‘You can make millions off of one kid’: Court documents from college basketball bribery probe reveal top sports agent was recorded on a wiretap boasting he could illegally profit from a recruit

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

The FBI and the Department of Justice have been investigating the illegal influence of bribes on NCAA coaches and players since 2015
Oklahoma State’s Lamont Evans, Arizona’s Emanuel Richardson, USC’s Tony Bland, and Auburn’s Chuck Person are the four assistant coaches charged
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said the investigation covered two conspiracies: one in which players were bribed and another where coaches were
The investigation is ongoing, according to a Justice Department spokesman
NBA agent Christian Dawkins, who was also charged, allegedly paid Richardson to persuade recruits to sign with him after they turned professional

By Alex Raskin Sports News Editor
27 September 2017

he court documents revealed Tuesday in the ongoing FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball paint a disturbing picture of the sport’s inner workings.

‘You can make millions off of one kid,’ NBA agent Christian Dawkins allegedly told an undercover agent posing as the financial backer in a bribery scheme aimed at pushing college basketball players into the waiting arms of agents and financial advisors.

On Tuesday the FBI and Justice Department announced a massive crackdown on what they have described as the ‘dark underbelly’ of college basketball after 10 people – including four assistant coaches – were arrested as part of a widespread investigation into systemic bribery and corruption involving several schools.

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