Good evening. I'm Stone Phillips, with Dateline NBC.
Yesterday, we brought you the harrowing tale of Danny Hope, a 52-year-old teacher of football, who tried to recruit our 15-year-old decoy, "Brian Allen."
There are more targets of this investigation, however, and here's Chris Hansen with To Catch A Predator with more.
You've seen our investigations of child predators before, but never quite like this.
Never before have we caught so many creepy predators.
Never before have the predators we caught been so famous.
After our last operation, our friends at Perverted Justice decided we needed a slightly different scenario to avoid potential predators discovering our operation.
So here is what they did: They created a fifteen year-old football recruit named "Brian Allen." Brian is supposed to be a 6'1" 250 pound offensive lineman. He's actually being played by one of our Perverted Justice decoys. To make him as tempting as possible to predators, we gave him a scholarship offer from Iowa. Our decoy made a couple of posts on Rivals message boards to see who would respond.
Our next predator is a man named Bret Bielema, from Madison, Wisconsin.
He goes by the screen name "you_look_good_bb," and he seemed to be particularly interested in our decoy recruit.
Here's just part of his disturbing conversation with our decoy.
"do u play vrsity yet"
"nope, just freshman fb"
"oh man, just a freshman, i bet there's barely any grass on that field"
"r u still talking about fb"
He also asked if our decoy wanted to "jump around for a few minutes on the weekend," and asked if our decoy wanted to see his tattoo, before sending him the following picture.
After just three hours of chatting with who he thought was a 15-year-old recruit, Bielema was on the road and ready to meet our decoy. Our crew and NCAA compliance officers were here at the house, waiting.
/drives up in bright red Chevy Avalanche, one of those asshole trucks that tries to be an SUV and pickup truck at the same time because who knows why
Hey, come on in!
I made some lemonade, you should try it, it's really good!
No thanks, got my own stuff.
K, I'm just gonna dry my hair, I just got out of the shower, I'll be there in a minute.
You are quite the piece of work, Mr. Bielema.
Oh, thank you. You must be Mr. Allen. Your son is--
Why do you think that?
Well, I just... who are you, then?
We'll get to that in a minute.
I am not. Let's just talk about you and Brian for a second. Just have a seat right there.
How old did Brian tell you he was?
He didn't say.
Well, I've got the transcript right here, and it sure looks like he told you he was just 15.
And it sure looks like you were excited to see that he was just a freshman.
I shoulda known this was [BLEEP]. I shoulda known Iowa wouldn't offer a 15-year-old.
Yes, let's talk about Iowa. You told Brian, "I wasn't going to contact you, but I saw you had an Iowa offer and I just had to have you."
"Had to have you"? This is a 15-year-old boy.
See, but if he says Iowa offered him, then--
What is the deal with Iowa, Bret?
I just like how rough and tough they are, they fit my idea of how I want my boys to play.
So this jumping around, what's that about? I have to tell you, it sounds pretty suggestive, Bret.
It's just something our students do before the fourth quarter of our home football games.
"Just something they do."
So if college kids do it, a 15-year-old boy should too?
No, I... I didn't say that.
Now, you even went so far as to offer Brian alcohol and company of women if he comes to Wisconsin!
You offer that to every 15-year-old boy, Bret?
No, of course not, I just wanted Brian to know what kind of special treatment he would get with me.
You said you weren't NCAA.
Who are you?
In a minute.
Let's talk about the alcohol, Bret. You somehow brought nine cases of Bud Light with you today. That is 216 cans of beer. What were you planning on doing here?
This is all for me.
All for... oh, right, you're from Wisconsin. I actually believe you on that one. OK. And the sex with women you offered to Brian? This picture of the "hottest coed in Wisconsin"?
That's Tabetha. She's DTF. It's cool.
I assume that's what the alcohol is for, to get Brian in bed with someone like this.
So lemme ask you this, Bret. What if we weren't here? What if Brian was here all by himself? What were you going to do?
I was going to... just talk to him and tell him that there are a lot of unscrupulous coaches out there, so he should be careful.
Let's tell the truth, now. You told him you want him, you brought the beer, I'm guessing you're carrying condoms...
I always carry condoms.
So if we weren't here, Bret...
...you were going to try to recruit him, weren't you?
Look, you don't know how hard it is for coaches today. We have to start talking to these kids when they're younger and younger, or else they won't even acknowledge our existence anymore, and then that means we're too old and we're out of a job.
I see. Well, there's something I need to tell you. I'm Chris Hansen, with Dateline NBC, and I'm doing a piece for Dateline NBC on online predators like you. So unless you have something else to say to our cameras, you're free to go.
Fine. NBC? You listening? Here you go. Caring about recruiting is creepy. I'm out.
[voiceover] Little does Bret know that our NCAA compliance officers are in position outside.
FREEZE! Compliance officers! Down on the ground!
He said he wasn't NCAA!
Down on the ground!
This is bullshit!
/fires NCAA secondary violation taser
Ha, that tickles. Is that supposed to hurt?
Wait, our secondary violation penalties don't hurt?
OWWWWWW oh god I'll never do this again what severe and blinding pain you're causing me, you courageous compliance officers
When we return, our most violent-tempered target barks at our compliance officers, then bites off more than he can chew.
TO BE CONTINUED...