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Man hits ridiculous halfcourt shot during West Chester U. halftime contest, but won't get his $10,000

Man hits ridiculous halfcourt shot during West Chester U. halftime contest, but won't get his $10,000

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So it turns out this man may not get the $10,000 he deserves, due to something called "rules." But that doesn't make it any less awesome.

We've all seen the layup, free throw, 3-pointer, halfcourt heave contest at a basketball game. This guy took it to a new level.

This tweet from a 6ABC photographer included the YouTube clip above. He later said that the man won't get his $10,000 because rules state he has to hit the shot on the first attempt.

Rules are rules, and these things are usually handled by an insurance company that will only pay out prizes if the rules are followed exactly (same as that free hole-in-one car at every golf outing). But the sheer fact that he even got a second shot off before the clock ran out is worth something, right?

Temple University and Phoenixville High School grad Kevin Negandhi of ESPN thinks he should get paid anyway. We can't help but agree.

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Donald Trump's new communications director is getting sacked on social media for quoting Joe Paterno while making a point about honor and dignity.

Anthony Scaramucci mentioned the late Penn State football coach's oft-cited line "act like you've been there before" during a CNN interview Thursday about his push to stop leaks to the press.

Penn State fired Paterno in 2011 over his handling of child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. A university-commissioned investigation concluded Paterno and others hushed up the allegations for fear of bad publicity.

Paterno, one of college football's winningest coaches, died of lung cancer in January 2012 at 85. He was never charged with a crime.

When Paterno died, Scaramucci tweeted he'd met the coach twice and considered him an "honorable man."