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Maryland subpoenaed in FBI college hoops investigation

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, but this morning, the University of Maryland confirmed it received two subpoenas regarding assistant coach Orlando Ranson and an unnamed player’s relationship with agent Christian Dawkins, one of the central figures in the investigation.

InsideMDSports is reporting that unnamed player is Diamond Stone, a one-time Kentucky recruit, who reportedly received more than $14,000 from agent Andy Miller, whom Dawkins worked for as a runner. The second subpoena requested any records pertaining to Silvio De Sousa, a recruit that many believed was headed to Maryland, an Under Armour school, but ended up at Kansas, an adidas school that’s already been named in the investigation.

In an April superseding indictment, a guardian of a Kansas recruit told Adidas they had received illicit payments in return for a commitment to steer the athlete to a university sponsored by a rival athletic apparel company. The guardian said the player favored Kansas and needed “another $20,000 payment” to “help get the student-athlete ‘out from under’ the deal.”

The indictment then alleged the player made a surprise commitment to Kansas on Aug. 30, 2017. News accounts on that date show Silvio De Sousa, a native of Angola who attended IMG Academy in Florida, committed to Kansas. Previously, De Sousa was considered a strong favorite to attend Maryland, which has an apparel contract with Under Armor.

This is far from over. Check out the full story at the link below.

[Yahoo Sports]


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9 Comments for Maryland subpoenaed in FBI college hoops investigation

  1. Fitz
    11:47 am July 6, 2018 Permalink

    Next up is Kansas. Follow Sousa to follow the $$$$$$$.

  2. Cletis75
    11:47 am July 6, 2018 Permalink

    Seriously, You’re going to give us a link to a Pat Forde and Pete Thamel article? You dirty savage!

  3. Cousins Fake Tooth
    12:04 pm July 6, 2018 Permalink

    Glad the FBI has nothing else better to do than worrying about someone paying someone in college basketball.

  4. Catcasey1
    12:43 pm July 6, 2018 Permalink

    Yep don’t worry about the real criminals F.B.I I don’t sleep at night worry about the college sports.

  5. rickwhitetx
    12:48 pm July 6, 2018 Permalink

    The more names of “former Wildcat recruits” I hear associated with this case, the more I’m convinced that Coach Cal is doing things the right way and not cheating.

    • Kernel Sanders
      2:00 pm July 6, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t think Cal is cheating either…..BUT Bam Adebayo supposedly was named as accepting $$. Point being, this FBI deal is going to involve other schools that did not participate in the cheat, but had recruits/players that will still get them in trouble.

    • Luether
      2:05 pm July 6, 2018 Permalink

      My sources say to not be so quick to conclude that “Coach Cal is doing things the right way and not cheating”…

    • Realme
      2:37 pm July 6, 2018 Permalink

      We all know your sources are the voices in your head Luth.

  6. J. Did
    3:28 pm July 6, 2018 Permalink

    4D had plenty of opportunity – well over 16 years, in fact – to expose the shenanigans under Jurich & Pitino. Yet, he chose to brown-nose instead. What REAL journalist would do that? A journalist who was on the payroll.