Sport FBI files new charges against Kansas, NC State in college basketball fraud scandal

02:35  11 april  2018
02:35  11 april  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The new charges involves payments to the families of former players at Louisville, Miami, Kansas and NC State. According to Yahoo Sports, six former players are named in the new charges, including Dennis Smith Jr. (NC State) and Josh Jackson Jr. (Kansas). Both players are currently in the NBA.

The FBI alleges Gatto and others were part of a conspiracy to pay players’ families to make sure the athletes attended Adidas-sponsored schools and endorsed Adidas in the pros.

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Tuesday's superseding filing alleges Gatto funneled $90,000 to the family of a former KU player for his commitment to the Jayhawks, $100,000 to the family of a Louisville player, and $40,000 to a former player at NC State.

Miami and Louisville were previously named in the investigation. Among the fallout from the pay-for-play scheme, Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich were fired as coach and GM of Louisville, respectively, and Miami coach Jim Larranaga has been subpoenaed by the feds.

The University of Kansas said in September it was conducting an internal review of the program after Adidas was indicted. NC State had previously received a subpoena regarding the recruitment of Smith.

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