Basketball coaches charged in corruption investigation

By Daily Sports on September 27, 2017

Views: 1,570

Four US college basketball coaches have been charged with bribery and fraud amid claims illegal payments were made to sign talented high school players.

Prosecutors have investigated alleged corruption at some of the United States' best known college teams, including the University of Arizona.

An Adidas executive, NBA agent, and a financial adviser were also among 10 people charged on Tuesday.

High school and college basketball is worth billions of dollars in the US.

The University of Arizona's Emmanuel Richardson, Auburn University's Chuck Person, Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Tony Bland of the University of Southern California were the coaches named in indictments after a two-year FBI investigation.

Also named was James Gatto, Adidas' director of global sports marketing for basketball.

Others include prominent agents and financial advisors in the business.

The alleged bribes were paid to high school and college basketball players and their families to commit to playing at specific universities, and also to sign with certain financial advisors once they move to the NBA league after university.

In one case, Gatto and others working with him were accused of paying $100,000 (£74,456) to the family of a high school player so he would join the team of a university in the top division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which regulates college basketball.

Another high school player was allegedly promised $150,000 (£111,684) to use a certain agent once he became professional.

The athletes involved were not identified. (BBC)

•Photo shows basketball court.

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 27, 2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Wikki Tourists edge out Lobi Stars in Jos...

Soldiers kill 3SC star defender Izu Joseph

Ezenwa assures of Zambia opportunity

El-Kanemi Warriors set for 2016 season, to move...

Norwich and Newcastle United relegated from EPL

Ajagun On target for Belgium Kortrijk

 

Latest News Lukaku, Ronaldo in race for World Cup Golden Boot Argentina players ‘will decide team’ for World Cup clash with Nigeria as camp descends into anarchy Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme in remission after battling leukaemia Late winner revives defending champions Germany's World Cup hopes Russia 2018: Belgium on the verge of second round qualification after crushing hapless Tunisia Drogba praises Musa’s goals against Iceland in World Cup cracker Pundits and fans wonder how Stoke City signed Etebo Nigerian offensive lineman Ike Danielson Ike recaps ‘great’ visit to Michigan Djokovic powers into first final in 12 months, collides with Cilic at Queen’s World Cup: Argentina beatable; it will be fire-for-fire — Musa Prison Staff Primary School, Idia College Asoro Grammar School shine at Edo State Rocketbull Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament 2018 World Cup: How we tamed Iceland — Rohr

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (43,704 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,070 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,004 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (33,945 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,018 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (32,706 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,276 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (31,938 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,268 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,541 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,214 views) Nkechi Obi and Nationwide League: One success story (27,545 views)

 

 

 

 

 

News Athletics (242) Basketball (94) Boxing (481) Columnists (313) Euro Soccer Update (2982) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (39) Golf (62) Interviews (13) Live Commentary (2) News (3653) NPL Glo Premier League (950) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (391)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media