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FBI wiretaps released from college hoops trial

Earlier this week, a jury found former Adidas executive James Gatto, would-be agent Christian Dawkins, and former Adidas consultant Merl Code guilty on felony charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Now, you can hear the wiretaps the FBI used to take them down and expose the seedy underbelly of college basketball.

ESPN released the audio this morning, which includes conversations between the guilty parties and Brian Bowen Sr. about the payments for his son to go to Louisville, and voicemails from Gatto to Rick Pitino after Bowen committed. Gatto and Code also discuss Arizona’s $150,000 offer for Nassir Little and whether or not Adidas would match it to make sure he went to Miami.

If you’ve been following the case, there’s nothing really new here, but it is interesting to read the transcripts to see how the sausage is made, so to speak. Keep in mind that the NCAA can use these to start their own investigations. To dive in, head on over to the Worldwide Leader.


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8 responses to “FBI wiretaps released from college hoops trial”

  1. davis2319

    How is Sean Miller still coaching at Arizona?

  2. Realme

    So has the tape the FBI said has Sean Miller arranging payments for (Ayton?) come out? Still not clear if we know for sure that exists.

  3. Kat4Life

    How is Bill Self still coaching at Kansas

  4. Iamheasyouarehe

    How is Zion Williamson still playing?

  5. Bluebloodtoo

    So where is pitino’s “i told you i was innocent” schpiel? Oh, he’s not innocent? Yeah…..

    1. UKBoo

      Pitino’s attorney, Marc Mukasey, said Wednesday after the trial’s conclusion that the proceedings had proven Pitino did not know about any of the arrangements, adding, “no one with any degree of credibility implicated Pitino.” ~~~ There ya go.

  6. Cincy Cayt

    Cal should get a pay raise for doing what he does without partaking in these shenanigans

  7. ziplock

    I wish the FBI would investigate these refs being paid. We all remember John Higgins and why would Vegas be so sure about a Missouri upset? The refs basically ruin many games.