Last week the college basketball world was flipped upside down when reports by Mark Schlabach, Pete Thamel and Pat Forde revealed previously sealed information from the FBI’s investigation of bribery in college basketball. The reports sent fans into a frenzy, forced Sean Miller and a few players to the sideline and enraged a federal judge.
Today at a pretrial hearing in New York, federal prosecutors said the early release of evidence could ruin their investigation. According to Bloomberg, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted Diskant called the leak “very, very concerning.”
Defense attorneys denied they were the source of the leaked information.
U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan told the parties to keep the confidential documents confidential. “This stops now,” the judge said, “wherever it came from.”