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Brian Bowen Sr. details offers he received for son to play college hoops

Brian Bowen’s father took the stand today at the college hoops trial and, as expected, it made for quite the afternoon.

Bowen Sr., who has immunity from prosecution for his side of the story, detailed the offers he received for his son to play college basketball, from $150,000, a car, and a house from Oklahoma State to $100,00 and a “good job” from Creighton:

Earlier this week, attorneys for former Adidas executive James Gatto said Oregon offered an “astronomical amount of money” for Bowen to be a Duck, but Bowen Sr. didn’t recall discussing said offer with Christian Dawkins. He confirmed that he started accepting money from Adidas via Dawkins as early as 2015 and that Adidas’ offer for Bowen to go to Louisville went up to match the amount Billy Preston got to go to Kansas:

Bowen Sr., who broke down in tears ten minutes after taking the stand, said he was also paid thousands of dollars for his son to attend La Lumiere, a prep school in Indiana, and to play for the Nike EYBL team Mean Streets.

According to Wetzel, Bowen Sr.’s examination is only halfway over, meaning more fireworks could be on the way tomorrow.


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13 Comments for Brian Bowen Sr. details offers he received for son to play college hoops

  1. Cats4lyfe
    6:12 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

    So…will that make Bowen ineligible to play?

    • runningunnin.454
      7:35 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

      That’s already decided. In August, he signed with a pro team in Australia.

    • Cats4lyfe
      8:10 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

      Thank you! I hadn’t been keeping tabs on him.

  2. BigBlueSkyDog
    6:16 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink


  3. StuckinLville
    6:40 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

    Last season should be vacated then for Kansas, but we know that wont happen. Now we know how Billy Preston could afford that car and probably why Cal backed off of him.

  4. J. Did
    7:05 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

    Not surprised by uavel.

    I am surprised by Creighton.

    And, FINALLY…….KANTSAS …..imagine that…what we’ve known for years…….should get an penalty for this.

    Yet……we’ve been – kinda – in this spot……nearly 30 years ago and learned, i hope …so I am not throwing rocks.

    Jus sayin’.

  5. sprtphan
    7:50 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

    Was this dude that good???

    • chardun20
      12:03 am October 5, 2018 Permalink

      He wasn’t drafted and is playing professionally over sea’s.

  6. Cmstew502
    7:58 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

    It looks like our all time wins lead could grow

  7. kenny
    10:06 pm October 4, 2018 Permalink

    Yahoo posted a Story that had a list of schools mentioned so far in the trial, Kentucky was on it. Has anyone else heard anything about this? Is it just forde making something out of nothing?

  8. bd2153
    7:24 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

    Pimped out his son. Great parents.