College Basketball player hustling hits the spotlight again….
This time it’s coach’s being charged by the Fed’s for acceptempting bride money for steering players to certain schools from ‘financial managers’…..
Money also went players and their parents….
Addas staff where involved….
The most prominate named person is the coach of the Louisville Nationally ranked basketball team, which is under NCAA suspesion for other stuff….Rick Pitino…..(Pitino has NOT been charged with a crime , but several staffers have been involved)
These kinda things have been going on for a long time and it is doubtful it will stop ….There is a YUGE amount of money in the college sports that the athletes are working but NOT getting paid for…..
Louisville has placed coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation.
Interim university President Greg Postel said at a news conference Wednesday that Jurich is on paid leave, while Pitino is on unpaid leave. The coach’s attorney, Steve Spence, told the Courier-Journal that Louisville has “effectively fired” Pitino.
Multiple outlets have reported that both Pitino and Jurich were fired pending a final decision by the school’s board of trustees. According to Pitino’s contract, he must be given 10 days’ notice before any firing can be official, according to ESPN.
Neither Pitino nor Jurich attended the news conference.
“I’m more angry than embarrassed,” Postel said. “We will be looking for someone [to replace Pitino] with integrity. There’s no reason this team can’t have a good season…..
Lamont Evans, an Oklahoma State assistant coach
Evans allegedly accepted $22,000 in bribes to steer current athletes to the University of South Carolina. He also allegedly did the same while at Oklahoma State with Dawkins and Sood.
Emanuel Richardson, an Arizona assistant coach
Richardson allegedly accepted bribes from UC-1 (an undercover agent), Dawkins, and Sood. Some of the money was retained by Richardson, and some was given to a recruit named in documents as “Player-5” with the intention for Richardson to steer Arizona players to retain Dawkins and Sood as a manager and financial advisor, respectively.
Anthony Bland, a USC assistant coach
Bland allegedly took $13,000 in bribes from Dawkins, Sood, and UC-1 to steer USC players to retain Dawkins and Sood as their manager and financial advisor, respectively. Bland also directed Dawkins and Sood to pay $9,000 to the families of two student athletes at the university.
Chuck Person, associate head coach at Auburn
Rashan Michel, a founder of a clothing company based in Atlanta and former NBA and college referee introduced Person to “CW-1” (a cooperating witness), who had a financial advisory/business management service. Then $91,000 in bribes were allegedly given for Person to influence Auburn players to use CW-1’s service along with Michel’s suit business…..
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