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Several NCAA assistant coaches arrested in corruption scheme

There is some explosive news coming out of college basketball that includes several NCAA assistant coaches in some very hot water with the FBI.

According to reports, the FBI has arrested assistant coaches and others in a massive corruption scheme. The U.S. Attorney will hold a press conference at noon today to discuss the arrests, and word is it is for bribing high schoolers.

Auburn’s Chuck Person (yeah, that one), Arizona’s Emanuel Richardson and Oklahoma State’s Lamont Evans have been identified as three of the coaches charged.

Stay tuned as more and more stuff rapidly comes out as the 120+ pages of criminal complaints is consumed.

UPDATE

WDRB’s Jason Riley believes the University of Louisville is included.

Uh oh.

UPDATE 2

TMZ also reporting it includes Louisville.

The FBI claims Jim Gatto — the Director of Global Marketing for Adidas Basketball — paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to funnel top prospects to Adidas sponsored colleges … including Louisville. [TMZ]

Tough year for the Cards, huh?

Article written by Drew Franklin

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14 Comments for Several NCAA assistant coaches arrested in corruption scheme



  1. Sentient Third Eye
    10:04 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

    Not a good thing for the Cards to get into while already waiting for the hammer to drop…



    • ukjaybrat
      10:07 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

      NO KIDDING !!!!!

      When you’re about to be punished for cheating. don’t go and CHEAT AGAIN… i would be surprised if they don’t get the death penalty considering they are (or will be) on probation… right?



  2. ClutchCargo
    10:05 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

    How did I read that, see UofL mentioned, and not feel even a tiny bit surprised? Weird, huh?



    • ClutchCargo
      10:13 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Although it seems it would be hard to pin this on UofLOL since adidas was apparently doing the bribing.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:24 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Oh, wait…



  3. nybrasky
    10:09 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

    Poor Rick. An innocent bystander caught in the cross-fire yet again. I mean, how could he have known how/why 5* Brian Bowen just happened to commit to Louisville at the last minute after not listing them at all during his recruitment?



  4. wesmorgan1
    10:19 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

    That’s gonna leave a mark. Not only will the NCAA jump on the schools – this pretty much guarantees “lack of institutional control” – but we’ll also see the IRS taking on the athletes and parents individually…”oh, so you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in income that you didn’t declare?”

    Pretty soon, athletes and their parents will be required to file financial disclosures with the Eligibility Center on a yearly basis. AAU teams will probably have to do the same. Sunlight is the only disinfectant for stuff like this.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:21 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

      ”oh, so you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in income that you didn’t declare?”
      well to be fair, the irs wouldn’t get involved with this specific case because they have until next april to declare that money.



    • foamfinger
      11:09 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

      It may span to previous years since we all know AAU can be pretty dirty with people rubbing elbows with impressionable youth.



    • J-Dub421
      11:52 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Your financial disclosure idea is interesting, and I could see it coming to pass in the future.



  5. wesmorgan1
    10:30 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

    Ah, I misread the date – you are correct, ukjaybrat…thanks for the correction.



  6. JTHinton
    11:23 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

    Nothing makes me get over the Florida game like a UL scandal



  7. ukgags86
    11:34 am September 26, 2017 Permalink

    Please tell me this does not take place at Nike schools! If adidas is doing it, it makes you wonder.

    Hopefully Saint Sandy Bell has kept us out of this type of corruption because it feels like a tip of the iceberg situation.