Mom of MSU basketball's Miles Bridges linked to federal corruption probe

Arnold Nichols
February 24, 2018

According to Yahoo Sports, they reached out to dozens of programs tied to the documents but only the coach from Xavier has elected to release a statement.

The report, citing documents from an ongoing federal investigation, outlines allegations involving as many as two dozen players or their families from a former National Basketball Association sports agent named Andy Miller or his firm, ASM Sports. The Miami Hurricanes were not mentioned in the report. Yahoo notes that the criminal investigations could take years to play out, but from the sounds of it, the overall scandal may only just be beginning.

Fultz, who is now sitting out with a mystery injury, for the Philadelphia 76ers, received about $10,000 under a category listed as "loans to players". The balance sheet, dated through December 31, 2015, lists the payments to players.

Miami Hurricanes Head Coach Jim Larranaga admitted to being Coach three in the FBI's initial release of their probe.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: An investigation reportedly has unearthed corruption in college athletics.

Emmert said the NCAA Board of Governors and recently formed independent Commission on College Basketball are committed to "making transformational changes" and will cooperate with the federal prosecutors to "identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts".

The report also includes current players in Bowen ($7,000 in benefits), Eric Davis of Texas ($1,300), Bennie Boatwright of USC (at least $2,000) and Chimezie Metu of USC ($2,000).

Some received loans ranging from a few hundred dollars into the five figures.

Friday's report from Yahoo! begins to name the teams and players allegedly involved. Those documents show the brazen manner in which ASM was spending on high school and college players, with the expectation that they would eventually sign with their agency once ready to enter the National Basketball Association. Another document says Smith received $73,500 in loans.

Dawkins filed expense reports with Miller detailing numerous meetings with players or their families. "Coach Smart and I have talked, we are gathering facts and will address the situation when we have more information".

They have found evidence of preferential treatment for players and families of players at Duke, North Carolina, and Michigan State, specifically, Miles Bridges.

Lawyers for two of the 10 defendants arrested in the federal cases said it was inappropriate for Yahoo to have the documents.

"With these latest allegations, it's clear this work is more important now than ever", Emmert said.

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