Oklahoma State is the latest college basketball program to receive a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA for its role in the bribery scandal.
The NCAA charged the Cowboys with a Level I violation for unethical conduct by former associate head coach Lamont Evans, one of four assistant coaches nationwide that was arrested following the FBI’s probe. Evans was caught on video and a wiretap discussing deals for players with Christian Dawkins, the former agent at the center of the FBI’s investigation. He was convicted in April and sentenced to three months in federal prison in June.
Oklahoma State has received a Notice of Allegation from the NCAA following a completed investigation of its men's basketball program. Here is OSU's official statement on the matter.
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In a press release, Oklahoma State acknowledges Evans gave $300 to former Cowboy guard Jeffery Carroll, who was suspended for three games at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. CBS Sports is reporting that Evans accepted at least $18,000 and as much as $40,000 to steer players to sign with Dawkins.
Neither current Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton nor former head coach Brad Underwood (now at Illinois) are accused of wrongdoing. The Cowboys are planning to meet with the NCAA about the matter, and if the Level I violation holds, it will likely result in the loss of a scholarship, fines, recruiting restrictions, or probation.