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NCAA Coaches: Bribing Players

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by ScriptOhio, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The FBI is investigating and charging college basketball coaches for bribing players

    The Department of Justice is soon to announce more about a corruption investigation into college basketball.

    A bombshell in college basketball has caught up to as many as 10 college basketball assistant coaches and others involved in the sport in a corruption case related to bribery.

    What’s the story here?
    Typically a scandal in college basketball involves one thing: paying players above full scholarship and full cost of attendance. That’s what happened here, but with a twist. It doesn’t appear that this is a garden-variety NCAA scandal, where coaches might act with boosters to pay players. This is federal:

    Entire article:

    N.C.A.A. Coaches and Adidas Executive Face Bribery Charges

    Ten people involved at the highest levels of college basketball, including four assistant coaches and a senior executive at Adidas, are facing federal bribery, fraud and other corruption charges, prosecutors in Manhattan announced on Tuesday.

    Another article:

    NCAA basketball coaches among 10 charged with fraud, corruption

    Four assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Southern California were among those arrested on federal corruption charges Tuesday after they were caught taking thousands of dollars in bribes to steer NBA-destined college stars toward certain sports agents and financial advisers, authorities said.

    The coaches named in court documents are Auburn's Chuck Person, Oklahoma State's Lamont Evans, Arizona's Emanuel "Book" Richardson and USC's Tony Bland. It was not immediately clear who would represent them at initial court appearances.
    Other people named in the documents include:

    • James Gatto, director of global sports marketing at Adidas;

    • Merl Code, who recently left Nike for Adidas;

    • Christian Dawkins, an NBA agent who was fired in May from ASM Sports for charging approximately $42,000 in Uber charges on a player's credit card;

    • Jonathan Brad Augustine, president of The League Initiative and program director of the Adidas-sponsored 1 Family AAU program;

    • Munish Sood, a financial adviser;

    • Rashan Michel, a former NBA official who founded Thompson Bespoke Clothing, a custom clothier for athletes.
    Another article:
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Arizona's Emanuel "Book" Richardson

    Uh Hoh Sean Miller.......................
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Let's hope nobody "cops a plea" and everybody gets a trial so all the testimony becomes a public record. In which case, the NCAA should have a "field day" with the above mentioned schools. Ex players, their families, agents, boosters, and/or former coaches can refuse to cooperate with the NCAA; however, a subpoena to testify at a Federal trial is another matter.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
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  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    And they'd fuck it up with some technicality and every program will get off without even a slap on the wrist.
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Basketball coaches, apparel companies and AAU finally fucked this up so much they made it all the way to the F-B-I.

  7. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Gatto is alleged it have paid 6 figure payments to 3 players to steer players to a team. That's potential death penalty shit right there. ESPN sources say "A publlc research university in Kentucky aka Louisville". When I was first readign I though Calipari had finally fucked up but it looks like Pitino just fucked up again.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    College basketball coaches charged with accepting bribes in federal corruption case


    A graphic used by acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim is displayed during a press conference, help to outline federal corruption charges in the arrest of four assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State on Sept. 26, 2017.

    Entire article (including some video of the press conference):

    Ever since Watergate it has been....


  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I like the picture art there... the AND ONE dude, a basketball, some cash lol
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  10. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    If Calipari isn't in here then they need to do more investigating
  11. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Scary part from all this is it just appears to be from Addidas so far. NCAA Basketball recruiting is dirty as fuck. Imagine if this scares some people at Nike and under armor into singing.

    Like I said this all appears to be out of Addidas. Kentucky is a Nike school I think. So if someone at Nike starts singing more schools could go down.
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  12. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Coaches at Arizona, Oklahoma State, and USC were charged. All Nike schools.
  13. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    One of the other guys charged worked at Nike
  14. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    That appears to be for accepting bribes to funnel their athletes into addidas marketing deals and agents after thy graduate. Not the pay for play the Louisville got caught with unless I've missed something in the articles. Anf yes one was a former Nike employee so they could end up spilling the beans on Nike too.
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    And the basketball clip art resembles the Knicks logo without the type.
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