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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:31 AM   #1
Smacko
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Just saw this on twitter:

BREAKING: Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches charged in corruption scheme.

Pretty glad he decided to stay at OSU now.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:36 AM   #2
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The FBI has arrested several NCAA asst. basketball coaches in a corruption scheme. Presser @ 12n with U.S. Attorney

Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches charged in corruption scheme.

Emanuel Richardson of Arizona is also a coach who has been charged in the corruption scheme according to court docs.

Folks there are 120+ pages of criminal complaints to go through... details as we can report and write.

The fourth coach charged in the scheme announced by the U.S. Attorney's office is Tony Bland of USC

https://twitter.com/Tom_Winter/
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:37 AM   #3
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BREAKING MORE: Emanuel Richardson of Arizona is also a coach who has been charged in the corruption scheme according to court docs.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:39 AM   #4
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This isn't the NCAA and their band of interns, this is the FBI!!
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:40 AM   #5
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So what exactly is happening here? Is this for improper benefits type of a situation or something else?
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:40 AM   #6
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Well this could go poorly quickly.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:41 AM   #7
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Well this could go poorly quickly.
This all happened after March 18th, 2017, right? RIGHT??
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:41 AM   #8
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Just saw this on twitter:

BREAKING: Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches charged in corruption scheme.

Pretty glad he decided to stay at OSU now.
Well, looks like charges relate to a time in 2016 up to the present time. A little concerned here.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:42 AM   #9
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Maybe why BU didn't bring Evans with him?
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:43 AM   #10
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One tweet I saw also mentioned"reps of a major international sportswear company". What company has those schools?

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:44 AM   #11
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Doesn't mean that it won't relate to things that happened while he was coaching under BU. A little concerned here.
Trying to stay level headed until we get the press conference (11 a.m. today), but I'm already more than a little concerned.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:44 AM   #12
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Adidas is the company named.

oSu is Nike, Auburn is UA, I believe. Not sure how this is all connected.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:48 AM   #13
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This could get extremely interesting.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:48 AM   #14
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Aaron Katersky reports somewhat differently than others

College basketball coaches accused of taking bribes by @FBINewYork in exchange for steering players toward certain agents

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:48 AM   #15
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Not good, folks...


https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr...98756/download
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:53 AM   #16
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I'm guessing this has to do with improper selling of complimentary tickets on the secondary market. Complete speculation on my part but what other federal crimes could assistant coaches spanning the entire country collectively be involved in?

Edit: Looks I jumped the gun which is why we shouldn't speculate.

Last edited by Johnny Lawrence; Sep 26, 2017 at 07:58 AM. Reason: Being stupid
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:56 AM   #17
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I'm guessing this has to do with improper selling of complimentary tickets on the secondary market. Complete speculation on my part but what other federal crimes could assistant coaches spanning the entire country collectively be involved in?
The Evans piece looks to be related to steering players towards agents in return for cash bribes.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:57 AM   #18
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Possibly some de-commitments coming from some of these mentioned schools - stay tuned in the days ahead.

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:58 AM   #19
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The Evans piece looks to be related to steering players towards agents in return for cash bribes.
"We have our PG"
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 07:58 AM   #20
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Yep, April 2016, when Underwood was coach at OSU (he hadn't been there long at that time). Good Lord, if this blows back on Illinois now, the program truly is cursed.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 08:02 AM   #21
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If the Evans stuff is about him steering players to agents, as opposed to the actual recruiting of kids, then BU will be fine.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 08:02 AM   #22
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Looks like this was while Evans was at South Carolina. The justice post indicates this happened in SC. Not sure exactly when Evans went to OSU.

Edit: looks like this continued beyond the initial incident at SC to well into his time under BU at OSU.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 08:07 AM   #23
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Count 10...not good!!
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 08:08 AM   #24
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Looks like this was while Evans was at South Carolina. The justice post indicates this happened in SC. Not sure exactly when Evans went to OSU.

Edit: looks like this continued beyond the initial incident at SC to well into his time under BU at OSU.
Actually Evans took money while at SC and then took one more 2-3 weeks after going to OSU. He worked for Underwood for less than a year. I doubt this has anything to do with Underwood.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 08:09 AM   #25
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Darren Rovell‏Verified account @darrenrovell 3m3 minutes ago

Agent said to be involved in kickback scheme, Christian Dawkins, was fired by ASM for running up $42,000 in Uber charges on player's dime.

Darren Rovell‏Verified account @darrenrovell 12m12 minutes ago

Feds: adidas head of sports marketing Jim Gatto, with others, paid high school players to go to adidas schools, then sign with adidas later.

Darren Rovell‏Verified account @darrenrovell 18m18 minutes ago

Feds allege that Chuck Person agreed to $50K deal to steer player to agent, who was former NBA official & custom clothier Rishan Michel.
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