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NCAA denied access to documents from corruption investigation

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This could be a big break for some college coaches.

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With all the scandal that has been around college basketball, some of the coaches around the country should be feeling a little better this morning.

Rob Dauster of NBC Sports noted that the NCAA has been denied access to documents from the investigation.

“On Tuesday, Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled against releasing the materials that the government had collected during their investigation into corruption in college basketball that were not entered into evidence during trial. According to ESPN, that totaled 24 different exhibits and the unredacted version of the sentencing memorandum for former Adidas executive Jim Gatto. Gatto was sentenced to nine months in prison, while Merl Code and Christian Dawkins both received six-month sentences.”

According to ESPN, “materials relate to potential rules violations of third-parties not on trial in this action, which might be regarded by certain segments of the public as scandalous conduct,” Kaplan wrote in his opinion, according to ESPN. “Disclosure carries the risk of certain significant reputational and professional repercussions for those referenced in these documents.”

Back in October, Gatto was convicted for funneling money to families of players and this has continued to be a huge topic in the college basketball world.

Among the coaches who’ve been linked to these ongoing investigations include Kansas head coach Bill Self, Arizona head coach Sean Miller, and LSU coach Will Wade. This latest news could mean all three get off scot free and don’t face any punishment from the NCAA.