Ashton Hagans was one of two Kentucky players Christian Dawkins said he was targeting in a business plan published by ESPN last night, but this morning, Hagans’ father said he’s never heard of the would-be agent convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the college hoops trial.
“We don’t know this guy,” Hagans told Jerry Tipton. “We never met this fool a day in our life.”
In the email, Dawkins told his partners he was planning on offering Hagans’ family $2,000 per month from October 2017 to October 2018, then $3,000 monthly through April 2020. Hagans’ father told Tipton he owns his own business, so the idea that the family would ask for a handout from someone like Dawkins is preposterous.
“I own my own business,” Hagans said. “Ashton doesn’t need nothing from no one.”
As Hagans Sr. said, there is no proof that his son or Jarred Vanderbilt, the other Kentucky player mentioned in the email, ever met or communicated with Dawkins. Vanderbilt was already enrolled at Kentucky when Dawkins emailed his partners the plan offering his family travel expenses for his freshman season and a signing bonus when he turned pro. No response yet from his camp.