The college basketball landscape is getting a major shakeup due to scandal.
Four NCAA basketball assistant coaches have been named in an alleged corruption scandal, according to documents released by the U.S. District Attorney in New York on Tuesday morning (via USA Today).
“Since 2015, the FBI and USAO have been investigating the criminal influence of money on coaches and student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate basketball governed by the NCAA,” federal authorities said.
Arizona’s Book Richardson, USC’s Tony Bland, Auburn’s Chuck Person and Oklahoma State’s Lamont Evans were the four coaches charged with fraud and corruption.
However, more schools and coaches are alleged to be part of the scandal, including Louisville. Jim Gatto, an executive with Adidas, was arrested and ‘may’ be connected to the Louisville part of this scandal, and it ‘may’ have involved five-star recruit Brian Bowen:
It appears federal authorities are alleging Brian Bowen’s family received approximately $100,000 to ensure his commitment to Louisville. https://t.co/jOtnWVSoNb— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) September 26, 2017
A press conference will be held at noon to discuss the charges. We will update this story as more details come out.
You can watch it here:
Press Conference 9-26-2017Posted by U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, September 26, 2017