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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball linked to FBI investigation into college hoops corruption

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This doesn’t look good for the Jayhawks.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Kansas Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a while since the last bombshell from the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption.

Well, another big one just dropped, and it features the Kansas Jayhawks, and it may involved breakout freshman Silvio De Sousa.

Attorney Robert S. Khuzami announced the filing of a superseding indictment against Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code, as well as Christian Dawkins. It involves payments being made to players being recruited to the University of Kansas, North Carolina State University, the University of Louisville and the University of Miami.

You can read more info about the new findings here, but this is looking bad for Kansas, especially if a current player like De Sousa is tied to this. De Sousa played a big role in helping Kansas made the Final Four this past season.

They’ve already been linked to the investigation through former star Josh Jackson, whose mom received large loans during his high school career. Jackson led Kansas to an Elite Eight finish in the 2016-17 season.

Adidas has been front and center in this scandal, so it probably shouldn’t be a major surprise that ‘the’ Adidas school is linked to this, though it remains to be seen how much schools involved in this scandal will be punished by the NCAA.

One thing is for sure: NC State is going to get dinged as a result of this investigation, and they may get hit harder than anyone due to the alleged payments to former star Dennis Smith Jr.

We’ll update this post as more details come out.