According to Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated, the South Carolina men’s basketball program has received a Notice of Allegation from the NCAA in the form of a Level I violation.
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— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) February 13, 2020
The allegation is in connection to the recent string of violations that have affected several high-profile men’s basketball programs across the country. According to a records request by SI, they discovered that former South Carolina assistant coach Lamont Evans allegedly accepted at least $5,865 worth of bribes from the now infamous agent Christain Dawkins.
The money was reportedly exchanged in order for Dawkins to arrange meetings with former South Carolina guard P.J. Dozier back in 2015-16 in order to land him with ASM Sports, which was then operated by Andy Miller.
Evans was sentenced to three months in prison back in June for his role in accepting bribes as an assistant coach at South Carolina and Oklahoma State. He was arrested in September of 2017 while coaching at OSU and fired shortly after. Dozier was a member of South Carolina’s Final Four team back in 2017 as is currently a member of the Denver Nuggets.
According to Forde, the records request did not indicate anything that proved an exchange of money. So, for now, South Carolina is not subject to vacating any previous wins.