Skip to comments.N.C.A.A. Coaches and Adidas Official Face Bribery Charges
Posted on 09/26/2017 9:36:04 AM PDT by abb
Ten people involved with the highest echelon of college basketball, including four assistant coaches and a senior executive at Adidas, are facing federal bribery, fraud and other corruption charges, prosecutors in Manhattan announced on Tuesday.
The United States attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement that since 2015 the F.B.I. and federal prosecutors have been investigating the criminal influence of money on coaches and student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate basketball governed by the N.C.A.A.
The investigation has revealed numerous instances of bribes paid by athlete advisers, among others, to assistant coaches and sometimes directly to student-athletes at N.C.A.A. Division I universities, the complaint said. The bribes were designed to get commitments from college stars to work with specific agents and companies after they turned professional, or to convince coveted high schoolers to attend specific universities.
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No more athletic scholarships...period. All problems solved.
Sure glad the FBI is keeping us safe from scary college basketball coaches, but let’s the country’s largest criminal regime—Clinton Foundation—walk free.
Ever so often coaches and players get caught with money flowing for jerseys, shoes, etc. Too much money not for someone to jump on it.
Do a search on google for “bag man college football”. Makes the basketball folks look like amateurs.
this smacks of the nike machine using its govt stooges to attack its competition...
Pay for play . . . period. Problem solved.
“Ten people involved with the highest echelon of college basketball, including four assistant coaches...”
Assistant coaches? Highest echelon?
If we’re talking “highest echelon”, I’m waiting to hear names of head coaches, NCAA officials.
NYT has lost its sense of proportion. Four assistant coaches and a German shoemaker.
Adidas also owns the Reebok brand. I wonder why the NFL went from Reebok to Nike for their uniforms....
Corruption involving people? Cannot be, we are on a long voyage, and we embrace and celebrate all diverse moraliity traditions and innovations. Corruption is a word used by demophobes to vent their intrinsic self loathing. So chill,grab some popcorn and watch this society decay until...
I thought I had read a Nike rep is caught up in the scandal too. Maybe I misunderstood?
Skin them alive!!!
Hmmm. Only assistant coaches. I guess the schools need someone to throw under the bus.
It’s a good thing they weren’t selling uranium to the Russians for a kickback.
All could be Barry’s brothers - who woulda thunk that?
“No more athletic scholarships...period. All problems solved.”
Wake up from fantasy land, this was happening in a similar fashion when high school kids could leap directly to the NBA without the ‘one and done’.
As long as there are hustlers in the urban basketball world able to get their greedy hands on the kids without strong fathers around to try to help cut the wheat from the chaff you will get these stories. Whatever you think about Daddy Ball at least he has his own kid’s interests at the front of everything.
The Nike rep was at Adidas when this occurred, he was just hired over to Nike. Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up being the source for some of the story.
Just say 'no' to correctional sports.
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