

Pitt Gorilla
10-24-2012, 12:40 PM
With a credit card backed by the security of the taxpayers, donors, and alumni of Missouri.

It wasn't his money that was used UNTIL he paid it back. I'm not sure why you're defending this.I don't recall defending anything. You asked:

"You don't think the taxpayer, the donor, the alumni member deserves to know where their money is going?"

I noted that it wasn't their money going anywhere. He reimbursed the U for the tab. I suppose American Express (or whoever) could be upset, but I doubt they are.

Again, I'd have zero problem with the guy being fired. What he did was beyond stupid. I'm not sure why you've chosen to entrench yourself into such an angle, but, hey, go for it.

whoman69
10-24-2012, 12:42 PM
Nobody fired?

Raiderhader
10-24-2012, 02:17 PM
I don't recall defending anything. You asked:

"You don't think the taxpayer, the donor, the alumni member deserves to know where their money is going?"

I noted that it wasn't their money going anywhere. He reimbursed the U for the tab. I suppose American Express (or whoever) could be upset, but I doubt they are.

Again, I'd have zero problem with the guy being fired. What he did was beyond stupid. I'm not sure why you've chosen to entrench yourself into such an angle, but, hey, go for it.


Only because he got caught and because school officials didn't tolerate it. Otherwise it was very much the tax and donation money being used.

People are acting like he planned to pay it back. And even if he did, that is still a gross misuse of company resources.

KChiefer
10-24-2012, 02:49 PM
Their cheapest steak is $38. Sides are $8 each. Soup or salad is another $8-10. Appetizers are $14. Dessert is another $8.

I'm sure most of these athletes can throw down more than 1 steak.

http://www.vinceyoungsteakhouse.com/menu.html

Must be all the Prozac the food's infused with...

Saul Good
10-24-2012, 02:51 PM
Only because he got caught and because school officials didn't tolerate it. Otherwise it was very much the tax and donation money being used.

People are acting like he planned to pay it back. And even if he did, that is still a gross misuse of company resources.

What the fuck are you talking about? Nobody is defending the guy. Nobody.

Raiderhader
10-24-2012, 03:33 PM
What the fuck are you talking about? Nobody is defending the guy. Nobody.

No, people are just acting like it isn't newd worthy. I whole heartedly disagree.

Brock
10-24-2012, 06:40 PM
I don't recall defending anything. You asked:

"You don't think the taxpayer, the donor, the alumni member deserves to know where their money is going?"

I noted that it wasn't their money going anywhere. He reimbursed the U for the tab. I suppose American Express (or whoever) could be upset, but I doubt they are.

Again, I'd have zero problem with the guy being fired. What he did was beyond stupid. I'm not sure why you've chosen to entrench yourself into such an angle, but, hey, go for it.

I'll be sure to try your logic the next time I misuse the corporate credit card. "Hey, it wasn't your money, it was mastercard's". Jesus. :rolleyes:

Frazod
10-24-2012, 06:42 PM
No, people are just acting like it isn't newd worthy. I whole heartedly disagree.

Anything that takes attention away from our abortion of a season works for me.

Spott
10-24-2012, 07:06 PM
I tried to use a credit card at the strip club but the dancer got a little pissy when I tried to swipe my card in the slot.

Saul Good
10-24-2012, 07:32 PM
I'll be sure to try your logic the next time I misuse the corporate credit card. "Hey, it wasn't your money, it was mastercard's". Jesus. :rolleyes:

Again, nobody is defending the guy using the card. Keep fucking that chicken, though.

GloryDayz
10-24-2012, 07:36 PM
I approve.. Everybody needs to decompress, folks just do it in different places! What a joke!

Pitt Gorilla
10-24-2012, 07:40 PM
I'll be sure to try your logic the next time I misuse the corporate credit card. "Hey, it wasn't your money, it was mastercard's". Jesus. :rolleyes:I'm not sure why you can't seem to understand my posts. The guy could/should be fired. He did the wrong thing (using the school's card). He did, however, reimburse the school.

I would encourage your company to similarly fire you, if that helps your comprehension at all.

PGM
10-24-2012, 09:17 PM
The strip club incedent was an individual who got drunk and didn't think with his head. That was isolated, and I'm sure the guy is feeling the pain. That was an individual mistake.

the Dinner incedent... isn't even an incedent. Why are these in our paper, again?

KCStar is struggling for stories.

Beakers just can't stop not caring.

Pitt Gorilla
10-24-2012, 11:32 PM
Evidently, they have video footage from the club:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/Missouri/Missouri_Charge_Account.gif